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Champaign County ASPCA Poison Control Center

Champaign County
Companion Animal

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 before April 20.


Kasey Snyder, Veterinary Assistant/Team Leader

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