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Elective Internship

Elective Internship
(section 60 TAppV)


Part of the long curative internship can alternatively be completed as an elective internship


At least 75 hours within 2 weeks, up to a maximum of 350 hours within 8 weeks per internship institution, consecutive


Period of clinical rotations during the 9th and 10th semesters (October 1 through September 30 of the next year)

  • 1 to 2 different institutions,
  • minimum duration: 75 hours within 2 weeks per institution               
  • Veterinary practice, veterinary clinic, institute at a university with a natural science/medicine specialization;
  • research institute of the German federal government and the governments of the German states with tasks related to natural science/medicine;
  • veterinary inspection and/or testing institution, veterinary administration office;
  • government animal health service, animal health office, insemination station;
  • scientifically managed zoos;
  • pharmaceutical industry in research, production and testing of medications, food industry in production and inspection of foods of animal origin;
  • feed industry in production and testing of compound feeds
Requirements Section 60 TAppV
Countries Worldwide

1 to 2 certificates pursuant to Annex 11 TAppV


Please hand in the completed questionnaires together with your internship certificate in person at the Veterinary Medicine Library (Building 6, Oertzenweg 19 b, 14163 Berlin). Evaluation Forms can be found in the broschure "Extramurale Praktika im Studiengang Veterinärmedizin".

Further information

For further information please see the broschure "Extramurale Praktika im Studiengang Veterinärmedizin" and the process description „Evaluation of extramural practicals”.