The goal of the Fairfield Equine fellowship program is to provide comprehensive training for recent graduates committed to a career in Sports Medicine. The one-year fellowship provides unparalleled learning experience in a clinical and ambulatory setting working under the direct supervision of a boarded Sports Medicine veterinarian.
This experience is gained under the mentorship of Dr. Richard Mitchell, a senior veterinarian and founding partner of the practice.
This fellowship also provides opportunities for the applicant to develop their skills through participation in clinical and diagnostic services and to gain exposure and experience applicable to many future practice opportunities.
It is expected that the Sports Medicine fellow will also receive mentorship from other partners, including one partner who is double boarded in Sports Medicine & Surgery, and senior associates within the practice.
Over the one-year program, the fellow will gain significant background and technical skills appropriate for a career in Sports Medicine with an emphasis on lameness and imaging in the sport horse.
It is further expected that this fellow will involve a high-level of independence to perform tasks at hand with appropriate mentoring which can include day-to-day patient evaluation and care, extensive travel with Dr. Mitchell to client sites around the U.S. as well as experience working at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) for six months in Wellington, Florida.
This fellowship program provides an opportunity to help animal health and welfare on a national scale, not just a local one.
At the conclusion of the Fellowship program, it is expected that the Sports Medicine Fellow will have attained the ability to:
Obtain a broad background in diagnosing and treating the sport horse
Conduct comprehensive lameness and pre-purchase examinations
Gain significant skills to appropriate for a career in sport horse medicine
Confidently diagnose lameness in the sport horse
Proficiency in digital radiography and ultrasonography
Exposure to growing physical therapies, including Class IV Laser, Shockwave and FES
Prerequisite of Acceptance:
Qualified candidates must be a graduate from a college of veterinary medicine with a strong interest in Sports Medicine.
Applicants are invited to submit a letter of professional interest describing your qualifications, commitment to veterinary medicine and reasons for pursuing this Fellowship. The letter should include a statement of career goals and can be attached after the education section of the application. Please be prepared to also provide letters of recommendation.
Internal Number: 3298
About Fairfield Equine Associates
We are committed to offering the highest standards of veterinary medical care with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and outstanding expertise accompanied by compassion, dedication and respect for our equine patients. Our legacy is to continually improve the horses' welfare and to raise the standards of the veterinary medical profession.