Philosophy of Internship: To provide mentorship in an educational environment, and to gain experience and knowledge necessary to be successful in a residency position or in a progressive equine private practice. All interns will receive direct and indirect supervision based upon their experience and specialties. For the past 5 years, 100% of our interns that applied for residency matched on their first attempt. Interns that entered private practice had multiple job offers from high-level practices. Our interns are here to learn and become highly skilled equine veterinarians this is our number one responsibility and guiding philosophy for the internship.
Internship Duties: Primary case care under the direct supervision of senior clinical faculty and residents. Primary ambulatory emergency duty shared 50/50 with another intern. The intern will rotate on equine internal medicine, equine emergency and critical care, equine orthopedic surgery, and equine soft tissue surgery. It is the philosophy of faculty at The Ohio State that interns be given primary care responsibilities. The intern rotating in the hospital will be assigned emergency duty depending on the level of their level performance.
The ambulatory emergency duty will be directly supervised for the first 3-4 months of the internship by senior faculty until the intern is confident and capable of handling primary call with the senior faculty member as backup.
The interns are welcome and encouraged to participate in the medicine/ECC/ambulatory and surgery journal club. Interns could be asked to assist faculty in the teaching of second and third-year veterinary student laboratories. Interns are required to audit the resident graduate courses and seminars. While one intent of these courses is to prepare residents for specialty board exams, e.g. internal medicine, surgery, dentistry, and theriogenology, an overarching purpose is to provide a comprehensive framework on how to successfully critique cutting-edge published literature for any high-level equine practitioner regardless of specialty interest
Prerequisite Application Process: Please note that the Equine Combined Rotating Field Service, Medicine & Surgery Internship does not participate in the Veterinary Intern Resident Matching Program. Completed applications must be sent directly to The Ohio State and should be submitted electronically to Dr. Jonathan Yardley (firstname.lastname@example.org). Two interns will be accepted each year. Applications should include a letter of intent resume or CV, copy(s) of their official academic transcripts, and at least three letters of reference. Applications will be reviewed starting on Oct 1st. Notification of successful candidates will occur by Oct 5th. Candidates will be notified in writing of his/her acceptance
Health and Wellness Support
The internship program fosters and promotes an environment that supports the professional, physical, psychological, and social wellbeing of interns. Basic and essential components include safe and clean workspaces and access to mental health and crisis support.
Examples of activities supporting health and wellness include:
Contact Previous Internships applications: Yes
Internship Coordinator: Dr. Jonathan Yardley
Internship Coordinator Email: email@example.com
The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified women, minorities, Vietnam-era Veterans, disabled veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
*Is State License Required? Y
*If yes, what is the licensure fee? Limited resident license $35; fee paid by employee
*Is a DEA license required? N
*Is USDA accreditation required? N
*Is a contract required? Y
*Is a non-compete clause required? N
Prerequisites other than being a Graduate of a College of Veterinary Medicine
Applicants must be graduates of an AVMA accredited or AVMA recognized College or School of Veterinary Medicine.
Licensure: All requirements must be met to hold and maintain a limited license to practice Veterinary medicine in the State of Ohio – see http://ovmlb.ohio.gov/llreq.stm for information on licensure requirements. Interns will be responsible for the costs associated with required background checks and fingerprinting related to obtaining their Ohio veterinary licensure (current estimated cost $150-250).
Background Check: Employment is contingent upon verification of credentials and successful completion of a background check. Background checks conducted by OSU for employment purposes are at no cost to the new employee (this is a separate process from ones conducted for Ohio veterinary licensure).
Driver's License: Applicants must have a valid driver's license
Additional information for graduates of universities outside of the United States and Canada
Education: Applications will be accepted from those graduates of an AVMA-recognized College or School of Veterinary Medicine. A list of the AVMA-accredited Colleges and Schools of Veterinary Medicine, can be found at the following link https://www.avma.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/Education/Accreditation/Colleges/Documents/colleges_accredited.pdf
Work Authorization: Applicants must be either US citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. The Ohio State University cannot sponsor, process, or accept visas of any kind for Intern positions; there are no exceptions. Successful applicants must be available to report to The Ohio State University Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences no later than the scheduled beginning of the program.