Externships

    The Hagyard Equine Medical Institute externship program provides students the opportunity to gain “real-world” experience in a group practice dedicated to caring for some of the most valued equine patients in the world. The program design allows students to choose from a wide array of high quality equine veterinary medical services, each one a specialty of the firm.

    Field Care Externship:
    The student will observe primary field veterinarians and experience services ranging from reproduction, radiology, and herd health to acupuncture and chiropractic medicine. Students must have transportation if they choose to participate in this externship. Available from February – May.

    Medicine Externship:
    The student will observe ACVIM board-certified internists at the McGee Medicine Center, in addition to patients in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Intermediate Care Barn, and Primary Care Barn. Available from February – October.

    Sport Horse Externship:
    The student will be exposed to sport horse management with particular emphasis on lameness diagnostics and treatment. Time will be spent at area sport horse stables, as well as at horse shows. Students must have transportation if they choose to participate in this externship. Available from May – October.

    Surgery Externship:
    The student will observe a variety of surgery procedures within the Davidson Surgery Center, in addition to nuclear scintigraphy, digital radiography, and MRI. Available from February – October.

    Theriogenology Externship:
    The student will observe one of Hagyard’s reproduction specialists and observe assisted fertility and infertility services provided in the field and at the McGee Fertility Center. Students must have transportation if they choose to participate in this externship. Available from February – June.

    We strongly encourage externships be scheduled between the months of February and May to allow a broader learning experience.

    Prerequisites for Externship:

    1. Primary professional interest in equine veterinary medicine.
    2. Preferences given to third and fourth year veterinary student or graduate veterinarian.
    3. Transportation to and from Hagyard.

    Application Process:
    E-mail information to: Jamie O’Flynn at joflynn@hagyard.com

    1. Letter of Intent – Include the specific dates you would like to participate in an externship as well as the areas of Hagyard in which you are interested.
    2. Resume
    3. Two months notice is preferred.

    Externship Dates and Durations:

    1. Minimum of one week not to exceed one month.
    2. Most externships offered during the months of February - May.

    Living Quarters: Three on-site dorm rooms are available by request. If no on-site housing is available, housing is the responsibility of the extern. A list of alternative housing options will be provided.

    Useful information for your visit can be found at: Hagyard Extern Visit

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