Staffing Number and Tasks: Eight administrative staff, two pharmacy staff, three laboratory technicians, three surgery technicians, two medicine technicians, one MRI technician, barn technician, overnight nursing staff, ambulatory assistants, six barn maintenance employees.
Amount of Supervision:
The internship begins with a high level of supervision. Over time less supervision is applied so that skills and confidence levels are developed. Specialist backup is always available to the interns.
$21,000 includes housing on-site; $26,000 for housing off-site.
Term of Employment:
June 1 to June 15 of the following year. The first two weeks of intern orientation involves both the incoming interns and outgoing interns along with senior clinicians and hospital staff.
Type of Practice:
100 % equine practice: emergency, referral and ambulatory
State of the art equine hospital completed in February 2003.
Surgical unit contains:
• 1 induction room
• 2 recovery rooms
• Overhead hoists
• 2 operating rooms
• 1 standing MRI room
• Video arthroscopy unit
• Advanced monitoring equipment and inhalation anesthetics
Reproduction facilities include:
• Semen/embryo laboratory
• Environmentally controlled semen collection lab
• Dystocia and routine repro exam rooms
Our internal medicine service provides patients with:
• Neonatal ICU
• Isolation facilities
• GE Logiq 5 ultrasound technology
• Digital Radiography
• Critical care monitoring equipment
• 2 overhead radiograph machines
The specialty services are complemented by a full-service, in-house laboratory providing rapid test turn-around for our hospital and local/referring veterinarians.
Names of Veterinarians in Practice including any Specialty Qualifications:
• John G. Peloso, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS
• Corey D. Miller, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACT
• Patrick C. Worden, DVM
• Aric Adams, DVM, Diplomate ACVS
• Tiffany Hall, DVM, ACVIM, Diplomate ACVECC
• Fred W. Benker, DVM
• Liane D. Puccia, DVM
Estimated Breakdown of Daily or Weekly Case Load:
Elective orthopedic/soft tissue and emergency cases primarily encompassing the thoroughbred athlete, performance horses and breeding stock.
2 – 4 surgeries daily with a capacity to do 10 per day. Large number of after hour’s emergencies.
Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse, Warmblood and Paso Fino cases.
Referral workups provided 5 days a week, emergency services daily. Over 100 foals admitted annually.
Primarily performance horse work; training Thoroughbreds and reproduction at local, first-class equine facilities.
Emergency Duty Requirements:
All emergency and after hours duties are shared equally between the interns.
Types of Cases (percentage is estimated)
• Orthopedic: 70% (arthroscopy, angular limb deformities, fracture repair);
• Respiratory: 10% (Tie-back, Lewellen, Tie Forwards, epiglottic entrapment);
• Emergency: 20% (colics, dystocias, lacerations).
• Critical care 50%
• Gastrointestinal 15%
• Respiratory 15%
• Neurological 5%
• Dermatological/Ophthalmological/Oncology/Cardiology/Musculoskeletal 15%.
• Infertility (20%)
• Embryo transfer (5%)
• Cooled/Frozen Semen (30%)
• Dystocia (5%)
• Routine mare work (40%)
|2010-2011 Intern Group
OUR EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Our externship program looks to involve visiting students in the daily activities of the practice. We currently have 5 interns on two-week rotations: Surgery, Anesthesia, Reproduction/Ambulatory, Internal Medicine and Nights.
We look to fill our intership positions from those who have spent time with us as externs. With that in mind, externs are placed into these same rotations so that we can provide them with a broad view of what it would be like to intern at EMCO. During their time with us, we are evaluating their veterinary abilities to date and how the extern fits into the workgroup. In addition to their veterinary knowledge and skills, we look for character and personality traits that will enable the extern (potential intern) to work well in an established group.
|Travel from Orlando to EMCO:
Recommendations for travel plans are to fly in to Orlando then take Lake Limo Shuttle Service to Ocala.
Ask to be dropped off at the Burger King on I-75 and Highway 200. From there, the extern can take a taxi to the clinic.
|Lake Limo Shuttle Service
For schedule of arrival and
Call (352) 622-2292
|Dan the Taxi Man
For taxi from Burger King
(shuttle drop point) to EMCO
Call (352) 671-3400
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