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Location: Navasota, Texas
Type: Avenues Internship
Salary: $48,000 total package
Internal Number: NAVASOTA INTERNSHIP
Are you a passionate and ambitious veterinarian seeking a unique opportunity to kickstart your equine veterinary career? Look no further! Join our dynamic and collaborative team at Brazos Valley Equine Hospitals – Navasota, where we offer a one-year, immersive internship program like none other.
Why Choose Our Internship Program:1. Collaborative Culture: At Brazos Valley Equine Hospitals – Navasota, we foster a culture of collaboration and continuous learning. Our team of 10 experienced equine veterinarians, specializing in Surgery, Lameness, Internal Medicine, Emergency/Critical Care, Reproduction, and Acupuncture, is dedicated to mentoring and supporting our interns. You'll be part of a tight-knit community that values personal and professional growth.
2. Diverse Case Range: From laceration repairs, horseshow evaluations, breeding mares, managing critically ill foals, colic surgery, lameness and fracture repair to cataract surgery, our practice sees it all. With over 9,000 patients treated annually, you'll gain hands-on experience across a wide spectrum of disciplines and breeds. No two days are the same!
3. Expert Mentorship: Your personalized mentorship experience includes daily stall side rounds, case reviews, and weekly webinars with interns from various practices. You'll work closely with all our doctors, rotating through two-week blocks to gain a well-rounded skill set. We also collaborate with specialists in Ophthalmology, Rehabilitation, Radiology, Oncology, and Equine Dentistry to broaden our knowledge.
4. Varied Settings: While primarily based in Navasota, you'll have the opportunity to spend time at our Salado or Waco hospitals, attend horse shows, and work with our ambulatory outpatient lameness service. This diverse exposure ensures you're prepared for all facets of equine veterinary care.
5. Gradual Independence: Your level of supervision will adapt to your experience, allowing you to grow throughout the year. From in-house appointments to emergency cases, you'll progressively handle various responsibilities under direct or indirect supervision.
Internship Breakdown:• Management of inpatients: 30%• Outpatient examinations: 30%• Ambulatory calls: 20%• Surgery assistance: 10%• Anesthesia: 5%• Night duties: 5% (including intensive care monitoring and emergency assistance)
Manage Cases Overnight: Our interns play a vital role in providing 24/7 care to our equine patients. While licensed technicians handle routine treatments, you'll be responsible for managing cases during night duties, including intensive care monitoring and assisting with emergencies.
Meet Our Veterinarians:• Dr. Ben Buchanan, DACVIM, DACVECC• Dr. Kurt Heite• Dr. Terrell Buchanan• Dr. Ricci Karkula, MS, cVMA• Dr. Weston Warnock, DACVS-LA• Dr. Jon Johnson• Dr. Ted Kellerman, CF• Dr. Kyle Grogger• Dr. Meghan Murphy• Dr. Sara Nerz
Supporting Your Success: Our team extends beyond our veterinarians to include 24-hour hospital/treatment technicians, registered technicians, office staff, dedicated lab and pharmacy personnel, farriers, a licensed dental practitioner, and over 30 additional support staff members. We're here to help you thrive in your internship journey.
Apply Now: If you're a positive, ambitious, and eager-to-learn intern ready to take on the challenges of equine medicine, Brazos Valley Equine Hospitals – Navasota is the place for you. Join us in the heart of Texas, conveniently located between Houston, Austin, and Dallas, and become a part of our passionate equine healthcare community. Don't miss this unparalleled opportunity to launch your equine veterinary career. Let us help shorten your runway to a successful career. Apply today to be a part of our thriving internship program.
BVEH also offers internships in Salado
As a first job after veterinary school, our programs will provide you a solid foundation to be a success.
Applicants should be graduating or recently graduated from Veterinary School.
Internship applicants should have general experience in equine medicine and surgery, and basic knowledge of horsemanship. The ability to work as a team, a positive attitude, and people skills are a requirement.
A prior visit/externship and interview is strongly encouraged. A personal meeting is weighted the most when considering applicants.
A decision will be made as soon as excellent candidates are identified.