A student of the DVM program needs to complete two sets of practical exposure: the Internship and the Field Experience. The Internship and the Field Experience are more or less the same. Both these programs allow students the opportunity to apply their knowledge and practice their skills in actual settings. They are supervised by a designated authority in the establishment who must be a Veterinary Medicine Doctor as well. He/she will submit an evaluation for each student after the practical exposure.
In the internship, students are assigned in formal/office veterinary related agencies, institutions and companies such as in privately owned animal clinics, university and research institutions, animal production businesses, animal shelters, marketing companies making or selling veterinary medicines and animal welfare organizations.
The Field Experience is done in outside locations, such as zoos, wildlife parks, animal sanctuaries and animal industries.
The required number of hours for the practical exposure varies from one school to another.