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Resources & Externships

Whether it’s working with pet and animal owners or with aspiring veterinarians, at Annabessacook Veterinary Clinic, we are proud to be an educational resource for our community. Located in Monmouth, ME, we are passionate about teaching others how to best care for animals so they can live their happiest, healthiest lives. Below, you will find helpful resources, as well as information about our externship and internship programs.
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Veterinary Externships and Instruction at Annabessacook Veterinary Clinic


Externships are available for 3rd and 4th-year veterinary students. Listed below is information regarding the externship program as seen on Avenues at

Practice Name: Annabessacook Veterinary Clinic
Primary Contact Person: Kristi Hutchinson
Address: 417 Route 135, Monmouth, ME 04259
Telephone: 207-933-6424

Our Practice: Our veterinary hospital has a large animal clinic and a small animal clinic. Students may set up externships with either clinic or both depending on their interests. The large animal clinic is predominantly ambulatory, but we have a 15-stall barn for in-house critical care and medicine cases as well. The large animal clinic has three equine veterinarians, two food and fiber animal veterinarians, and four technicians. The small animal clinic sees a variety of animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits, and pocket pets. The small animal clinic has three veterinarians and five technicians.

Type of Practice: Our large animal clinic is 50% equine, 50% food and fiber animal. Our doctors are often on the road doing ambulatory calls or in the clinic managing hospital cases. We are also a referral hospital and the only practice in the state that does complex surgeries such as colic and arthroscopic surgeries.

Our small animal clinic provides routine care and complex medical workups as well as routine and emergency surgeries such as spay/neuter and foreign-body removal.

Facilities: Our large animal facility offers a 15-stall hospital, an indoor arena, surgery suite, stocks, indoor treatment, endoscope, shock wave, digital radiography, ultrasound, and more. Our small animal facility offers three exam rooms, a surgery suite, and digital radiography.

Goals of Externship: Our goal is to provide an educational private practice experience for students interested primarily in the ambulatory equine industry of veterinary medicine or a private practice experience for students interested in small animal medicine. Students who are interested in both are welcome to split their time between the clinics.

Prerequisites for Externships: 3rd or 4th year veterinary student in good academic standing.

Application for Externship: Please contact Kristie at

Dates and Duration: Anytime. The majority of students extern for a two-week block.

Extern Responsibilities: Assist with hospitalized patient treatments and evaluations during regular working hours. Assist with either hospital out-patients or ambulatory calls during regular working hours. Externs are encouraged to assist in emergency ambulatory calls as well as ICU after-hours patient monitoring.

Insurance Requirements: Student AVMA PLIT insurance

Living Quarters: Apartment provided


We are now offering an internship. For more information please view our Internship listing on Avenues at
For more information about our externship or internship program, or for more resources about the health of your pet or animal, contact us today. We look forward to working with you!
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Monmouth, ME 04259

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Small Animal Clinic
Monday – Friday
7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Emergency Care:
Contact The Animal Emergency Clinic of Mid-Maine in Lewiston at 207-777-1110

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Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Emergency Care Available 24/7/365

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