We are a 4 doctor exclusively equine practice located 10min west of Stony Plain, Alberta. The practice was originally developed as a busy ambulatory practice that grew into a clinic with an extensive hospital setting. There is a large heated arena for lameness exams and exercising horses year round, numerous stalls with cameras for monitoring, covered outdoor pens, round pen, and a complete lab with in-house capabilities to run blood work and fecal egg counts.
During breeding season, we have a full time veterinarian that focuses exclusively on reproduction. We breed a large number of mares with fresh and frozen semen as well as perform embryo transfers. Stallion services such as collections, shipping and freezing semen and phantom training are also provided. In addition we offer foaling out services, including emergency dystocia and neonatal foal care.
Further to reproductive services we have a large sports medicine and lameness component to the practice. We have two portable digital radiographs, four digital ultrasounds, a shockwave, an endoscope and three power floats. Two of our veterinarians are also licensed in chiropractic and acupuncture. General equine medicine and preventative plus 24/7 emergency services consume the remainder of our busy caseload. Our patients range from the performance horse to the pleasure pony therefore our caseload is very diverse. Our internship provides an in-depth mentorship that prepares the intern with the skill set and confidence for general equine practice. We do not perform any abdominal, orthopedic, or arthroscopic surgeries therefore these cases will be referred to local surgical facilities. No residency options are available at this time.
- Our intern will focus on reproduction in the spring followed by hospitalized cases during the summer and general equine ambulatory medicine for the rest of the year.
-On call duties are rotated between the four doctors, one day a week and one weekend a month. The intern will be initially on call with another doctor and then added to the rotation with the other doctors as they progress through the internship.
- During the reproduction component, the intern will be ultrasounding and palpating mares, developing mare management plans, performing diagnositics and treatments, and invoicing and creating quotes for clients. The intern will participate in foaling out mares, neonatal care and developing treatment plans for sick foals.
-The next component of the internship will involve managing and treating hospital cases, completing medical records and discharge notes, and performing diagnositics in clinic.
- The final component consists of general ambulatory equine practice. Initially the intern will shadow a veterinarian to learn the area and clients and will then move to performing appointments on their own as their comfort level increases. The interns will be supplied with a fully stocked vehicle for appointments and have the technical and communication skills to feel confident to complete appointments on their own. A veterinarian will always be available for questions or mentoring if needed.
We are looking to fill both a 1 year and a 6 month internship position.
DVM degree or equivalent and ability to be licensed in Alberta, Canada