Lexington Equine Surgery & Sports Medicine is offering an internship program in Equine lameness, advanced diagnostic services and surgery. This internship program provides one year of advanced clinical training. Minimum qualification includes graduation from a school of veterinary medicine. The selection of interns is made on the basis of academic achievement, career objectives, letters of recommendation, interpersonal skills, clinical skills and pertinent experience.
The intern will be a participant in our practice and under supervision has clinical responsibility for cases assigned to Equine Surgery and Lameness. Under the direct supervision of board certified specialists, the intern examines, conducts diagnostic procedures, and prescribes treatments for patients admitted to Lexington Equine Surgery. The intern will be trained in advanced diagnostic techniques including ultrasound, radiography, MRI & Nuclear Scintigraphy.
Interns will work a Monday through Friday schedule and are on call approximately 1 night and 1 weekend out of every 2. Interns will be provided housing that is located within 10 minutes of the clinic.
The internship program is designed to qualify the individual to enter an approved equine surgical residency training program or to assume a position in a high quality equine private practice.
To provide post-graduate advanced training in Equine Lameness and Surgery.
To develop practical clinical expertise in Advanced Equine Diagnostic practices such as Ultrasound, MRI & Nuclear Scintigraphy.
To provide clinical teaching experience in equine surgery, should the intern desire to continue his/her education in a surgery residency.
Justification The Equine internship program provides intensive post-doctoral training in equine surgery with emphasis on lameness evaluations using advanced diagnostic procedures. Upon completion of the internship the candidate will be qualified to apply for an equine residency program or a position as an associate in a high quality equine private practice.
Lexington Equine Surgery & Sports Medicine is a state-of-the-art facility with a high case load that will provide an ideal environment for this internship program.
The internship provides broad clinical exposure in Surgery & Sports Medicine which includes lameness, diagnostics and surgery.
Qualifications Candidates for an internship must have a D.V.M. or equivalent degree.
Duration The internship program shall be of one year's duration.
General Scope and Nature of Training
The intern will spend 12 months of the time rotating from surgery cases to ambulatory cases.
Advanced training in diagnostic imaging interpretation with ultrasound, radiography, MRI & Nuclear Scintigraphy.
The intern will develop an understanding of case management and client communications in the primary and referral care of horses. This will include clinic rotations through the ambulatory equine service as well as surgery services & anesthesia. The intern will have primary patient care responsibilities under the supervision of a board certified specialist. This will include all routine cases as well as referred cases with specific medical or surgical problems. A primary objective of the internship year will be the development of clinical maturity and judgment.
Applications must contain the following to be considered:
Please list the names and addresses of your references at the end of your CV.
Official Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended: These must be received directly from the college/university registrar
Letter of Intent
Three Letters of Professional Reference
Individuals are welcome to send applications via mail or e-mail directly to Victoria Schumacher, email@example.com.
Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree.
Additional Salary Information: Housing is provided
About Lexington Equine Surgery & Sports Medicine
Lexington Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine opened its doors in January 2011. Our facility is dedicated to the care and well-being of the equine patient. It is designed to minimize biosecurity risks and maximize efficiency. To our clients, we are committed to providing the highest standard of equine health care available for fair and reasonable fees. We strive to maintain clear and active communications with our clients because our success is directly related to their success. The surgery facility includes two operating rooms, a radiology area, a room for standing surgeries, three induction recovery stalls, and a nine stall barn. Our imaging facility is home to a state of the art Nuclear Scintigraphy camera and the only standing MRI in the state of Kentucky!