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Internship: Equine Medicine Surgery

The internship is intended to be a clinical experience emphasizing activities in equine internal medicine and surgery in the Veterinary Equine and Farm Animal Center, Veterinary Hospital. The distribution of effort will be approximately equal amongst equine internal medicine, equine orthopedic surgery and equine soft tissue surgery. Additional time for 2-3 elective rotations will be available to participate in services such as ruminant medicine, equine theriogenology, anesthesia, radiology, pathology, and ophthalmology.

The chosen intern will be expected to participate in teaching of senior veterinary students in equine clinical medicine and surgery, undertake clinical case care, equine emergency duties, and other assigned duties. The intern will work closely with residents and faculty in equine medicine and surgery, and under the supervision of the equine medicine and surgery faculty, of the Department of Clinical Sciences.

This is a one-year, 12 month appointment. The chosen intern will receive 12 paid days of vacation to be taken before the end of the appointment. An intern advisory committee is responsible for maintaining and monitoring progress in the program. The intern will seek the approval of the advisory committee before using his/her vacation leave.

There is no formal course work included in this program. Eligibility for North Carolina State licensure is required. Professional liability insurance is provided.

If you have special needs as addressed by the American Disabilities Act and need assistance with any portion of the application process, please notify us at the address below as soon as possible.

Program inquiries may be directed to Dr. Timo Prange at (919) 513-6127 or

Program Coordinators

Timo Prange

Assoc Clinical Professor


This internships participates in the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians’ (AAVC) Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program (VIRMP) when a position is available.

Information for International Applicants

Preference is given to applicants who have graduated from a college that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. If you wish to apply for an internship or residency program things to keep in mind:

  1. Have your degree translated and evaluated by a reputable company. Options include: Josef Silny & AssociatesTrustforte Corporation, and World Education Services
  2. Some programs require the TOFEL exam to qualify for a internship or residency position.
  3. Most foreign interns and residents are appointed to H-1B visas.
  4. To ensure that a foreign national candidate has the H-1B visa at the start of their program the candidate will be asked to pay for the premium processing filing fee of $1,225 USD, if necessary.
  5. Getting a visa takes between 4 and 6 months if the visa is expedited it takes approximately 15 business days.
  6. Take the initial steps and apply for The Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) certification program is accepted by all state veterinary regulatory boards and the federal government as meeting, either in part or full, the educational prerequisite for licensure or certain types of employment, respectively.