Conley and Koontz Equine Hospital is pleased to offer an externship experience for students currently enrolled in a veterinary or veterinary technician program. Our program is designed to offer students a working clinical experience that will meet the requirements for their degree. With four veterinarians, a board certified surgeon, and five registered veterinary technicians, we offer the chance to learn from a wide variety of individuals. Students will work on a rotational basis with ambulatory and in hospital cases.
Externships can vary in duration according to the students needs. Although we take externs throughout the year, the best time for the experience is January through July. An application needs to be filled out specifying the requested dates of the externship. Fully furnished, individualized on-site complimentary housing is available in the hospital. Each apartment is equipped with a full kitchen and bathroom. These living arrangements provide a unique hands-on opportunity to be a part of all emergency cases that enter the hospital.
Students are encouraged to provide their own transportation to the hospital. Those traveling from out of state that will not be driving should fly into Fort Wayne International Airport. Nice jeans, khakis, and collared shirts are recommended attire. If visiting during winter months, please bring plenty of warm clothing for going on farm calls. If you are interested in an externship, please fill out an application with a resume and send to Mandy Sawin at firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail.
The internship position at Conley and Koontz Equine Hospital is designed to offer a year of learning how to balance case care with client interactions. Our intern provides primary case management as well as assistance with other in-hospital and ambulatory cases. After a month of getting to know the hospital and rotating between doctors, the intern is given primary emergency duty every other week. The intern acts as an assistant surgeon during surgical procedures, as well as providing assistance during intensive care cases.
At the end of the year, the intern will have gained valuable experience with a diverse group of clients and a wide range of medical cases. Routine health maintenance, sports medicine, emergencies, and surgery will all be covered.
If you are interested in an pursuing an internship please submit a resume with 3 letters of reference to Dr. Ryan Rothenbuhler, at email@example.com. All resumes and letters of reference must be received by December 1.
Below are the veterinarians that have completed our Internship Program: