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Meet the Team

Equine Health










Over one hundred veterinarians, veterinary students, technicians and pre-veterinary students take part in our programs annually.

LEqMC Externship Program

Littleton Equine Medical Center has provided professional veterinary services to Denver, Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region since 1950. Today, the practice has evolved into a state of the art, exclusively equine hospital and referral center.

Our practice proudly offers a long standing and strong externship program. Through this opportunity, externs are closely associated with a group of equine professionals with over 150 years of combined experience. Additionally, the externship program helps to expose our practice to bright minds and cutting edge ideas from around the world.


Rotating Services
As a student, wide and varied clinical exposure is essential. Our program is designed to offer participants a chance to learn from individual practitioners in each area of service. A typical week includes a mix of in-depth lameness, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, field service, sports medicine, preventative medicine, intensive care case management, and (seasonally) reproduction.

On-site complimentary housing is available near the turn of the century mansion that serves as our hospital headquarters. These accommodations increase exposure to hospitalized and emergency cases.

Our Externship program is for veterinary students enrolled in an AVMA accredited school of veterinary medicine and is generally a two week visit. May through September is reserved for 3rd and 4th year veterinary students. All other months are open for all veterinary students. Our practice consists of eleven full time veterinarians and four interns. The practice is equipped for most surgical procedures and offers full service medical and ambulatory care as well. Preceptors participate in many aspects of patient care, and are assigned to a different clinician each week. You will be able to observe clinicians in diagnostic evaluations, radiology, surgery, and treatment of hospitalized patients; we also integrate preceptors into our emergency medicine and surgery service. In addition, we will expect you to be available at the hospital at night and on weekends to participate in emergency duty with the clinicians on call. Preceptors are also included in monitoring and treatment of hospitalized intensive care patients, and our emergency surgery team both at night and on weekends. We strongly encourage student participation in case discussions during the Monday morning, 7:00 am, staff meeting, and are happy to entertain questions and discuss cases during clinical evaluations as long as it does not interfere with communication between the clinician and client.

Application Process
Students must be enrolled in an AVMA accredited school of veterinary medicine. Please send a letter of intent, resume and three possible dates of availability to Dawn Ermish at littletonequine@littletonequine.com or call 303-794-6359.

Littleton Equine Medical Center is located in Littleton, Colorado, a suburb of Denver, which boasts four major professional sports teams and a vibrant downtown with many cultural and social activities. With 300+ days of sunshine a year, Colorado is an outdoor sports capital including skiing, mountain biking, hiking, rafting and, of course, equestrian events including rodeo, eventing and trail riding.

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  Field Dental Imaging History Hours and Location Client Survey  
  Internal Medicine Opthamology ICU Doctors Contact Form    
  Laboratory Acupuncture Surgery Internship Careers    
  Reproductive Lameness Special Event Externship      
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Professional Affiliates | American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) | American Veterinary Medical Association | Colorado Veterinary Association | Denver Area Veterinary Medical Society | American College of Veterinary Surgeons | American Veterinary Dental Society | American Veterinary Ophthalmology Society | Society of Theriogenology | Veterinary Orthopedic Society | Western Veterinary Conference | Veterinary Management Group III | North American Veterinary Conference | Federacione Equestre Internationale
Industry Affiliates | American House Council | Colorado Association of Certified Veterinary Technicians | Horse Protection League | Colorado Horse Council | Morris Animal Foundation | American Quarter Horse Association | United States Department of Agriculture | United States Animal Health Association | USA Equestrian (American Horse Show Association) | Rocky Mountain Farrier Association | Animal Assistance Foundation | Grayson-Jockey Club Foundation | North American Riding for the Handicapped Association

Our Vision
We will provide the highest quality equine veterinary care. We will continue to help educate veterinary professionals, students and horse owners.
We will continue to support the equine industry through personal service. We prefer to work with committed owners who appreciate quality care.
We are committed to this vision while maintaining an acceptable level of personal time reasonable financial compensation and a regarding work environment for all employees.
We will ensure the stability and continuity of the practice by establishing a more efficient management structure and plans for an orderly and fair practice equity transition.