South Shore Equine Clinic offers a 12-month internship program to graduates of accredited veterinary schools that are eligible for a MA license. The goal of this internship is to allow the intern to become a qualified ambulatory associate, as well as a qualified diagnostician familiar with all aspects of diagnostics and treatment options. Anesthetic duties are stressed during the first half of the internship.
Application deadline: December 15
Term of employment: June 15th – June 14th
Notification of acceptance: by March 1st
Caseload: Performance horse evaluations – show horse, standardbred racehorses, western pleasure, emphasis on diagnostics and therapeutic options. Internal medicine caseload includes referrals as well as medical colics; no colic surgery performed. General ambulatory/emergencies seen weekly and as needed.
Types of cases: 50% performance horse evaluations, 20% referral/internal medicine, 20% general ambulatory, 5% reproductive (seasonal), 5% emergency
Estimated breakdown of workload: Monday & Friday – full days ambulatory, routine preventative care as well as lameness/purchase exams. Tuesday/Thursday (am) – in clinic cases and surgeries; (pm) -ambulatory. Wednesday – travel to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket every other week. Saturday (am) – in clinic caseload
Emergency duty requirements: Shared rotation including nights and weekends (with back-up)
Amount of supervision: Heavily mentored/supervised initially, leading to independence for some days and/or procedures on an individual basis.
Employment contracts: Agreement form
Internship salary: $25,000 plus Emergency fees
Employee benefits: Housing, practice vehicle, 1-week vacation, emergency $, medical and dental insurance, liability insurance, licensure in Massachusetts
Graduate veterinarians applying for our internship program should send the following: 1. Resume, 2. Letter of intent, 3. Recent photograph
Please send the above to Mark T. Reilly, D.V.M., Dipl. ABVP by email or mail:
Mail: 151 Palmer Road, Plympton, MA 02367