Internship

The Practice:

 

Genesee Valley Equine Clinic is an intermediate-level diagnostic and treatment center serving the greater Rochester-area of New York. It is a primarily ambulatory clinic with a well-designed clinic facility and an expanding in-patient caseload.
The clinic consists of:

 

  • 8 stall barn with 4 paddocks
  • all-weather outdoor arena
  • examination room/treatment area with stocks
  • padded surgery stall
  • laboratory, pharmacy, and darkroom
  • lounge with small kitchen
  • extensive reference library.

 

Equipment available includes:

 

  • 4 ultrasound units (tendon and repro)
  • 4 portable x-ray units
  • Eklin digital radiography unit
  • endoscope
  • 4 power floats
  • cryosurgery unit
  • therapeutic laser
  • tonometer
  • rescue equipment (rated sling, equine lift, glide).

 

The Caseload:

 

Our cases represent all breeds and disciplines, and an interesting variety of clinical challenges are faced every year.

Services provided to our clients include:

 

  • preventative medicine
  • sport horse medicine
  • reproduction
  • ophthalmology
  • emergency medicine
  • dentistry
  • prepurchase exams
  • neonatology
  • internal medicine
  • minor elective surgery

 

In addition, GVEC provides on-site services for local events, including Stuart Horse Trials (3-day event) and the Genesee Valley Hunt Races (steeplechase).

 

The Doctors:

 

GVEC currently employs 4 veterinarians and 1 intern. Many of our clinicians have developed areas of special interest.

Dr. Amy Leibeck has a special interest in reproduction and neonatology.

Dr. Ann Dwyer is well-known around the country for her interest and skills in ophthalmology.

Dr. Amy Snyder is interested in all aspects of veterinary care.

Dr. Joan Ayers also has a broad range of interests and is currently continuing to develop her interest in ultrasound imaging.

 

All of the veterinarians at GVEC employ each other skills and knowledge to collaborate on cases. In addition, GVEC enjoys all of the benefits of a major referral facility (Cornell University) within a 2 hour drive.

 

 

The Internship:

 

GVEC strives to provide a practical, well-rounded, educational experience during the internship year. During the initial 4 months, the intern is assigned to a staff veterinarian each day. The intern assists the staff veterinarian with her daily work, gaining knowledge, skills, and confidence along the way. During this time period, the intern is assigned with the on-call vet every other night and every other weekend. After the initial 4 months, the intern begins performing routine and emergency calls independently. However, a staff veterinarian is always assigned as back-up, and is always available for consultation or assistance with difficult cases. The work is intermixed with time riding with other veterinarians for continued training.

 

To complement his/her clinical experience, the intern gains additional skills in communication and client education in the form of short courses and the development of informational client brochures. In addition, the intern experience is further enhanced by opportunities to attend CE, spend time with a local farrier, and assist a colleague for a few days on the backside of a local thoroughbred racetrack.

 

While the internship year is intense by its nature, we try and make it easier with scheduled time off and a lot of humor along the way!

 

 

Why GVEC?

 

The veterinarians and staff at GVEC are passionate about providing mentorship to young equine veterinarians. All of the staff veterinarians at GVEC are dedicated teachers who enjoy sharing their experience and special interests in equine medicine. The intern always has someone to call for advice, even if you are on the road. The caseload at GVEC is large enough to provide you with a wide range of experience, but small enough to actually allow you to learn from the cases. Unique to the internship at GVEC, ample time off is provided to the intern to allow you to digest and research cases that you have worked with.

 

All of us at GVEC welcome your interest in our internship program. Please feel to contact us with additional questions or for additional information. The clinic’s website (www.gvequine.com) and the AAEP Avenues website (www.aaep.org) are additional sources of information about our internship (including prerequisites for application). We welcome and encourage prospective intern candidates to visit our clinic. Our contact person for scheduling visits is Laura Johnson (studentinfo@gvequine.com). We look forward to meeting you!

Jen Johnston 2000-2001

Jen Johnston 2000-2001

Rebecca Stinson 2002-2003

Rebecca Stinson 2002-2003

Laura Perez 2003-2004

Laura Perez 2003-2004

Karen Warriner 2004-2005

Karen Warriner 2004-2005

Maggie Turner 2005-2006

Maggie Turner 2005-2006

Amy Todd 2006-2007

Amy Todd 2006-2007

Emily Drake 2007-2008

Emily Drake 2007-2008

Joan Ayers 2008-2009

Joan Ayers 2008-2009

Megan Mongiovi 2009-2010

Megan Mongiovi 2009-2010

Kendall Stratton 2010-2011

Kendall Stratton 2010-2011

Julia Gray 2011-2012

Julia Gray 2011-2012

Kathleen McCarthy 2012-2013

Kathleen McCarthy 2012-2013

Sean Nash 2013-2014

Sean Nash 2013-2014

Jenna Jackson 2014-2015

Jenna Jackson 2014-2015

Sarah Morar 2015-2016

Sarah Morar 2015-2016

Katie Schlecker 2016-2017

Katie Schlecker 2016-2017

Megan Crouse (Fellow) 2017-2018

Megan Crouse (Fellow) 2017-2018

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