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Equine Surgery/Anaesthesia Internships (18 months)

The Scone Equine Hospital offers an 18-month Internship commencing at the end and middle of the year. The staggering of start times and duration of employment ensures there is always an intern with at least 6 months experience when a new intern commences employment. The Interns will undertake rotations in Anaesthesia and Surgery, although the program allows the Interns to gain experience across the entire practice. 

The Surgery rotation involves the Intern being responsible for the hospitalised surgical cases and assisting with diagnostic and surgical procedures at the surgical facility under the guidance of Drs Adkins, Butt, Williamson, McGlinchey and Partlow.

The Anaesthesia rotation involves the Intern assisting with or performing anaesthesia at the surgical facility under the guidance of Drs Wallner, Collins, Massingham, Dow and Cudmore.

Interns are encouraged to write a manuscript for publication in a veterinary journal and presentation at the Bain Fallon Memorial lectures, Equine Veterinarians Australia major equine veterinary conference each year. There is an incentive program to encourage this endeavour.

Application deadline:

18 month 2019: Applications Close 31st March with commencement by July.

18 month 2019: Applications close 1st October 2019 with commencement by December 2019.

Scone Equine Hospital employs four Equine Surgeons, three of whom are Registered Specialists and all have surgical residency training. There is diversity in the surgeon's experience and interests, and this allows varied opinions and approaches to case management.

Scone Equine Hospital employs three specialists in Equine Medicine and there is opportunity for the Intern to learn from these veterinarians during the daily management of the surgical cases at the hospital.

The surgical facility undertakes approximately 1500 procedures annually and there are approximately 1200 admissions to the Hospital annually. The surgical case load includes approximately 300 arthroscopic procedures, 100 celiotomies and 40 laparoscopic procedures.

Veterinary Registration Requirements for Australia.

It is necessary for the applicant to meet the necessary requirements to be fully registered as a veterinarian in New South Wales, Australia. For further information, please contact the Veterinary Practitioners Board of New South Wales

Applicants who are only eligible for limited registration will not be considered for the position.

Working Visa requirements for Australia

Scone Equine Hospital will assist the successful applicant with the VISA requirements for working in Australia.


Scone is the heart of the thoroughbred breeding industry in Australia with the second largest population of breeding horses in the world. It is also home to a large performance horse population. Scone is a town of approximately 5000 people and is in close proximity to larger regional towns, Tamworth and Newcastle, with Sydney, three and a half hours' drive. Scone Equine Hospital is the largest equine veterinary practice in the southern hemisphere, employing up to 30 veterinarians in the stud season. It is complemented by a companion animal practice (Pet Medical) and a podiatry centre - The Equine Podiatry & Lameness Centre, and two associated practices (Tamworth Equine Veterinary Centre and Avenel Equine Hospital).

Salary Package

Base Salary $53,900pa AUD. A car will be provided.


Applicants need to send a Curriculum Vitae and cover letter to Helen Boyes - 

To watch a short video about the internship, visit:

Closing Date

Application deadline:

18 month 2018: Applications close 1st October 2018 (commencement by December 2018.)

18 month 2019: Applications Close 31st January  (commencement by July.)