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Thoroughbred Sales Externship Opportunity

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The Peterson & Smith Thoroughbred Sales Externship is available for veterinary students nearing graduation.  The externship will focus directly on the practitioner’s role at a Thoroughbred Sale and the nuances of sales work.

Application deadlines are approximately 60 days prior to the first day of the sale. The applicant must expect to be graduating and NAVLE-eligible within 20 months of the first day of the sale. Those interested in the Ambulatory Internship are preferred.

This externship involves participation in acquisition and interpretation of digital radiography, video laryngoscopy, and musculoskeletal ultrasonography.  This is not a refresher course for the National Boards Exam.Professional conduct and appearance is required.  

Currently accepting for the following sales:

Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training,       Timonium, MD May 22-23, 2017*                      (May 1 deadline) 

The July Sale,                                                Lexington, KY July 10-11, 2017                         (May 10 deadline) 

The Saratoga Sale,                                      Saratoga Springs, NY August 7-8, 2017          (June 7 deadline) 

New York Bred Yearlings,                           Saratoga Springs, NY August 12-13, 2017     (June 12 deadline) 

Midlantic Fall Yearlings,                              Timonium, MD October 3, 2017                          (August 3 deadline) 

The Saratoga Fall Sale,                             Saratoga Springs, NY October 16, 2017            (August 16 deadline) 


To apply for the Peterson & Smith Thoroughbred Sales Externship, please email a letter of intent, resume, and at least one letter of reference to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Extern will be contacted approximately 45 days from the first day of the sale, afforded a 48-hour acceptance period, and is responsible for her or his travel and stay.  The Externship will begin at noon the day before the sale and end at the conclusion of the sale. 

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