Annual Caseload: 5,000+, with average case load per vet of 25-50 horses/week
In Hospital: 25%
Out Patient: 38%
Horse Show: 2%
General Practice/Preventative Care: 30%
Lameness Sports Medicine: 25%
Pre Purchase Exam: 5%
Internal Medicine: 15%
Complementary Medicine: 5%
Philosophy of Externship: Our externship offers a wide breadth of experiences, from surgery to sports medicine, to emergency medicine to theriogenology and neonatology, to acupuncture, and both an ambulatory and in-hospital experience. We have a very diverse equine population in our area, from Western Performance to Dressage and Hunter/Jumper, to Endurance. Our clientele is generally able to allow us to practice at a very high level of care with appropriate diagnostics and hospitalization when needed, making for a rewarding professional experience. We have a very talented and positive support staff, and our hospital environment encourages frequent case discussions and collaboration, high quality care, and excellent customer service/client relations. Externs are able to customize their experiences to a large degree to suit their educational/professional goals, including some small animal experience and small ruminant experience if desired.
Goals of the Externship: To develop the extern's skills in examinations, diagnostics, surgical and medical procedures, client communications, veterinary economics/practice management.
Extern Duties: Externs assist our doctors in examinations, diagnostics and treatments, as well as helping with our emergency services and being involved in the care of our hospitalized cases and maintenance of and treatment schedules (in collaboration with interns and senior veterinarians). We provide a high level of mentoring, with daily rounds and one on one teaching of externs.
Our hospital's mission statement: BEMC is committed to providing exceptional equine health care with unparalleled compassion and superior service. Our doctors and staff are dedicated to fostering an environment of trust, mutual respect, and intellectual enrichment.
Maximum Number of Externs: 2
Estimated Externship Workload: Assist doctors with examinations, diagnostics, and treatments of outpatients as well as hospitalized patients. Approx. 50 hours per week during slow season, and 60+ during busy season.
Living Quarters: Freestanding house on property
Internship Availability: yes
Other Information: Small animal experience available if desired.
Second year veterinary student or later, with preference given to 3rd and 4th year students. AVMA PLIT is required.
About Bend Equine Medical Center
Bend Equine Medical Center was created to be an institution of excellence dedicated to the horse. We offer an exceptional combination of talented and caring staff, state-of-the-art facilities and advanced diagnostic and therapeutic equipment.We are dedicated to providing the highest level of care to our patients. Our veterinarians have pursued extensive advanced training and can offer the most current and effective diagnostics and treatments.BEMC opened in 1998, following a fourteen month construction phase that incorporated design features from veterinary hospitals and universities across the country.Our 7,000 square foot climate-controlled equine hospital contains a large equine treatment area, large hospital ward and intensive care stalls, a spacious surgery suite, heavily padded induction and recovery rooms, a clinical laboratory with hematology machines and a microbiology laboratory, a complete pharmacy and a reproduction laboratory.