Clinical Internship in Equine Health 2019-2020

16.01.2019.

This program is a one-year rotation in equine clinic designed for national or international candidates already graduate in Veterinary Medicine. Our program aims to give a broad view into the world of equine veterinary medicine, surgery, anesthesia, reproduction, diagnostic imaging, emergency and critical care. During the entire program the candidate is permanently supervised by a team of boarded veterinary specialists and their respective residents. The program runs from the first of July till the 30th of June each year. During the first 3 months all rounds are English-spoken, but all communications with clients and /or referring veterinarians are conducted in French by the clinician in charge. As of September with the return of our veterinary student in the clinics, the most of the activities will be predominantly in French. All candidates accepted in our Clinical Externship in Equine Health will be provided with a desk in an open-space office for interns. Accepted candidate are expected to follow the training any day of the week with some rotations including emergency duties at night. Duties expected of the intern include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Daily administration of medications and feed supplements.
  • Bandaging and post-surgical care,
  • General & intensive care and monitoring of the patients,
  • Active implication in emergencies and critical care
  • Assisting with radiographs, ultrasound, MRI, scoping, etc.
  • Daily record keeping on all horses,
  • Active implication in emergencies and critical care
  • Assist with stallion handling for semen collection etc.
  • Supervise mares foaling out including the handling of the newborn neonate
  • Any other duties that may arise in the day-to-day running of a large equine facility.
  • Assisting undergraduate veterinary students during their clinical rotations
  • Attend all teaching activities aimed at interns

We currently offer three (3) positions for a period of 1-year duration beginning July 1st 2019.

Admission requirements

Veterinarians interested in applying for these positions must apply by sending, a letter of intention and curriculum vitae by email to: olivier.lepage@vetagro-sup.fr before March 11th 2019. Having followed a Summer Equine Clinical externship in Lyon during the previous years is recommended but not a limitation. The candidate should have a French or International driving license. Results of the selection will be given to all candidates by March 15th. Tuition fees at registration are 500 € for EU and non EU-citizens paid directly to VetAgro Sup. Candidates are responsible for their own work visa, travel arrangements, insurance coverage, lodgment facilities and food supplies. The clinical externship is an unpaid position.

 

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