If you are considering a career in the equine veterinary field, are experienced working with horses, and are over 13 years of
age we have opportunities for you as well!
After a brief meet and greet appointment with us to make sure we are a good match, we
can set up a job shadowing ride along time for you to spend a day riding along with Dr. Hannah or Dr. Justine to see first-hand what the day of an equine
veterinarian looks like.
The day starts at 7:00 a.m. helping with caretaker duties and learning about horse husbandry, veterinary appointments
generally begin around 9:00 a.m. After you have completed a ride along, if you are interested in becoming a working student, you can interview
to become a working student. Working students commit to at least one day per month and gain experience in horse husbandry, daily care, farm
maintenance, truck cleaning/stocking, and veterinary assisting.
Interested in the field of Equine Facilitated Mental Health and Learning? Please contact us to discuss how you can become involved with our program.
Interested in horse training/handling or managing your own equestrian facility some day? Working students interested in farm management, horse husbandry,
horse handling, or the Cedarbrook Farms program are teamed up with caretaking staff and stay onsite to observe, as well as gain first-hand experience.
We can tailor the working student program to your area of interest.
As a horse lover who is interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine, Dr. Hannah gave me the opportunity to shadow her
on several occasions. I have been able to observe and assist with dental floats, acupuncture, blood draws and immunizations. I think it is
amazing that she takes her time to teach people who want to learn more and allow them to help. I believe this is an amazing opportunity for
anyone who wants to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.
Tristan K., age 14
As a student who enjoyed biology and anatomy courses, and was aware of my passion for caring for animals, I already knew early
on in my high school career that I wanted to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. However, when I started shadowing Dr. Hannahâ€™s
appointments and helping her out in my junior year of high school, I grew even more fascinated by the demands as well as the rewards of
the profession, and my goals to attend veterinary school were strengthened. During my days with Dr. Hannah, whether these were days
receiving patients at the Cedarbrook Farm or driving from city to city visiting equine during farm calls, I was able to assist her with
tasks ranging from ones as simple as cleaning tools for dental floats, to eventually more complex ones as giving intramuscular injections
to horses as well as drawing blood. On some days, I was even able to observe Dr. Hannah during her acupuncture and chiropractic
appointments, during which I was able to learn more about and witness the positive effects these treatments can have on her patients.
Over my time shadowing Dr. Hannah, she became not only an insightful mentor but also one of my greatest inspirations due to her
incredible compassion and wisdom of veterinary medicine that I witnessed in every appointment and interaction with her patients and
When I was recommended to Cedarbrook Veterinary Care, I had no idea how lucky I was to find a veterinary practice with
exceptional empathy, diligent work, and dedication. Dr. Hannah offers an extremely unique, hands-on veterinary experience. As a student
with less equine experience, I immediately felt welcome on ride-alongs thanks to Dr. Hannahâ€™s calm and trusting demeanor. Along with
learning about her equine veterinary practice, I have learned much about holistic and alternative medicinal approaches and the importance
of customer service. After a ride-along with Dr. Hannah, your legs may be sore and your clothes may be dirty, but your heart will be
happy and your mind will be full.