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Equine Surgery Internship

Ballarat Veterinary Practice Equine Clinic

Miners Rest Victoria, Australia

The Ballarat Veterinary Practice is seeking applicants for three internships in equine surgery. The programme also includes some ambulatory practice under supervision.

Applicants must be eligible to register as a Veterinary Surgeon in Victoria.

Positions are available from June 2019 onwards. The internship is an 18-month position, and new graduates as well as recent graduates are welcome to apply.

The Equine Clinic is adjacent to the Dowling Forest Racecourse and major racing stables. Approximately 300 horses are trained on course.

The hospital can accommodate 28 horses and is well set up for the examination and treatment of medical and surgical disorders. Equipment includes a surgery facility including laparoscopy, Magellan PRP unit, scintigraphy unit, Standing MRI facility, videoendoscopy, surgical laser, colour flow Doppler ultrasound as well as digital and computed radiography. The hospital accepts referrals from veterinarians across Victoria and interstate as well as providing service to local race horses, as well as sport and pleasure horses.

The clinic has three registered specialists in Equine Surgery:

Dr Ian C. Fulton BVSc, MS, FANZCVS;

Dr Brian H. Anderson BVSc, MS, Diplomate ACVS; and

Dr Travis T Smyth DVM, MSc.

There are also six associate veterinarians based at the site.

Experience and training in equine surgery, anaesthesia, lameness diagnosis, ultrasound, endoscopy, reproduction and emergency medicine will provide the intern with an excellent grounding in equine veterinary science.

The internship package includes access to continuing education and remuneration consistent with the Animal Care and Veterinary Services Award 2010.

A detailed outline of the internship program can be found here

For further information or to apply please contact: Mrs Kim Hill, Personal Assistant to Drs Fulton and Anderson ( or telephone 03 5334 6756.


Applications should include a letter of introduction, Curriculum Vitae and the contact details of three professional referees.