Steinbeck Peninsula Equine Medical Center’s competitive internship has two openings for the 2020 - 2021 intern year. SPEC is staffed with highly skilled, caring and compassionate medical professionals. Our dedicated and experienced team is proficient in multiple aspects of equine medicine and surgery with special emphasis placed upon advanced lameness diagnostics, imaging, sports medicine, surgery, and intensive care cases. We also provide comprehensive routine care including everything from wellness care to acupuncture, spinal manipulation (chiropractic), dentistry, and pre-purchase exams.
The goal of our one-year internship is to produce a well-rounded equine veterinarian. Our internship is best suited for those looking for an ambulatory component to their internship, and those looking for an emphasis in sports medicine and advanced imaging. Most often, after the internship, interns move to full time ambulatory practice, or pursue sports medicine/imaging residencies.
Some highlights about the SPEC internship program includes:
Extensive mentorship program
Ambulatory 50%, in-house hospital 50%
Peninsula Equine values high-quality medicine, promoting professional education, and a cooperative team atmosphere
One of the highest paying internships in the USA - housing provided plus benefits and membership fees on top of one of the highest base salaries
Previous interns have gone on to get competitive job offers, internships, and residencies
CE budget plus free admission to International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology conference
Weekly day off to explore the Pacific coast, San Francisco, wine country, and Silicon Valley plus additional vacation time
Internship Duties: Interns spend 6 days on and one day off. They rotate weekly between ambulatory and hospital duties. They rotate between anesthesia and assistant surgeon duties. For the first 6 months, interns work exclusively with senior clinicians. As they feel more comfortable, interns start taking select cases on their own.
Facilities: Hospital including a 10-stall barn, full surgical suite, nuclear scintigraphy, therapeutic lasers, shockwave, endoscopy, ultrasound, digital radiography, and Pro-Stride, PRP, and IRAP processing machines. Plus, fully stocked and equipped ambulatory practice trucks.
Practice type: 100% Equine practice
Specialties: Boarded in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Boarded in Internal Medicine, Boarded in Surgery, ISELP certification, spinal manipulation (chiropractic), acupuncture
Average case load per Vet: 25-50/week
Number of veterinarians: 8
Prerequisite Application Process: Applicant must be graduating from an AVMA accredited school and be able to attain a California state veterinary license. Please send a cover letter outlining future goals and how our internship will help you achieve that, a resume/CV, a photo, and three letters of recommendation to [email protected] or Steinbeck Peninsula Equine, attn: Amanda Hedges, PO Box 7297, Menlo Park, CA 94026. Either hard copies or emailed copies are fine. Although not required, we highly encourage applicants to set up a time to visit Steinbeck Peninsula Equine!
Additional Salary Information: Internship salary: $33,000/year plus housing, CE budget, benefits, and on-call compensation
About Steinbeck Peninsula Equine Medical Center
Peninsula Equine is a full service hospital and ambulatory practice that specializes in progressive Sports Medicine and comprehensive health care. We are located in the heart of Silicon Valley, with our main clinic situated just south of San Francisco and a satellite clinic just south of San Jose.