We offer three rotating internships yearly. The internships start the first week of July and finish the following year at the end of June. The interns rotate between surgery and ambulatory services. In the hospital, the interns will see greater than 1200 elective surgical cases. Approximately 80% these cases are orthopedic (arthroscopy, fracture fixation) with the other 20% being soft tissue (upper airway, urogenital). On our ambulatory service interns will have significant exposure to lameness (especially in training horses), sales work, reproduction and general farm healthcare.
Our goal is to provide interns with a solid foundation to support their future career. Whether their goal is a residency or private practice, we feel that our practice provides ample opportunity and exposure to develop the skills necessary to be successful in either endeavor.
We recommend intern candidates complete an externship at our practice prior to applying, however, it is not required.
Prerequisites: The applicant must either have a Florida license or be eligible to apply for a Florida license prior to the beginning date of the internship. Applicant must also have the ability to sit for Florida Laws and Rules Exam.
Application submission: A CV, letter of intent and three professional letters of reference must be submitted. Applications may be mailed (preferred) to: Ocala Equine Hospital, Vicki Ferguson, 10855 NW US Hwy 27, Ocala, FL 34482 or emailed to: email@example.com
Application deadline: November 11, 2013
Notification of Acceptance: Notification will be before intern match withdrawal date.
For more information regarding our internship, please visit the AAEP avenues website at http://www.aaep.org/avenues.php. If you have further questions, please contact Ms. Vicki Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org .
We routinely have externs visit our hospital throughout the year. Our only requirements are that the extern be a veterinary student and come with a willingness to learn and work. Externs can spend time in the hospital or on ambulatory or a combination of both. Generally, this schedule is worked out once they arrive depending on the extern’s interest and our needs. Additionally, if you are interested in applying for an internship after graduation from veterinary school, an externship is very helpful in that process.
As we try to have no more than two externs at a time, we prefer that externships be for a one– or two-week period, though we recognize that some schools require three-week externships and will accommodate those if required.
We also require that externs have professional liability insurance coverage. A few universities have PLIT insurance that covers the student when they are at externships. For the majority of students, you will need to obtain it through the AVMA-PLIT Student coverage. It requires you to be a student member of the AVMA. If you have your SAVMA membership, you can go to the website listed below to download the application. Complete your portion then fax (352-368-1609, Attn: Vicki) or email it to email@example.com and we will take it from there. If you haven’t already paid for this year, you will have to pay the $10.00 fee. You can put your credit card information on the application form and send us the form as noted above.. This fee will provide coverage for any externships that you do during the calendar year. If you don’t have your SAVMA membership, you will have to sign up with the AVMA. You can reach them at 800-248-2862. You can then follow the above instructions.
AVMA PLIT website: http://avmaplit.com/Default.aspx?id=70
Housing for externs will be provided on a limited basis.
If you are interested in visiting our hospital for an externship please contact our office or Ms. Vicki Ferguson e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org