Veterinary Clinical Sciences Visiting Program

The goal of the Visiting Program is to provide visitors with in-depth exposure to specialty areas in veterinary medicine and provide academic growth for participants. In exchange, visitors enrich our clinical programs and research labs and help other institutions meet specific programmatic needs. Visitors provide opportunities for collaboration and sharing of ideas in teaching, clinics, and research. Hands-on clinical experience is strictly prohibited for our visitors due to compliance with Ohio Law, state licensure requirements, and University liability insurance coverage. However, visitors are permitted and encouraged to observe our faculty and students in all clinical activities, including patient exams, rounds, special procedures, and surgeries.

If you are a 4th year veterinary student attending one of these AVMA accredited colleges or International AVMA accredited colleges and interested in visiting externships, please refer to the AVMA Accredited Externship Program.

This program will NOT satisfy requirements of the PAVE or ECFVG programs. Participants of these programs should not apply to our program.

Please direct questions or comments to our Visiting Program Coordinator, Chelsea Souder via email at Each visitor will be considered on a case-by-case basis and may have different requirements than those listed below.


The standard visitor fees are listed below. There is an additional fee of $450 (USD) for all international visitors in need of a visa. Payments are due upon acceptance into the visitor program, and a visit may be cancelled if payments have not been received 30 days prior to a scheduled visit. 

Visitors will pay the following fees:

  • 1 week $1000
  • 2 weeks $1500
  • 4 weeks or more $600 per week

Required Documentation for All Visitors:

In addition to completing the application below, all visitors must submit all of the following required documents via email to Chelsea Souder at

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV), Letter of Verification from institution/official
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Proof of professional liability insurance
  • Proof of recent TB test results
  • Proof of up-to-date rabies vaccination.

If you are an international visitor, you must also provide:

  • Proof of English proficiency per a recognized English Language Test or a signed document from an academic institution
  • Proof of Funding
    • If you are in need of a Visa, there is an additional $450 (USD) Visa processing fee in addition to the regular program fees referenced above.

All visitors are also required to complete a background check. Background check information will be sent once the application is processed and approved.

Download visitors application here