Equine Internships

Compassion • Respect • Professionalism • Teamwork

The Ballarat Veterinary Practice Equine Clinic internship programme is an intensive learning plan designed to enhance practical skills and allow the application of theory taught at university.

The required supervision and appropriate teaching whilst learning these practical skills will be undertaken by registered specialists, senior surgeons, senior associate veterinarians, and experienced nursing staff – and will be conducted at the highest possible level.

Objectives of the Program

The aim of the program is to provide a high level of experience and advanced speciality training in equine surgery, anaesthesia, lameness diagnosis, ultrasound, endoscopy, and emergency medicine, that will provide you with an excellent grounding in equine veterinary science.

The ultimate goal is to prepare graduates for a successful career in the equine veterinary industry, whether that be through progression to a surgical residency, or a role as a general practitioner or racetrack veterinarian.

During the internship program, you’ll undertake rotations through the various aspects of the practice and will keep a personal record of procedures performed.

The intern should expect an 18-month intensive post-graduation learning arena where there is an opportunity to enhance theory already taught, and achieve a high level of practical skills, described in more detail in the attached PDF.

Training Tasks

You’ll undergo a number of training tasks as part of the internship, including:

  • Anaesthesia
  • Surgical
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Lameness assessments
  • Clinical pathology
  • Administrative tasks


Equine Internship Program – Further Information

For a full outline of the Equine Internship Program, download the PDF below

To apply:

Please send your application to [email protected].

Ensure you application includes a copy of your CV, a covering letter which explains your interest in our program and three references.

Here’s what previous participants in our Equine Internship program have said:

“Thank you BVP for the opportunity to begin my equine journey with you as an equine intern and for supporting me in my career after my internship. My time at BVP was filled with encouragement and mentorship and I thoroughly enjoyed working with amazing team and community”

Dr Ser Lin Lim, BSc DVM

The University of Melbourne, Class of 2020


“I definitely felt supported and mentored throughout my internship. Throughout the whole internship, I got a lot of support from the surgeons, nurses and stables attendants and office staff…”

Dr Wei Yeh Lee, BSc DVM

The University of Melbourne, Class of 2016

“You basically see it all while you’re here, and you’re also working with some amazing surgeons. To anyone considering taking on an internship at BVP, it’s definitely something that I would recommend; you come out feeling very confident in what you can do. It’s something that I can’t recommend enough and it’s an experience that I’ll never forget and that I’m definitely a better vet for.”

Dr Rachel Warren, BSc (Hons) BVM&S

Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Science, Edinburgh, Class of 2016

“For anyone considering an equine internship, BVP is a place that I recommend because it can provide you with an all-round view of equine veterinary medicine. Come here, take everything in your stride, use it as an amazing learning experience because if you immerse yourself deeply into the program, you will walk away with not only an amazing set of skills, but a thought process to be able to work up cases. It’s going to provide you with a solid foundation, so take every opportunity that you can.”

Dr Brodie Argue, BAnimalSc (Hons), BVetBiol, BVSc (Hons)

Charles Sturt University, Wagga, Class of 2016

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