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Rhinebeck Equine LLP offers four recently graduated veterinarians the opportunity for an intense year of clinical experience in an equine private practice setting with both ambulatory and referral hospital services. Interns gain all the necessary skills to be successful equine practitioners while under the guidance of our experienced veterinarians.

Our interns rotate through surgical, internal medicine, and ambulatory services. Independent emergency coverage begins after appropriate training and orientation. The internship will provide excellent preparation for individuals seeking admission to residency programs or a career in general equine practice.

We also offer an extern program for veterinary students wishing to spend 1-4 weeks at our practice exploring equine medicine and surgery. An externship is a prerequisite for applying for an internship. Drs. Javsicas and Sotela coordinate the internship and externship programs at Rhinebeck Equine.

Past Intern Doctors

2017 – 2018

2016 – 2017

2015 – 2016

Dr. Brittany Welch-Huston

Dr. Lauren Pasch

Dr. Lisa Bethune

Dr. Kelly Knickelbein

2014 – 2015

Dr. Claire Filkins

Dr. Ruthie Reinken

Dr. Jesse Tyma

Dr. Sarah Jo Luby

2013 – 2014

Dr. Shelly Topham

Dr. Juan Guerra

Dr. Shannon Smith

Dr. Alyssa Struzyna

2012 – 2013

Dr. Laura Dunbar

Dr. Natalie Stabenow

Dr. Jenn Linton

2011 – 2012

Dr. Thomas Shaw

Dr. Natalie Landen

Dr. Carly Ross

2010 – 2011

Dr. Kathleen Laux

Dr. Amie Rennie

Dr. Erika Latham

2009 – 2010

Dr. Megan Fine

Dr. Whitney VanWinkle

Dr. Inga Karasek

2008 – 2009

Dr. Brady Birk Hellman

Dr. Emily Week

Dr. Liz Fish

2007 – 2008

Dr. Laura Parisio

Dr. Danielle Brinker

Dr. Sara Hodgdon

2006 – 2007

Dr. Kim Kreider

Dr. Melissa Smith


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Office Hours

Ambulatory and hospital emergency service is provided 24 hours a day.

Rhinebeck Equine


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Dr. Sotela is fantastic and has always been incredibly kind and patient with my mare, Mira. In May, Mira had to have surgery at the clinic for a soft tissue sequestrum. Dr Gus and the staff were wonderful to deal with."
    Danielle Meenan Heaney
  • "We love Rhinebeck Equine and their vets and staff. They've been our equine vets for about 30 years and we love working with them."
    Thorunn Kristjansdottir
  • "Amazing facility with awesome staff. My friend had a horse who needed surgery and they were awesome the entire time. We hung out in their waiting room. Staff was friendly and talkative, and let us play with their dog. Dr. Gus is a great surgeon!"
    Hanna Gavel