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Internship Coordinator

Dr. Timo Prange
Phone: 919.513.6127

Equine Medicine Surgery Internship

Program Description

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 Health Complex. 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


This internship participates in the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians’ (AAVC) Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program (VIRMP) when a position is available. Application information and procedures are available at