Virginia Equine Imaging is an equine practice located in The Plains, VA. We specialize in sports medicine, lameness and diagnostic imaging. Our internship is a 12 month position that begins each June and is designated for new graduates.
The philosophy of this internship program is for the student to gain exposure and experience in performance horse medicine and managing the equine athlete. The student will become comfortable with numerous diagnostic techniques including interpreting nuclear scintigraphy, and performing and interpreting radiograph and ultrasound imaging. They will assist with and become competent in performing lameness workups, poor performance workups and intra-articular and ancillary therapies. By the end of internship we expect proficiency in the following technologies: nuclear scintigraphy, digital radiology, advanced musculoskeletal ultrasound, lameness exams, FES therapy, MRI, ESWT therapy, CURO diagnostics, endoscopy exams, nerve blocks, etc.
Interns will spend approximately two months during the winter in Florida working out of our Wellington location with Dr. Russillo. The rest of the internship will be at our Virginia location. All internships will be well supervised and performance evaluations will be done periodically by our doctors. You may be expected to complete a paper, talk, and/or presentation during your time at Virginia Equine Imaging.
We have a covered lunge arena, sand lunge arena, concrete jog strip, and large sand arena on site for lameness workups. Practitioners consist of doctors A. Kent Allen DVM, Susan Johns DVM CVA, Cricket Russillo DVM and Abigail Atkins DVM Large Animal Internal Medicine Resident. The caseload is composed of horses of multiple disciplines including three-day event horses, hunter/jumpers, dressage, foxhunters, western pleasure, driving, racing and others being seen for lameness and/or poor performance evaluations and treatments. We also see a number of horses for pre purchase exams as well as internal medicine diagnostics and treatments. The majority of clients are seen in-clinic, however Drs. Johns, Russillo and Atkins often travel to several local performance horse farms for out-clinic appointments.
Interns will be required to provide their own housing while in Virginia and housing will be provided during the two months in Florida. The schedule while in Florida varies and the weekly schedule is Tuesday through Sunday, however this does not include events or competitions. Interns will not see emergency cases in Virginia, but will be on call for emergencies while in Wellington. They will accompany doctors to major competitions and will be contractually required to work at these events, which include the Land Rover Kentucky Three Day Event, the Great Meadow International, and the Upperville Colt and Horse Show.
Interns will be required to obtain a valid VA and FL license to practice veterinary medicine as well as register to become an FEI permitted treating veterinarian. Benefits include professional liability insurance, a clothing allowance, two weeks paid vacation, paid entry to a local CE meeting, and paid medical insurance.
Additional Salary Information: Professional liability insurance, a clothing allowance, two weeks paid vacation, paid entry to a local CE meeting, and paid medical insurance.
Internal Number: 4520
About Virginia Equine Imaging
We are committed to offering the highest standards of veterinary medical care with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and outstanding expertise accompanied by compassion, dedication and respect for our equine patients. Our legacy is to continually improve the horses' welfare and to raise the standards of the veterinary medical profession.