The Equine Medical Center offers residency training programs in equine internal medicine and surgery, and one-year rotating medicine and surgery internship positions for post-DVM professionals.

Our residency training programs in equine internal medicine and surgery are approved by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Surgery. The programs provide post-DVM professionals with:

  • Preparation for board eligibility leading to specialty Board Certification through in-depth clinical training
  • Training in research
  • Graduate education leading to the MS/PhD qualification

Applying for Residency Programs

  • Applications for our residency programs are accepted and processed through the Veterinary Internship & Residency Matching Program, sponsored by the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians (AAVC).
  • Visit the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program website to learn more about the residency matching process.
  • Send inquiries about our programs to Sharon Peart at emcinfo@vt.edu.

Our one-year rotating medicine and surgery internship, with start dates in January and July each year, provides interns with training and experience to compete for high-quality positions in private practice or advanced training programs. Preference is given to individuals with special equine veterinary experience or credentials and those who have completed an externship at our center.

Intern Responsibilities & Mentorship

  • Interns assist as needed in the anesthesia, nursing/patient care, and imaging departments and rotate between the internal medicine and surgery services.
  • Interns participate in hospital rounds and case discussions and rotate in after-hours emergency and critical care schedules.
  • The hospital director coordinates intern schedules and a designated faculty member advises and mentors the intern to set professional goals and achieve clinical proficiency in a broad range of disciplines.

Applying for Internship Programs

  • Positions are advertised through our website, the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians Veterinary Internship & Residency Matching Program, and the American Association of Equine Practitioners website.
  • Visit the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program website to learn more about the internship matching process.
  • Send inquiries about our programs to Sharon Peart at emcinfo@vt.edu.

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