Our externship program runs throughout the year, excluding June 1st through June 15th, with on-site housing provided. Externships begin on Mondays and are available for a minimum of five days to a maximum of three weeks. Our program is very rigorous, you will see and participate in many interesting cases which will give you a sense of what to expect as an intern in private practice.
Externs are expected to assist doctors and technicians with the daily operations of our hospital, including placing catheters, giving medication, observing outpatient appointments, and scrubbing in to elective and emergency surgeries. During the day, you will help perform daily exams, including TPR's, and administering medications. In the evening, you will be asked to assist the overnight doctor and technicians with patient care and after hours emergencies.
Externships are open to students attending any AVMA accredited veterinary school in the US and overseas.
You can apply by emailing [email protected]. The externship schedule fills quickly, especially for the spring and summer months, so it is recommended you apply as early as you are able. You will be required to submit a copy of your resume or CV, a letter of intent, a letter of good academic standing from your school, proof of insurance and a digital picture of yourself.
Since opening its doors in 1986, the Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center has developed an enviable reputation as one of the premier equine veterinary hospitals in the country. Our reputation has given us the opportunity over the years to work on horses of various breeds and disciplines, from Kentucky Derby, Hambletonian winners and Olympic athletes to our local Hunterdon County equine friends.
Over the years, our staff has grown to over 40 dedicated individuals, including board certified specialists in the fields of surgery, internal medicine, sports medicine & rehabilitation, and cardiology. In addition to the hospital clinicians, we also have a field service department, whose veterinarians work closely with the specialists as a team, providing quality care at home. Our technical staff has also grown to 20 qualified individuals.
The team that has been put in place allows the hospital to provide exceptional care to the patient, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A doctor is always present at the hospital to oversee the care of patients. Perhaps more than any of our credentials is our doctor’s commitment to resolve equine health issues and patiently and effectively communicate with horse owners and professionals.