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Location: Plympton, Massachusetts
Type: Avenues Internship
Internal Number: 14932
South Shore Equine Clinic is accepting applications for our 2023-2024 internship opportunities!
Our program is offered to graduates of accredited veterinary schools that are eligible for a MA license. The goal of this internship is to allow the intern to become a qualified ambulatory associate, as well as a qualified diagnostician familiar with all aspects of diagnostics and treatment options.
Case load: Performance horse evaluations - H/J, eventing, and dressage show horse, Standardbred racehorses, western pleasure, emphasis on diagnostics and therapeutic options. Internal medicine caseload includes referrals as well as medical colics; preventative care and dentistry; no colic surgery performed. General ambulatory/emergencies seen weekly and as needed.
Types of cases: 40% performance horse evaluations, 30% Preventative care/internal medicine, 20% general ambulatory, 5-10% reproductive (seasonal), 5% emergency (no colic surgery).
Estimated breakdown of workload: Ambulatory/hospital/emergency 2-week rotations. Monday, Wednesday & Friday - full days ambulatory, routine preventative care as well as lameness/purchase exams. Tuesday/Thursday (am) - in clinic cases and surgeries; (pm) -ambulatory. Saturday (am) - in clinic caseload and weekend ambulatory treatments.
Emergency duty requirements: Shared rotation including nights and weekends (with back-up).
Amount of supervision: Heavily mentored/supervised initially, leading to independence for emergencies and some days and/or procedures on an individual basis.
Prerequisite Application Process: Graduate from AVMA accredited school, passed NAVLE, eligible for a MA vet license and a valid driver's license are all requirements.
Positive outlook with a passion for helping people with their horse problems.