The goal of the internship program at The Piedmont Equine Practice is to produce an intern who is a well-rounded practitioner ready to expand their skills in any and all facets of equine practice. We are very excited to introduce our new vision for the program effective January 2021 which includes changes that will enhance the experience and provide improved preparation to become successful future equine vets. This modified internship program evolved from feedback from previous interns and externs and the desire for inclusivity in our continued growth of sports medicine within the practice. Each intern will rotate through a set schedule as Ambulatory Intern, Sports Medicine Intern and Hospital Intern in 2 week blocks. The end result for the intern is more ambulatory and outpatient sports medicine case experience and less time working on the high acuity cases in the hospital.
Our strength is our versatility with our program - externs/ interns will be exposed to a variety of cases as we have 3 surgeons, an equine ophthalmologist, veterinarians that focus on complex lameness exams and pre-purchases. Veterinarians that focus on herd health, emergency, repro, acupuncture, chiropractic, anesthesia. Piedmont does an exceptional job allowing their veterinarians to pursue their special interests and further their education with CE. We have top of the line radiology and ultrasound equipment and in house nuclear scintigraphy. We have great support staff in the clinic and respect people at all levels whether they are assistants in the barn, front office staff or veterinarians. We take pride in our ability to work together as a team and being efficient. We produce a very well rounded, above average equine veterinarian and we are proud to promote them in their future endeavors.
The internship is a one year salaried position typically reserved for recent graduates of veterinary school. In order to apply for the internship a one week externship is required prior to application and we encourage all visits to be complete before Labor Day of the year in which they are applying. A letter of intent, resume, three letters of recommendation and transcripts are required for application. Housing is provided for both externs and interns (separately). Externs must be enrolled in a veterinary school and are asked to provide one letter of recommendation and a cover letter and resume with their extern application. Those applying for an internship are asked to provide school transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation and must be licensed to practice in the state of Virginia prior to starting the internship.
Internships typically begin and end on or around June 1
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In order to apply for the internship we recommend a one week externship prior to application and we encourage all visits to be complete before Labor Day of the year in which they are applying. A letter of intent, resume, three letters of recommendation and transcripts are required for application. Intern must be a graduate of veterinary school and able to be licensed in the state of Virginia by the time the internship begins.