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Veterinary Health Center
1800 Denison Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66506

For appointments or emergencies call:

Small Animal Desk
785-532-4309 fax

Large Animal Desk
785-532-4989 fax


Equine Medicine, Surgery and Theriogenology Internship

The equine internship at the Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University is a 12-month post-DVM clinical program that provides clinical training in equine surgery, internal medicine, theriogenology and field service. The intern provides clinical service under the supervision of senior clinicians and learns through consultation with radiologists, pathologists, and other clinical and basic science specialists. The intern will participate in advanced formal training through weekly rounds with equine faculty and residents.

The intern will be expected to provide direct patient care, interact with clients and referring veterinarians, participate in the instruction of students, and participate in scholarly activities. Interns remain in the hospital overnight when required for care of critical cases. Emergency duty is an integral part of the program and will include ambulatory responsibilities. Interns will not be enrolled in graduate programs and do not take graduate courses.

The VHC treats approximately 2,200 equine hospital and field cases a year. The Equine Section is supported by 2 board certified surgeons, 3 board certified internal medicine clinicians and an emergency clinician. The program will give the successful applicant a background in equine surgery, medicine, theriogenology and field service that will prepare them for a residency program or private practice.

Interns will receive tri-annual written evaluations which are discussed with the Intern Advisor and the Hospital Director.

The intern must be physically present for orientation on the first day of the program.

The Veterinary Health Center is a modern, spacious facility on the campus of Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. The University is in the beautiful Flint Hills of Kansas with numerous recreational opportunities available.

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.  A background check will be required of all successful applicants prior to employment at Kansas State University.  Matched applicants must apply for a Kansas Veterinary Institutional License.

Intern and resident candidates are selected through the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians (AAVC) Veterinary Intern and Resident Matching Program (VIRMP). Information about position availability, program descriptions and forms needed to apply can be found at the VIRMP web site.

See Veterinary Intern and Resident Matching Program (VIRMP) for program descriptions, availability and application forms.