Southwest Equine Hospital is a well-established emergency/referral and general practice in lovely Scottsdale, Arizona. The goal of the internship program at Southwest Equine is to provide the mentorship needed to help new veterinary graduates develop exceptional technical, diagnostic and decision-making skills.
Our interns work very closely with board certified specialists in Internal Medicine, Surgery, and Dentistry. Consultation with board certified specialists in Ophthalmology, Dermatology and Theriogenology is common.
After a brief (4-6 week) introduction period, the interns take after-hours ambulatory calls on their own, but there is a surgeon and a medicine specialist available for consultation or assistance at all times.
Interns provide primary case management of hospitalized and ambulatory patients under the supervision of specialist and associate veterinarians. Interns assist the senior veterinarians with procedures, treatment plans, client communication, medical records/invoicing and inventory management.
Patient care is paramount, and we encourage collaboration between multiple veterinarians (interns, associates, specialists and referring) to provide seamless and exceptional care.
Interns share emergency and anesthesia duty with senior veterinarians, and share ICU duties with veterinary students, assistants or technicians.
Preparation and Independence
We feel that Southwest Equine has achieved the perfect blend of intern supervision and independence. As the year progresses, the amount of supervision decreases as each intern becomes more confident and capable.
Previous SWEH interns have successfully gone on to residency programs (Surgery, Internal Medicine, Dentistry, Radiology, Sports Medicine / Rehabilitation and Theriogenology) and/or have entered private practice at the completion of their internship.
To apply, please send a letter of intent, curriculum vitae and three letters of professional reference to firstname.lastname@example.org. A DVM/VMD degree and a license to practice veterinary medicine in Arizona are required prior to starting program. For more information, please visit our website at swequinehospital.com