Sport Horse and Thoroughbred Externship in Kentucky
Spy Coast Farm
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Preferred Education: Doctorate
2 openings available.
Spy Coast Farm is a private facility that specializes in the breeding and development of top-quality performance horses on 800 acres in Lexington, KY adjacent to the Kentucky Horse Park. Under the mentorship of 2 resident veterinarians, our externs will gain experience in all facets of the equine industry from breeding and foaling to developing and caring for the young sport horse.
With over 300 horses on the property year-round, externs will gain experience and knowledge in herd health and preventative care, Thoroughbred and Sport Horse reproduction, young horse training and development, and sport horse lameness. We offer import quarantine services for mares and stallions for Contagious Equine Metritis and USDA export quarantine services. Externs will have the opportunity to work with referral cases in our state-of the-art Rehabilitation and Fitness Center and become versed in the use of various treatment modalities including Cold Water Spa, Aqua-Treadmill, dry treadmill, RLT Laser, PEMF, Cold laser, Equinosis Lameness Locator, and Shockwave machine
Externs will also have the opportunity to work at Burleson Farms, a commercial Thoroughbred farm in Midway, Kentucky. This breeding operation foals approximately 50-60 Thoroughbred foals/year and breeds over 100 mares/year. It is located within 5 miles of top stallion breeding sheds including WinStar, Three Chimneys, and Ashford Stud. Depending upon the time of year, the extern will have the opportunity to assist with breeding, neonatal care, preventative and routine care, lameness evaluations, radiographs, and emergency services as needed. There will also be opportunities to assist at Thoroughbred Sales including Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland Sales.
Applicants must be in good standing at an accredited veterinary school and on the path to graduating with a veterinary medical degree.
Spy Coast Farm is a large Sport Horse facility located on 800 acres of bluegrass in Lexington, adjacent to the Kentucky Horse Park. We specialize in breeding and developing top quality performance horses.