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Pacific Crest Equine

Pacific Crest Equine is a progressive equine veterinary practice located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in Exeter, CA. We have a full service hospital facility complete with surgical, ICU, imaging, and reproduction facilities. We have a diverse caseload including surgery, medicine, sports medicine, reproduction, neonatal, and preventative care cases. Our caseload consists of approximately 60% in hospital and 40% ambulatory cases. We have four equine veterinarians at our practice including one surgeon and one intern veterinarian. We are very enthusiastic about having students visit our facility and are dedicated to making the externship a valuable learning experience. Our veterinarians greatly enjoy teaching and fostering the next generation of veterinarians. 
The goal of our externship program is to provide veterinary students with the opportunity to gain experience in a private practice setting. Our externship program is designed to give every extern a very “hands-on experience” and access to a large selection of cases typical of equine practice. Doctors, interns and staff make every effort to make externs feel welcome and to include them in hospital cases as well as ambulatory and field services. Externs work closely with all our veterinarians during the course of their visit. We offer externships of one to four weeks duration (we recommend 2 weeks or more for the best possible experience). During their externship, externs participate in inpatient care and treatments as well as being involved with outpatient cases. Onsite housing is provided for externs. Pacific Crest Equine is located close to Sequoia National Park and we encourage externs to visit during their externship. For more information on our externship and internship programs please visit our AAEP Avenues page. To apply for an externship, please e-mail a cover letter and CV to:
3 General Practice Veterinarians and 1 Surgeon
Rounds on inpatients are regularly held. We hold a doctor's meeting once a week which externs attend where we discuss clinically relevant cases and a presentation is given on a topic or recent journal article. Once during their visit, each extern is asked to present a short presentation on a topic or case of their choice during our weekly doctor's meeting. We have a library of books, journals, and computer resources that are available to externs during their visit.
Externs help intern with inpatient care and treatments. Externs are actively involved in both ambulatory and hospital cases. Externs will participate during regular business hours, as well as help with evening treatments and emergencies.
Externs work closely with all our veterinarians during the course of their visit. During business hours (8am-5pm) and during all emergency calls on nights and weekends, externs work directly with the veterinarians. For after hours treatments and inpatient care, the externs work closely with the intern veterinarian under either direct or indirect supervision based on the individual extern's experience and comfort level.
Pacific Crest Equine
2500 East Myer Ave.
Exeter, CA 93221
Nicole Labadie, DVM
Updated:  5/26/16  posted: 04/03/12
Exeter, CA
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