Six doctor 100% equine practice near Rochester, NY offers a year long internship. 85% ambulatory. Work that is not done on farms is done in our clinic which has a treatment area, stocks, riding ring for lameness evaluation, padded stall for doing minor surgeries as well as 8 stalls for hospitalization. Practice is well equipped with ultrasound, DR, gastroscope, endoscope, shock wave, therapeutic laser and motorized dental tools. Most breeds and disciplines are represented in the Genesee Valley, providing doctors satisfying and challenging work.
New graduates develop the technical, diagnostic, and communication skills that are needed to become successful in ambulatory practice. During the training period the intern works with other veterinarians in partnership to deliver care in the clinic and at the farms. The intern is in charge of overseeing care for hospitalized patients. The intern works independently about 50% of the time after November 1.
Clinic has an 18 year history of training new graduates in our intern program. Doctors cooperate on cases and round several times weekly to discuss patient progress, novel treatments and to troubleshoot in general. Periodically, meetings are held to discuss journal articles as well as to share information learned at CE programs.
Pre-requisites for application: DVM degree, resume, letter of intent, veterinary school transcript, completion of National Board licensing by the end of the academic year, 3 letters of recommendation, eligibility to drive a motor vehicle in New York State, and an externship of at least 5 days completed by October 15, 2021. Restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic may alter externship requirements.
Estimated workload entails scheduled and emergency calls M-F with one day off every other week; on call with a practice veterinarian (solo when experience allows) 3 nights/week and 2 weekends/month; rare overnight duty; emergency duties 3 nights/week.
Terms of employment are a 12 month contract from mid-June to mid-June, one year non-compete agreement.