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Location: Bend, Oregon
Type: Avenues Internship
Number of Internships Available: 2
Application will be accepted up to: October 2023
Notification will be made by: Rolling
Direct Supervision: 9-12 months
Estimated Workload: 50-70 hours/week
Emergency Duties (Nights / Week): 3
Emergency Duties (Weekends / Month): 2
Terms of Employment: 12 months
Internship Salary: $40,000
Philosophy of Internship: Our internship offers a wide breadth of experiences, emphasizing hands on experiences, from surgery to sports medicine, to emergency medicine, to theriogenology and neonatology, to acupuncture and chiropractics, and both an ambulatory and in-hospital experience.
We have a very diverse equine population in our area, from Western Performance to Dressage and Hunter/Jumper, to Endurance. Our clientele is generally able to allow us to practice at a very high level of care with appropriate diagnostics and hospitalization when needed, making for a rewarding professional experience. We have a very talented and positive support staff, and our hospital environment encourages frequent case discussions and collaboration, high quality care, and excellent customer service/client relations. Our two interns are able to customize their experiences to a large degree to suit their educational/professional goals, including some small animal experience and small ruminant experience if desired.
Clinicians include ACVS and ACVIM diplomates.
Internship Duties: Interns assist our doctors in examinations, diagnostics and treatments, as well as helping with our emergency services and being responsible for the oversight of our hospitalized cases and maintenance of patient medical records and treatment schedules (in collaboration with senior veterinarians). They are involved in the emergency call rotation and also see appropriate primary care cases during business hours towards the end of their program. They will be allowed to scrub into surgeries, have primary general anesthesia responsibility, perform joint injections, etc. once they demonstrate appropriate knowledge base and aptitude. We provide a high level of mentoring, and yet allow our interns to stretch their wings in a supportive environment. Our interns have gone on to surgery, radiology, and internal medicine residencies as well as into high quality private practice positions; this internship will prepare you for either pathway.
We do have overnight support staff who are primarily responsible for treatment of hospitalized patients every night of the week.
Our hospital's mission statement: BEMC is committed to providing exceptional equine health care with unparalleled compassion and superior service. Our doctors and staff are dedicated to fostering an environment of trust, mutual respect, and intellectual enrichment.
Prerequisite Application Process: Prospective interns are strongly encouraged to perform an externship of at least 2 weeks with us to assure a mutually beneficial fit. Please submit a letter of intent, CV, three letters of recommendation, transcripts (veterinary school only), and the AAEP general application form, which can be found on our website at www.bendequine.com under continuing education tab.
Additional Information: We are currently looking for an intern to start ASAP in 2022. We offer on-site housing in a nicely maintained home, including utilities, WiFi, etc. The intern is given time off, and all expenses paid to attend a national level continuing education course. Medical insurance and AVMA Liability insurance is provided (not disability).
Contact Previous Interns: Kaylin Beatty: firstname.lastname@example.org Lyndsy Gieche: email@example.com Ann Lynch: firstname.lastname@example.org Kim Dailey: email@example.com Amanda Craven: amandacraven91@gmailcom Alanna Farrell: firstname.lastname@example.org Beau Green: email@example.com Samantha Delbecq: firstname.lastname@example.org Callie Meeder: email@example.com Belinda Buchholz: firstname.lastname@example.org Jenee Daws: email@example.com Shannon Findley: firstname.lastname@example.org Jessie Evans: email@example.com Abigail Dimock: firstname.lastname@example.org Dylan Lutter: email@example.com
Internship Coordinator: Wendy Krebs
Internship Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Housing : Yes
On Call Compensation: Yes, for night ERs seen independently
Professional Dues: Yes
Maximum Number of Externs: 2
Estimated Externship Workload: Assist doctors with examinations, diagnostics, and treatments of outpatients as well as hospitalized patients. Approx. 50 hours per week during slow season, and 60+ during busy season.
Goals of the Externship: To develop the extern's skills in examinations, diagnostics, surgical and medical procedures, client communications, veterinary economics/practice management.
Prerequisites: 2nd year veterinary student or later
Insurance Requirements: AVMA PLIT
Living Quarters: Freestanding house on property
Externship Responsibilities: Assist doctors and staff with patient examinations, diagnostics and treatments of both ambulatory and in hospital cases.
Graduate of American or International Veterinary College; we will consider unlicensed international veterinarians.