Old Dominion Equine Associates, VA

Description of Elective Experience: 

We encourage you to check out our practice and hopefully set up a visit. You will find our Externship is a high quality, hands-on experience where you will be included in a warm, supportive environment.  Externships are not only a means of recruiting future interns, but are also a great opportunity to build a relationship with the next generation of horse loving veterinarians.

Our practice philosophy centers on creating a supportive, positive work environment with specific attention to work / life balance.  We promote teamwork and encourage our veterinarians to pursue their specific areas of interest in equine medicine. 

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

We provide veterinary students with exposure to high quality sport horse practice. We aim to provide a hands-on experience that cannot be achieved in the classroom.

Students have an opportunity to ride along with each veterinarian in the practice. We do not accept more than one student at a time so we can provide a meaningful experience.

Types of cases:

General Practice/Preventative Care: 30%

Reproduction: 15%

Lameness Sports Medicine: 35%

Pre-Purchase Exam: 15%

Complementary Medicine: 5%

Each truck is equipped with an x-ray machine, ultrasound machine, endoscope, gastroscope, shockwave machine, dentistry equipment, a full pharmacy, and more. 

Student Responsibilities - what is expected of students in terms of hours, days of the week, shadowing or actual support?: 

Appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday and often on Saturday mornings. Work on Sundays is generally limited to emergencies and continuing care of patients.

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

We provide excellent onsite housing with a private bedroom, bathroom and a kitchen. Our housing is at no cost. Students are free to make their own accommodations if desired. Although the extern apartment is located at the main office building, a personal vehicle is still recommended.  

Keith Brady, DVM
Contact email: 
6539 Gordonsville Rd
Keswick, VA 22947
United States
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