Retama Equine Hospital is looking for this coming year’s interns! If you are interested in joining a busy 4 doctor, progressive, referral hospital, and ambulatory practice, we’d love to talk to you.
Our recently remodeled facility in south Texas has a 15-stall main hospital (including 3 ICU stalls), a 6 stall overflow barn, and separate respiratory and GI isolation stalls. There are also 16 paddocks for broodmares and foals, as well as less critical patients. We have 2 fully-equipped treatment rooms with stocks, a radiology room, and a surgical suite with 2 padded induction/recovery stalls. Being a 100% equine referral hospital and a primary care facility, we see a wide variety of cases- approximately 25% each of medical, surgical (we have a full-time, boarded surgeon on staff), and lameness cases, with 15% neonatal, and 10% reproduction.
Interns have a very important role in our practice, helping ensure that our clients receive the best possible experience while their horse is with us. Workload varies based on the time of year, with the breeding season (Feb-June) being the busiest time. Duties that interns are expected to participate in include: hospitalized patient treatments, admittance exams, assistance in surgery, anesthesia, emergencies, and ambulatory responsibilities. Normal business hours are Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm, Saturday, 8am to noon, and emergencies are accepted 24/7. Our goal is to provide new veterinarians opportunities to increase their knowledge and skills by practicing high-quality medicine and surgery. We also believe in teaching new veterinarians about the business side of the practice, allowing them to gain the skills to be successful in their future practice lives. As new interns knowledge and skills develop, oversight decreases, allowing you to make veterinary decisions.
While expecting our interns to work hard, we also believe in a quality of life balance. Interns rotate through night shift, day on call, and anesthesia, and receive a 3-day weekend every 3rd week. Other benefits include 7 days vacation, PLIT, and AAEP dues. Additionally, salary is $2900 per month.
A full application packet would include completion (or a date of expected completion) of a DVM degree, successful completion of NAVLE, a TX license/eligibility of TX licensure, at least three personal and professional references, and a personal interview. While completion of an externship is recommended, it is absolutely not required for consideration of our internship.
If you’d like to apply, or have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com or at 210-651-6375! We look forward to your application!