Externship Program

Piedmont Equine provides an opportunity for veterinary students to gain meaningful knowledge and experience while working under the guidance of senior clinicians. All externs will have the opportunity to shadow our veterinarians throughout their day and will receive instruction based upon their experience and interest. Each of our four doctors will work with the extern to ensure that their learning goals are met.

Our practice offers a comprehensive program that allows interns to assist with hospital, outpatient as well as ambulatory services. We are known for performance horse lameness treatment as well as an extensive breeding program and routine equine care. Our practice located 60 miles east of Atlanta offers 24-hour services.

Piedmont Equine is a progressive practice that values new methodology and procedures. Our doctors are willing to invest in students to advance the equine veterinary field experience. We appreciate our clients and work to provide quality care and customer service.

The goal for the externship program at our practice is to provide exposure and a variety of equine experiences. Externs will be involved in every aspect of the practice.

Externship availability:

Our program is open year-round and applications can be submitted at any time throughout the year. Those wishing to take part in our Spring and Summer program should begin applications in the Fall as those positions are filled on a first come, first serve basis. Ideally, we would like applicants who can make a two-week commitment. However, we accept externs as their schedules permit.

Extern Duties:

Externs should anticipate arrival by 8 AM each day. Due to ambulatory and hospital treatments, the end of day will be determined based upon workload. Each doctor within the practice is assigned a technician and/or extern depending upon their daily schedules. Each doctor generally sees a minimum of 50 cases per week. Daily duties will include: assisting veterinarians during hospital treatments, preparing ambulatory units for call schedules, assisting veterinarians in completion of exams, radiographs, lab work and preparation for breeding.

Application Process:

Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:

1. Completed application form

2. Resume

Download Application

All documents should be sent to [email protected] within the application deadline. We also require that all externs have full medical benefits.

Externship availability:

Visit our website (www.piedmontequine.com) for a more detailed biography on each member of our staff

Daniel R. Pike, DVM - Owner

John R. Elliott, DVM - Owner

Lianna R Osborne, VMD - Associate

Hope J. Burge, DVM - Associate

Chloe Hancock, DVM - Associate

Additional Information:

We invite you to visit our website for more information regarding our practice. If you would like to visit our practice or discuss the externship or internship possibilities, please contact our Practice Manager, Angie Sims at 706-752-1818 or [email protected]

Physical Address – 1051 Morris Road, Madison, GA 30650

Mailing Address – P.O. Box 1373, Madison, GA 30650


the externship offer pay, housing or vehicle? We are unable to provide any reimbursements, payment for time or housing at this time. We will assist in finding appropriate housing.

What do I wear? We always present a professional appearance and maintain a high level of personal grooming and hygiene always promoting the public image of our practice. Khakis, jeans or slacks; boots; shirts with collars.

Where do I go on the first day? Please arrive at our clinic located at 1051 Morris Road, Madison, Georgia by 8 AM. If you are running late due to traffic, please contact our office.