Internship Program

The ACCA welcomes inquiries about our internship program. We work with potential interns and their universities to develop projects and plans of study that will be mutually beneficial for the intern and the ACCA. Potential interns interested in wildlife, exotic, or small animal medicine may have the opportunity to shadow one of our volunteer veterinarians who cares for domestic pets and well as the ACCA’s patients. Contact us for more information.

Featured Intern: Walker Roberts

Walker is a pre-vet student at Hanover College in Hanover, IN, and is majoring in Biology.  She is passionate about all exotic and wildlife vet work, but has a special love for birds and the large cats (Cheetahs, Tigers).  Last summer she interned at the Ohio Wildlife Center Hospital in Columbus, OH, where she cared for and handled all sorts of injured and orphaned Ohio wildlife ranging from birds (raptors, waterfowl, and songbirds) to amphibians, and every sort of mammal. In 2010 she interned with a wildlife vet who also had a large and small animal practice at Buckeye Lake, Ohio.  She spent two summers in Poland teaching English to Polish-speaking students ranging in age from kindergarten to adult. Last year she spent her May academic term studying, hiking to, and staying at the Buddhist temples in China. Walker is also an experienced horseman.  She showed in the national circuit for several years, and she and her mother bred and raised American Saddlebred horses at their farm in Ohio before moving to West Virginia.  Walker loves reading, writing, video editing, and hiking. She is grateful to the ACCA and Dr. Fallon for this opportunity to intern and contribute to the mission of conserving wild birds through scientific research; education and public outreach; and rescue and rehabilitation.