The Plains, Virginia
Location: The Plains, Virginia
Type: Avenues Internship
Salary: Annual salary
The goal of the internship program at The Piedmont Equine Practice is to produce an intern who is a well-rounded practitioner, ready to expand their skills in any and all facets of equine practice. Each intern will rotate through a set schedule as Ambulatory Intern, Outpatient Intern, Sports Medicine Intern, and Hospital Intern in two week blocks. With the growth of our program to four interns, there has been an improvement with regards to the amount of on-call that is required compared to previous years. Piedmont aims to prioritize intern quality of life in a job that is oftentimes demanding.
Our strength is our versatility within our program - externs/ interns will be exposed to a variety of cases as we have two surgeons, an equine ophthalmologist who works routinely out of our practice; veterinarians that focus on complex lameness exams and pre-purchases; access to a veterinarian in the area with a special interest in dentistry; and veterinarians that focus on herd health, emergency, reproduction (including a current Theriogenology resident), acupuncture, chiropractic, and anesthesia. Piedmont does an exceptional job allowing their veterinarians to pursue their special interests and further their education with CE. We have top of the line radiology and ultrasound equipment and in-house nuclear scintigraphy. We have great support staff in the clinic and respect people at all levels whether they are assistants in the barn, front office staff, or veterinarians. We take pride in our ability to work together as a team and being efficient. We produce a well-rounded, above average equine veterinarian and we are proud to promote them in their future endeavors, whether these be specialized training or general practice.
The internship is a one year salaried position typically reserved for recent graduates of veterinary school. In order to apply for the internship, at least a one week externship is required prior to application and we encourage all visits to be complete before Labor Day of the year in which they are applying. A letter of intent, resume, three letters of recommendation, and transcripts are required for application for the internship. A license to practice in the state of Virginia will be required prior to starting the internship. Housing is provided for both externs and interns (separately). Externs must be enrolled in a veterinary school and are asked to provide a cover letter and resume with their extern application, as well as proof of Professional Liability Insurance.
Internships typically begin and end on or around June 1.
For more information please contact Dr. Christy Moss - firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to apply for the internship we recommend an at least one week externship prior to application and we encourage all visits to be complete before Labor Day of the year in which they are applying. A letter of intent, resume, three letters of recommendation, and transcripts are required for application. Intern must be a graduate of veterinary school and able to be licensed in the state of Virginia by the time the internship begins.