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High school student internships

The Massie Equine High School Student Veterinary Internship is a volunteer, one day per week program for local high school seniors completing their high school internship or senior project program requirements. Interns are provided with opportunities to learn the art and science of veterinary medicine, assist with examination and treatment, and help with daily tasks of running a veterinary practice. Student interns learn the role of veterinary assistant in veterinary medicine. It is the veterinary assistant’s role to help the veteinarian achieve greater efficiency by relieving them of technical work and having equipment and medications ready for any procedure. 



  • Open to current high school students in their senior year

  • Typing skills required

  • Working knowledge of horses is mandatory 

  • Must have a driver's license or reliable transportation



  • Thoroughly explain deworming requirements

  • Thoroughly explain vaccine requirements

  • Provide basic grooming

  • Understand and work with behavior issues

  • Provide care to our patients

  • Learn how to administer immunizations & medications

  • Maximize patients’ comfort with a gentle and reassuring manner

  • Provide basic grooming care

  • Understand normal post Anesthesia recovery

  • Collect diagnostic samples & send them off to a laboratory

  • Understand function and operation of veterinary equipment 

  • Understand and participate with our pharmacy and inventory process

  • Prep and clean surgery equipment 

  • Properly pack a veterinary truck 


  • Physical Effort: Work requires lifting and carrying equipment weighing up to 50 lbs; requires sitting and standing for extended periods of time

  • May be exposed to unpleasant odors, noises and animal feces

  • May be exposed to bites, scratches and contagious diseases

  • Follow the daily “to do” checklist



This is a competitive application process. Email a resume, cover letter describing your experience working with horses and desire to enter the veterinary profession and 3 references to Positions are filled throughout the year.

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