Performance Equine Vets – Equine Internship


Job Type: Veterinarian

Work Type: Equine Only

Business Name: Performance Equine Vets

City: Aiken

State: South Carolina

Start Date: 2023-06-15

Contact Name: Rachelle Thompson

Contact Email: [email protected]

Contact Phone: (803) 641-0644

Performance Equine Vets is accepting applications for a one-year equine internship. Interns will rotate through different services including: medicine, surgery, reproduction, ambulatory, and ICU/emergency coverage. The position will offer new graduates a strong foundation for continued work in private practice or application to a residency program. The position would also offer an excellent opportunity for increased experience and responsibility for those applicants completing a second internship. Duties will include all aspects of equine practice including farm calls, outpatient diagnostics, surgical assistance, and daily care of in-house patients. After-hours ambulatory emergency duty is shared with other veterinarians. On average, each intern will enjoy 1 night off per week and 2 weekends off per month. Technician support is available after hours and on weekends for the hospital and ambulatory calls.

Performance Equine Vets is a progressive practice in Aiken, South Carolina. Not only is Aiken ‘horse country’, but it was also voted “The South’s Best Small Town”. It is a seasonal destination for equestrians of all disciplines as well as a permanent home to many competition, breeding, and training facilities. Performance Equine Vets encompasses over 50 acres, and is a busy, full-service hospital. We offer the latest technologies and advanced medical techniques including radiography, endoscopy, ultrasound, laser, shockwave, stem cell/PRP/IRAP, arthroscopy, fracture fixation, TeleVet, and many other cutting-edge therapies. The main areas of the practice include reproduction, surgery, sports medicine / lameness, internal medicine, and general practice. We pride ourselves on practicing excellent, high-quality medicine. Facilities include climate-controlled hospital stalls, isolation, surgical suite and recovery stalls, covered lameness area, rehabilitation facilities, ICU and NICU, farrier services, and reproduction center including: breeding and semen collection, ICSI, ET, and foal watch.

Housing on site is available and encouraged; no pets or spouses are allowed. If off-site housing is pursued, interns are expected to obtain housing within a 10-minute radius of the hospital so that response time for emergency shifts are minimized.

Before application, we recommend having visited our hospital on an externship basis. If an externship is not possible, submit application materials by March 1 and contact us to arrange an interview. Our compensation package includes: salary, emergency call compensation, health insurance stipend, liability insurance, CE stipend, licensing fees, and AVMA membership.

Graduate DVM
Must obtain a license to practice veterinary medicine in South Carolina
Maintain a valid driver’s license for the duration of the program

To Apply:
Interested applicants should submit:
● a letter of intent
● current resume/curriculum vitae
● a list of three references

Send To: Dr. Rachelle Thompson, Internal Medicine [email protected]

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