Equine Internships/Externships

Elgin Veterinary Hospital has internships and externships available. We invite students to visit our practice anytime. Our Facilities include:
  • 45000 sq ft Hospital
  • 6600 sq ft Lameness Evaluation Area
  • 2 Surgical Suites
  • 3 Recovery Stalls
  • 3 Treatment Areas
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • 88 Stalls
  • 40 Paddocks
  • Isolation and Critical Care Units
To arrange a tour please contact Dr. Ricci Karkula at 512-285-3395 or evhequinestudents@gmail.com. For additional information please see the AAEP Avenues website.

Internships

The internship at Elgin Veterinary Hospital is challenging and fast-paced. We strive to provide our interns with the best learning opportunities and mentorship to enable them to become excellent clinicians. Whether your ultimate goals include a residency or private practice, it is our priority to arm you with the tools you need to be successful.

Externships

Elgin Veterinary Hospital encourages veterinary students in any year of their training to participate in our externship program. We invite you to visit Elgin Veterinary Hospital any time of the year.

Internships


At Elgin Veterinary Hospital, we feel it is important to learn both on your own as well as under the close supervision of experienced veterinarians. Interns are responsible for managing and supervising their own cases while always having the security of back up clinicians and surgeons for even the smallest questions or consultations. Senior veterinary students wanting to apply for an internship at Elgin Veterinary Hospital should submit a letter of intent, 3 letters of recommendation and a resume to Dr. Ricci Karkula at evhequinestudents@gmail.com. Deadline to apply is December 1st, 2018.
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Externships


Students are encouraged to immerse themselves in the day-to-day workings of the hospital in order to get a good feel for how the hospital runs. An on-site apartment is available for those who need lodging. The nearest airport is Austin-Bergstrom International Airport which is 30 minutes away. Transportation to and from the airport can be arranged if necessary.
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