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providertemplate Kentucky Equine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation CenterKESMARC (Kentucky Equine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Center)

Location:  Lexington, Kentucky

KESMARC is a world class equine sports medicine facility, dedicated to the recovery and conditioning of high-end equine athletes. They offer two internship programs:

The OAKS Internship Program

The OAKS program is available to anyone over the age of seventeen (17) throughout the year. We accept multiple interns for durations ranging from one week to several months. We ask only that person applying be horse "savvy" and has an interest in Equine Rehabilitation. This program is most suited to younger students in our surrounding area, wishing to gain an insight into Equine Rehabilitation in order to determine future study and/or career paths.

Interns participating in our OAKS program are responsible for their own transport, accommodation and insurance coverage.

The DERBY Internship Program

This program is a minimum three month stay, with extensions up to one year if required. Equine science students, those studying Veterinary Medicine and Equine Rehabilitation would benefit most from this program. Our program aims to give students a "real-life" view into the world of equine veterinary medicine, equine rehabilitation and equine veterinary nursing and the commitment required to succeed in these fields.

Interns in our DERBY program will be provided with "dorm-style" accommodation at our facility. All linen and kitchenware is supplied, with up to four interns sharing one bathroom and kitchen and living room areas. This negates the need for transport to and from work, especially for our international visitors. Interns are responsible for their own work visa and travel arrangements, insurance coverage and food supplies.

Interns are expected to work a six day week, with hours varying due to daily schedules.
Duties expected of our interns include (but are not limited to) the following:
•    Daily administration of medications and supplements.
•    Bandaging including sweats, poultices, post surgical and shipping.
•    General care including monitoring temperatures and appetites, grooming, bathing, picking feet, checking legs, etc.
•    Putting horses on and off the walking machine.
•    Assisting veterinarians as required (with radiographs, ultrasound, scoping, etc.) Please note although we do not have a veterinarian on staff we have multiple veterinarians performing different procedures on a daily basis.
•    Assisting farriers and dentist as required.
•    Preparing horses to ship.
•    Daily record keeping on all horses for health records and billing purposes.
•    Supervised operation of Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber treatments.
•    Routine barn activities such as picking stalls and ensuring the barn is neat and clean.
•    Any other duties that may arise in the day to day running of a large equine facility.

Our aim is to provide you with a sound understanding of Equine Rehabilitation protocols, while allowing exposure to some of the best equine veterinarians in the world. You will also have the chance to explore and enjoy our wonderful Bluegrass area, "the horse capital of the world".

For more information on how to apply see their website.

Kentucky Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center
Kirsten Johnson and Hub Johnson, Owners
258 Shannon Run Road
Versailles, KY 40383

Phone:  859.873.9955
Fax:  859.873.6446

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