Estimated Externship Workload: We aim to provide an opportunity for students to develop their knowledge and skill base. Externs will be assigned to a different veterinarian on a daily basis to see ambulatory and clinic cases. Externs will be expected to participate in and observe all aspects of daily practice, including outpatient appointments, ambulatory calls, and surgery. On weeknights and weekends, the extern is expected to assist treating hospitalized patients when necessary.
Goals of the Externship: This is a hands-on externship that will expose veterinary students to a variety of diagnostic and treatment disciplines. The primary emphasis of our practice is lameness diagnosis and treatment; however, students will gain experience in internal medicine, ophthalmology, anesthesia and emergency cases which include primary emergencies in the field and referral emergencies at our hospital. Our aim is to provide students with a realistic example of private practice in the performance horse industry, while allowing them the opportunity to enhance their clinical experiences. This externship also provides the practice an opportunity to develop a working relationship with prospective interns. Please note that if and externship is completed prior a student’s clinical year it may be necessary to return for a second externship to be considered for the internship program.
Application Process: Please send a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, and the name of a veterinary reference to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your first and second choices for dates of visitation in the letter.
Veterinary students currently enrolled in an AVMA accredited CVM program who have started the clinical rotation portion of their education are eligible to receive a $1,000 travel/living expense stipend for externships at Fairfield Equine. Students must apply through our externship site, have PLIT and medical insurance, and schedule a rotation that lasts a minimum of two weeks. Learn, connect, and earn a stipend. We can’t wait to welcome you into our practice.
Prerequisites: Veterinary students with a demonstrated an interest in equine practice; most students are in their clinical year of training but that is not required.
Founded in 1989 and developing rapidly, Fairfield Equine Associates has gained a world-wide reputation as one of the finest equine medical practices in the world.
Receiving national and international recognition for excellence in the care and treatment of the sport horse, we have been proud to serve the United States Equestrian Team at multiple Olympic Games and other international events for the past four decades.
In November of 2000, Fairfield Equine opened a state-of-the-art equine hospital in Newtown, Connecticut. With a highly-trained staff and the latest technologic advancements, equine veterinary care of the highest caliber and most advanced level are routinely provided to the horses entrusted to us.
We recognize that our ability to provide premium care to our patients consists of a few key ingredients: our staff, our clients and our referring veterinarians. We are dedicated to exceeding our clients' expectations while providing compassionate health care for their horses.