Externship Program Overview
Vermont Large Animal Clinic Equine Hospital is a referral and ambulatory practice service Vermont and upstate New York. VLACEH offers an externship program for students seeking a shared experience in both equine ambulatory and hospital practice. Our practice includes five veterinarians, five ambulatory vehicles equipped with digital ultrasound, digital radiography, endoscopy, and shockwave therapy, and a fully equipped surgical facility. We service horses of all ages, breeds, and disciplines. Our services include lameness, internal medicine, reproduction and neonatal care, pre-purchase exams, and preventative care.
Extern candidates should have an interest in pursuing a career in equine medicine and have prior experience in handling and treating horses. Externs are expected to assist veterinarians and technicians in daily work, and to be available for emergency calls at night and on the weekend. Externs should have a strong work ethic and have a positive attitude. Successful completion of an externship with VLACEH is a pre-requisite for those individuals in applying for our internship program.
Prospective externs should submit a cover letter, resume, proof of insurance and photo in addition to a completed copy of our externship application. Externship applications are taken on a rolling basis. Externships are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis; however, priority is given to 4th year veterinary students. Please include in your application the dates you would like to spend with us.
Dates and Duration
The practice is open to externs year round. However, we strongly encourage externships to be scheduled between March and September to facilitate a broader learning experience. Externships typically last 2-3 weeks.
On-site housing is provided for externs and is limited to two externs at a time. Students are free to arrange their own accommodations if desired.
All students are required to have medical insurance and professional liability insurance for the duration of their externship. Professional liability insurance can be obtained through the AVMA-PLIT.