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Equine Medicine and Critical Care Unit Internship

The Scone Equine Hospital Equine Medicine and Critical Care Internship begins at the end of July and concludes 12 months later. The intern will be based at the Intensive Care Unit from July until January and then rotate through different areas in the practice between January to July.

During this time the intern will be working under the supervision and guidance of 3 specialists in Equine Medicine. The intern will gain skills in the clinical assessment, diagnostic techniques and management of the intensive care patient in particular the equine neonate and post-partum mare. The intern will not have primary case responsibility, however will be expected to be intimately involved in the initial evaluation of the cases and their continued management. The Intern will not have primary call duty, however will be expected to help the primary duty veterinarian on a one in 2 call roster.

The Intern will rotate between Equine Surgery, Anaesthesia and Medicine from January to July. During this time the intern will be trained in these disciplines and undertake procedures with guidance from experienced or specialist veterinarians. The Intern will be responsible for the care of hospitalised cases at our Intensive Care Unit on a one in two call roster with the assistance of a senior veterinarian.

The Intern is required to prepare a manuscript for publication in a veterinary journal and presentation at the Bain Fallon Memorial lectures, Equine Veterinarians Australia major equine veterinary conference each year. There is an incentive program within the SEH to encourage this endeavour.

Scone Equine Hospital employs three medicine specialists: two European diplomats and an Australian Fellow. There is diversity in the clinician’s experience and interests, which allows varied opinions and approaches to case management. Scone Equine Hospital employs two specialists in Equine Surgery and there is opportunity for the intern to learn from these veterinarians during the daily management of the surgical cases at the hospital. Approximately 900 patients are admitted to the Intensive Care Unit annually. During the stud season, approximately 700 patients are admitted to the hospital comprising of 270 neonatal medicine, 90 adult medicine and 340 adult and neonatal post-surgical cases.

Veterinary Registration Requirements for Australia

It is necessary for the applicant to meet the necessary requirements to be fully registered as a veterinarian in New South Wales, Australia. For further information please contact the Veterinary Practitioners Board of New South Wales

Appicants who are only eligible for limited registration will not be considered for the position.

Working Visa Requirements for Australia

Scone Equine Hospital will assist the successful applicant with the VISA requirements for working in Australia.


Scone is the heart of the thoroughbred breeding industry in Australia with the second largest population of breeding horses in the world. It is also home to a large performance horse population. Scone is a town of approximately 5000 people and is in close proximity to larger regional towns Tamworth and Newcastle, with Sydney three and a half hours' drive. Scone Equine Hospital is the largest equine veterinary practice in the southern hemisphere, employing up to 30 veterinarians in the stud season. It is complimented by a companion animal practice - Pet Medical and a podiatry centre - The Equine Podiatry & Lameness Centre.

Salary Package

$53,900pa AUD. A car will be provided.


Applicants need to forward their Curriculum Vitae and cover letter to:

Lesley Hayward -

Closing Date

The closing date for applications is 24th January 2021.