A three doctor, equine exclusive practice is offering a one year equine ambulatory internship starting July 1, 2021. We are looking for a motivated individual with a positive attitude who is interested in gaining skills necessary for working in ambulatory practice. Throughout the 12 months, the intern will receive training and mentoring in performance, preventative and emergency equine care, client and veterinary communication, and general business skills. This is a 100% equine practice with a case load consisting of performance evaluations, lameness, dentistry, chiropractic, endoscopy, reproduction, acupuncture, emergency medicine, and general preventative care. More information about our practice is available on our website.
The goal of this internship program is to provide a stepping stone experience into ambulatory practice for new veterinarians. We are confident that we can provide mentorship and adequate case exposure within a well supported environment in order to allow successful interns to gain the independence and skills necessary to thrive in general equine practice.
Covered Bridge Equine is based in Watkinsville, Georgia just outside of Athens and near the University of Georgia. Watkinsville is a small, quaint town with the benefit of being nearby a college town with an excellent music scene, amazing dining and fun local activities. Our area also has an active fox hunting and eventing sport horse population. We enjoy relatively mild winters with classic south-eastern summers. The North Georgia mountains and Appalachian Trail are only a couple hours drive away. Our doctors all enjoy different hobbies when not working such as trail riding, team roping, running, hiking, gardening and kayaking all within our practice range!
Prerequisite Application Process: A one page maximum letter of intent describing how the internship would suit the applicant’s career goals. A Curriculum Vitae listing three references. A phone- skype interview and a site visit may be scheduled following the application screening process. Applications are due January 15, 2021.
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The internship is designed over three general phases. First, with the intent to familiarize with the practice, the intern will ride on farm calls with clinicians to assist with and perform treatments, procedures, diagnostics, and routine care during weekdays. Next, the intern will be asked to take the lead on select appointments, such as imaging follow-up or recheck emergency cases. During this time and until the end of the internship, he/she would be responsible for primary emergency duty for 2 weekends a month and 2 weeknights each week with a staff veterinarian as backup. Finally, as the internship progresses, the intern will see appointments and day time emergencies alone, moving toward learning to manage a solo call schedule. The intern will also be responsible for sharing emergency duty with the other veterinarians on holidays.
In addition to veterinary duties the intern would be expected to actively participate in weekly rounds and a journal club. He/she would also be responsible for two 30 minute powerpoint presentations on a case or topic of interest. The intern will also have the opportunity to attend a one week shadowing externship in imaging and lameness at the University of Georgia Veterinary Medical Center. In addition, the intern will be able to attend a continuing education experience with $1500.00 allowance.
Applicants should be eligible for a Georgia Driver's License and a Georgia State Veterinary License prior to beginning the internship.