Dr. Hanna Haardt

Dr. Haardt grew up in a small town in Germany, and her love for horses began at a very young age. She trained in dressage, jumping, and coaching young riders and horses. Prior to vet school Dr. Haardt worked as a paramedic for one year, followed by work at a breeding farm and on horse trips in Iceland. Her interest in medicine accompanied by her love and passion for animals led her to enroll in veterinary medicine at the Ludwig Maximillian University in Munich, Germany and for the clinical part of her studies the Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany. Dr. Haardt graduated with Distinction from the Justus Liebig University in 2018. After her graduation Dr. Haardt went back to Iceland where she first worked in a mixed animal practice, and then for the Icelandic government as a Veterinary Officer for Import and Export. In her clinical year of study, she had the opportunity to spend one month at Moore Equine, and the Rocky Mountains drew her back for her internship. Dr. Haardt’s primary interests include equine surgery, lameness and sports medicine. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling and riding at any opportunity.

Dr. Merete Moller-Jensen

Dr. Moller-Jensen (MJ) was born in Mississauga, Ontario but lived the most of her life in Denmark. Her love for animals began at a very young age. Prior to vet school she worked with polo horses in Australia, followed by working at a breeding farm in Denmark with Danish warmbloods when starting vet school. She has a Bachelor and Master degree in Veterinary Medicine from The University of Copenhagen, Denmark and the Clinical part of her studies she spent at The University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany. She graduated from Vet School June 2019 and soon after began her internship at Moore Equine. During Vet school Dr. Moller-Jensen had the opportunity to spend a total of 5 weeks as an extern at the clinic where she fell in love the mountains and the veterinarian work in Canada. Her primary interests include equine surgery, lameness, sports medicine and emergency medicine. She enjoys hiking in the mountains, traveling and riding at any opportunity.


 

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 five 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.

 

Internship Duties

Our interns rotate through surgery, medicine, anaesthesia/lameness, ambulatory and night shift 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 lameness and other appointments. There is the opportunity for interns to spend time at the reproductive centre with the board certified veterinarian there if desired. 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 nights 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.

 

Application Process

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 October 15th 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.

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Veterinary Extern Position

Moore Equine is a busy private practice that offers a broad range of experiences for externs. 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.

 

Externship Duties

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/occasionally 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.

 

Application Process:

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.

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