South Shore Equine Clinic & Diagnostic Center
Equine Veterinary Services South Shore Boston Massachusetts

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Internship Program

South Shore Equine Clinic offers a 12 month internship program to graduates of accredited veterinary schools that are eligible for a MA license. The goal of this internship is to allow the intern to become a qualified ambulatory associate, as well as a qualified diagnostician familiar with all aspects of diagnostics and treatment options. Anesthetic duties are stressed during first half of internship.

Application deadline: December 15

Term of employment: June 15th - June 14th

Notification of acceptance: by March 1st

Case load: Performance horse evaluations - show horse, standardbred racehorses, western pleasure, emphasis on diagnostics and therapeutic options. Internal medicine caseload includes referrals as well as medical colics; no colic surgery performed. General ambulatory/emergencies seen weekly and as needed.

Types of cases: 50% performance horse evaluations, 20% referral/internal medicine, 20% general ambulatory, 5% reproductive (seasonal), 5% emergency

Estimated breakdown of workload: Monday & Friday - full days ambulatory, routine preventative care as well as lameness/purchase exams. Tuesday/Thursday (am) - in clinic cases and surgeries; (pm) -ambulatory. Wednesday - travel to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket every other week. Saturday (am) - in clinic caseload

Emergency duty requirements: Shared rotation including nights and weekends (with back-up)

Amount of supervision: Heavily mentored/supervised initially, leading to independence for some days and/or procedures on an individual basis.

Employment contracts: Agreement form

Internship salary: $25,000 plus Emergency fees

Employee benefits: Housing, practice vehicle, 1 week vacation, emergency $, medical and dental insurance, liability insurance, licensure in Massachusetts

Graduate veterinarians applying for our internship program should send the following: 1. Resume, 2. Letter of intent, 3. Recent photograph

Please send the above to Mark T. Reilly, D.V.M., Dipl. ABVP by email or mail:

Mail: 151 Palmer Road, Plympton, MA 02367