Equine Internship




Equine Hospital De Bosdreef, an equine referral centre situated in Belgium is pleased to offer 4 rotating internships in equine medicine and surgery.


The case load in our hospital consists of approximately 700 general anaesthetic surgical procedures, more than 2,500 orthopaedic examinations, 800 internal medicine cases, 425 MRI cases and 260 gamma-scintigraphy scans per year. 


In Spring 2017 we will move to our new purpose built modern facilities equipped with MRI, scintigraphy, computed tomography, 2 surgery suites, 50 indoor stables, indoor arena and multiple purpose built trot-up areas (covered and uncovered).


Interns are enrolled in an official government approved programme and are fully insured. Intern accommodation comprises of individual on site large and fully equipped rooms with en suite bathroom. 


All applicants must be DVM or have obtained an equivalent degree in Veterinary Medicine. Preference may be given to individuals with equine experience or credentials in the disciplines of equine medicine, orthopaedics and surgery.


Interns will be under the direct supervision of 5 European diplomates in the fields of surgery, internal medicine and diagnostic imaging. They will participate in providing medical and surgical clinical services as well as after hours emergency care. Interns rotate between the various departments (surgery, imaging, anaesthesiology, internal medicine and orthopaedics).


Interns will participate actively in the organisation of the hospital. They will also be encouraged to set and meet personal goals such as preparing case reports or scientific presentations.


Starting date: 2 positions in July 2017, 1 position in September 2017 and 1 position early October 2017.


Duration of internship: 12 months.


We require:

- Good basic equine veterinary medicine knowledge and the ability to perform basic equine work independently. 

- A good knowledge of English.

- A 1 to 2 week visit to the hospital before we can short-list you for an internship position.


Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled with a suitable candidate.


Applicants should submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae and the name and address (e-mail if available) of 2 referees to:

Dr. Hans Wilderjans, Dipl ECVS

Equine Hospital De Bosdreef

Spelonckvaart 46

9180 Moerbeke Waas



Tel: +32-9-346 76 18

Fax: +32-9-346 71 99

Email: hans.wilderjans@me.com  or  bosdreef@me.com 

Visit our website: www.bosdreef.be


Interested individuals are encouraged to contact Dr. Hans Wilderjans with any specific questions relating to the programme.