Fast paced, growing equine practice in beautiful southern Chester County PA has an immediate opening for an intern. The terms of employment are flexible but the position is available to start immediately to the right candidate. Our internship philosophy is to provide a well-rounded educational experience in primary-care equine private practice and to enable our intern to develop more advanced skills in the management of complex problems, radiology, ultrasonography and client communication. Case diversity will enable the motivated intern to gain advanced skills that will benefit many future career paths. Upon completion of our internship, one should have a solid foundation in primary care, medicine, sports medicine and surgery that will prepare them for a career in equine private practice or for advancement into a residency program.
UEA is a solely equine practice with busy ambulatory and hospital components including elective and emergency surgeries including colics. Sports medicine is most common case type. Reproduction cases include fresh and frozen semen, stallion collection and embryo transfer. Disciplines included but are not limited to dressage, eventing, driving, hunter/jumper, foxhunters, racing, breeding and pleasure. Our practice is located in premier horse country with world class competitions such as Dressage at Devon, Fair Hill International, Plantation Field, the Devon Horse Show, PA Hunt Cup and Cheshire and Radnor Hunts. Our veterinarians have FEI certification to treat at FEI events and do so regularly. In the summer of 2012, UEA completed construction of their new state-of-the-art clinic and surgical facility. The clinic features four private outpatient exam areas, ten stalls, reproduction and isolation facilities, an outdoor ring and round pen, a pharmacy and a full service laboratory. Additional equipment includes digital radiography, digital ultrasound, lameness locator, arthroscope, video endoscope and gastroscope, shockwave, regenerative laser, power dental equipment, ECG and an in-house clinical laboratory.
Internship duties will be rotated between the ambulatory and hospital aspects of the practice. The intern will be expected to assess hospitalized patients, update medical records before rounds and perform evening treatments. They will assist the surgeon in surgical prep, anesthesia, surgery and recovery. The first two months will provide the intern with exposure to staff veterinarians, clients, patients and the practice area. The intern is expected to initially accompany the emergency veterinarian during on call for three weekends per month during the first 1 to 2 months of the internship. After two months, the intern will receive emergency hours a minimum of one week night per week and weekend on call hours. The intern will receive one weekend off every four to five weeks.