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Location: Weatherford, Texas
Type: Avenues Internship
Internal Number: Racetrack Internship
Equine Sports Medicine & Surgery, Racehorse Division (“ESMS”) has an opportunity for Equine Veterinarians looking to jumpstart their career in the exciting world of equine racetrack medicine. The selected individuals will have the opportunity to work on some of the finest equine athletes in sport at premiere racetrack locations around the country. ESMS interns gain valuable hands on experience working side by side with some of today’s leading equine racehorse veterinarians. In addition, ESMS interns can broaden their skills and experience working at the company’s premiere referral hospital facility in Weatherford, TX. This internship runs from June 1, 2023 through May 31, 2024. Note: early availability is welcomed!
ESMS is a large multiple-veterinarian equine racetrack practice providing veterinary services at horseracing tracks in New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma. We utilize the latest technologies including digital radiology, ultrasound, extracorporeal shockwave therapy, etc., and work on some of the finest Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred racehorses in the world. This position requires travel and extended stays at multiple racetrack locations throughout the southwestern United States.
ESMS Internship Philosophy:
At ESMS, our goal is to expose new graduates to as many facets of equine practice as possible, and close mentorship is available throughout the entire internship. Interns will gain a vast amount of exposure to lameness and advanced diagnostics. At the Weatherford hospital the intern will assist in high volumes of lameness, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery cases, large numbers of both routine and complex internal medicine cases, neonatal medicine, and routine mare and foal care.
We rely heavily on our intern veterinarians to help facilitate case management. Our interns will gain a great deal of experience throughout the internship and at the end of the year, be well equipped with confidence, knowledge, and skills to enter private practice or a residency program.
The ESMS interns are a very important and valued part of our team and are essential to the high standard of care and treatment we provide for our patients.
Qualifications: We seek team-oriented individuals with good horsemanship skills and a strong work ethic.
Successful applicants must possess a DVM or equivalent and eligible for licensure in Texas, New Mexico and/or Oklahoma. We are seeking individuals with a desire to be part of a team of veterinarians working together to provide high quality sports medicine to our clients. We seek team-oriented veterinarians with excellent communication and people skills, strong work ethic, and a keen interest and experience in equine sports medicine and lameness.