Myhre Equine Clinic's team approach allows interns the unique opportunity to work closely with the clinic's expert veterinarians, experienced veterinary technicians, consultants, and farriers. We provide interns with comprehensive training in equine medicine and surgery, advanced diagnostics, emergency and critical care, and ambulatory services. Expert guidance is available, encouraging interns to gain valuable hands-on experience to develop their skills and expand their knowledge base. Interns assist with out-patient and elective procedures, care and treatment of hospitalized patients, surgeries, and emergency treatments. Interns can expect to see a diversity of patients, including English (hunter/jumper, eventing, dressage) and Western (reining, rodeo, pleasure) competition horses, racehorses (TB and STB), driving, drafts, and recreational horses. The same team approach applies to Cocheco Veterinary Hospital but with an opportunity for far more hands-on, independent work with clients and patients. Guidance is available through clinicians at both facilities, in addition to an experienced, well-established mixed animal practitioner in the area.
At Myhre Equine Clinic, there are approximately 20+ out-patient cases per week and 200 emergency-hospital cases per year, with an average of 8+ in-patients per day (during the busier season(s)). The clinic employs routine use of lameness evaluations and diagnostic imaging (to include digital radiography, ultrasound, CAT scans, nuclear scintigraphy, and MRI). As an up-and-coming mixed animal veterinary hospital in the area, Cocheco Veterinary Hospital currently sees approximately 50+ routine out-patient cases, 40+ medical cases, and 5-10 surgical/dental procedures per week, in addition to emergencies and critical care. Hospitalization of patients is case-dependent. Advanced diagnostics (as previously dictated) are available for patients. Myhre Equine Clinic provides one surgical suite with two well-padded induction/recovery stalls, treatment room with advanced diagnostic and therapeutic equipment (e.g., diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound, Game Ready, shock wave, endoscopy, needle-scope, etc.), radiology, nuclear scintigraphy, MRI, CT scanner, in-house laboratory with PRP/IRAP equipment, pharmacy (in-house and online), 20+ in- and out-patient stalls, and two colic stalls, a mare and neonatal unit, and three isolation stalls, all with video monitoring capability. Cocheco Veterinary Hospital provides one surgical suite with complete dental equipment, in-house blood work, radiology and ultrasound equipment, and kennels. It also utilizes advanced imaging abilities at the Myhre Equine Clinic.
The responsibilities of an intern at Myhre Equine Clinic include the daily treatment(s) of in-patients, assisting primary clinicians in out-patient and lameness cases, surgical cases, advanced imaging of patients, and with rotating [shared] after-hours emergency coverage. Responsibilities of an intern at Cocheco Veterinary Hospital includes primarily routine care with minor/ routine surgeries, in addition to rotating after-hours emergency coverage.
Interns rotate between Myhre Equine Clinic and Cocheco Veterinary Hospital, with three (3) weeks stationed at each facility and then an additional two (2) weeks "floating" between each (i.e., assisting where needed: MEC / CVH / Ambulatory). Interns are required to participate in a rotating on-call schedule, during which each is on-call for three (3) weeks out of a month. During the fourth week, the intern assists with appointments and after-hours treatments but is not on-call for emergencies after-hours.
It is highly recommended and encouraged that applicants participate in a minimum 2-week-duration externship in order to gain a better understanding of our facility, its personnel, and what we offer clients and patients, and for us to meet and interact with applicants prior to the selection process. All applicants are required to be a graduate of an AVMA-approved (or equivocal) veterinary institution and be eligible for licensing in the United States (New Hampshire in particular). We request a letter of intent, resume or curriculum vitae, three professional references, and official school transcripts, as application for our internship positions.