My junior year of high school I found my vet clinic internship by talking to the office manager at one of our local clinics. I walked in with my resume and asked for the office manager. I introduced myself, told her where I went to school and that I was in the Vet Med pathway. Then I asked her if she would consider letting me intern there.
My resume was already pretty full because I started my own pet sitting business when I was 11; I started volunteering at a zoo when I was 14; and I was in FFA.
You could also approach your vet next time you take your animal there. As she's examining your animal just start a conversation and tell her that you want to be a vet and ask if she has any internships or has suggestions on where or how you can gain experience.
Vet Clinic Internships are pretty popular in our area, likely because we have career high schools that offer vet med pathways, which is what I was in.
Maybe talk to the office manager of the vet clinic you use. If they don't offer internships/shadowing, they might be able to recommended a clinic that does.
I did some online research and here are some places that offer internships:
- Penn Vet https://www.vet.upenn.edu/research/centers-initiatives/penn-vet-working-dog-center/learn-about-working-dogs/internships-externships-fellowships
- Philadelphia Zoo https://www.philadelphiazoo.org/Get-Involved/Volunteer/College-Other-Internships.htm
- PAWS https://phillypaws.org/internships/
- Philadelphia SPCA https://www.pspca.org/intern