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Veterinary Student Externships

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital offers veterinary students an externship program that provides clinical experience to satisfy the externship requirements for their degree. As a private clinic, the amount of actual “hands-on” experience is limited; however, there is an enormous amount of information to be gained by observation and exposure to our heavy caseload. Clinicians, interns and technicians make every effort to explain hospital cases and procedures whenever possible. Externs work with hospital clinicians or ambulatory practitioners on a rotational basis. Students have the opportunity to observe equine specialists in surgery, anesthesiology, dentistry, internal medicine, cardiology, ophthalmology, podiatry and reproduction.

On-site housing is provided at no cost to the student and must be reserved when scheduling an externship. Externs are scheduled to rotate through surgery, internal medicine, theriogenology and ambulatory services, but may request an emphasis on one area if desired. Externs may stay up to three weeks.

To request an externship application or for additional information, please complete the form below or contact us at externships@roodandriddle.com. The student must also have a letter of reference from a professor sent to Whitney Fields at wfields@roodandriddle.com. After the reference letter and applications are received, externships are approved and notifications and date confirmations are sent to students.

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