Dr. Bailey Smith
Dr. Smith was raised in Okotoks, Alberta on a small performance horse operation where her family raised Quarter Horses and Hanoverians. Bailey has always been very involved with horses from gymkhanas and hunter jumper shows as a kid, performing on a musical drill team, to grooming for polo teams and exercising cutting horses between school semesters. Overall, Bailey has been most active in rodeo and although competition has taken a backseat to her studies, Dr. Smith continues to compete in barrel racing and pole bending. Dr. Smith completed her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at the University of Alberta before attending the University of Calgary where she graduated with her veterinary degree in 2016. Dr. Smith’s equine medical interests include reproduction, lameness, sports medicine and rehabilitation, dentistry and imaging, she plans to pursue an ambulatory career with these areas of focus. When she is not in the clinic, Dr. Smith spends the majority of her time riding her current barrel horse, Pistol, and working with her young horses, Effie and Chrome. Aside from her horse filled life, Bailey enjoys hiking, going to the gym, and spending time with her doggie sidekick, Rowdy, and her boyfriend who is also an equine veterinarian.
Dr. Katie O’Hanley
Dr. O’Hanley grew up in Moncton, New Brunswick where her interest in horses began at a young age. Throughout her childhood and teen years Dr. O’Hanley spent most of her time either in the saddle or on the ice figure skating. She decided to pursue equestrianism further and continued showing competitively in hunter jumper events until university when she switched to dressage. She attended Mt. Allison University where she obtained her Bachelor of Science and graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2016 as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Today, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her dog and friends. Following her internship Dr. O’Hanley hopes to find the time she used to have to dedicate to riding and her own horses again while pursuing a career as an equine ambulatory veterinarian.
Dr. Mireille Godbout
Dr. Godbout was born and raised in Québec, where she got into pony-games and english riding at a young age. After completing her undergraduate studies in equine sciences, she worked as a jumper groom in Belgium and the US for a year before going back to school to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at the University of Montréal in 2009. She attended that same university for her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, obtained in 2016. During her veterinary studies, she also completed a Masters of Science; her research focusing on equine asthma and lung inflammation, and she graduated on the dean’s list for her thesis. She has a keen interest in internal medicine, neurology, reproduction and sports medicine, and plans to pursue as an ambulatory veterinarian, allowing her to see a variety of cases and patients. Dr Godbout spends most of her free time planning hiking and camping trips with friends, backpack traveling, hanging out with her cats Henri and Gaston, writing and occasionally riding. She is thrilled to finally have the opportunity to discover western Canada and will, of course, always be available to dispense free over-the-counter french lessons upon request.
Dr. Tamara Skocylak
Dr. Skocylak was born in Toronto, Ontario and began riding at an early age during summer vacations at her parents’ cottage. At the start of high school she finally purchased her first horse and started riding avidly year round. She focused primarily on show jumping, however has also participated in eventing and dressage. She has competed across Ontario, managed several boarding stables and spent a winter as a working student with former Canadian team members Jay and Lauren Hayes in Ocala, Florida. In 2011 she graduated as a Veterinary Technician from Seneca College in King City, Ontario. Wanting to further her veterinary education, she then moved to Edinburgh, Scotland for 5 years and completed her Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Degree with Honours at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 2016. Her current interests include dentistry, lameness, upper airway disease and cardiology. Upon completing her internship at Moore, Dr. Skocylak hopes to return to Ontario and apply all of her acquired knowledge and skills in an ambulatory setting. When not in the barn, she enjoys swimming, going to music concerts and above all traveling with her canine companion, Tobi – a 10 year old Shepherd cross who also enjoyed his time in Scotland very much!
Veterinary Intern Position
Moore Equine is a busy private practice that offers a broad range of experiences for interns. We provide general veterinary medicine services on both an ambulatory and in-hospital basis, as well as a referral center equipped for the full spectrum of surgical and medical care. We have advanced imaging capabilities, including a Hallmarq MRI, and a nuclear scintigraphy machine. We have 15 full time veterinarians (as well as 3 part time), and we have board certified specialists in surgery, reproduction, sport medicine and rehab, internal medicine and equine practice (ABVP). We also have veterinarians certified in acupuncture, dentistry and chiropractic treatments. Our case load is 97% equine, with the rare bovine, small ruminant or camelid case. Each year we take three interns, and the internship program is just over a year in length (June 15th to June 30th of the following year).
