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Location: Driftwood, Texas
Type: Avenues Internship
Preferred Education: Doctorate
So, you want to be a horse doctor? We can't blame you, it's a great job. It's hard work, but most jobs are (at least according to the people doing them) If you've made it into and through veterinary school, you're plenty smart and hard working enough to do this job.
Ok, you know it's not all fun and games and pizza and beer. Here's the dry stuff about work -
Daily intern duties will include: treatment and assessment of hospitalized patients prior to 8am; after hours treatments and overnight observation of critical patients; accurate medical records, logs and client communication; participation in morning case rounds, as well as monthly scientific journal clubs.
Intern duties will be allocated in the following manner depending on case load: 50% assisting the primary clinicians with lameness workups, 10% of time assisting with surgery or anesthesia, 20% assisting primary and advanced dental cases, and 20% general ambulatory duties (preventative, reproductive). These % are in addition to the emergency case load which will span all types of equine emergencies including colics. Let's face it, it's mostly colic. Colic, colic, colic. And lacerations. And eyes. Colic.
As confidence and experience is gained, primary emergency on-call duties with decreased supervision will be assumed during on call weeks.
The normal schedule is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 8am to 6pm. Any time off during the normally scheduled hours requires written approval.
Primary emergency duty every other week. You will be assisted, as needed, by the back-up doctor on these weeks. Once per month, the intern will be, wait for it, completely free of any duties from 6pm Friday to 8am Monday.
Term of Employment: June 1, 2023- May 31, 2024
Prerequisite Application Process: Applicants should submit a CV or resume, three letters of recommendation and a letter of intent. While we don't require a visit or externship it is strongly recommended.