Established in 2007, Countryside Large Animal offers a unique and rewarding opportunity to veterinary students. As a full-service hosipital, interns will experience all aspects of a hospital, surgery, and ambulatory veterinary practice. Our primarily equine based clinic makes for easily accessible equine practice knowledge. Along with the equine aspect of our clinic comes a great amount of production animal experience including cattle, swine, goats, sheep, and camelid patients.


We strive to create an environment that allows the intern the opportunity to work with a variety of large animals to gain the experience and the skill set to have a successful career in equine and/ or large animal practice.


The duration of the internship program is 12 months. The program begins in June and ends the following June. Applications are accepted year-round with the deadline falling on January 1st for the internship year beginning  in June. Notification of acceptance into the program is no later than February 15th.

Internships are salaried positions with other benefits including housing, AVMA fees, expenses paid for one continuing education events, and medical insurance stipend. For specific details on salary, benefits, and additional information, please visit our internship program listing on Avenues on the American Association or Equine Practitioners website at or contact Dr. Mary Hoffmann at   


To apply for an internship position, please send a resume, letter of intent, your transcripts, and three letters of reference as well as a picture to Dr. Mary Hoffmann at Applicants must completed a DVM program or equivalent degree, successful completion of NAVLE and have the ability to obtain a Colorado license. Externship or interview is required.

Veterinary Student Internships / Externships