Aiken, South Carolina
Location: Aiken, South Carolina
Type: Avenues Internship
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Performance Equine Vets is accepting applications for a one-year equine internship. Interns will rotate through different services including: medicine, surgery, reproduction, ambulatory, and ICU/emergency coverage. The position will offer new graduates a strong foundation for continued work in private practice or application to a residency program. The position would also offer an excellent opportunity for increased experience and responsibility for those applicants completing a second internship. Duties will include all aspects of equine practice including farm calls, outpatient diagnostics, surgical assistance, and daily care of in-house patients. After-hours ambulatory emergency duty is shared with other veterinarians. On average, each intern will enjoy 1 night off per week and 2 weekends off per month. Technician support is available after hours and on weekends for the hospital and ambulatory calls.
Performance Equine Vets is a progressive practice in Aiken, South Carolina. Not only is Aiken ‘horse country’, but it was also voted “The South’s Best Small Town”. It is a seasonal destination for equestrians of all disciplines as well as a permanent home to many competition, breeding, and training facilities. Performance Equine Vets encompasses over 50 acres, and is a busy, full-service hospital. We offer the latest technologies and advanced medical techniques including radiography, endoscopy, ultrasound, laser, shockwave, stem cell/PRP/IRAP, arthroscopy, fracture fixation, TeleVet, and many other cutting-edge therapies. The main areas of the practice include reproduction, surgery, sports medicine / lameness, internal medicine, and general practice. We pride ourselves on practicing excellent, high-quality medicine. Facilities include climate-controlled hospital stalls, isolation, surgical suite and recovery stalls, covered lameness area, rehabilitation facilities, ICU and NICU, farrier services, and reproduction center including: breeding and semen collection, ICSI, ET, and foal watch.
Housing on site is available and encouraged; no pets or spouses are allowed. If off-site housing is pursued, interns are expected to obtain housing within a 10-minute radius of the hospital so that response time for emergency shifts are minimized.
Interested applicants should submit:
Send To: Dr. Rachelle Thompson, DACVIM email@example.com
Before application, we recommend having visited our hospital on an externship basis. If an externship is not possible, submit application materials by March 1 and contact us to arrange an interview. Our compensation package includes: salary, emergency call compensation, health insurance stipend, liability insurance, CE stipend, licensing fees, and AVMA membership.
Must obtain a license to practice veterinary medicine in South Carolina
Maintain a valid driver’s license for the duration of the program