Externship Opportunities

OCEC participates in the AAEP Avenues program.  Please visit www.aaep.org/ for a full description including deadlines and application process.

OCEC is an equine exclusive hospital clinic with in house and ambulatory services.  We have 27 hospital stalls, including a climate controlled intensive care unit in our main barn.  We have an isolation barn, and additional stalls for extended stay/reproduction horses on the property.

Emphasis On:
     1. Reproduction
     2. Neonatal Care
     3. Performance Horses

Percentage Breakdown:

  • Reproduction (60%)
  • Medicine (20%)
  • Surgery (10%)
  • Performance/Lameness (10%)

The Clinic is Equipped with:

  • Full foaling services     
  • Surgery suite, padded induction/recovery area
  • In house laboratory
  • Separate reproduction laboratory
  • Stallion collection facility
  • Lameness evaluation area
  • Digital radiography
  • Digital ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Arthroscopy
  • Laparoscopy

Our externship goals are to give students an in-depth exposure to the types of experience available as an Intern.  The externship lasts normally between 2 and 6 weeks.

Required Prerequisites for Application are:
     1. Completion of at least 1 year of veterinary school
     2. AVMA PLIT insurance for externship

Housing is provided for students upon request.

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