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Glenwood Veterinary Clinic is proud to offer a long-standing equine internship program for graduates of AVMA-accredited universities. Dr. Luedke, Dr. Mease and Dr. Johnson have done internships after graduation and realize the value that comes from this year of intense training. The veterinarians and staff at GVC feel a strong commitment to give back to the profession by mentoring new graduates.

Glenwood Veterinary Clinic has provided services to the Roaring Fork Valley and the western slope of Colorado since 1936. From a one-man country practice we have evolved into a 3 veterinarian full service mixed animal veterinary clinic. Our focus is equine medicine and surgery, but Dr. Rocky Mease does exclusively small animal work and Dr. Sam Johnson sees small animal clients as needed. We also see food animal, camelid, and exotic patients during the year. We are well established as the equine referral center for western Colorado and parts of Utah and Wyoming.

Glenwood Springs is a small town located near Interstate 70, equidistant (40 miles or less) from Vail, Beaver Creek, and Aspen ski resorts, and at the confluence of the Roaring Fork and Colorado rivers. The largest neighboring metropolitan areas are Grand Junction (100 miles to the west) and Denver (180 miles to the east).

Our goal for this 1-year training period is for interns to become fully competent to practice all aspects of general equine veterinary medicine and to be highly competitive candidates for residency training if they choose to pursue this option. Practice management is also part of internship training, and interns with interest in small animal, food animal, or small ruminant medicine will have the opportunity for exposure to those disciplines. Interns receive 2 months direct supervision by rotating through all the equine veterinarians on staff, then are largely independent in terms of ambulatory call, with consultation and assistance available 24/7 from Dr's Luedke, Mease and Johnson. Interns are also heavily involved with case management, having many cases with primary management and active involvement with hospitalized cases managed by our clinicians.

In addition to primary case management, interns are expected to participate in our weekly journal club and incorporate recent literature and independent study into their daily cases. Interns are also often asked to provide input from either their veterinary school experience or from literature searches that may be integrated into case management. We strongly encourage interns to submit an article for publication in a refereed journal during their internship year, and are required to participate in rounds and case presentations as they occur.

Further details of the GVC internship program are available on the AAEP Avenues website ( Candidates may apply for internships by emailing Dr. Sam Johnson ([email protected]). Applicants should provide a letter of intent, at least 3 letters of recommendation, a current CV, an unofficial copy of your transcript, and a current photo. Externships at GVC are strongly recommended for internship candidates, and we encourage 2 visits if possible (1 early in vet school and another during 4th year) for those who are highly motivated to be an intern in our practice. Package includes annual salary, onsite housing, vacation, CE time off, health insurance compensation, emergency case compensation, AAEP dues, and liability insurance.


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