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.
Primary duties include assisting with daily treatments and evaluation
of hospitalized patients, assisting staff veterinarians in lameness
exams, surgeries, dentistry, reproduction and neonatal care.
duties consist of intensive care monitoring, as well as, assisting with
Externs are required to help with ALL emergencies
and night duties.(Weekends and Holidays included)
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
Participation in ambulatory calls is required.
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.