Brazos Valley Equine Hospitals was founded in 1987 by Dr. Terrell “T-Bone” Buchanan. His dedication and love for the equine industry has led the practice to develop multiple facilities across Texas, including Navasota, Salado, and Cypress. Centered in the Cowboy Capital of the World, The Stephenville location was founded in 2007 by Dr. Charlie Buchanan, son of T-Bone Buchannan. After graduating from Texas A&M, Charlie went straight to work for BVEH where he found a passion for equine sports medicine. Since, Charlie’s specialties of sports medicine, rehabilitation and orthopedic surgery have made lifelong relationships with the cutting horse and professional rodeo industries, making him a leading equine sports medicine veterinarian.
The Stephenville Internship is supported by six additional veterinarians:
Ricky Osterloh, DVM
Scott Strosnider, DVM
Christine Boeckh, DVM, MS
Andrew Willis, DVM, DACVIM
Amanda Plunkett, DVM, MS
The primary duties of the intern will include daily treatments, evaluation, and record-keeping of hospitalized patients, assisting staff veterinarians in lameness exams, surgeries, dentistry, reproduction, and neonatal care. Night duties consist of patient treatments, intensive care monitoring, as well as, assisting with emergencies. Interns will split emergency and night duties as they rotate between inpatient and outpatient evaluations. An expected breakdown of daily responsibilities include: hospital treatments 5%, hospital ICU monitoring 5%, outpatient lameness 30%, outpatient medicine 20%, ambulatory 20%, surgery 10%, emergency 5%, and anesthesia <5%.
The amount of supervision will depend on the intern's experience and licensing status and may vary as the year progresses. The intern is expected to develop skills to allow handling of in-house appointments and emergency cases, however, the intern will always be under direct or indirect supervision as there is always a staff veterinarian within 30 minutes of the hospital.
Interns will be expected to participate in the learning of new information and techniques during their continuing two monthly education meetings. Interns are encouraged to identify a case or subject, which with the assistance of a staff veterinarian, would be appropriate for publication. Interns will assist with in house and ambulatory emergencies on a rotating basis.
Total caseload in 2019 exceeded 18,500 patients treated. 60% in house and 40% ambulatory.
Breakdown of caseload type - Wellness – 1,000, Surgical – 800, Internal Medicine – 900, Sports medicine/surgery – 14,000 Reproduction – 1,000 Dentistry- 700, Chiropractic – 100
Positive attitude and desire to work hard as part of a team. A prior visit or externship is strongly encouraged.
A decision will be made as soon as excellent candidates are identified.