2023-2024 Equine Externship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Saratoga Springs, NY
Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Saratoga
Location: Saratoga Springs, New York
Salary: Not Paid
4 Year Degree
Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Saratoga is located in the lovely and historic Saratoga Springs, New York. Our state of the art practice stands adjacent to the historic Saratoga Race Course - the site of the oldest major thoroughbred horse race in America, The Travers, and is surrounded by numerous thoroughbred breeding farms and sport horse barns. We have served as the official equine hospital for the Vermont Summer Festival, Lake Placid Horse Show, HITS Saugerties Series and many other local events.
Established in 2013, Rood & Riddle in Saratoga was Rood & Riddle’s first clinical venture outside of Kentucky. The Saratoga hospital includes two surgical suites, three anesthesia induction and recovery stalls, one standing procedures room, nuclear scintigraphy, a radiology suite, isolation ward, a laboratory and an ambulatory garage. Our staff includes an internal medicine specialist, two surgeons, six ambulatory clinicians, and 20 veterinary technicians.
The goal of this externship is to provide veterinary students the opportunity for clinical experience in a referral hospital setting. Mentoring is provided by 9 veterinarians including board certified equine surgeons, a board certified internal medicine specialist, and a collection of well experienced ambulatory veterinarians. The practice strives to provide externs with an in depth clinical experience. Externs primarily assist/observe interns and specialists with evaluation, diagnostics and care for hospitalized patients. Externs also have the opportunity to assist or scrub into surgeries, and will help with evaluation and treatment of emergency cases.
The program is suitable for any veterinary student looking to gain more experience in equine practice. We strongly recommend an externship for those interested in pursuing an internship with us in the future.
Prerequisite Application Process: Application should include: a letter of intent and resume or CV. These applications can be submitted to Jennifer Van Alphen, practice manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Externships are encouraged but not required for application for an internship. Please contact Jennifer Van Alphen at email@example.com if you are interested in setting up an externship or shorter visit. Housing is provided if available for interested externs.
We are a full-service equine specialty referral center located in Saratoga Springs, New York. As a worldwide leader in equine healthcare, we provide expertise for our patients in a caring, professional, and ethical manner that creates value for our clients and ourselves.