Internship Program Overview
Vermont Large Animal Clinic Equine Hospital offers extensive equine veterinary services in Vermont and upstate New York, for all ages, breeds, and disciplines. VLAC Equine Hospital serves as a referral equine medical and surgical hospital for Vermont, New Hampshire, and upstate New York. Our Ambulatory service provides primary care, preventative medicine and vaccinations, new foal and wellness exams, lameness and pre-purchase exams, reproductive services, and dental procedures. Diagnostically we have the ability to perform radiographs, endoscopic, and ultrasonography examinations in the field when necessary. The facility at Vermont Large Animal Clinic is equipped to stabilize and care for critical equine patients, as well as work-up and diagnose the cause of chronic disease processes. The hospital has a surgery room, one induction stall, one recovery stall, a special procedures suite, treatment area, pharmacy, laboratory, 8 stalls, a round pen, and an isolation barn dedicated for the treatment of horses with infectious diseases. Our clinic has computed digital radiography, digital ultrasound, 2-meter and 3-meter endoscopes, IRAP, PRP, Shockwave Therapy, and pneumatic and electrical dental equipment. In-house bloodwork can be completed within minutes, including complete blood count (CBC), serum chemistry analysis, and in-house lactate levels. VLACEH offers close patient monitoring, and overnight staff are always available when 24-hour monitoring is necessary. Vermont Large Animal Clinic Equine Hospital is also available for emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Vermont Large Animal Clinic Equine Hospital offers a complete internship experience with a wide range of in-house clinical and ambulatory practice in addition to a referral case load. Interns work in a learning environment where they get exposed to all facets of equine practice. Interns learn daily from five veterinarians, including one Board Certified Surgeon. Interns cycle between in-house and field service rotations every 2 weeks. Ambulatory responsibilities include riding with associate veterinarians, seeing cases alone, and emergency calls. In-house care involves outpatient appointments, in-house patient care, anesthesia, medicine, and surgery cases. The caseload variety presents a good learning experience that will prepare the intern for a quality private practice job or further training in a residency program.
Prospective applicants must have a DVM degree from an AVMA accredited college. Application includes a resume/CV, veterinary school transcript, letter of intent, and three letters of recommendation. An externship of 1-2 weeks is strongly encourages if applying for the internship program
All inquiries and applications for internships should be forwarded to Samantha King at [email protected].