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Signature Equine Hospital offers a unique, well-rounded and challenging intern/extern program.

Because of the experience and uncommon sets of skills of the staff, students have the opportunity to be exposed to much more than a conventional program. 

  • Our hospital features a forward-thinking approach to equine practice and utilizes the latest in technology and equipment. Our practice also includes an off-site breeding facility along with a full rehabilitation clinic.

We are a full-service practice providing routine/preventative care, internal medicine and surgery with a focus on sports medicine for our western performance horse athletes.

  • We strongly believe in mentoring; therefore, you will work with a veterinarian on all cases.

We utilize a “hands-on” approach in our intern/extern program and encourage our participants to fully engage in the management of cases.

Experiential learning from an experienced, elite team includes focus on:

  • Further enhancing diagnostic skills.
  • Increasing hands-on knowledge base in areas including sports medicine, internal medicine, surgery, reproduction, and imaging.
  • Sharpening client relationship, management, and communication skills.
  • Exposure to staff and procedures not found anywhere else.

The Externship Program

The goals of the externship are to provide a high level of exposure to broaden the interests and skills of veterinary students.

The extern will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a fast-paced, friendly environment. This program will provide the extern with enough clinical exposure to pursue further studies in areas of interest in equine medicine.

  • strongly encouraged for internship candidates
  • hands-on experience
  • up to 4-week stay
  • onsite furnished housing


Externship applicants must be a veterinary student or graduate veterinarian with general interest and experience in equine medicine and surgery, as well as have:

  • A basic knowledge of horsemanship.
  • The ability to work as a team.
  • A positive attitude.
  • Great people skills.

We welcome and encourage foreign students/veterinarians to apply who are: 

  • Fluent in spoken and written English.
  • Able to obtain appropriate Visas.

If interested in our Externship Program, please complete the form below. All fields are required.

Externship Application

Desired Date Range

Resume *

Maximum file size: 314.57MB

The Internship Program

Signature Equine Hospital wants to improve the lives of people and horses by mentoring and teaching recent graduates how to be the best professionals possible.

When you are successful, the profession and the equine industry are better. It is our mission to invest in your success and help you develop into a great equine veterinarian by creating a positive mentorship environment, establishing clear and respectful communications, and helping you to positively impact the lives of people you encounter. Our Internship Program includes: 

  • Access to multiple experienced clinicians
  • mentorship with hands-on experience
  • onsite furnished housing


  • Must be a graduate veterinarian with general experience in equine medicine and surgery
  • Basic knowledge of horsemanship
  • The ability to work as a team
  • Maintain a positive attitude
  • Possess good people skills
  • Previous externship at Signature Equine Hospital is strongly encouraged


  • Health Insurance
  • HSA
  • AAEP Membership Dues
  • 10 days paid time off/personal days (vacation, sick days, CE)
  • Up to $3,000 CE allowance for an approved conference
  • Malpractice insurance for licensed veterinarians
  • $5,000 bonus (split between sign-on and completion)

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Internship Packet

If interested in our Internship Program, please complete the form below. All fields are required.

Internship Application
Cover Letter *

Maximum file size: 314.57MB

Resume *

Maximum file size: 314.57MB

Copy of Veterinary Transcripts *

Maximum file size: 314.57MB

Two Letters of Recommendation *

Maximum file size: 314.57MB