Philosophy of the internship
The internship program aims to provide a broad exposure to equine practice. As Moore Equine is a busy practice, our interns are the heart of the practice and are vital to providing excellent veterinary care. We provide interns with a nurturing, supportive and challenging environment that will allow them to advance their veterinary skills and build confidence. It is our aim that upon completion of the internship they will be very skilled equine practitioners and will be excellent candidates for residency application if desired.
Our interns rotate through surgery, medicine and anaesthesia (with time spent in ambulatory and reproduction additionally) on a weekly schedule. Interns assist the veterinarians in appointments, surgeries and emergencies. Interns are assigned to in hospital cases, with monitoring and care of these patients as a high priority. Interns receive training in anaesthesia, and then during the year rotate through with the technicians to cover after-hours emergencies. Once trained in anesthesia the focus of the weekly anesthesia rotation is shifted to ambulatory/reproduction/lameness appointments. Within the first few months interns have gained enough experience that they can start taking in day time emergencies on their own with a veterinarian as a back-up. Interns are responsible for night time treatment of in hospital cases on their night on call. Stall rounds and journal/topic rounds are aimed to increase intern’s knowledge base. The internship is affiliated with the University of Calgary and thus interns attend grand rounds (once a month), assist with teaching labs (4 times in the year), and have the opportunity to do a research project. Our interns do work long hard hours, but have an exceptional opportunity to be involved in all facets of equine practice.
If you are interested in the internship program we encourage you to come for an externship during your 4th year of veterinary school to give us a chance to meet you and for you to see the practice. To apply for the internship, please submit the following items to Dr. Jennifer Fowlie via email Internship@MooreEquine.ca or mail to 260048A Writing Creek Crescent, Rocky View County, AB, Canada T4A 0M9:
– A letter of intent
– A curriculum vitae
– Three letters of reference
– Veterinary school transcripts
We will accept applications until December 10th for the following year, at which time we will make decisions and contact applicants. Please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Jennifer Fowlie Internship@MooreEquine.ca or (403) 226-2585 if you have any further questions. Please also see the internship brochure below for further information.
Veterinary Extern Position
Moore Equine is a busy private practice that offers a broad range of experiences for interns. We provide general veterinary medicine services on both an ambulatory and in-hospital basis, as well as a referral center equipped for the full spectrum of surgical and medical care. We have advanced imaging capabilities, including a Hallmarq MRI, and a nuclear scintigraphy machine. We have 15 full time veterinarians (as well as 3 part time), and we have board certified specialists in surgery, reproduction, sport medicine and rehab, internal medicine and equine practice (ABVP). We also have veterinarians certified in acupuncture, dentistry and chiropractic treatments. Our case load is 97% equine, with the rare bovine, small ruminant or camelid case. Throughout the year we take veterinary students for 2-4 week long externships.
Philosophy of the externship
The externship aims to provide a broad exposure to equine practice. As Moore Equine is a busy private practice, it provides a great learning opportunity. Externs are generally very busy, and involved in all facets of daily activities and after hours care. We strive to provide opportunity for externs to practice some basic skills (ie NG intubation, catheter placement etc), and be involved in case discussion. It is also our aim that upon completion of the externship, externs will have a good idea of what our internship program offers, and can pursue an internship application if desired.
Extern students are expected to assist with daytime and after hours appointments, emergencies and in hospital treatments. This involves assisting with treating and monitoring of in-hospital cases, following along with appointments, and watching/scrubbing in to surgeries. It is quite common that externs have long busy days, and busy nights as well, however we feel that it offers a concentrated exposure to equine practice, and many different types of cases. We expect that externs treat the externship as a learning opportunity and are involved in case discussion (through answering and asking questions).
If you are interested in applying for an externship at Moore Equine, please submit the following items to Sarah Freedman by email Externships@MooreEquine.ca:
– A letter of intent (please include the dates that you would be interested in coming)
– A curriculum vitae
We accept applications for externships year round. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Sarah Freedman or Dr. Jennifer Fowlie Externships@MooreEquine.ca or contact us by phone (403)226-2585. Please also see the externship brochure below for further information.