Piedmont Equine Associates is offering an opportunity for new veterinarians to gain meaningful experience while working under the guidance of senior clinicians. All interns will receive direct and indirect supervision based upon their experience and specialties. Each mentor will work with the intern to ensure that their learning goals are met.
Our practice offers a comprehensive program that allows interns to assist with hospital, outpatient, and ambulatory services. Interns will be exposed to a wide range of clinical cases and experience. They will be involved in every aspect of the practice as well as surgical procedures, intensive care case management, and emergency services. The goal for the internship program at our practice is to produce a competent, well-rounded equine veterinarian in 12 months. Learning is always the primary responsibility; therefore, the intern's exposure to a variety of cases daily is essential to the experience.
Piedmont Equine is a progressive practice that values new methodology and procedures. Our doctors value their time that is spent mentoring others in the advancement of their careers.
Daily intern duties include: treatment and assessment of hospitalized patients prior to 8 AM morning rounds, after hours treatments and overnight observation of critical patients, accurate medical records, logs, and client communication, participation in morning case rounds as well as weekly journal clubs. During journal club, it is expected that the intern will present recent scientific literature from peer-reviewed journals and interesting cases with recent scientific literature supporting the cases. In the beginning of the internship, the intern will be partnered with a senior veterinarian having the opportunity to learn the area as well as our client base. Interns can expect to be involved with lameness examinations, general wellness exams/procedures, internal medicine, anesthesia, and surgical procedures. Other diagnostic exams will include ultrasounds, radiographs, endoscopic exams, and laboratory analyses. Specifically during breeding season, our intern works closely with the recipient mare program and also manages in-house labs.
As confidence, experience, and proficiency are gained, primary emergency on-call duties with decreased supervision will be assumed. Primary emergency duty on every other week of the month with a clinician providing secondary coverage as needed should be expected. Secondary duty on the alternating weeks will consist of maintaining in-hospital patients as needed and serving as back-up during high call volume times.
Application process: Externships are not required for internships; preference, however, is given to those who have completed an externship. Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered for interview: -completed application form (found at our website)-essay/letter of intent-resume-three letters of recommendation (minimum of two from a veterinarian)