MVS externships provide 1st-4th year veterinary students with a chance to experience equine ambulatory practice in action and gain extensive and invaluable experience in the real-world. Our clients range from high end performance horses to beloved back yard pets. We value new ideas and techniques being taught in the college institutions and incorporate them into our practice. No two days are ever the same.
We host one extern at a time for 1-2 weeks to give each student the opportunity for hands-on learning, working through real life scenarios that you will face as a future doctor. You will be mentored and enabled to discuss and explore the rewards of equine ambulatory medicine.
In addition to hosting externs, MVS offers several additional opportunities for learning, including:
- extern weeks during equine dental month in February, allowing for in-depth learning of advanced dentistry in the field,
- wet labs and instruction to small groups of 3rd year students throughout the year,
- and for two lucky summer externs, an opportunity to work for one week in the Idaho back country doing vaccines, dentistry, and lameness and joint injections, all student facilitated under the direct supervision of Dr. Shane Baird.
We encourage 1st and 2nd year students to apply although 3rd and 4th year students take priority.
Your undergraduate years will play a powerful role in shaping who you become in the future. For undergraduate students looking to explore the equine veterinary path, MVS is offering 1–3-day long visits to ride along in the veterinary truck, gain valuable insight into the equine veterinary field as a career path, and ask questions and learn from our veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Students wishing to spend longer than 3 days will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
MVS hosts only one student at a time, regardless of high school, undergrad or doctorate students. Doctorate students do take priority in scheduling.
**Please note that we are currently unable to offer weekend or holiday break visits.
Submit a Release form, CV/Resume, and a letter of introduction telling us about yourself, your equine experience, and what you hope to gain from your time at MVS to: Jeanine@mvsequine.com
High School Students
MVS knows that the love for the horse often starts at a young age, and we encourage any high school student considering a career in the equine industry to participate in a ride-along in one of our veterinary trucks.
This is an observation-only ride along so students can learn about the day-to-day life of an equine veterinarian and ask questions of the MVS staff. For the safety of clients, patients, and students, students will not be handling horses at any time, but will gain valuable insight into equine veterinary medicine as a career choice.
MVS hosts only one student at a time, whether high school, undergrad, or doctorate students. Doctorate students do take priority in scheduling.
** Please note that we are currently unable to offer weekend or holiday break ride alongs.
Submit a parent release form if the student is under the age of 18, as well as a letter of introduction telling us about yourself and your equine experience and interest in the equine field. Release form and letter of introduction should be sent to Jeanine@mvsequine.com