About Us Desert Pines Equine Medical & Surgical Center is driven to improve the health and performance of its patients through progressive, high-quality medicine, surgery, and preventative care. This five-doctor practice located in Las Vegas, NV, includes two surgeons, an internist, and offers clinic and ambulatory services. Reproductive services, elective surgical cases, preventative medicine, performance and regenerative medicine, neonatal medicine, surgery, and internal medicine cases are seen daily. DPE advanced imaging equipment includes digital radiology and digital ultrasound. Other state-of-the-art equipment includes Pegasus Laser, Extracorporeal Shockwave, and Regenerative Medicine Infrastructure. The clinic offers two treatment areas, one surgery room, a barn, ICU and isolation stalls, an imaging area. DPE is the primary service provider for South Point Arena and Equestrian Center, a 1,200-stall facility that hosts some of the best equestrian events in the world, as well as being the official veterinarians of the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.
Externship Opportunities Let us share our knowledge and passion for the horse with you by completing an externship at DPE. Under direct supervision, veterinary students will be able to observe and interact during case diagnosis both in the clinic and during ambulatory services. During in-clinic rotations, students will participate with patient treatments and care. Given the high percentage of emergency cases at DPE, there is ample opportunity for the student to see and assist with after-hours emergencies. On-site housing allows the student to become fully immersed in the day-to-day activities, learning, supporting the DPE team, and considering if an internship is on the horizon. Applicants interested in an externship are invited to submit a letter of intent and curriculum vitae to Veronica O'Donnell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Desert Pines Equine Medical & Surgical Center
Desert Pines Equine Medical & Surgical Center is a well-established, progressive seven-doctor practice with two surgeons, an internist, two interns, and excellent support staff serving as southern Nevada’s only fully-service equine veterinary hospital. The clinic has two large exam/treatment rooms, ICU stalls, a barn for hospitalization, and a surgical suite. The clinic also has state-of-the-art equipment, including digital radiography, 1 and 3-meter endoscopy, digital ultrasound, arthroscopy, laparoscopy, power-float dental equipment, extracorporeal shockwave therapy, and class IV laser, IRAP processing, PRP and an in-house laboratory. The practice is currently 40% ambulatory with 60% in clinic caseload. Las Vegas has a diverse horse population with equestrians from dressage, jumping, show, racing, and the rodeo arena.
The clinic sits just 20 minutes from the Red Rock National Conservation Area. You may think you know Vegas, but beyond the strip, the city has a small-town feel and a robust horse community. With over 310 sunny days a year, it serves as a great climate for outdoor activities such as trail running, mountain biking, mountain climbing, golf, team roping, trail ridi...ng, and competing in equestrian events, to name a few. Plus, it is home to professional sports teams, including The Raiders (NFL) and The Las Vegas Golden Knights (NHL), and many national equestrian events, from show jumpers to professional rodeo.