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Externship Opportunities

OCEC participates in the AAEP Avenues program.  Please visit 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 is on
     1. Reproduction
     2. Neonatal Care
     3. Performance Horses

Percentage Breakdown
     1. Reproduction (60%)
     2. Medicine (20%)
     3. Surgery (10%)
     4. Performance/Lameness (10%)

The clinic is equipped with:
     1. Full foaling services
     2. Surgery suite, padded induction/recovery area
     3. In house laboratory
     4. Separate reproduction laboratory
     5. Stallion collection facility
     6. Lameness evaluation area
     7. Digital radiography
     8. Digital ultrasound
     9. Endoscopy
     10. Gastroscopy
     11. Arthroscopy
     12. 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.