(Kentucky Equine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Center)
KESMARC is a
world class equine sports medicine facility, dedicated to the recovery
and conditioning of high-end equine athletes. They offer two internship
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
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
Interns are expected to work a six day week, with hours varying due to
Duties expected of our interns include (but are not limited to) the
Daily administration of medications and supplements.
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
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
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
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
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