Internship Program


Oakridge Equine Hospital offers a 1 year internship with a primary focus on surgery, sports medicine, and imaging. Internal medicine and general practice are also included. There are 6 internship positions available to qualified applicants, with the goal of providing new graduates a strong foundation for application into a residency program or entering into private practice. To date, 80% of past interns that have applied for a residency program were successful in securing one.

Oakridge consists of 5 board-certified surgeons, providing the opportunity to learn from a diverse skill set. Each intern will be paired with a single surgeon on a rotating basis to maximize exposure to a variety of case types. The rotation will also include time spent on field service and performing anesthesia. Duties include assisting with outpatient diagnostics, lameness exams, surgical assistance, and daily care of your team’s in-house patients. After-hours ambulatory emergency duty is shared between an associate and rotation of the intern class. After-hours treatments are performed by a technician. On average, each intern will enjoy 2 nights off per week and 2 weekends off per month.

We have a wide-range referral base encompassing all of Oklahoma, and extending into Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Texas. Caseload consists primarily of Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred, with disciplines ranging from racing and rodeo to pleasure riding. We offer clients the only high-field MRI in the area to best provide for our patients. Other specialty therapies include stem cell, regenerative laser, platelet-rich plasma, IRAP, shockwave, AO/ASIF fracture fixation, and many other cutting-edge surgical therapies.

The internship year extends from June 1st, through the end of May of the following year. This internship will facilitate critical thinking and refinement of your skills in a relaxed, yet professional environment. Upon completion of your internship year, you will have participated in a large and diverse surgical caseload, as well as all aspects of sports medicine, emergency medicine, and have a strong foundation for internal medicine.


  • Housing
  • Health/Dental Insurance
  • Professional Dues/Licensing Fees
  • CE Stipend
  • Emergency Fees

How to Apply

Application deadline is October 1st. An externship is highly recommended to gain insight into the hospital but is not required for the application.

The following is required for application submission:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Intent
  • Veterinary School Transcripts
  • 3 Letters of Reference

Please send application documents and/or any questions regarding the internship program to

Dr. Lauren Lamb at [email protected].

OEH Intern Alumni

2003-2004:                                                                                                          2004-2005:

Jeff Brakenhoff, DVM, DACVS-LA                                                       Charlotte Kin, DVM

Kris Levis, DVM                                                                                                Becca Wallis, DVM

Josh Zacharias, DVM, DACVS-LA, DACVSMR                              Ty Wallis, DVM DACVS-LA

2005-2006:                                                                                                          2006-2007:

Chris Blevins, DVM                                                                                         Myra Barrett, DVM, DACVR

Shawn Samuelson, DVM                                                                              Erin Crawford, DVM

Tamara Bridges, DVM                                                                                   Matt Madron, DVM

2007-2008:                                                                                                          2008-2009:

Lauren Lamb, DVM, DACVS-LA                                                              Weston Davis, DVM, DACVS-LA

Nate McClellan, DVM, DACVS-LA                                                         Elizabeth Devine, DVM, DACVS-LA

Dora Reeves, DVM, DACVSMR                                                               Jennifer Newquist, DVM

Beth Scallan, DVM                                                                                           Rhett Scoggin, DVM

                                                                                                                                     Holly Sparks, DVM, DACVS-LA

2009-2010:                                                                                                          2010-2011:

Rebecca Goodwin, DVM                                                                              Kristen Davignon, DVM

Krystal Harrell, DVM                                                                                     Amanda Johnson, DVM

Jennifer King, DVM                                                                                        Katherine Miller, DVM

Kendell Metcalf, DVM                                                                                  Shem Oliver, DVM, DACVS-LA

Ty Tipton, DVM, DACVS-LA                                                                     Christina Wagner, DVM

2011-2012:                                                                                                         2012-2013:

Ben Crosland, DVM                                                                                      Christopher Caniglia, DVM, DACVS-LA

Matt Halsey, DVM                                                                                         Shelby Kooser, DVM

Garrett Metcalf, DVM, DACVS-LA                                                      Brock Irwin, DVM

Grace Richter, DVM                                                                                      Stephanie Larson, DVM

Michael Rogers, DVM                                                                                  Brittany Williamson, DVM

Johanna Virgin, DVM, DACVS-LA

2013-2014:                                                                                                         2014-2015:

Trisha Bailey, DVM - ABVP Board Eligible                                      Jessica Bush, DVM

Megan Eckert, DVM                                                                                     Kathleen Hunter, DVM –ACVS Board Eligible

Bahie Fort, DVM                                                                                             Angela MacKay, DVM –Field Service Resident

Ciera Guardia, DVM                                                                                     Jason Miles, DVM

Nicole Jackson, DVM – ACVS Board Eligible

2015-2016:                                                                                                        2016-2017:

Alyssa Doering, DVM –Surgical Resident                                        Samantha Brooks Caffey, DVM

Jordan Hatfield, DVM –Radiology Resident                                  Hondo Caffey, DVM- Surgical Resident

Andrew McClain, DVM - ACVS Board Eligible                              Erin Clarke, DVM

Stefani Ratcliff Barnett, DVM                                                                 Sydney Gibson, DVM - Radiology Resident

Connie Yearwood Finley, DVM- Surgical Resident                    Josh Goff, DVM

                                                                                                                                    Markie Schiller, DVM

                                                                                                                                    Natalie Shehan Irwin, DVM

2017-2018:                                                                                                       2018-2019

Dusty Anderson, DVM                                                                              Austin Doby, DVM

Kayla Devous, DVM                                                                                   Angie Esselman, DVM

Jenni Kristek, DVM- ABVP Resident                                              Chelsea Gee, DVM

Lauren Young, DVM- Internal Medicine Resident                  Chelsey Rostykus, DVM

Sarah White, DVM - Surgical Resident                                           Jennifer Ruff, DVM

                                                                                                                               Sara Santin, DVM


Alyssa Ball, DVM

Kathryn Fischer, DVM

Lauren Hamm, DVM

Candice Mattke, DVM

Kari Means, DVM

Sierra Philipp, DVM


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Dr. Madeline Boyes

Dr. Lindsay Heflin

Dr. Sloane Hoblick

Dr. Chelsea Zobrist


Dr. Laura Hauser

Dr. Kayce Ingram

Dr. Caitlin Wenzel - Equine Surgery Resident

Dr. Meagan Thomason

Dr. Elizabeth Moyer - Equine Surgery Resident

Dr. Morgan Allbaugh


Dr. Rodrigo Sanchez

Dr. Carla Lopez Cruz

Dr Lily Bertelsen

Dr. Tabitha Sternberg Allen

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