The goal of this internship is to provide the intern with a quality experience which balances in-hospital, ambulatory and academic veterinary medicine. The intern will have the experience and knowledge to begin a residency program or a career in private equine ambulatory practice upon successful completion of the program. The internship is an intensive training program that will provide the intern with an equivalent of approximately 5 years of private practice experience.
We have a 3 intern rotating internship program, where interns participate in daily medical and surgical procedures and provide and supervise patient care. Interns spend time with our in hospital specialists and also get the opportunity to spend time in the field with our ambulatory practitioners. As they progress through their program, our interns often provide care for horses in the field independently. Our interns also rotate on call to provide emergency care for horses that come to our referral facility and share responsibility with our anesthesia technicians to run anesthesia during surgeries.

The clinic will provide a stipend for insurance coverage, will pay for AAEP and AVMA dues and offers paid sick and vacation leave. CVMC also provides paid leave for one continuing education event during the year. Internships generally run from June-June.

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Past Interns:

  • 2015-2016
    • Dr. Megan Knoell: Catskill Veterinary Services in NY, Associate equine and mixed animal veterinarian
    • Dr. Haley Safnuk: returned to Canada, mixed animal veterinarian
    • Dr. Emily Hadaway: Clarkesville Veterinary Hospital in GA, Associate equine and mixed animal veterinarian
  • 2014-2015
    • Dr. Elyse Durkett: took a second surgical internship at University of Florida before starting her equine surgical residency at Iowa State University
    • Dr. Alison Forbes: Full Circle Equine Veterinary Services in MS, Associate equine veterinarian
    • Dr. Catherine Ziegler
  • 2013-2014
    • Dr. Erin Hisrich: Owner of Aspen Veterinary Clinic in Flagstaff, AZ
    • Dr. Shane Dennis: Associate veterinarian at Aspen Veterinary Clinic in Flagstaff, AZ
  • 2012-2013
    • Dr. Tyler Sweeney: Coastal Equine Veterinary Service in VA, Associate equine veterinarian
    • Dr. Darla Moser: Equine surgeon at Desert Pines Medical and Surgical Center in NV, equine surgeon
  • 2011-2012
    • Dr. Jennifer Burroughs
    • Dr. Bridget Bourke: Equine Veterinary Services in TX, Associate equine veterinarian
  • 2010-2011
    • Dr. Elyse Dunphy: Bar S Animal Clinic in Wickenburg, AZ, Associate mixed animal veterinarian and chiropractic certified
    • Dr. Kristen Caslowe
  • 2009-2010:
    • Dr. Katie Harrington
    • Dr. Martha Ullman: Westbrook Animal Hospital, Peoria, AZ, Associate small animal veterinarian
  • 2008-2009:
    • Dr. Tiffany Schmidt
    • Dr. Lauren Jacobsen
  • 2007-2008:
    • Dr. Tiffany Schmidt
    • Dr. Amy Maddin
  • 2006-2007:
    • Dr. Erica Wallace
    • Dr. Gordon Vergason
  • 2005-2006:
    • Dr. Stacey Tinkler: Equine internal medicine specialist at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 2004-2005:
    • Dr. Kim Gryl: Small animal veterinarian, Phoenix, AZ

​​​​​​​Mission Statement

​​​​​​​"We have a commitment as a team to improve ourselves both personally and
professionally so that we may better serve our patients by providing quality
veterinary care."

​​​​​​​Our Slogan:

​​​​​​​"Partners for Life"

​​​​​​​Our Motto:

​​​​​​​"Expect Excellence"

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