Internship / Externship

Agnes Banks Equine Clinic is a well – established and progressive practice which offers a variety of diagnostic services including in-house laboratory, nuclear scintigraphy, digital radiology, digital ultrasound, videoendoscopy and exercising endoscopy and operates as a full surgical facility. We are a diverse equine practice servicing a large clientele of racing, performance, pleasure and breeding clients. The practice is located on the western fringe of Sydney at the foothills of the Blue Mountains, approximately a one hour drive from the Sydney central business district.

Equine Externship

We accommodate final year veterinary student externships.  We routinely have students from Australian veterinary programs complete placements at the clinic, but we also will consider international students if the externship placement have not already been filled.

We may be able to provide a period of up to four weeks for an externship.   Our policy for our Externships (Work Placements) is set out below

  1. Overseas applicants are required to provide two Veterinary References with their CV.
  2. Overseas students are required to provide a copy of their own Insurance Policy.
  3. Preference is given to Australian University veterinary students for externship places. We are only able to accommodate three externship students at any one time.
  4. Accommodation may not be available on site.
  5. The period is not to exceed four weeks.
  6. Students are required to be available for after hours calls and weekend on call duty. Regular clinic hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 6 pm.

To apply for an externship placement, submit the following documentation:

  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Cover letter/letter of intent (no more than 2 pages).

Equine Internship

We offer two intern veterinary positions of up to 12 months, for a new or recent graduate wishing to gain experience in an equine veterinary practice. Please note that to be eligible, applicants must have full rights to work in Australia and be registerable by the New South Wales Veterinary Practitioners Board. The positions usually commence in September and December of each year.

The position involves assisting with hospital in-patient care, monitoring intensive care patients, assistance with medical and surgical case investigations, some exposure to ambulatory practice and after hours calls, as well as limited exposure to routine and advanced artificial breeding procedures. Remuneration includes an annual salary as per the ACVS Modern Award 2010, plus superannuation, 1 week of paid study leave (includes course fees for approved course) and 4 weeks annual leave.   NSW State registration and AVA Professional Association fees are also paid.

To apply for the intern position, submit the following documentation:

  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Cover letter/letter of intent (no more than 2 pages).

Applications have now closed!

We are now taking applications for the Dec 2017 Internship.  Please see the below links for relevant documentation. Applications have closed for Sept 2017 Internship.  Applications have closed for the  Dec 2017 Internship.

Externship Application


Internship Application