Equine Veterinary Internship position


Bjerke Dyrehospital, owned by Rikstoto, is Norway’s largest privately owned equine hospital and located at the Bjerke Racetrack in Oslo. This state of the art facility, situated just 15 minutes from the heart of the city, offers 25 stalls and isolation unit, fully equipped operating theatre, high-speed treadmill, standing MRI, endoscopy, gastroscopy, surgical laser, high quality ultrasound and digital CR & DR radiography. The caseload presented is of both of referral and first opinion cases and is composed of racehorses, sports horses and pleasure horses. The hospital also offers an ambulatory service and 24-hour emergency cover at the hospital.

Bjerke Dyrehospital is offering a 1-year equine veterinary internship. The intern will participate in the admission, diagnosis and treatment of horses presented to the hospital and to the communication with the horse owner. Under supervision and training for the senior veterinary staff, including board-certified specialist in equine surgery, the intern is expected to develop knowledge and skills to support the team to handle outpatients, hospitalized horses and emergency cases. The position requires participation in the intern out-of-hours duty system. The successful intern should become a confident and competent veterinarian, well prepared for equine practice or residency training programs.

Rikstoto wishes to promote the welfare of horses by improving expertise in equine medicine especially in geographical areas where few equine veterinary surgeons are established.

Basic level of written and spoken Norwegian is highly desired. Good level of written and spoken English is mandatory. Starting date December 2016/January 2017.

Applications should be sent to fred.hellings@rikstoto.no.

Application deadline: 9th October 2016.

For more information, please contact Fred Hellings or Tatiana Vinardell on +47 22 95 60 10 or by e-mail at fred.hellings@rikstoto.no or tatiana.vinardell@rikstoto.no