Extern Program

CEVS located in Peyton 25 miles north east of Colorado Springs, provides great learning opportunities for qualified individuals. CEVS provides a quality extern experience in a busy, equine practice.

Helping Train Tomorrows Veterinarians

CEVS’ Extern Program is designed to give veterinary and technician students exposure to all aspects of equine practice including but not limited to emergency/critical care, field surgery, reproduction, lameness, and dentistry. Externs will also be able to observe and assist with procedures. One-on-one mentor-ship is a central focus of the program. Our goal for the externship is to provide an opportunity for professional and personal growth.

Colorado Equine Veterinary Services Extern Overview

Colorado Equine Veterinary Services was established in 2003 to offer high quality veterinary care in the ever-growing field of equine medicine. We are a three doctor practice with an extremely caring staff who share the common goal of giving the highest quality of care possible to our patients.

Our externship program is designed to give veterinary and technician students exposure to all aspects of equine practice including but not limited to emergency/critical care, field surgery, reproduction, lameness, and dentistry. Externs will also be able to observe and assist with procedures. One-on-one mentorship is a central focus of the program. Our goal for the externship is to provide an opportunity for professional and personal growth.

Our diagnostic equipment allows us to perform Olympus video gastroscopy, video endoscopy, computer digital radiography, and digital ultrasound. Our investment in high-quality equipment allows us to provide state-of-the art equine diagnostics in Southern Colorado. We also have equipment that allows us to do in-house blood work. This equipment includes Idexx LaserCyte, Vet Test, and VetStat machines. Some of our routine procedures include power floats with access to more invasive dental procedures, minor to moderate surgeries, such as enucleation and castrations, lameness examinations, artificial insemination, radiographs, ultrasound and IRAP procedures. We also offer equine chiropractic and acupuncture along with our mobile vet service.

Colorado Equine Veterinary Services’ facilities contains a six-stall barn including ICU and mare/foal stalls, five outdoor runs, expanded treatment area with stocks, indoor expanded laboratory space. We also have an indoor arena for lameness exams in inclement weather and a breeding phantom for stallion collection.

We have high exposure opportunities with emergencies. We are chosen to vet horse shows and rodeos in the surrounding Pikes Peak region. This allows us to see our current clients along with meeting new people in the horse world.

Colorado Equine Veterinary Services has accommodations for on-site housing. This includes a private bedroom with twin bed and bedding, community bathroom (used by employees and clients during business hours), a community kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, and hot plate. A washer and dryer are also on site.

Colorado Equine Veterinary Services is located in Peyton, Colorado which is approximately 30 minutes east of beautiful Colorado Springs. We have hosted interns in the past and would consider your interest in a future internship.

For further information please call us at (719)749-9500.