Duties: The purpose of this internship to provide a comprehensive clinical experience with the many aspects of equine ambulatory practice. This internship is appropriate either for a new graduate or a veterinarian who has already completed a general equine internship wishing to prepare for an ABVP residency. The equine population in the area we service is diverse, consisting of both pleasure and performance horses of all breeds. The equine ambulatory service sees a wide range of appointment types including preventive medicine (vaccinations and internal parasite management), lameness/sports medicine, dentistry, reproduction, regulatory (Coggins and Health Certificates), pre-purchase exams, acupuncture, infectious disease, nutrition consultation and emergencies (colic, laceration, choke, etc.). The intern will also have the opportunity to rotate through the large animal hospital services (Large Animal Surgery, Large Animal Medicine and Theriogenology) and possibly additional elective rotations such as Equine Sports Medicine and/or Equine Dentistry and Nutrition. The intern will be expected to attend and participate in Large Animal House Officer rounds and be encouraged to attend other pertinent weekly rounds as their interest and availability dictates. The primary duties of the intern will be to assist WMEP faculty with the evaluation, therapy, and management of equine patients. Direct and indirect supervision will be provided daily by the WMEP faculty throughout the course of the year. Primary case responsibility will be expected once the intern and faculty are comfortable. Additional responsibilities include supervision of senior veterinary students on clinical services, participation in and organization of topic rounds, and assistance with student teaching and clinical laboratories. The intern will have no more than 50% after-hours and weekend/holiday emergency duty and will always have a senior clinician attending or available for backup or consultation.
The intern will be based out of the West Metro Equine Practice (WMEP) office located in Long Lake which is less than 25 miles West of the Piper Equine Hospital at the Leatherdale Equine Center on the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota. WMEP provides service within a 35-mile radius and beyond for special circumstances. The intern will utilize one of the two WMEP vehicles or another University owned vehicle for appointments and emergencies. WMEP is equipped with two digital radiography setups, two ultrasound machines, an extracorporeal shockwave unit, an upper airway endoscope, two motorized dentistry setups and access to other equipment at the Piper Equine Hospital.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must be eligible for licensing in Minnesota by being graduates of either 1) AVMA COE accredited veterinary schools who have passed the North American Licensing Exam (NAVLE) by the start date, or 2) non-accredited schools who have ECVFG or PAVE certificates and have passed the NAVLE by the start date. Applicants without these credentials will not be considered. Applicants who have graduated from an AVMA accredited veterinary school must take and submit NAVLE scores prior to their start date. Applicants who have graduated from a non-AVMA accredited school must complete ECFVG training and exam and submit NAVLE scores prior to their start date. The Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine requires all interns to become licensed and accredited in the state of Minnesota. The open book exam will occur after you begin your appointment and a self-study book will be provided prior to the start date.
Interns are eligible for 10 days of personal leave time during the course of the internship program. If this personal leave time is not utilized prior to completion of the internship program, all unused time is forfeited. The annual salary is $28,000 and benefits include full health insurance coverage. Interns will have FICA, state and federal income taxes withheld.
We welcome foreign applicants who meet the criteria outlined above. Applicants must provide proof of identity and right to work in the United States at the point of hire (i.e. by start date) and throughout the internship. Proof is established through the provision of applicable, original and unexpired documents and this documentation must be in place at the time of the internship start date.
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