Blue Ridge Equine Clinic, VA

Description of Elective Experience: 

9 Veterinarians (6= main clinic, 3 =Satellite clinic [Valley Division])

Main clinic is hospital an ambulatory located just outside of Charlottesville, VA.

Valley Division is solely ambulatory and located about 45 miles west near Stanton VA

Assisting with diagnostic evaluations and theraputic treatments in both ambulatory and hospital settings.

Institutional and Educational Resources - staffing, equipment, etc.: 


Diplomate ACVS - 1 fulltime, 1 pending

Diplomate ACVIM - 1 fulltime

Educational Resources

  • Stall rounds M-F 8-8:30
  • Intern Rounds - Wednesday 8-9 AM
  • Internet Access
  • Popular journal access, small libray of books
Student Responsibilities - what is expected of students in terms of hours, days of the week, shadowing or actual support?: 

Externs will assist interns & doctors with treatments and emergencies; attend surgical procedures, internal medicine and ambulatory cases, as well as lameness exams.  The externs will be directly supervised by a veterinarian during all procedures.

You will have the opportunity to work both in the hospital and to travel with the ambulatory veterinarians.  You will be expected to assist the interns with treatments in the morning and evening, and on weekends.  You will be expected to assist with after hour emergencies also.  Free time will be available as the case/emergency load allows. You are expected to spend an approximately equal amount of time with each associate veterinarian.

Student Housing (include costs, amenities, pet friendly, contact info if different from elective contact info): 

Extern housing above the clinc., two bedrooms with bunk beds and shared bathroom and shower and large ktichen/ living room area

No cost (free) to extern-  includes WiFI, cable TV, electric heating/cooling, small microwave, toaster oven and dishwasher

NO pets allowed

4510 Mockenrut Lane
Earlysville, VA 22936
United States
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