Peninsula Equine Medical Center’s competitive internship has two openings for the 2020 - 2021 intern year. PenEq is staffed with highly skilled, caring and compassionate medical professionals. Our dedicated and experienced team is proficient in multiple aspects of equine medicine and surgery with special emphasis placed upon advanced lameness diagnostics, imaging, sports medicine, surgery, and intensive care cases. We also provide comprehensive routine care including everything from wellness care to acupuncture, spinal manipulation (chiropractic), dentistry, and pre-purchase exams.
The goal of our one-year internship is to produce a well-rounded equine veterinarian. Our internship is best suited for those looking for an ambulatory component to their internship, and those looking for an emphasis in sports medicine and advanced imaging. Most often, after the internship, interns move to full time ambulatory practice, or pursue sports medicine/imaging residencies.
Some highlights about the PenEq internship program includes:
Internship Duties: Interns spend 6 days on and one day off. They rotate weekly between ambulatory and hospital duties. They rotate between anesthesia and assistant surgeon duties. For the first 6 months, interns work exclusively with senior clinicians. As they feel more comfortable, interns start taking select cases on their own.
Facilities: Hospital including a 10-stall barn, full surgical suite, nuclear scintigraphy, therapeutic lasers, shockwave, endoscopy, ultrasound, digital radiography, and Pro-Stride, PRP, and IRAP processing machines. Plus, fully stocked and equipped ambulatory practice trucks.
Practice type: 100% Equine practice
Specialties: Boarded in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Boarded in Internal Medicine, Boarded in Surgery, ISELP certification, spinal manipulation (chiropractic), acupuncture
Average case load per Vet: 25-50/week
Number of veterinarians: 8
Prerequisite Application Process: Applicant must be graduating from an AVMA accredited school and be able to attain a California state veterinary license. Please send a cover letter outlining future goals and how our internship will help you achieve that, a resume/CV, a photo, and three letters of recommendation to email@example.com or Peninsula Equine, attn: Jacquelyn Dietrich, PO Box 7297, Menlo Park, CA 94026. Either hard copies or emailed copies are fine. Although not required, we highly encourage applicants to set up a time to visit Peninsula Equine!