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We are expanding to two interns effective for 2018! Applications are due November 1 for the upcoming year. 

In veterinary medicine, an internship refers to a one-year position for a licensed, recently graduated veterinarian.  This section pertains to those people that are interested in such an internship.

The goal of the ECO internship is to provide valuable practical experience in high quality equine ambulatory medicine while giving interns the support they need to gain knowledge and confidence. Our ultimate goal is for each of our interns to make a well-informed and thoughtful decision on how they wish to practice Veterinary Medicine after they leave ECO. Our interns are presented with a variety of opportunities. First and foremost is the seven different personalities of our seven doctors. While this could be daunting, we see this as an opportunity for the interns to interact with and learn from a variety of different approaches that end in a single outcome.

Through cooperating owners, the interns are able to do many practical procedures such as dentistry, joint injections, rectal examinations, ultrasounds and simple surgeries. Our interns are also able to interact with and educate horse owners through our client education programs held throughout the year.

The interns also serve as our “hospitalist” providing care, oversight, and treatment for cases hospitalized in our clinic. The interns are an integral part of the foaling team, and will have the opportunity to attend several foalings. By being a part of our emergency services, under the supervision of one of our doctors, the interns have the opportunity to learn from these sometimes stressful but rewarding opportunities. The entire ECO team takes pride in mentoring our interns, and we maintain close relationships with all interns long after they leave us.

Only complete applications will be considered for our internship positions.  All applications and required items must be received by Stacy Mayhew by November 1st for a July 1st start date the following year.  A complete application includes:

1.  The internship application: Internship Application

2.  Resume/CV

3.  Three letters of recommendation

Our internship begins July 1st and is a twelve-month position; starting dates may be staggered between the two incoming interns depending on practice management decisions.  This will be discussed with the incoming interns after they’ve been selected.  ECO prefers to accept their interns from the pool of externs that have visited ECO and applied for the internship (see Booking Calendar to determine open dates for visiting students.  We accept two students at a time; open dates are in green.  Yellow means that one of two spots is available.  Red means we are fully booked) .  While this is not always the case, those applicants will have an advantage.  The internship will be filled as soon as possible but no earlier than November 1.  Student members of the AAEP can see our avenues internship listing at www.aaep.org.

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All inquiries should be directed to Stacy Mayhew at sm@oakencroft.org