A Surgery Internship is offered at the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute from July, 2020 to June, 2021. The program involves working at the Davidson Surgery Center under the direct supervision of seven surgeons. The Internship provides an unparalleled learning experience in a clinical setting that has an annual caseload of more than 6,000 procedures. The Internship represents an exceptional learning opportunity for those who wish to pursue a surgical residency program. Greater than 90% of the intern experience will take place at the Davidson Surgery Center, making the intern extremely competitive in the VIRMP.
The objectives of the internship are to allow the participant the opportunity to gain knowledge regarding various surgical procedures, instruction on anesthesia, surgical nursing, emergency resuscitation, endoscopic procedures, radiology, international horse sales, and lameness training all under the direct supervision of a surgeon. The Intern will be expected to share in day-to-day patient evaluation and care and to be responsible for daily elective and emergency duties under the guidance and supervision of a surgeon at the Davidson Surgery Center.
Typical surgical cases that the Intern will learn to manage include abdominal (such as colic), thoracic, reproductive (such as C-sections and dystocias), orthopedic (such as angular limb deformities and long bone fractures), ophthalmology, reconstructive, and minimally invasive (such as Arthroscopy, Laparoscopy, Thoracoscopy, and Laser Surgery through Flexible Endoscopy). Additionally, interns will utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic tools including MRI, fluoroscope, digital radiography, and nuclear scintigraphy.
Since 1876, the veterinarians of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, have dedicated themselves to the health and well-being of the horse. More than 8,500 clients are supported by over 40 Hagyard veterinarians and a well-educated, experienced staff of support personnel all contributing a variety of specialties and interests.
Hagyard Equine Medical Institute's reputation is built, in part, on a continued effort to increase veterinary knowledge and thereby improve on state-of-the-art treatments and surgeries for horses. Its diverse equine clientele represents international breeding operations, world-renowned race horses as well as competition horses and beloved family pets.