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Location: Cave Creek, Arizona
Type: Avenues Internship
Preferred Education: Doctorate
Internal Number: 11066
Internship Opportunity in Cave Creek, Arizona!
Philosophy of Internship: The goal of our internship is to provide you with a quality experience which balances in-hospital, ambulatory and academic veterinary medicine. You will have the experience and knowledge to begin a residency program or a career in private equine ambulatory practice upon successful completion of the program. The internship will provide you with an equivalent of approximately 5 years worth of private practice experience. You will acquire knowledge through diligent research on the cases that come through the hospital and out in the field. We will provide you with guidance and active training so you can leave Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center prepared for either a residency or private practice.
Additional Information: Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center has been serving the veterinary medical needs for horses for over 30 years. Committed to our clients and their horses, we aim to provide the highest quality of equine veterinary care and excellent service to ensure the health and performance of every horse we serve. Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center is experienced in all types of medical and surgical conditions. We offer first rate equine care. Subsidized rental housing is available on-site on a first come first served basis. Please inquire for details.
Internship Established: 2003
Number of Internships Available: 4 openings (4 total interns per year)
Direct Supervision: 3-6 Months
Estimated Workload: 50-60 hrs/week
Emergency Duties (Nights / Week): 4
Internship Salary: $35,568
Housing costs will be deducted as negotiated by practice administrator from total salary if living on site.
Housing : YesVacation: YesLicensing: NoOn Call Compensation: If licensed in AZ, yes for ambulatory coverageProfessional Dues: Yes
Internship Duties: Duties include workup and management of appointments and emergencies, primary care of hospitalized patients including treatments and writing orders, assisting in surgery, along with night duties for surgical, referred cases and primary emergency call (which is shared among intern-mates). We invite interns to participate on ambulatory calls as time allows and when interesting cases arise. Interns will also be trained in and run after-hours anesthesia as well as daytime anesthesia as time allows. Rotations include surgery, internal medicine and a night/emergency rotation. Each intern will rotate on all services. The night rotation includes workup of emergencies with the specialist on call and overnight duties with hospitalized patients. Night technician support is also utilized for patient care several nights of the week.
Prerequisite Application Process: For the internship application we require a letter of intent, transcripts, CV or resume, and 3 letters of reference.