Philosophy of Internship: : To further educate equine professionals in specialty services as well as general equine practice. We provide these individuals with a supportive environment to work independently, as a team, and with mentors. This year is to provide exposure to the philosophy of a client oriented equine private practice that is committed to quality care and service as well as a large equine case load and an opportunity to hone their practice skills. Adequately prepare for broad base private practice or surgical/medical residency.
Additional Information: Work with staff DVM first two months, before taking a more direct role in case management. During any weekend on call, there is a back up staff veterinarian for help in the field and a surgeon on call for help on in house and referral cases. During the week, there is always a surgeon on call. All veterinarians are available by cell phone, and/ or pager. Staff DVM always available for consultation.
Direct Supervision: 3-6 Months
Emergency Duties (Nights): 5 week days per month
Emergency Duties (Weekends): 1 per month
Terms of Employment: 1 year
Please send: Letter of intent, CV, Transcripts, 3 Letters of recommendation, and a current photo
Prerequisite Application Process: DVM at start of internship, requirements necessary for Colorado Licensure, National Accreditation, letter of intent, current photo, three letters of recommendation/resume/transcripts. Strong desire to be an equine practitioner.
Internship Duties: This is a rotating internship, involving experience in surgery, internal medicine, emergency management, and ambulatory practice. Interns will provide ambulatory service for clients including routine health care, acute lameness exams, reproductive work, dentistry work, medicine, lacerations, and colic workups. Interns have multiple opportunities to work with staff veterinarians on referral lameness exams and prepurchase examinations. As the surgery intern, he or she scrubs in all surgeries for that week, works with Dr. Devine, Dr. Rakestraw, Dr. Hill and Dr. Murray on lameness exams, and any other surgical cases that arise. Inrernal medicine cases are seen with Dr. Mullen. Each in house case is assigned an intern who is primarily responsible for the case and is overseen by a staff veterinarian.
In Hospital: 25% Out Patient: 30% Ambulatory: 40% Horse Show: 5%
General Practice/Preventative Care: 30% Surgical: 30% Reproduction: 15%
Lameness Sports Medicine: 30% Pre Purchase Exam: 3%
We are a full service primary care, referral and emergency facility that is capable of performing a variety of services for horses. We offer in hospital and ambulatory services including, but not limited to, sports medicine, surgery, imaging, wellness, internal medicine, integrative medicine, reproduction and laboratory.