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Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Type: Avenues Internship
Salary: $45,000 per annum
Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital is offering a 53 week in-hospital internship training opportunity with a primary focus on surgery (upper airway, gastrointestinal, orthopedic, urogenital), lameness, emergency medicine, internal medicine, and anesthesia. Interns can obtain more experience in specific areas of interest due to a tailored rotation schedule from January-May. There are multiple in-house hospital internship positions available for qualified applicants, with the goal of providing a strong foundation for application to a residency program or entering private practice.
The hospital staff at Rood & Riddle includes seven board-certified surgeons, five board-certified internists, one board-certified anesthesiologist, and an consulting board-certified ophthalmologist. Other specialists in the practice include a board-certified equine dentist, four board-certified theriogenologists, and four podiatrists. The busy caseload and number of clinicians provide diverse mentorship and a unique internship experience not available elsewhere. After-hours emergency duty is shared between specialists, and interns provide assistant surgeon, anesthesia, surgical technical support after-hours, as well as assisting the internal medicine clinicians. All treatments, including after-hours and holidays, are performed by technicians.
The imaging modalities in our hospital include: High-field MRI, standing and general anesthesia CT, nuclear scintigraphy, PET Scan, digital radiographs, and ultrasound. Other specialty therapies and facilities include an on-site stem cell lab, IRAP, shockwave, and a neonatal intensive care until.
Outgoing interns and incoming interns are staggered to provide overlap and experience as the incoming class gets settled and trained.
About the area:
Lexington, KY is hailed as the horse capital of the world. Rood and Riddle has been providing the highest level of care to the area since 1986. Lexington’s downtown is within a ten-minute drive of the hospital campus and has a vibrant dining scene with several local craft breweries. The University of Kentucky, the Kentucky Horse Park, and Keeneland Racetrack are within fifteen minutes of the hospital.
Interns must have graduated from veterinary school prior to the commencement of the internship. It is strongly recommended, but not required, that an externship be completed with us prior to applying for an internship. To apply, please send a curriculum vitae, letter of intent, veterinary school transcript, and three letters of reference to Alanna Mathes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the difficulties with immigration and the inability to guarantee the obtaining of a suitable visa to allow work within the United States, this position can only be offered to citizens of the United States or candidates with pre-existing immigration clearance for the United States at this time.