Kentucky Equine Hospital is seeking motivated interns who are excited to experience a well rounded internship experience that includes ambulatory, hospital, surgical and reproductive experience in a small hospital setting that empowers our interns to learn to think and practice independently. Our interns are an integral part of our team as we are a small hospital with an busy varied caseload; we rely on our interns to work as part of our veterinary team and utilize their medical skills. We strive to practice high quality veterinary medicine with an emphasis excellent client and patient care.
Philosophy of Internship: To provide our interns with an opportunity to acquire new skills, fine tune established skills, and further their knowledge in various aspects of equine practice to help them become well rounded, highly competitive veterinarians whether they continue into a residency program or enter into ambulatory practice.
Internship Duties: Our interns’ main responsibility is front-line hospital and surgical patient care. As we assess your skills and provide additional training, interns will become responsible for more independent case management, ambulatory and emergency cases. You will provide daily examinations, treatments, and maintain medical records for hospitalized cases. Dr. Sutter has an active surgical case load and intern doctors scrub into surgical procedures and perform post surgical care to patients. You will assist our practitioners with radiology, anesthesiology, surgery, lameness, reproduction, laser, MRIs, nuclear scans, shockwave, pre-purchase exams, video endoscopy/gastroscopy, ambulatory medical examinations, referral cases, emergency cases, and laboratory testing. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the successful management of a private veterinary practice. Throughout your internship (within the scope of your competence and skills), you will share on-call and holiday coverage.
Practice Information: Our case load consists of 40% Lameness/Sports Medicine/Surgery; 40% ambulatory and Reproduction, and 20% Medicine. We are a full service hospital. Our services include but are not limited to: Digital Radiography, Digital Ultrasonography, Video Endoscopy/Gastroscopy, Nuclear Scintigraphy, MRI, Surgery (Emergency and Routine), Nd:YAG Laser, Shock Wave Therapy, Stem Cell Therapy, IRAP, Reproduction (Artificial Insemination, Semen Processing, etc.), Embryo Transfer, Foaling Assistance, Dentistry and Laboratory Services. We are also a critical care and referral facility. Dr. Erica Tolar, a board certified ophthalmologist, sees her equine case load at our hospital.
Our internship duration is for one year and typically start in June and go to the following June.
Applications for internship are due by April 30th, 2021.
For additional information regarding our internship please contact Dr. Bridget Mason at [email protected]
*Kentucky Equine Hospital was formerly Equine Services*
DVM/VMD; Passing grade on NAVALE exam with ability to be licensed in KY
Please email letter of intent and resume, 3 letters of recommendation, and official veterinary school transcripts
Additional Salary Information: Housing provided; health insurance provided; Association dues; Liability insurance; Paid vacation; CE time off and stipend
About Kentucky Equine Hospital
Welcome to Kentucky Equine Hospital.
Since its inception in 1979 as Equine Services, Kentucky Equine Hospital has been known for being multi-faceted in the forefront of technology and innovation in service of the horse and horse industry. Kentucky Equine Hospital seeks to merge practical expertise with superior clinical care by providing state-of-the-art imaging techniques, lameness evaluations and a surgical referral center. Drs. Sutter and Cummins have a combined 58 years of experience caring for some of the nation’s top competition horses across a variety of disciplines.
Excellence and Innovation for the Equine Athlete