The Piedmont Equine Practice offers a student externship program that provides both clinical and ambulatory experience for veterinary students only. Our client base consists primarily of English riding disciplines of eventing, dressage, show hunters, fox hunters, show jumpers, pleasure and racehorses. We also see a number of horses of the western discipline.
As a private practice, the amount of “hands-on” experience is somewhat limited. The benefit of an externship at a private practice, as opposed to a larger hospital, is a student will receive much more one-on-one time with the veterinarian for case discussion. All the veterinarians enjoy having students visit and have a wealth of knowledge to share.