Undergraduate Opportunities

    Discovering your best undergraduate opportunity!
    In an effort to build lifelong relationships and cover operational needs during the breeding season, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute has three undergraduate opportunities designed to provide a learning environment in which undergraduate students can expand their general knowledge of equine veterinary medicine.

    Colorado State University Undergraduate Internship Opportunities
    For the past five years we have proudly partnered with Colorado State University to offer the Medicine Veterinary Assistant Internship and Ambulatory Veterinary Assistant Internship. The internships are six months, full-time, seasonal opportunities. The internships commence in January and offer a unique glimpse into the daily lives of veterinarians.

    Medicine Veterinary Assistant Internship
    Each year the McGee Medicine Center sees over 2,500 medicine and critical care cases of which more than 200 are critically ill newborn foals. The medicine veterinary assistant will learn from senior technicians that have honed their skills for many years, while assisting 4 internal medicine specialists at this center. Cases frequently admitted during the spring period include: post-foaling complications such as hemorrhaging mares and uterine tears, high risk pregnancies, and various neonatal disorders. The internship is a full-time seasonal position starting approximately in January and finishing in June. For further information regarding responsibilities during the internship and qualifications, click here.

    Ambulatory Veterinary Assistant Internship
    Hagyard Field Care doctors are a group of experienced ambulatory equine practitioners who provide highly personalized client service to area horse farms. The ambulatory veterinary assistant will provide assistance and support to the doctor in the delivery of primary care and diagnostic services. The primary caseload revolves around breeding and foaling thoroughbred mares. The ambulatory veterinary assistant will observe reproductive and general medicine work, done in the field. The internship is a full-time seasonal position starting approximately in January and finishing in June. For further information regarding responsibilities during the internship and qualifications, click here.

    The medicine and ambulatory veterinary assistant internships require a full-time commitment and are compensated.  Internship applications are due on October 1 and should include a letter of intent and resume.  Applications must be e-mailed to Jamie O’Flynn, Internship Program Coordinator, at joflynn@hagyard.com.

    Hagyard Veterinary Technician Assistant Internship

    Currently participate with the following colleges & universities: University of Kentucky, Georgetown College, Midway College, and Eastern Kentucky University

    In 2010, Hagyard created the Veterinary Technician Assistant Internship to provide a 3 month undergraduate internship opportunity which is designed for local students to complete 150 hours of observation for internship credit. The Veterinary Technician Assistant Internship allows students to observe at the McGee Medicine Center 12.5 hours a week. The primary responsibility of the veterinary technician assistant is to assist the technicians at the McGee Medicine Center. An extensive orientation is given prior to the start of the internship. There is a generous amount of hands-on opportunity provided. For further information regarding responsibilities during the internship and qualifications, click here. This internship is not compensated. Internship applications are due on January 20 and should include a letter of intent and resume. Applications must be e-mailed to Jamie O’Flynn, Internship Program Coordinator, at joflynn@hagyard.com.

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