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Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital currently has ambulatory veterinary internships opportunities at our Lexington hospital for the 2023-2024 internship year. We would love to help you start your career!

About Us

Rood & Riddle’s veterinary internship program was established in 1986 at our Lexington facility. Our Saratoga and Wellington practices began internship programs in 2013 and 2017, respectively. Our Lexington practice currently offers nine hospital and five ambulatory internship positions. Saratoga and Wellington offer three hospital internship positions at each practice.

About the Internship

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital is seeking applicants for ambulatory interns for the 2023-2024 year. The internships commence on or about June 5, 2023, and continue for 53 weeks. The internships suit individuals with an interest in reproductive medicine and general practice. 

Upon completion of the internship, each intern should have the foundation to enter private ambulatory practice or a theriogenology residency program. Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital aims to provide the highest quality medical and surgical care possible for our patients and the best possible service for our clients. The interns play a vital role in achieving these goals, and are directly involved in case work-up, management and treatment. The interns will become comfortable with client communication, referral cases and be provided with an opportunity to observe and participate as cases are treated in the hospital. The intern is assigned one or more senior clinician mentors who work directly with the intern and are always available for consultation. 

The ambulatory interns work primarily with a senior ambulatory mentor, but assist and shadow other practitioners. They provide herd health to our ambulatory clients as well as help with reproductive evaluations and treatments, neonatal and foal evaluation and treatment, lameness and pre-purchase exams, and sales radiographs and evaluations. Interns are involved with our emergency service and rotate on emergency duty for the ambulatory practice. Opportunities to follow field cases into the hospital are always available, and interns are encouraged to work with clinicians in their areas of interest. The ambulatory internships are designed to expose the interns to a large and variable caseload with the goal of establishing solid diagnostic skills and critical thinking in a field setting. Exposure to a large group of experienced clinicians in all equine disciplines will facilitate broader knowledge and serve as a source and referral in the future. 

Rood & Riddle is on the cutting edge of technology and is looking for candidates with enthusiasm to learn and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing, challenging and fun environment. 


• Competitive salary

• Health and vision Insurance offered through a preferred provider with company premium share, available on the start date 

• Long term disability and term life insurance provided at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital’s expense (after 90 days)

• Dental, life, short term disability, cancer and accident insurance available at employee expense, available on the start date

• Professional dues/licensing fees

• CE stipend for a national meeting, including travel, meals and registration fees

• One week vacation taken during the slower months and scheduled in cooperation with your intern mates

Additional Perks

Interns at any Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital facility will have the opportunity to work with various ages and breeds of horses, ranging from well-known sport and racehorses to much-loved backyard ponies. By joining our team of exceptional veterinary specialists and professional staff, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital interns will have the chance to work on many thought-provoking, diverse and challenging cases. In addition to the fascinating caseload, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital interns will join a long list of successful Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital intern alumni and make lifelong professional acquaintances and friends.  


Applicants must have graduated from an accredited veterinary school prior to the commencement of the internship. Due to difficulties with immigration services and the inability to guarantee the obtaining of a suitable visa to allow work within the United States, positions can only be offered to citizens of the United States or candidates with pre-existing immigration clearance for the United States at this time.

No phone calls. Please use the form below to apply.

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