Midwest Equine at Illinois Intern

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This internship program is focused on providing a mentored experience, preparing the applicant for an entry-level position in private practice or an ABVP–Equine Practice residency.


Midwest Equine at Illinois is a satellite clinic of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine functioning as a private practice.

The two main goals that Midwest Equine has for this internship include:

  • Applicant exposure to cases routinely encountered in a primary care practice, with a focus on common presentations with practical solutions
  • Providing exemplary customer service; practicing medicine in the best interest of the horse, balanced with the client’s needs and expectations

Applicants will participate in daily ambulatory and outpatient clinic cases and will be expected to participate in after-hours and weekend on-call duties in a rotating schedule with clinician support. Academic support, i.e., journal club, intern topic rounds, etc., will be provided by ABVP-Equine Practice, ACVS-LA, ACVSMR, and ACVIM-LA diplomates in the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.

Eligibility for Illinois licensure is not required for participation in this program; however, Illinois licensure and USDA accreditation are highly desirable. Intern candidates must have graduated from an AVMA-accredited college of veterinary medicine or have successfully completed the ECFVG.

For more information about the program or to apply,


or contact Dr. Benjamin Lognion, Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, Instructor of Equine Ambulatory Services,

We’re Investing in Our Programs

A $12 million hospital-wide renovation and expansion project wrapped up in 2021. Over the past six years we’ve added:

  • A 9,000 sq ft small animal surgery wing with 8 ORs, including an interventional radiology suite
  • A state-of-the-art linear accelerator and a new 128-slice CT to support its use
  • A 3T MRI
  • A new facility for small animal primary care, zoological medicine specialty service, and our Wildlife Medical Clinic

We Want You!

The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine values work-life balance and collegiality. We are a friendly and interactive hospital, and we seek new colleagues who excel clinically and academically while having fun at work and building strong relationships with coworkers.


Together we create a workplace culture that fosters respect, inclusion, trust, and support for personal and professional growth. The more diverse our community, the stronger we are. We practice compassion and selfcare. We celebrate successes, knowing that our most valuable assest is our people.

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More About US

  • Boarded clinicians in 16 areas of specialization
  • Innovative approaches to integrated veterinary education, post-graduate veterinary education, and online learning
  • Collegewide research strengths in comparative and diagnostic medicine, conservation medicine and ecosystem health, environmental health and toxicology, infectious diseases, and reproductive biology
  • Part of a top-ranked public, land-grant university
  • Located in a vibrant, diverse and international community that still offers Midwestern friendliness and affordability
  • You will become a member of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine which is currently 94 faculty strong
  • ~ 50 residents and interns
  • > 500 veterinary students

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.