we have 6 intern doctors who are the backbone of our hospital
Dr. Annie King is originally from Northern Ontario, but fell in love with the mountains of Alberta. She has been involved in many facets of the horse industry from a young age, from competing in the hunter and equitation circuits to guiding tours in Jasper National Park. Dr. King graduated with a bachelor degree in Animal Biology from the University of Guelph and then went on to complete her veterinary training at the Ontario Veterinary College. She is so excited to now be able to continue her learning and training with the team at Moore Equine. When not busy working in the clinic, you can find her scrambling up a mountain in the Rockies or somewhere deep in the backcountry.
Dr. Chantel Dunlop grew up east of Winnipeg in a small rural town. She first got into horses when she was 10 years old and has continued to gain experience and grow in all areas of the industry. Dr. Dunlop initially spent a couple years grooming prior to getting into vet school both at Assiniboia Downs Racetrack and as an FEI show jumping groom across North America. Dr. Dunlop obtained her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Winnipeg and completed her Doctor of Veterinary Degree at the Western College of Veterinarian Medicine in June of 2022. Dr. Dunlop’s main areas of interest are racetrack medicine, sports medicine and internal medicine, along with seeing the occasional bovine patients. When not working or spending time with horses, her other hobbies include working out at the gym, playing sports, spending time outdoors and strumming on her guitar.
Originally from Scotland, Dr. Morrison grew up in the lower mainland of beautiful British Columbia where she took full advantage of the outdoor life Canada offers - running, hiking (usually with Rosie, the collie cross), biking, snowboarding, and competing on school sports teams. She competed in show jumping with her two geldings who she has been lucky enough to own and care for over the past 12 years. It was always her dream to become an equine veterinarian and so she chose to return to Scotland following high school to obtain her veterinary degree from the University of Edinburgh. Throughout vet school, her passion for the profession only grew through learning and practical experience. She is so excited to be joining Moore Equine and working alongside a fabulous team to bring the best care possible to all of the patients.
Dr. Kerry Dyson was born in England but raised in White Rock, British Columbia. As a youth she spent a considerable amount of time in the rural Thompson-Okanagan riding and competing with reining horses, as well as learning how to care for her equine companions. Dr. Dyson studied Biology at the University of British Columbia in Kelowna, BC, where she was active in fundraising for both equine and canine rescues as the Vice President of the UBCO Veterinary Club. Throughout her undergrad she worked as a small animal veterinary technician part-time, which solidified her goal of pursuing veterinary medicine as a career. Dr. Dyson received her veterinary degree from Massey University in New Zealand, where she followed the equine specialty track. While in New Zealand she split her free time between working on various beef, dairy, and sheep farms, as well as the numerous outdoor activities the country is known for- including whitewater rafting and hiking. Following her month-long externship at Moore Equine in 2020, she was impressed with the standard of care and the involvement interns had in the management of each patient, and decided to pursue her internship in Calgary. Now home in Canada, Dr. Kerry Dyson looks forward to reacquainting herself with the Moore Equine community, and enjoying everything Alberta has to offer with her husband, cats, and border collie.
Liselotte van der Togt
Dr. Liselotte van der Togt was born and raised in the south of the Netherlands. From a young age, she grew to love animals by taking care of her rabbits, dogs and horses, and she was very active in sports; playing field hockey, tennis and rowing. She finished her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences in Amsterdam while rowing at international levels, during which she travelled to Canada for the first time on an exchange to the University of New Brunswick in Saint John. Following her exchange, she studied at Ghent University, completing a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Veterinary Medicine. Even though her passion lies with horses, she has a soft spot for dogs and sheep. Besides working with animals, her hobbies are rowing, cycling, hiking, and camping. During her final year specializing in equine veterinary medicine, she came to Moore Equine for a two week externship and really enjoyed working with the team and the supportive learning environment. Dr. van der Togt is very grateful to join the team this year, and is looking forward to everything Canada has to offer!
Dr. Silke Verhoye was born and raised in Belgium. From a young age, she was passionate about horses and has been working as a riding instructor in the Netherlands. This experience sparked her interest in equine veterinary medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Antwerp in Belgium. In July 2022, she graduated magna cum laude from Ghent University in Belgium.
Alongside her studies, Silke has been working as Vice President of a student association and has been employed in a veterinary research facility. She has been doing multiple externships in equine practice in Belgium, the Netherlands and Canada. She visited Moore Equine as an extern in April 2022 and she is very excited to be back and to be joining the amazing team at Moore!
Her main interests are equine sports medicine, ambulatory practice and surgery. When she is not busy in the clinic, you can find her hiking, camping or kayaking in the Rocky Mountains.
Each year we take six interns, and the internship program is just over a year in length (starting ~June 15th). Applications are due by October 15th of each 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. We have had on average 1-2 interns a year enter a residency program in surgery, medicine, sports medicine, reproduction, and anesthesia directly from our internship program.
Our interns rotate through surgery, medicine, appointments (lameness), ambulatory/anesthesia, south clinic (rehab/repro), 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 scrub in on surgeries and assist the board-certified surgeons. Interns receive training in anesthesia, and then during the year rotate through with the technicians to cover after-hours emergencies (generally just on long weekends). Once trained in anesthesia the focus of the weekly anesthesia rotation is shifted to ambulatory 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 the daytime emergencies in on their own with a veterinarian as a backup. Interns are responsible for nighttime treatment of in-hospital cases and taking in/assisting with nighttime emergencies on their nights and weekends on call. Stall rounds and journal/topic rounds are aimed to increase the intern’s knowledge base. The internship is affiliated with the University of Calgary and thus interns attend grand rounds where they present cases (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 hard 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 to give us a chance to meet you and for you to see the practice.
Required: Letter of Intent, Curriculum Vitae, Three Letters of Reference, Veterinary School Transcripts (un-official accepted)
To apply for an Internship, please send the required documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will accept applications until October 15th for the following year, at which time we will make decisions and contact applicants.