Leadership Development Elective

If you are interested, during your 4th year off-site elective experience, we provide a list of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine's previously approved locations.

If you choose not to work at any of the pre-approved sites, please find your own elective location and submit a request for approval through The College of Veterinary Medicine.

OSU CVM Columbus, OH

Description Leadership development and learning about the advancement of professional veterinary medicine through the influence of governmental relations, animal health policies, professional training, public health, and global issues. Serve as an elected representative of the Student AVMA and interact with AVMA and SAVMA Executive Board. If applicable depending on role, serve in AVMA House of Delegates.

Schaumburg, IL

Description Experience: Not every veterinary student envisions clinical practice as the goal of attending veterinary school. Some students hope to teach, some to do research and some to work for a large corporation. Still others see themselves serving their fellow veterinarians in some leadership capacity. The American Veterinary Medical Association has a Headquarters externship program for students who would like to explore opportunities for careers outside clinical practice.

Washington, DC

Type of Experience: Governmental relations/advocacy externship Descri