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Equine Internship Program

The Scone Equine Hospital offers two Internship positions annually.

  • 18 month Internship in Equine Surgery/Anaesthesia starting annually in July.
  • 12 month Internship in Equine Medicine and Critical Care starting annually in July.

Equine Surgery/Anaesthesia Internship

The Program allows the interns to gain experience across the entire practice. During the stud season (August to December) two interns will undertake rotations in Anaesthesia and Surgery.

The 18 month program ensures there are two Interns in the stud season and one Intern with 12 months experience at the commencement of the new Internship.

The Surgery rotation involves the intern being responsible for the hospitalised surgical cases and assisting with diagnostice and surgical procedures at the surgical facility under the guidance of Drs Adkins, Railton, Butt and Jones.

The Anaesthesia rotation involves the intern assisting with or performing anaesthesia at the surgical facility. Guidance will be given from veterinarians highly experienced in this discipline, including Drs Collins, Massingham and Dow.

The Surgery/Anaesthesia and Medicine/Critical Care Interns will rotate between Surgery, Anaesthesia and Medicine from January to July. During this time the Interns will be trained in these disciplines and undertake procedures with guidance from experienced or specialist veterinarians.

Interns are required to write 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.

Application deadline: 31 January with position starting in June/July.

Scone Equine Hospital employs four Equine Surgeons, two of whom are Registered Specialists and two with surgical residency training. There is diversity in the surgeon's experience and interests, and this allows varied opinions and approaches to case management.

Scone Equine Hospital employs three specialists in Equine Medicine and there is opportunity for the Intern to learn from these veterinarians during the daily management of the surgical cases at the hospital.

The surgical facility undertakes approximately 1000 procedures annually and there are approximately 1000 admissions to the Hospital annually. The surgical case load includes approximately 250 arthroscopic procedures, 100 celiotomies and 30 laparoscopic procedures.

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

Applicants 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 complemented 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 send a Curriculum Vitae and cover letter to Dr Angus Adkins

Closing Date

Applications for the 2016 Internship are now closed.