Equine Internal Medicine & Reproduction Internship

Career Opportunity, Equine

The Apiam Animal Health Equine Internal Medicine & Reproduction Internship is a program targeted towards recently graduated veterinarians seeking to further develop their equine knowledge.

This 12 month structured program offers the chance to work with and learn from Equine Internal Medicine specialist Dr Caroline Spelta, based at Clermont Veterinary Surgery in Central Queensland.

The aims of the program are:

  • To acquire the skills and knowledge to progress to a residency program or to pass membership level examinations in Equine Internal Medicine
  • To be exposed to and gain experience in:
  • managing and treating complex cases
  • didactic teaching
  • clinical research

Duties will include:

  • Working in the hospital assisting the internal medicine specialist with a range of internal medicine and reproductive cases
  • Monitoring and treating hospitalised patients, including emergency and critical care
  • Primary case care responsibility for complex cases under the supervision of a specialist
  • Routine and ambulatory general practice consults
  • Participation in daily patient rounds with a specialist in attendance
  • Participation and presentation in weekly clinical rounds/case discussions
  • Participation and presentation in monthly journal club
  • Didactic teaching in the form of tutorials to 4th and 5th year veterinary students
  • Periodically to deliver a professional presentation or seminar to work colleagues or delivered at professional meetings, conferences or via webinar presentation on Apiam Knowledge base
  • Non-clinical work hours will be assigned for research activities relating to cases seen


We invite applications from recent graduates with a minimum of 1-2 years’ experience.

If you are a new graduate who is capable and confident handling horses and you have a genuine equine focus, we welcome your application.

Key Dates:

  • Applications Open: 20 July 2021
  • Applications Close: 16 August 2021
  • Interviews: From 16 August 2021

Location: Clermont, Qld

For more information about this opportunity please contact Dr Caroline Spelta Ph 0407 559 713

To apply, please submit your Cover Letter and CV to Leisa Denaro recruitment@apiam.com.au

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