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November 5, 2019
Type & Experience Level:
Avenues Internship - Less than one year
Number of Internships Available:
Application will be accepted up to:
December 15, 2019
Notification will be made by:
January 15, 2020
Daily responsibilities; on call two weekends per month and two week nights per week, interns will have 2 weekends off per month
Emergency Duties (Nights / Week):
Emergency Duties (Weekends / Month):
$30,000 plus housing stipend. For additional benefits see below.
Philosophy of Internship:
Stillwater Equine has had a successful internship program for over 10 years. The goal of our program is to provide the intern with the skills, knowledge and confidence to successfully enter private practice upon completion of the internship. Mentors will provide guidance and share their experience to help the intern develop their art of equine practice with foundations in quality medicine, compassionate customer service and excellent communication.
Interns will rotate between ambulatory and in-clinic duties. On ambulatory, interns will ride along with the 5 senior veterinarians, gaining hands-on experience with routine reproductive work, neonatal evaluation, lameness exams and sports medicine, preventative medicine appointments, dentistry, and pre-purchase exams. While in hospital, interns will work with Dr. Arnesen on both surgical and medicine cases. Interns will provide daily exams and treatments on in-hospital patients and have daily rounds regarding their care. Interns are encouraged to participate fully in hospital cases, recommending and performing diagnostics, creating and following through with treatment plans, as well as communicating with clients and maintaining medical records. While in hospital, interns will be trained in anesthesia and will perform anesthesia for elective and emergency surgeries. On call duty is split between the interns. Each intern will be on-call two nights per week and two weekends per month. Initially, the intern will be assisted with emergencies by a senior veterinarian. As the intern's skills develop, they will see emergencies independently. A senior veterinarian is always available for guidance or assistance as needed.
About the Practice:
Stillwater Equine has been offering comprehensive care for horses since 1975. As a regional referral hospital, there is a high case load with a wide variety of surgical, medical and ambulatory experiences. There are six senior veterinarians on staff as well as two current interns. Dr. Arnesen performs soft tissue, orthopedic and arthroscopic surgeries. The practice has multiple DR systems as well as multiple digital ultrasounds, an in-house lab, therapeutic laser, shockwave, and a portable endoscope and gastroscope. Sports medicine is an important part of the practice and we offer PRP, IRAP and stem cells in conjunction with joint injections and complementary therapies. Reproductive services offered include embryo flushes, stallion collection in addition to management of mares for cooled and frozen semen. A board certified ophthalmologist sees equine cases at the clinic as well.
Prerequisite Application Process:
An externship is recommended but not required. To apply for an internship position, please contact Dr. Jon Engstrom at (651)775-7623. Candidates should have a DVM or equivalent and be eligible to obtain full licensure in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.
In addition to paid salary and housing stipend, additional benefits include eligibility for 401k enrollment, liability insurance, use of company vehicle, medical insurance, AVMA dues, CE compensation and 5 days paid vacation.
Dr. Jon Engstrom
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About Stillwater Equine
The Stillwater Equine Veterinary Clinic (SEVC) is located in Stillwater, MN and provides a comprehensive offering of medical services. It is known for its distinguished proficiency in the areas of surgery, medicine, reproduction, lameness and sports medicine. SEVC has been delivering noteworthy service and ethical medical care since 1975
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