Veterinary practices interested in applying for the 2012 Food Animal Externship have until April 1 to submit an application for consideration. The program was established primarily to encourage students to explore food animal medicine and get hands-on experience in the field. In addition, it providesÊsupport to OVMA food animal practitioners in developing mentorship opportunities and, potentially, future associate veterinarians. To qualify for the program, interested practices must be located in Ohio,Êand at least half of the practicing veterinarians must be members in good standing with the OVMA. In addition, food animal medicine should make up at least 25 percent of your practice’s activity. Approved practices will be awarded grants of up to $1,500 to assist in the cost of hosting a student extern. Student Members of the OVMAÊin their first, second or third year of veterinary school are eligible to apply for an externship. For additional details and to apply, visit the OVMA Food Animal Externship page online. Applications must be submitted by April 1 for consideration.