We welcome visiting veterinarians and veterinary students for a maximum three-week visit. Visitors are responsible for their accommodation as well as health and liability insurance. If liability insurance is not available, visiting veterinarians and students will be able to observe but not handle horses during their visit with us.

Third-year and fourth-year veterinary students enrolled at the VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine in the mixed animal and equine clinical tracks complete clinical rotations at our center, for three and six weeks, respectively. EMC faculty members also participate in lectures in the pre-clinical curriculum.

VA-MD Vet Med students can find more details about the elective clerkship program on the college intranet (login required).

We welcome visitors from around the world and value the contributions these visitors make to our community. Interested veterinarians and veterinary students may visit the Equine Medical Center to observe practice with a B-1 or WB visa. There is no fee for students and veterinarians from other institutions to visit our hospital; however, all expenses related to obtaining a visa, housing, board, and transportation are the visitor's responsibility.

All requests to visit the Equine Medical Center are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis and are approved only when openings are available in clinical and academic schedules. To request a visit, please email Sharon Peart at speart@vt.edu.


Please send inquiries concerning our externship and visiting scholar programs to Sharon Peart at emcinfo@vt.edu.

Visiting students