Fellowship Opportunities

A Fellowship in equine internal medicine is offered at the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute from July through June (yearlong) and January through June (six months). The program involves working at the McGee Medicine Center under direct supervision of 5 ACVIM Board-certified internists. The yearlong program allows for a rotation through the Field Care, Surgery, and Theriogenology departments. The Fellowship provides an unparalleled learning experience in a clincial setting that has an annual caseload of more than 2,500 patients.

Primary goals:

The Fellowship represents an exceptional learning opportunity for those who wish to focus on the various challenges of equine internal medicine and gain exposure and experience applicable to many future practice opportunities.

The Fellow:

The Fellow 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 Board-certified Internist at the McGee Medicine Center.

The objectives:

The objectives of the Fellowship are to allow the participant the opportunity to gain knowledge on ultrasonography, critical patient evaluation, fluid therapy, antimicrobial therapy, and endoscopic procedures all under the direct supervision of an Internist.

Cases frequently admitted:

Typical cases that Fellows will learn to manage include neonatal foals, broodmares with post-foaling complications (such as hemorrhaging shock and uterine lacerations), high risk pregnanices, and horses with pneumonia, gastrointestinal disorders, renal and hepatic disorders, and neurologic disease (including acute trauma).

Prerequisite of Acceptance:

Qualified candidates must be a graduate from a college of veterinary medicine.

Application Process:

Applicants are invited to submit a letter of professional interest. The letter should include a statement of career goals, a curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation. Applicant's letters of intent and letters of recommendation should be addressed to Dr. Ernie Martinez. Please email information to: studentopportunities@hagyard.com.

A medicine externship is preferred to be applicable for the program. Please contact studentopportunities@hagyard.com to set up an externship. Six month fellowship applications will be accepted until June 15 and yearlong fellowship applications will be accepted until December 1.