Veterinarian Internship Program

Every year, we admit motivated and talented veterinarians into a one-year internship program at each of our facilities. The program, licensed though the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) and approved by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), allows new doctors to gain valuable experience and mentorship in a collaborative team atmosphere. 

   

The goal of our internship program is to produce well-rounded equine veterinarians. Previous interns have gone on to get competitive job offers and residencies.​

Prerequisites

Applicant must be graduating from an AVMA-accredited school and be able to obtain a California state veterinary license.

   

While not a requirement, we strongly recommend participating in our Veterinary Student Externship program prior to applying for our internship, in order to spend time working with each of our associate veterinarians. Each of the veterinarians in the practice, including our current interns, vote for internship selection.

Intern Compensation and Benefits

Our internship program offers competitive pay and provides housing, benefits, and membership fees. Our CE budget for interns includes free admission to the annual International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP) conference held at our Menlo Park location. Personal development and vacation time are also offered.

Intern Workload

Interns assist with in-house and ambulatory cases, emergencies, surgery, and anesthesia. They help manage the medical care of critical patients, facilitate day-to-day operations of the clinic, and help our staff with daily appointments. For the first six months, interns work exclusively with senior clinicians. As they feel more comfortable, interns start managing select cases on their own.

How to Apply for Our Internship Program

For veterinary students or veterinarians interested in applying for our internship program, there is more information available in the Avenues section of the AAEP website.

   

To apply for our internship program, please email the appropriate contact (see below) and include the following:

   

  • Cover letter outlining future goals and how our internship program will help you achieve them

   

  • Resume/CV

   

  • A photo 

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  • Three letters of recommendation

   

For Salinas internships, contact Analynn Patterson

   

For Menlo Park internships, contact Dr. Amanda Hedges