Are you ready to begin your next adventure with NAVE Group? Scroll down and learn all about what an externship with us means for your career!

We want you to join our team!

As an extern for the NAVE Group, we provide you with housing and a weekly stipend. Each weekday, you will be transported to one of our general practices or our specialty center, but most importantly, you will be mentored by our knowledgeable doctors with hands-on surgical and medical cases.

For over five decades, the NAVE Group has strived to mentor young veterinary professionals in diverse, hands-on multi-practice environments. We are a group composed of individuals from across the country driving innovation and continuously raising the bar on quality and safety.

Las Vegas has become one of America’s fastest growing cities. We have evolved from an era of showstoppers into a thriving city comprised of everyday city life. Las Vegas offers a collection of communities that appeal to all generations. As an extern, your weekends are free to take advantage of the entertainment, dining, and recreation options in the area.

Within a short drive are some of the most beautiful places in the country. We have hiking at Red Rock Canyon, skiing at Mount Charleston, and swimming and paddle boarding at Lake Mead.

We also have an exciting new sporting industry. We have the NHL Golden Knights, WNBA Aces, our Aviators baseball team, and our new NFL football team, the Raiders.

Our group welcomes anyone who is committed to practicing the best that veterinary medicine has to offer. Our organization focuses to achieve excellence in veterinary medicine through compassionate one-on-one peer mentoring and care. We hold ourselves to the highest of medical standards and are accountable for ensuring clients and their pets receive optimal care.

Our diverse group respects each other’s needs and educational outlook. We are an evolving organization providing externs an opportunity to work with multiple practices, thus allowing them different viewpoints. Not only are we creating a foundation for future veterinarians, but we are also developing future entrepreneurs.



Will be provided either at our on-site residency or, a residential extended-stay hotel. This hotel has a microwave, refrigerator, wireless internet, and cable TV.


You will be picked up at the airport and be taken to your housing destination. Daily transportation to and from work will be provided by one of our NAVE Group team members. If you need transportation during your free time, buses, taxis, Uber and Lyft are all available in the area.


A stipend is provided based on university requirements.


Surgical scrubs, lab coat, and stethoscope are acceptable while at work. You will be involved in surgeries and seeing clients. Bring appropriate business casual clothes for evenings out with our doctors and staff.


You will be expected to work Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. Weekends will be free for your own use. You will not be expected to be available for emergency work. Please let us know if you need any special times off or need to make any other special arrangements. We strive to make this time an enjoyable learning experience. You will not be asked to do anything you do not feel capable of or are not ready to do. You will have a chance to visit a number of hospitals in our group, including Tropicana Animal Hospital and our specialty center. We recommend a minimum of two weeks for externs to get the most experience.

Free Time & Entertainment

Aside from the entertainment on the Las Vegas Strip, you can choose to spend your free time exploring our hiking trails, Grand Canyon Tours, Utah, or other nearby travel destinations. We will also involve you in after-hours activities as they are available, such as continuing education events, staff social barbecues, and staff dinners.

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