Full Circle Equine is proud to offer both externships and internships. Our practice is 100% equine focused, with emphasis in hunter/jumper and western performance. The practice facility consists of a 10 stall barn with digital radiography, ultrasound, endoscopy unit, shockwave, and laser available. Surgical candidates are referred on an as needed basis. The caseload breakdown is 45% lameness and PPE, 20% internal medicine, 15% emergency/critical care, 15% preventative care, and 5% miscellaneous (reproduction, ophthalmology).
Full Circle Equine provides year round externship opportunities for veterinary students. The primary goal of our externship program is to provide a comprehensive hands-on experience in an ambulatory practice.
Externs are encouraged to spend time with each clinician, participate with hospitalized cases, their work up and therapeutic treatment plan, and accompany clinicians on ambulatory calls. Responsibilities of an extern consist of assisting wherever needed, including treatments of hospitalized horses, work up of emergencies, and monitoring of critical patients. A year of veterinary school is required as well as basic equine knowledge. A two week stay is recommended, but a longer or shorter duration is acceptable. Professional dress (khakis or nice jeans, polo shirts) is required, as well.
We can provide housing on site. A microwave and refrigerator are available for your use as well. No need to bring books as we have plenty of resources! Students are expected to provide their own transportation to and from the clinic.
Primary contact person:
Dr. Elaine Haw, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send an application, resume or CV, and dates requested.
Students should provide a copy of their health insurance and AVMA PLIT liability insurance (http://www.avmaplit.com/students/)
Philosophy – The internship will foster strong ambulatory and medical technical skills. It will enable the new equine veterinarian to develop excellent diagnostic and therapeutic plans, and will teach premium client communication skills. The varied case load will prepare you for private ambulatory practice.
Duties – The intern is scheduled to work 5 days a week and three out of the four weekends a month. The intern will be initially fully supervised, then will be indirectly supervised, and then will then be scheduled to see ambulatory and emergency calls based on skill set and proficiency. This may include colic workups, lacerations, dentistry, preventative care, and acute lameness. The intern will also assist with and provide diagnostic and therapeutic plans, primary care of hospitalized patients, and overnight care if needed.
Prerequisites – DVM (or equivalent) from accredited veterinary school, successful complete of NAVLE (or equivalent), CV, letter of intent, 3 letters of recommendation, USDA accreditation, and licenses to practice in TN and MS.