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Location: Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada
Type: Avenues Internship
Salary: $40,000 annually
Westhills Equine Veterinary Services is a 5 doctor, general equine practice located 10 minutes west of Stony Plain, Alberta that offers a variety of services including preventative medicine, dentistry, reproduction, sports medicine and emergency care. The practice was originally developed as an ambulatory practice that has since expanded into a busy clinic with an extensive hospital setting. Our facility offers stocked treatment areas, a large, heated arena for lameness exams and exercising horses year round, numerous 24 hour monitored stalls for hospitlized patients, covered outdoor pens, a round pen and a complete lab with several in-house capabilities.
Our practice has a large sports medicine and lameness component and is well equipped with two portable digital radiographs, four digital ultrasounds, shockwave, Prostride and PRP, an endoscope and a gastroscope. Two of our veterinarians are also licensed in chiropractic and acupuncture. General equine and preventative medicine plus 24/7 emergency services consume the remainder of our busy caseload. Our internal medicine specialist offers case management support and advanced diagnositic procedures as well as additional educational lectures throughout the year. Our patients range from top level performance horses to backyard companions, which results in a very diverse caseload that allows interns to identify their futures goals and interests.
During breeding season we also have two full-time veterinarians that focus 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. A reproduction focused internship opportunity is availablefor discussion if interest from applicant is expressed.
Our internship program provides an in-depth mentorship that prepares the doctor with the technical skills, educated decision making and exceptional client communication required for general equine practice. We have a very collaborative, team-based work ethic and are proud to offer an inclusive and supportive teaching environment.
INTERNSHIP SCHEDULE & DUTIES
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
Both 6 and 12 month internships are offered, with both rotating or strictly reproduction focused options available. Dates are flexible.
PRE-REQUISITES FOR APPLICATION
Interns are provided paid ABVMA dues, CE allowance, health spending account, clothing allowance, opportunity for paid travel to surgical referral center of choosing and one week vacation. On-site housing available.