So, you want to be a horse doctor? We can't blame you, it's a great job. It's hard work, but most jobs are (at least according to the people doing them) If you've made it into and through veterinary school, you're plenty smart and hard working enough to do this job.
The real question is, where can you take all that education you've acquired and get the experience you need to practice veterinary medicine? We may be biased, but we recommend Austin Equine as an excellent place to enhance your training as an extern. Then, if you (or more likely we) are lucky, as an intern.
We offer a happy, fun, drama free work environment full of engaged people. We practice high quality, evidence-based medicine and do things to make sure you will, too. Things like daily rounds and monthly journal club (with beer and pizza, of course).
So, if you, too, are happy and fun; have interesting hobbies; if you like to laugh (can you believe there are people who don't?!) - you might be the extern we are looking for at Austin Equine.
Ok, you know it's not all fun and games and pizza and beer. Here's the dry stuff about work -
Austin Equine’s externships are year-round for veterinary students regardless of class year. We encourage a minimum two-week commitment and we generally accommodate one student per externship, although two students are occasionally permitted. The externship program is very hands-on, and requires interactive participation. Externs are expected to assist with morning treatment, and observe and participate in all daily cases seen. Fourth year students on official externships are expected to help with after-hours emergency cases as needed. All students will be expected to take part in daily case rounds. The annual caseload is 6000–8000 cases and the average caseload per veterinarian is 100-150 per week. Austin Equine is an equine-only practice. Our veterinarian staff includes one board certified surgeon and three other doctors who focus on lameness, and advanced dentistry. Transportation is provided to and from the airport. Automobile use at the clinic can be provided for students who possess a current driver’s license. On-site housing is provided in the form of an amazing tiny home. If interested, please email a resume or CV, letter of intent and dates you are available.
Austin Equine Hospital is a comprehensive equine veterinary hospital and surgical referral center serving the greater Austin region and Central Texas. Services include surgery, dentistry, lameness evaluation & rehabilitation, reproduction, internal medicine, preventive care, diagnostic imaging and 24-hour emergency and intermediate care.