Estimated Externship Workload: 40-60 hours/week; Externs will rotate through ambulatory, surgical, internal medicine, and reproductive services during their time at EMCO and will be exposed to after hours emergency management as well.
Goals of the Externship: Provide exposure to ambulatory and specialty equine practice in a busy, progressive hospital located in the heart of Florida's horse country. Our veterinarians, both ambulatory and board certified, provide mentorship to interns and externs as they work together to manage cases. Veterinary students will be exposed to a variety of disciplines, including sport horse, western, Paso Fino, pleasure, and Thoroughbred breeding and racing.
Prerequisites: Preference is given to veterinary students in their 3rd/4th years of veterinary school; however, 1st/2nd years are encouraged to visit when space is available
Insurance Requirements: AVMA PLIT
Living Quarters: on-site, shared
Application Process: Letter of intent and CV with preferred dates for visitation (1-3 weeks duration) should be sent to Julie Worsham at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Equine Medical Center of Ocala, located in America’s horse capital Marion County, offers state-of-the-art specialty care to horse owners throughout the Southeast. The hospital provides a wide variety of orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries, advanced reproductive technologies, internal medicine diagnostics, state-of-the-art imaging, around-the-clock intensive care and after-hours emergency service.
In addition to our board-certified specialists, our generalists have focused their professional skills to provide care for clients and patients with specific needs. This includes reproduction, sport horses, thoroughbred sales preparation, horses in race training, dentistry and geriatric care.