Dr. Victoria Duggan
Dr. Victoria Duggan was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia but has lived in Ontario for most of her adult life. Her love for animals began at a very young age. Growing up she worked in stables where she learned to care for horses. She then went on to compete as a hunter / jumper rider until she began vet school. She has a Bachelor of Science from Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario and received her veterinary degree from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph. During vet school Victoria worked on a warmblood breeding farm and veterinary hospital where she was able to reconnect with riding and grow her passion for breeding, foal work and equestrian sport. She graduated from vet school in April of 2020 and soon after began her internship at Moore Equine. Dr. Duggan had the opportunity to spend 2 weeks as an extern at the clinic where she learned that Moore Equine was just what she wanted for her internship. Her primary interests include equine lameness, sports medicine, and surgery. She enjoys hiking in the mountains with her yellow lab Winston, traveling and riding at any opportunity she can get.
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.
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.
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.
Required: Letter of Intent, 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.