Rotating Equine Internship. 3 positions available annually
In 1987, Dr. T-Bone Buchanan founded Brazos Valley Equine Hospitals in Navasota, Texas. Since its original opening, BVEH- Navasota has grown to six resident Veterinarians. Interns in Navasota will be led by Ben Buchanan, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC. Ben is one of the very few people in the world to be board-certified in Internal Medicine and Emergency Critical Care.
Primary duties of the intern will include daily treatments, evaluation and record-keeping of hospitalized patients, assisting staff veterinarians in lameness exams, surgeries, dentistry, reproduction and neonatal care. Night duties consist of patient treatments, intensive care monitoring, as well as, assisting with emergencies. Interns will split emergency and night duties as they rotate between inpatient and outpatient evaluations. An expected breakdown of daily responsibilities includes: hospital treatments 15%, hospital ICU monitoring 10%, outpatient lameness 30%, outpatient medicine 30%, surgery 10%, and anesthesia <5%.
The amount of supervision will depend on the intern's experience and licensing status and may vary as the year progresses. The intern is expected to develop skills to allow handling of in-house appointments and emergency cases, however the intern will always be under direct or indirect supervision as there is always a staff veterinarian within 30 minutes of the hospital.
Interns will be expected to present a 45-60 minute summary of new information and techniques learned during their continuing education meeting. Interns are encouraged to identify a case or subject, which with the assistance of a staff veterinarian, would be appropriate for publication. Interns will assist with in house and ambulatory emergencies on a rotating basis.
Total caseload in 2019 exceeded 15,000 patients treated. 57% in house and 43% ambulatory. Breakdown of caseload type - Wellness - 20%, Surgical - 10%, Internal Medicine - 20%, Sports medicine/surgery - 48%, Complementary - 3%, Reproduction - 10%.
Positive attitude and desire to work hard as part of a team. A prior visit or externship is strongly encouraged.
A decision will be made, as soon as, excellent candidates are identified. Every applicant will be notified prior to January 15th each year. Application deadline October 1.