Goals of the Externship: Externships at Blue Ridge Equine Clinic are offered to current veterinary students, with a preference given to 3rd and 4th-year students. During the externship, the individual will assist all doctors in providing care including patient treatments and after-hours treatments. Externs work closely with interns.
Application Process: Applicants should send a letter of intent complete with preferred dates and a resume to Frontdesk@blueridgeequine.com. An externship (preferably at least two weeks) is a prerequisite for candidates seeking an internship at Blue Ridge Equine Clinic.
Availability: Year rounds, busiest times May through September
Prerequisites: Basic equine husbandry
Insurance Requirements: Student in good standing at an accredited Veterinary School, completion of AVMA PLIT Student Professional Liability Application prior to the start of the externship
Established in 1979, Blue Ridge Equine Clinic is a full service equine veterinary clinic serving Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. The main office and hospital are located in Albemarle County between Free Union and Earlysville with a second location in Staunton, just 28 miles from the Virginia Horse Center. Our ambulatory veterinarians serve Albemarle and its surrounding counties, as well as the Shenandoah Valley and beyond. Blue Ridge Equine Clinic clientele come from all over the Mid-Atlantic region and range from cherished pets to top performance horses in all disciplines
For over 40 years our team of experienced veterinarians has made Blue Ridge Equine Clinic the obvious choice for discerning horse owners in Virginia and beyond. Whether the need is for surgery, diagnostic imaging, a challenging lameness work up, or simply prompt and thorough care for your everyday needs, your horse’s wellness will be our top priority. Blue Ridge Equine Clinic combines experience and compassion with cutting edge technology to provide you and your horse state of the art service with a personal touch. We have boarded specialists in surgery, sports medicine and rehabilitation, and inte...rnal medicine and six ambulatory doctors make up our veterinary team at Blue Ridge Equine Clinic. Our services cover everything from routine equine health care to many types of equine surgery, lameness diagnosis and treatment. Equipment includes MRI , bone scan, digital radiography, digital ultrasound videoendoscopy, diode laser, onsite lab, arthroscopy, laparoscopy and more.