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Equine Medicine Assistant Position Now OPEN

Applications are now open for Equine Vets for the 202 Thoroughbred Breeding Season 🐎. However if you would like to put your name forward for the 2023 breeding season please send your details to the email below and we will keep you in mind.


  • Future applicants must have some previous referral hospital experience or experience with sick foals. The successful candidate must be enthusiastic with good team working skills and professionalism.


  • Candidates will be in charge of the admission, care, and treatment of over 150 ICU foals and a wide range of other medical conditions in both adults and neonates equine patients.


  • Fethard Equine Hospital medicine unit is a well-purposed-built ward with state-of-the-art facilities to ensure the best care of our inpatients.


  • This is a great opportunity to gain further experience in equine neonatal medicine as this is a hands-on medicine position where the candidate will be expected to work autonomously by the end of this period.


  • Due to the seasonal nature of the position, this is a 6-month-fixed contract starting in early January with the possibility to extend it through our rotational internship. Accommodation in town and daily lunch will be provided. Salary will be based on experience.


​Veterinary Externships and Internships positions - OPEN

Intern Program Purpose:


The internship program at Fethard Equine Hospital is a rotating equine internship consisting of rotations through surgery/lameness and internal medicine. Duties involve performing daily patient assessments and treatments, triage of emergencies, anesthesia, diagnostic imaging (radiography, ultrasound, CT and MRI), participating in lameness evaluations, assisting in surgery, and assisting with outpatient procedures. The program is designed to provide a learning environment in which first year veterinarians can sharpen their diagnostic, clinical and decision making skills while under the mentorship of specialists. It is 13 months in length, and two intern classes are accepted annually starting in July and December, respectively. Accommodation and veterinary defense society liability coverage provided along with a competitive internship salary.


Prerequisites for acceptance:

  • Completion in good standing of a veterinary degree (MVB or equivalent)

  • A veterinary license from the Veterinary Council of Ireland

  • Completion of an externship program of at least 2 weeks duration at Fethard Equine Hospital

  • Due to difficulties in processing working visas, the internship is only open to citizens of EU member states or UK citizens.

Application Process:

Email information to: Shauna Lawless at

  • Applications can be submitted throughout the year and are evaluated upon submission. 

  • PLEASE NOTE applications will only be considered for applicants who have completed an externship OR have an externship scheduled.

  • Application Deadline:

    • October 8th 2022 for July 2023 internship

    • March 11th 2023 for December 2023 internship

    • Please note the above deadlines are absolute!

  • Extern Positions:

    • The student can apply for a minimum of 2 weeks.

    • Must have public liability insurance cover from your university or the BVA

    • The extern will assist the interns in out-of-hours monitoring, surgery, treatments, and medical cases.

    • Please note we are a very busy hospital with a lot going on so being comfortable around horses is essential.

    • Lunch will be supplied daily.

    • We do not provide accommodation. This must be organised by the extern, along with transport to/from the clinic. Locations for accommodation: Fethard, Clonmel, Cashel, Killenaule

  • Our Externs work alongside our experienced set of 8 interns. This is a good opportunity for you to get a good grasp of Equine practice. We often take on Externs as Interns in the future so please keep this in mind and express your interest in an Internship position while you are here.

Applications should have the following:

  • -CV

  • -Cover letter

  • -Photo

  • -Proof of COVID Vaccination

  • -If studying abroad, proof of public liability insurance cover must be submitted when applying. Externships will not be allowed without this.


INTERNSHIPS: Please forward your CV and queries for Internships to Shauna Lawless 

EXTERNSHIPS: Please forward your CV and queries for Externships to

Veterinary Nurse/Veterinary nursing students/Equine Science Students

For Vet Nurse students and Equine Science students please send your CV and Cover letter to 

Veterinary nursing Students: Students can apply for a minimum of 2 weeks. Lunch will be provided daily. Accommodation can be discussed with Anne. Having your own transport is ideal but not essential.

We currently have an open position for a Veterinary Nurse. Please email for details.

Work Experience

We are not accepting Transition Year students due to the coronavirus Pandemic. 

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