The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) in Urbana provides toxicology educational programs, consulting services, review of case data as an alternative to traditional animal research, and a 24-hour veterinary diagnostic and treatment hotline. Summer internships are available for ANSC students with interest in veterinary toxicology and animal welfare. Interns may assist with the following types of projects:
- Research within the APCC database, gathering data for the toxicologists to use while saving pets’ lives
- Learn medical terminology and basic toxicology—which substances (including some household products that may seem safe) that can potentially be life-threatening
- Listen in on APCC calls, learn how they handle different situations
- Work in a fun, easy-going environment (many employees bring their pets to work!)
- Sit in on ASPCA meetings and fun activities at the APCC
This is a full-time position, with a commitment of ~400 hours (4 credits of ANSC 398) for the summer. The successful intern candidate(s) will start training on May 14.
Interested students should submit a resume and a letter detailing specific interests in veterinary toxicology and animal welfare to Kasey Snyder, Veterinary Assistant/Team Leader, at Kasey.Snyder@aspca.org before April 20.
Kasey Snyder, Veterinary Assistant/Team Leader
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