Brazos Valley Equine Hospital

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To provide a high level of exposure to broaden the interests and skills of veterinary students. The extern will have the opportunity gain hands-on experience in a fast-paced, friendly environment. This program should provide the extern with enough clinical exposure to allow a solid foundation to pursue further studies in equine sports medicine.
  1. Primary duties include assisting with daily treatments and evaluation of hospitalized patients, assisting staff veterinarians in lameness exams, surgeries, dentistry, reproduction and neonatal care.
  2. Night duties consist of intensive care monitoring, as well as, assisting with ALL emergencies.
  3. Externs are required to help with ALL emergencies and night duties.(Weekends and Holidays included)
  4. Externs will be expected to present a 10-15 minute informal seminar of any new information or techniques in the recent literature pertaining to equine sports medicine.
  5. Participation in ambulatory calls is required.
Appointments are scheduled from 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday. The hospital accepts emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Hospitalized patients are treated in the mornings before starting scheduled appointments. Outpatients are seen throughout the day by the staff veterinarians and by accompanying interns. Surgeries are usually performed during afternoons or evening hours. Clinic workload increases substantially during the show and breeding/foaling seasons.
Brazos Valley Equine Hospital
20069 N US Highway 281
Stephenville, TX 76401
(254) 968-7898
extern [dot] stephenville [at] bveh [dot] com
Dr. Charles Buchanan
Updated: 01/13/12