Retama Equine Hospital is looking for this coming year's interns! If you are interested in joining a busy 5 doctor, progressive, surgical and referral hospital, and ambulatory practice, we'd love to talk to you.
Our recently remodeled facility in South Texas has a 15- stall main hospital (including 3 ICU stalls), a 6 stall overflow barn, and separate respiratory and GI isolation stalls. There are also 16 paddocks for broodmares and foals, as well as less critical patients. We have 2 fully-equipped treatment rooms with stocks, a radiology room, and a surgical suite with 2 padded induction/recovery stalls. Being a 100% equine referral hospital and a primary care facility, we see a wide variety of cases - approximately 25% each of medical, surgical, and lameness cases, with 15% neonatal, and 10% reproduction.
While expecting our interns to work hard, we also believe in quality of life balance. Benefits include 7 days vacation, PLIT, and TEVA dues. Additionally, salary starts at $30,000 but can be higher depending on skills.
A full application packet would include a completion (or date of expected completion) of DVM degree, successful completion of NAVLE, a TX license/eligibility of TX licensure, at least three personal and professional references, and a personal interview. While completion of an externship is recommended, it is absolutely not required for consideration of out internship.
If you'd like to apply, or have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 210-651-6375! We look forward to your application!
Interns have a very important role in our practice, helping ensure that our clients receive the best possible experience while their horse is with us. Workload varies based on the time of year, with the breeding season (Feb-June) being the busiest time. Duties that interns are expected to participate in include: hospitalized patient treatments, admittance exams, assistance in surgery, anesthesia, emergencies, and ambulatory responsibilities. Normal business hours are Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm, Saturday, 8am-noon by prior appointment, and emergencies are accepted 24/7. Our goal is to provide new veterinarians opportunities to increase their knowledge and skills by practicing high-quality medicine and surgery. We also believe in teaching new veterinarians about the business side of practice, allowing them to gain the skills to be successful in their future practice lives. As new interns knowledge and skills develop, oversight decreases, allowing you to make independent veterinary decisions with Mentorship always available.