COVID-19 Update: Our internship application process for 2020 has been revised. Please see the details below. An externship will not be a prerequisite for internship application in 2020.  Please reach out via [email protected] if you would like to receive more information about our program and upcoming virtual events.

Rhinebeck Equine LLP offers five 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.


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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