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In an effort to build lifelong relationships and cover operational needs during the breeding season, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute has three undergraduate opportunities designed to provide a learning environment in which undergraduate students or graduates of an undergraduate program can expand their general knowledge of equine veterinary medicine.
Medicine Veterinary Assistant Internship
Each year the McGee Medicine Center sees over 2,500 medicine and critical care cases of which more than 300 are critically ill newborn foals. The medicine veterinary assistant will learn from senior technicians that have honed their skills for many years, while assisting 5 internal medicine specialists at this center. Cases frequently admitted during the spring period include: post-foaling complications such as hemorrhaging mares and uterine tears, high risk pregnancies, and various neonatal disorders. The internship is a full-time seasonal position starting approximately in January and finishing in June. For further information regarding responsibilities during the internship and qualifications, visit www.hagyard.com.
Surgery Veterinary Assistant Internship
With more than 6,000 surgical procedures performed each year, Hagyard qualifies as one of the largest equine surgical hospitals in the world. The invaluable experience gained over time readily equates to better medical and surgical results, and has helped to place Hagyard Equine Medical Institute among the best hospitals in North America. This surgical expertise is complemented at the center by a broad range of diagnostics, such as scintigraphy, digital radiology, ultrasound, and MRI. The surgery veterinary assistant will learn from senior veterinary assistants while assisting 6 surgeons. Their primary role will be to provide assistance and support to surgeons, veterinary interns, and surgery staff by holding and restraining patients for examination, treatment, procedures, and x-ray. The internship is a full-time seasonal position starting approximately in January and finishing in June. For more information regarding responsibilities during the externship and qualifications, visit www.hagyard.com.
Ambulatory Veterinary Assistant Internship
Hagyard Field Care doctors are a group of experienced ambulatory equine practitioners who provide highly personalized client service to area horse farms. The ambulatory veterinary assistant will provide assistance and support to the doctor in the delivery of primary care and diagnostic services. The primary caseload revolves around breeding and foaling thoroughbred mares. The ambulatory veterinary assistant will observe reproductive and general medicine work, done in the field. The internship is a full-time seasonal position starting approximately in January and finishing in June. For further information regarding responsibilities during the internship and qualifications, visit www.hagyard.com.
Fertility Veterinary Assistant Internship
Few equine veterinary practices know the horse breeding industry as well as Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. With the large numbers of commercial and private breeding farms in the immediate area, healthy foal production has become not only a personal endeavor, but a multi-million-dollar agricultural enterprise involving thousands of horses each year. In an effort to meet the needs of this evolving industry, Hagyard developed a referral facility to provide more in-depth diagnostics for mares and stallions as well as provide assisted reproductive services – a center totally devoted to fertility. At the McGee Fertility Center, three board-certified theriogenologists utilize state-of-the-art equipment and laboratory, a 7 stall barn, a breeding shed equipped with a mechanized phantom mount and a procedures area designed with the mare and foal in mind. The internship is a full-time seasonal position starting approximately in February and finishing in mid July. For further information regarding responsibilities during the internship and qualifications, visit www.hagyard.com.
The medicine, surgery, ambulatory, and Fertility veterinary assistant internships require a full-time commitment and are compensated. Internship applications should include a letter of intent and resume. Applications must be e-mailed to Emily Siffert, Internship Program Coordinator, at email@example.com.