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Location: Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada
Type: Avenues Internship
Preferred Education: Doctorate
About McKee-Pownall Equine ServicesWe are an innovative and growth-oriented 15-doctor practice with 3 locations all within an hour of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Our practice includes the use of state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and treatment options, including a standing Hallmarq MRI.
Over the last 20 years, McKee-Pownall Equine Services has consciously developed a strong and distinct company culture of highly enthusiastic, collaborative, and talented employees who can enjoy their version of work-life balance while focusing on excellent client service.
Almost every veterinarian at McKee-Pownall has been through an internship program and we are excited to be able to give back to our industry by offering this program and give new veterinarians a great foundation for a sustainable career as an equine veterinarian that is professionally and personally fulfilling.
About the programOur goal to expose new veterinarians to as many varied cases and appointments as possible, which will depend on our schedule and appointments that arise. Our program will educate you on how to function as an independent veterinarian and will encompass not just clinical competencies, but also communication with clients and colleagues along with the basics of practice management. The program will provide experience and exposure to wellness, dentistry, sports medicine, advanced imaging, reproduction, horse show, podiatry and acupuncture/bodywork services on a wide variety of patients from the beloved pleasure horse to top-level racehorses, hunter/jumpers, eventers, dressage horses and western performance horses. We also have a board-certified specialist in internal medicine on our veterinary team and work with a board-certified ophthalmologist and dentist regularly allowing for additional opportunities to gain exposure to these specialties. Our internship program will involve month long rotations at each of our three clinics so you can gain a varied experience across our practice working with different doctors, cases, patients and clients. We are primarily ambulatory and have ship-in facilities at Campbellville and Schomberg.
Program CoordinatorsDrs. Kate Robinson BSc, DVM, MVSc, DABVP (Equine Practice) and Marisa Markey, DVM are the internship program coordinators and primary mentors. They will be responsible for coordinating and tracking your training and development; conducting monthly check-in meetings with you to provide feedback, reviewing skills learned, and setting goals for skill development. All McKee-Pownall veterinarians will be involved in providing mentorship to you when you are scheduled to join them on cases. Program DetailsAt the beginning of the internship, you will be paired with an associate to shadow appointments giving you a general overview of equine practice and client communication. We will review the your core competencies, skills and goals so that we can focus your training throughout the program.As the internship progresses and depending on your and your mentor’s comfort level with your experience and skills, you will be scheduled for independent uncomplicated appointments such as vaccines, general health exams, and independent rounds at the rehab farm. Your training will focus on emergency services in preparation for independent on-call. When scheduled in Campbellville and Uxbridge, you will be scheduled for 2 nights per week and 2 weekends per month of on-call coverage. Initially, you will be shadowing the primary on-call veterinarian and then will transition to handling the emergency with the supervision of the primary on-call veterinarian and eventually handling emergencies independently.
When scheduled in Schomberg, you will be responsible for weekend rounds at the farm 3 weekends per month. Initially shadowing the primary on-call veterinarian and then transitioning to independent rounds. You will not be responsible for weeknight or weekend on call in this clinic. Compensation and Benefits• 10 days paid vacation • 5 Personal/Emergency Days per year• Health & Dental benefits • Employee and Family Assistance program providing confidential, short-term counselling and support in a variety of areas• Competitive annual salary• $1500 continuing education allowance • Free accommodations at each of our clinics Application ProcessIf you are interested in our internship program, we encourage you to come for an externship to give us a chance to meet you and for you to see our practice. To learn more about us visit https://www.mckeepownall.ca/working-with-us To apply for an internship, please send your letter of intent, Curriculum Vitae and two letters of reference to email@example.com