We welcome veterinary students interested in equine medicine.

We welcome veterinary students interested in equine medicine to perform formal or informal internship/preceptorships with Cedarbrook Veterinary Care and Cedarbrook Farms.

This program allows you to observe a variety of patients and assist with daily care. Veterinary students are quickly put to work assisting us in procedures such as dental floats, lameness exams, injections, etc. and are able to gain hands-on experience doing procedures through our rescue rehabilitation program depending on our caseload.

As our student, you will do worthwhile work and become an important part of our team during your stay. You will also gain a valuable introduction into modalities of acupuncture and chiropractic as Cedarbrook Veterinary Care has a holistic approach to veterinary medicine.

In veterinary school, humane hands-on learning experiences for students are often lacking. Students in many programs are expected to practice surgery on healthy animals that are then euthanized at the end of the lab or the course ('Terminal Surgeries').
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Being a Good Veterinarian

Dr. Hannah was unwilling to participate in this kind of education and sought out an 'alternative tract' or other way to gain hands-on learning for live animal surgeries.

Dr. Hannah found a win-win situation by pairing veterinary and vet tech students in need of practice with rescue horses in need of veterinary care. Under close supervision of professional veterinarians, this win-win situation benefits everyone.

"I found that equine experience was much more difficult to come by versus small animal experiences, and since horses have always been my focus, this was what I needed to do in order to give back," said Dr. Hannah. "While it took a lot of leg work and time to organize these learning experiences, the efforts are well worth it."

Research shows vet students who opt out of terminal surgeries graduate from school with a higher level of compassion for their patients. This compassion is what motivates vets to do a good job with every individual case in their practice - and for Dr. Hannah and Dr. Justine, it is one of the most important components to being a good veterinarian.

Student Testimonial

"Thank you and your staff for the warm welcome during my visit. I had very good quality educational time and I really enjoyed every minute of that. The hands-on experience in respect to equine medicine with you was outstanding. Surely this time has improved my skills and helped me gain valuable experience; I feel more confidence to pass the equine part of CPE exam.
Once again, thank you so much for your cooperation and understanding."

Nasser I. - Veterinarian from Tehran University, Iran
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We treat the whole animal, every time.

Cedarbrook Veterinary Care offers resources for students interested in equine veterinary care in Snohomish, Monroe, Woodinville, Duvall, Lake Stevens, Redmond and beyond.

Call us today (360) 794-9255

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