- About the College
- Veterinary Medical Center
- Departments & Offices
The Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center provides exceptional equine healthcare, and remains at the forefront of equine veterinary medicine with state-of-the-art equipment and specialists in the fields of sports medicine, surgery, internal medicine, neonatal intensive care, cardiology, ophthalmology, reproduction and ambulatory medicine.
We strive to give externs the opportunity to observe and assist with all facets of our hospital. Externs will be asked to assist in numerous procedures (e.g. placing catheters, giving medications, tubing, etc.), observe outpatient appointments, scrub into elective and emergency surgeries, etc. If there are several vet students here, you may be asked to rotate through services (surgery, repro, medicine and farm calls) to limit the number of people in any one area, and to allow externs equal opportunity to see the areas they are most interested in.
If you are uncomfortable or unfamiliar with how to handle horses, please let us know. We do not want to have people or horses hurt. Many of the horses we see for lameness exams are fit race and show horses and can be a challenge to handle - please use caution. Externs are asked to help perform daily physical exams including TPRs on all in-patients. These exams begin at 7:00 am and should be completed by approximately 8:30 am.
We use a computer based charting system at the hospital that you will be shown how to use. Externs are also asked to help the technicians perform patient treatments during the day and assist the overnight intern and technicians at night (including 12 midnight treatments and special treatments between 12 midnight and 6am).
Due to the varying degrees of experience of our externs, shadowing of the interns and/or technicians during treatments is required before undertaking any treatment responsibilities unsupervised. Your clinical experience will dictate the level of responsibility assigned. If you are unfamiliar or uncomfortable with performing certain treatments or handling horses, please let us know immediately.
Students are expected to assist all doctors and technicians with the daily operations of our hospital. Externs are to make themselves available at all hours of the day or night as appointments and emergencies come into the facility and assistance is needed. More detailed description of responsibilities is listed above.
Senior clinicians are at the facility between 40 and 60 hours per week. An intern is at the facility 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Yes, apartment on site shared by all externs here at that time.
Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center
40 Frontage Road
PO Box 188
Ringoes, NJ 08551
Email: becky [at] midatlanticequine [dot] com
Signature on file: Dr. Rodney Belgrave