Since the internship program commenced, 316 veterinarians have completed the program as of this update (February 2020). We have had 234 people who have completed the hospital internship, 81 people have completed the ambulatory internship, 5 people have completed the podiatry internship and 13 people have completed the medicine fellowship.
Our interns have been a diverse group, having come from nearly every veterinary school in the United States, 5 veterinary schools in Canada and the Caribbean and from 13 other foreign veterinary schools. Following the Rood & Riddle experience, our interns have contributed to equine veterinary medicine by filling positions in private practice, universities, industry and the military.
Many interns have pursued residency training and become board certified specialists. RREH intern alumni have earned diplomate status from 9 AVMA specialty colleges and one European specialty college. A total of 99 previous interns have passed a specialty board exam, with 16 passing more than one exam. This includes the following specialty colleges with number of board certified intern alumni:
Veterinary Externships are available for veterinary students seeking equine clinical experience to satisfy externship requirements for their degree. Visits may be scheduled throughout the calendar year for up to a three week visit. Extrernships are limited to third and fourth year veterinary students only.
Rood & Riddle offers to veterinary students an externship program that provides a clinical experience to satisfy the externship requirements for their degree. As a private clinic the amount of actual "hands-on” experience is limited. However, there is an enormous amount of information to be gained by observation and exposure to our heavy caseload. Clinicians, interns and technicians make every effort to explain hospital cases and procedures whenever possible.
Limited on-site housing is provided at no cost to the student, and must be reserved when scheduling an externship. Externs may stay up to 3 weeks.
To request an externship application or for additional information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The student must also have a letter of reference from a professor sent to Whitney Fields at email@example.com . After the reference letter and applications are received, externships are approved and notifications and date confirmations sent to students.