Virginia Equine Imaging offers both internship and externship programs. An externship is a two-week period in which veterinary students (preference given to 4th year students) are exposed to all phases of the practice and assist veterinarians and technicians in various exams and procedures. An externship must be completed in order to be considered for an internship in the future.
The internship at Virginia Equine Imaging is a 12 month position, beginning each June. It is designed for new graduates only and requires a high level of talent and commitment in order to acquire proficiency with a wide variety of advanced imaging technologies. The philosophy of this internship program is for the student to gain exposure and experience in performance horse medicine and managing the equine athlete. The student will become comfortable with numerous diagnostic techniques including interpreting nuclear scintigraphy, and performing and interpreting radiograph and ultrasound imaging. They will assist with and become competent in performing lameness workups, poor performance workups and intra-articular and ancillary therapies. There are two intern spots available each year.
Interns will be required to obtain a valid VA and FL license to practice veterinary medicine, as well as register to become an FEI permitted treating veterinarian. Only intern applicants who have previously completed an externship with VEI will be considered.