Patients are seen Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Emergency cases are seen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and interns can anticipate seeing 7-10 night time emergencies per week. Primary duties of the intern are to treat hospitalized patients by administering daily treatments, assisting in examinations and supervised performance of various veterinary procedures. Interns assist in surgical procedures and administer anesthesia occasionally. Interns are also exposed to ambulatory cases by assisting doctors when making farm calls. Interns share emergency duty on a rotational basis and are the primary doctor to receive and treat emergencies when on call. However, back-up assistance is always available and encouraged if needed.
Responsibilities during the week begin at 7:00 a.m. and continue until the work for the day is complete. The intern is highly supervised in the beginning either under direct or indirect supervision with a surgeon being within 30 minutes of the hospital. The amount of supervision depends on the intern’s competence and level of experience and will decrease as skills and knowledge increase.
Internship positions will be filled through the Veterinary Internship & Residency Matching Program for the 2021 - 2022 internship year. All interested applicants should submit their application through the VIRMP Program at www.virmp.org. Please visit the VIRMP or AAEP (Avenues Internships) websites for complete salary and employee benefits information.