If you have thought about looking for a veterinary internship opportunity but don't know if you should go ahead and do this, here are some signs that this is the right type of internship for you to do.
You have handled a lot of pet-related medical situations with ease
One sign that you would probably enjoy a veterinary internship is if you have found it quite easy to cope with the medical situations that your family and friends' pets or your own pets have experienced. For instance, if you did not panic when your dog was badly wounded in the past but instead washed out and put pressure on your pet's wound and kept them calm on the way to the vet, or if your friends and relatives regularly come to you for advice when their pets develop minor medical problems, most of which you are able to resolve on the spot, then it's safe to assume that you would be quite capable of handling all of the different medical issues that you would be presented with as a veterinary intern.
Doing an internship like this would allow you to gain experience treating a wider variety of animals, with lots of different illnesses and injuries, in an environment where your questions about these medical matters could be answered very thoroughly by highly knowledgeable veterinarians and where you could get a chance to observe the use of (or even use yourself, under the supervision of staff members) lots of high-tech veterinary equipment. This, in turn, might help you to decide if you want to continue on the path towards veterinary school.
You are interested in medical topics but tend to prefer pets to people
If you find medical subjects fascinating and always want to learn more about any diseases and injuries you hear about but you also know that you are at your happiest when most of your day is spent with your pets, then doing a veterinary internship might be a good idea.
Whilst you will, of course, regularly interact with the staff and the pet owners that use the clinic's services if you work as an intern in a veterinary clinic, the animals that you help to treat will be your main focus and you will spend the majority of your internship learning about and spending time with these creatures. As such, you will get to accumulate the type of veterinary-related medical knowledge that is of great interest to you whilst simultaneously getting to help and enjoy the company of all kinds of wonderful animals.