Lexington (859) 233-0371

Saratoga (518) 583-7273

Wellington (561) 383-5437

Veterinary Internship Hospital Opportunities for 2024-2025

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital (RREH) currently has hospital-based veterinary internship opportunities at our Lexington, Saratoga, and Wellington practices for the 2021-2022 internship year.  We would love to help you start your career!

About Us
Rood and Riddle’s veterinary internship program was established in 1986 at our Lexington facility.  The Saratoga and Wellington practices started internship programs in 2013 and 2017 respectively.   The Lexington practice currently offers 9 hospital and 5 ambulatory internship positions.  Saratoga and Wellington offer 3 hospital internship positions at each practice. We have 4 vacancies for internships including 1 at the Lexington practice, 2 at the Saratoga practice, and 1 at the Wellington practice.

About the Internship
Each available internship is a 53-week in-hospital internship with a primary focus on surgery (upper airway, gastrointestinal, orthopedic, urogenital), lameness, emergency medicine, internal medicine, and anesthesia.  At the Lexington and Saratoga practice, interns can obtain more experience in specific areas of interest due to a tailored rotation scheduled from January-May.  The primary goal of each internship is to provide a strong foundation for application to a residency program or entrance into private practice.  The busy caseload and number of clinicians provide diverse mentorship and a unique internship experience not available elsewhere.  After-hours emergency duty is shared between specialists, and interns provide assistant surgeon, anesthesia, and technical support after-hours.  All treatments, including after-hours and holidays, are performed by technicians.  Outgoing interns and incoming interns are staggered to provide overlap and experience as the incoming class gets settled and trained.

Rood and Riddle is on the cutting edge of technology and is looking for candidates with an 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 RREH 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
•    1-week vacation, taken during the slower months and scheduled in cooperation with your internmates

Additional Perks
Interns at any RREH 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, RREH interns will have the chance to work on many thought-provoking, diverse, and challenging cases.  In addition to the fascinating caseload, RREH interns will join a long list of successful RREH intern alumni and, make lifelong professional acquaintances as well as friends.  


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.

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