Apply Now for 2023-2024 Internships at Retama Equine Hospital

Apply Now for 2023-2024 Internships at Retama Equine Hospital

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Retama Equine Hospital is a 100% equine veterinary facility providing series in Medicine, Surgery, Reproduction and Emergency. Our goal is to improve the health and welfare of the horse and to provide the highest quality of veterinary medicine, while providing exceptional customer service to our clients.

Staffing Number: Approximately 20 employees including veterinarians, interns, veterinary technicians, office manager, receptionist/clerical staff and barn crew.

Practice Facilities: 15 stalls in main hospital, 16 outside paddocks, 6 stall barn, 4 isolation stalls, 3 ICU stalls, 2 treatment rooms, radiology room, surgical suite and 2 padded recovery stalls.

Case Load: Approximately 4000 in-hospital and ambulatory cases per year.

Types of Cases: 25% medical, 25% surgery (soft tissue and some orthopedic), 25% lameness, 15% neonatal, 10% reproduction.

Estimated Daily or Weekly Work Load: Varies with time of year and emergency case load. Normal business hours are 8am-5pm Monday through Friday and 8am-12pm by appointment of Saturday. Emergency services are provided 24 hours a day.

Philosophy of Internship: To provide a new veterinarian the opportunity to practice quality equine medicine and surgery in a learning environment that is conducive to increasing their knowledge and skills in veterinary medicine, along with exposure to the day to day factors of managing a private practice, thus providing them with the tools to become a successful equine veterinarian.

Prerequisites for Internship: DVM degree, completion of National Boards Exam (NAVLE), a Texas DVM license or eligibility for licensure in the state of Texas, at least three professional and personal references and a personal interview.

List of Internship Duties in Practice: Duties will involve performing or assisting in:

  • Treatment of hospitalized cases
  • Examination of patients admitted
  • Veterinary procedures (surgery, anesthesia, diagnostics)
  • Emergency duty
  • Some ambulatory calls

Emergency Duty Requirements: Rotating schedule with other intern veterinarians, always with direct or indirect supervision of a staff veterinarian.


Amount of Supervision: Supervision depends on the intern’s progress in development of knowledge and skills.

Employee Benefits: 7 days leave, 3 days leave for CE, Professional Liability Insurance and AAEP dues.
Internship Salary: $2500 per month in addition to above benefits.

NVA is a growing community of general practice clinics, emergency hospitals, equine practices, specialty hospitals, and pet resorts across five countries. Our doctors and animal care teams share best practices, medical knowledge, innovation, and insights. This collaborative approach allows each individual practice and pet resort to do what they do best: service their local community with compassionate, best-in-class care and medicine, to enhance the lives of the animals they love while backed by the support, stability, and leadership of NVA. 

NVA offers a comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental, vision, a 401k with employer match, and paid time off (including sick time) for all eligible employees.  The team can provide more information about compensation and benefits for your specific location during the process.  For positions based in Colorado, NVA provides eligible employees with paid sick and safe leave and public health emergency leave in accordance with the requirements of Colorado's Healthy Families and Workplaces Act.

NVA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.

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