The Park Equine Hospital Externship Program provides students the opportunity to gain real-world experience in a practice dedicated to providing quality care to some of the most valued equine patients in the world. The program design provides the opportunity for students to experience all fields of the equine medical field. It was created with the mission to find quality Fellowship, Internship, Associate, and Veterinary Technician candidates and to provide a platform for veterinary and veterinary technician students to apply their clinical knowledge in a practical veterinary setting. We accept Externship applications year-round, with flexible term dates.
On-site housing is not provided for this program. Externs must make arrangements for housing before their arrival, preferably near PEH (address: 5455 Lexington Road, Lexington, KY, 40511, Bourbon County).
Externs will be paid a stipend of $150 per week (four weeks maximum).
Externs are expected to provide their own transportation to and from the hospital.
Externs should come prepared with a stethoscope, penlight, bandage scissors, and suture scissors.
Externs are expected to dress professionally and appropriately for the weather. The following is permitted:
Tops: Plain, dark, collared shirts or scrub tops. (Logos and sleeveless tops are not permitted)
Bottoms: Jeans or khakis. (Shorts and gym attire are not permitted.)
Shoes: Boots are preferred; shoes that enclose the entire foot are accepted. (open backs, open tops, or open toesare not permitted)
Jacket: Plain dark jacket or seasonally appropriate top layers.
Externs must sign and respect our confidentiality policy and waiver of liability.
Note: If necessary, PEH can provide housing recommendations and assist with arranging transportation.
Prerequisites for an Externship:
This program is recommended for veterinary and veterinary technician students in their third and fourth year or recently graduated veterinarians or veterinary technicians.
Good horsemanship and basic veterinary technical skills are expected.
Students must stay a minimum of two weeks and may not exceed a maximum of four weeks.
Prospective externs must submit an official application, curriculum vitae, and introductory letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org. All inquiries concerning program details should be directed to the same email address. Applications missing information or submitted without the proper supporting documents will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered.
Park Equine Hospital is a boutique equine hospital in the heart of the Kentucky bluegrass. Here, you will find world-class equine medical care in a small-town setting. PEH is the right choice for those who value specialized care with a personal touch.
Established in 2001, by Dr. John Park, this practice was built upon one simple principle: to provide the very best care to our clients and their beloved horses. PEH specializes in unique personalized care that is tailored to the needs of our patients and clients.
PEH offers individualized comprehensive services, from routine and preventative care to more serious life-sustaining procedures. PEH cares for all breeds and all disciplines, from the backyard pony to the champion performance horse.
Please view our website to learn more about our Veterinarians, Staff, and Services that we offer www.parkequinehospital.com.