The goal of the internship program at Piedmont Equine is to produce an intern who is a well-rounded practitioner ready to expand their skills in any and all facets of equine practice. In exchange for this mentorship, we expect a dedication to the practice and the patients under the practice’s care.
Each intern will rotate through a set schedule as Ambulatory Intern, Outpatient Intern and Hospital Intern in 2-week blocks. Each intern will work within their respective area to monitor/treat patients and assist with scheduled, daily appointments and emergencies. Direct or indirect supervision will be provided. Each intern will actively participate in rounds (daily, in-hospital and weekly, clinic-wide, sit-down case presentations/literature reviews). We have 9 ambulatory veterinarians with special interests varying from emergency services to reproduction to predominantly lameness and chiropractic care. We have a board-certified equine ophthalmologist who consistently uses our clinic for surgeries and hospitalized patients. We have two equine surgeons who rotate on the schedule and an internal medicine specialist available as needed for consults on cases. We offer advanced diagnostics and lameness workups in the clinic and we do quite a few in-depth sport horse pre-purchase examinations. A 4-day “weekend” off is provided every 6 weeks.