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Location: Keswick, Virginia
Salary: non-paid position
Old Dominion Equine Associates is a state-of-the-art, 6 doctor veterinary practice providing specialized medicine for the equine community in and around Charlottesville, Virginia. Our veterinarians offer on-site care in areas including, but not limited to, sports medicine, preventive health, reproductive medicine, and emergency services. We are committed to providing exceptional equine health care and fostering an environment of trust, mutual respect, and intellectual enrichment.
Over 20 years of experience in equine health care has taught us the importance of helping move the veterinary profession into the future. We provide veterinary students with exposure to high-quality equine medicine and hope to develop professional relationships with potential interns. Externs will gain valuable hands-on experience in an ambulatory setting that cannot be achieved in the classroom or teaching hospital.
General Practice/Preventative Care: 30%
Lameness Sports Medicine: 35%
Pre Purchase Exam: 15%
Complementary Medicine: 5%
Externs should have a strong interest in equine ambulatory practice along with a good work ethic and positive attitude. We only accept one extern at a time in order to ensure that each student receives one-on-one attention and mentorship. We encourage students in any year of their veterinary study to apply for the externship, although 4th year vet students are generally given scheduling priority.
Externships typically last 1-3 weeks and are preferentially scheduled from March to October. Students will have an opportunity to ride along with each veterinarian in the practice. Routine appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday and variably on the weekend. Externs are additionally encouraged to assist with emergency calls.
We provide excellent on-site housing at no cost that includes a private bedroom, bathroom, and a full kitchen. A personal vehicle is recommended.
You can see student reviews of our practice at EquineVetted.
Extern should have a strong interest in equine ambulatory practice along with a good work ethic and positive attitude. We accept externs in any year of their veterinary study, but 4th year vet students are generally given scheduling priority.
Please submit the following by email to Melissa Robertson (firstname.lastname@example.org):
1) cover letter 2) resume 3) a completed externship application form (available by clicking the link below or visiting our website in the about us/intern/extern section).
Externs are responsible for their own insurance. Student professional liability insurance can be obtained from AVMA-PLIT or through your school in some cases. Proof will be required upon your arrival.