Internship Program


Palm Beach Equine Clinic offers an equine based internship program for those seeking experience in all facets of equine medicine and surgery. Our internship program will prepare the graduate for clinical practice by providing exposure and experience in the treatment of a large and varied case load. The intern will work under direct supervision of experienced clinicians and Board-Certified specialists.

Internship candidates are typically selected from a pool of prior externs. It is HIGHLY recommended that applicants complete an externship prior to applying for an internship. Palm Beach Equine Clinic offers multiple internship positions that begin in July and are 10 to 12-months in length.

Palm Beach Equine Clinic (PBEC) is a full-service surgical and medical facility providing care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Equipped with a word class Surgical Center staffed with 5 Boarded Surgeons, the most advanced and complete diagnostic Imaging capabilities, Internal Medicine specialists, Advanced Reproductive Techniques staffed with a Boarded Theriogenologist, laboratory, pharmacy, supported by 40 plus in house staff Sport Horse veterinarians who are proud to call Palm Beach Equine Clinic their home base.

The PBEC internship offers a variety of experiences, emphasizing hands-on experiences while acquiring decision-making and client communication skills and gaining valuable experience and mentorship through a supportive environment. Our talented support staff encourages frequent case discussions and collaboration. Interns will have the opportunity to be part of a high-quality care facility and excel in customer service and client relations. The goal of our internship program is to produce well-rounded equine veterinarians.

Palm Beach Equine Clinic Intern Responsibilities

Interns rotate weekly, as follows: Hospital and outpatient procedures, anesthesia, surgery, and on-call emergency duties. The internship position is primarily hospital-based. The internship position is primarily hospital-based. The hospital has over 20 stalls available for patients and has a high and varied caseload during the winter season, with more than 5,000 clients.

Palm Beach Equine Clinic interns are responsible for many duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the examination and management of cases to diagnose and treat patients.
  • Primary general anesthesia
  • Oversee hospitalized patients
  • Leadership and communication
  • Assist in teaching technician skillset.
  • Assist in record keeping, including patient medical records
  • Maintain treatment schedules and discharge instructions
  • Communicate with clients and referral veterinarians
  • Lameness evaluation
  • Field Surgery


Intern Compensation

Palm Beach Equine Clinic provides accommodations for interns including benefits, salary, housing and transportation. Interns will receive an extremely competitive salary in reference to other internship programs. The term of internship employment is usually 10 to 12 months. Our contract year allows outgoing and incoming interns to be staggered to provide overlap and experience. Generally, new interns will have two weeks of overlap with our current interns.  

Enjoyable housing will be provided at no additional cost and will include a washer/dryer, Wi-Fi, and cable TV.  For your convenience, you will be provided with an intern cell phone, a shared intern vet truck stocked for ambulatory or emergency work, a desktop/laptop, and a workstation in the PBEC office. 


Internship Prerequisites

National Interns must be graduating from an AVMA-accredited school and be able to obtain a Florida state veterinary license. Previous equine experience is strongly recommended. 

International interns’ ultimate goal should be to successfully complete an educational equivalency certification program such as that administered by the AVMA. PBEC will assist selected interns in obtaining a U.S. Visa from the U.S. Department of State. Palm Beach Equine Clinic has employed interns from many countries including Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Colombia and more.   

All applicants must submit a letter of intent, CV, and three letters of recommendation.

To apply for an internship, please complete the below form to contact the Internship Committee.

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