This 7-month position (March 1st through September 15th, 2022) is designed to expose the intern to many aspects of both general and advanced reproductive techniques. Along with constant tutelage over the management of stallions and mares, there will also be a strong emphasis on gaining practical experience. By the end of the internship, the intern should have the confidence and ability to perform and manage reproductive services in any future situation.
Primary responsibilities of this position involve palpation, ultrasonography, artificial insemination with fresh, cooled and frozen semen, reproductive evaluations of the stallion and mare, subfertility management, semen collection and processing for shipment, embryo recovery and transfer, and foaling. Additional exposure will include semen freezing and transvaginal aspiration of oocytes. Some non-reproductive duties will involve general health maintenance of the client horses and recipient herd. This position is designed to do independent work after adequate supervised training has been established. The vast majority of time (~90%) will be spent performing services at the clinic however there will be occasional duties performed on-farm (~10%) as needed. Collaboration with colleagues and client communication will become routine.
Compensation for the position:
Free on-site housing along with a $4,000/month base salary and a percentage of gross income shared. Monthly salary amount includes reimbursement for PLIT and health insurance.
Requirements for the position:
Applicant must have passed the national boards/NAVLE exam to obtain a Virginia veterinary license.
About Equine Reproduction Concepts:
Equine Reproduction Concepts is a full-service equine reproductive facility that is designed to meet the increasing demands of the horse breeding industry. This 45-stall facility is located on 25 acres in northern Virginia’s vibrant horse country. We are a referral clinic that provides technologic advances in reproduction for all horse breeds from local, regional and national communities. Our doctors include a reproductive physiologist and two veterinarian positions with an emphasis on reproductive services.
For inquiries on the position: contact Dr. Dippert at 540-937-9832 or email at equinereproduction.com.
Equine Reproduction Concepts is a full service equine reproduction facility that is designed to meet the increasing demands of the horse breeding industry. We provide quality services with technologic advances in reproduction for all horse breeds. In close proximity to many breeding farms and professional training centers, we welcome you to visit our facility.