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Location: Thompsons Station, Tennessee
Type: Avenues Internship
TN Equine Hospital – Internship to Associate Program 2023
Our primary objective for the Tennessee Equine Hospital internship program is to recruit and support exceptional veterinarians in their transition from veterinary students to equine veterinarians, while supporting the needs of the organization. This program is designed to prepare graduates to become confident, competent, and successful Veterinarians as they take the next step in their career.
As a hospital staffed with technicians 24 hours a day, we are able to utilize a strategy and schedule that allows for our interns and organization to mutually benefit from the experience. Interns will be positioned in a high case load high pace environment and mentored by all the doctors within the organization. We are committed as an organization to develop a group of young doctors into productive equine veterinarians and are recruiting applicants who have a strong desire to learn and develop a skill set to better the equine veterinary industry. The intern’s role is a difficult one; one that wears many hats and works long hours. Four interns that have the same drive to learn and work hard will make this internship enjoyable and a great growth experience.
The program is a rotating internship lasting 6-12 months. There will be four rotations lasting one week each: surgery, medicine, ambulatory, and outpatient/reproduction. Regardless of the number of interns selected, the rotation format is guaranteed. The rotations are defined below:
After 6 months of the rotating internship, we will enter the focused interest phase of the program. Each intern will be assessed by all mentors. If the mentors from each of the rotations feel that an adequate skill level is achieved, then the intern will begin to focus on more of what they are interested in. For example, if the intern has a strong interest in surgery, more time will be given to the surgery department. If sports medicine is an interest, then more time will be given to that department. If the intern has developed a strong skill set over the previous six months and they desire to fill an associate role within one of our hospitals, then they may be positioned from the mentorship role into more of an associate position.
Again, our goal is for us to mutually benefit from the program. We want to mentor and develop equine doctors and position them to be the best at what they choose to do whether that is a residency, high volume sports medicine practice, general ambulatory position back home, or to become an associate within our organization.
We look forward to sharing more about this wonderful program, our team, and how you can join us!