Surgi-Care Center for Horses offers two internship positions yearly. The goal of our program is to allow our interns to build a strong foundation in equine medicine and surgery in order to develop a confident equine practitioner. Individuals wishing to pursue an equine surgical residency will be well prepared to do so. Likewise, interns are able to leave our practice and immediately become a productive asset in a general ambulatory practice.
Interns are closely supervised our surgeons. Duties include:
- daily examination and care of hospitalized patients
- assisting in surgical procedures
- assisting in evaluation and treatment of outpatient and emergency admissions
- alternating rotation through the emergency anesthesia schedule
- provide after-hours ambulatory emergency service (minimum 2 nights per week)
Our philosophy is that interns are doctors and not glorified technicians! As the year progresses and the interns' skill set increases, they will be allowed increasing responsibilities. We also believe that interns are human beings and although our interns work very hard, they also have personal time off. Each intern has one day off a week and one weekend off every other month. They are also allowed three days for continuing education and five days vacation for personal affairs or interviews. At Surgi-Care interns are part of our team and not just observers. We do provide living quarters within walking distance for our interns.
Minimum qualifications include graduation from an AVMA-accredited College of Veterinary Medicine, passing the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination and a Florida veterinary license.
Qualified applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference and a letter of intent regarding the applicant's future career interest. An extern visit or interview prior to the January selection is preferred. Complete the Join Our Team form or contact Dr. Kuebelbeck at firstname.lastname@example.org.