Dr. Agathe Guillemet was born and raised in Paris. She started riding horses as a child and got the passion from spending most of her time around showjumping horses. She studied veterinary medicine in Valencia, Spain, where she graduated in 2022. She then completed a 1-year internship in the Clinique Equine de Méheudin, France, where she learnt about all aspects of equine veterinary medicine in the land of race horses and breeding. She visited Moore Equine as an extern in April-May 2022 and is now coming back to gain more experience. Her main interests are surgery and sports medicine. When not working, Agathe loves to travel and she can't wait to discover what Canada has to offer!
Dr. Camille Bernhard grew up in France and moved to Germany when she was 18 years old to pursue her dreams of becoming an equine veterinarian. After a one-year German course and five and a half years of veterinary school, she graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany. During her studies Dr. Bernhard completed several externships in equine clinics and practices in France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, in the Netherlands, England, Canada and in the USA. Passionate about equine sports medicine and poor performance, she has been spending her free time riding and working for Show Jumping Olympic riders and some of the most successful horse breeders all over Europe, which allowed her to improve her horsemanship and gain a solid background in the horse sport industry. Dr. Bernhard has been attending Vetmasterclass seminars for the last 2 years and she has co-authored the study “Extensor Tendon Rupture in Foals” which was published in Equine Veterinary Journal in 2022. She is fascinated about the horse as an athlete and her goal is to pursue a sports medicine residency. In the future, she is planning on traveling for congress, teaching young veterinarians, as well as providing the best care to her patients. She is very grateful to be part of Moore Equine and is looking forward to the coming year in Calgary!
Dr. Linnell grew up in Central Alberta riding horses and fostering her of love of veterinary medicine. She graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Kaitlan splits her time as an intern between Stanton Equine Veterinary Services and Moore Equine. She was also a summer student at a Moore Equine the summer of 2022. Dr. Linnell has an interest in equine sports medicine but enjoys all aspects of equine practice. When she is not working she enjoys riding and spending time with her horses Oakley and Lefty.
Born and raised in Alberta, Dr. Nicole Phillips grew up on the show jumping circuit where she competed and groomed. She completed a Bachelor of Science with a specialization in Immunology and Infectious Disease followed by a master’s thesis in Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Alberta. She then joined the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. During veterinary school, Nicole combined her passion for equine health with her passion for research, working on several projects involving equine osteoarthritis and lameness. In 2023, Nicole was the first Canadian to receive the Coyote Rock Ranch Veterinary Student Scholarship. Her professional interests are in performance, lameness, and imaging; including both clinical and research-based components. When not within 6-feet of a horse, Nicole can be found biking, eating pizza, or catering to her infamous cat, Marbles. Nicole is looking forward to contributing to the progression of equine medicine working with clinical researchers at Moore Equine, and to providing the highest standard of care to her patients.
Dr. Sara Toner grew up in Ontario where she participated in Hunter/Jumper Equestrian riding and worked as a barn hand and groom. Once re-locating to Alberta, she volunteered with a therapeutic riding society teaching children and adults with disabilities how to ride. She obtained a BSc from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with a double major in Biology and Sociology and Social Anthropology in 2017. Prior to attending the University of Calgary Veterinary Medicine Program as a 2023 graduate, she worked at Moore Equine as a Technician Assistant, mainly in the MRI where she developed a deep appreciation for diagnostic imaging. She returned as a Summer Student after her first year of vet school, further fueling her passion for equine medicine. She has strong interests in large animal surgery, diagnostic imaging, and sports medicine. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, usually involving anything outdoors - hiking, paddleboarding, climbing, and skiing. Dr. Toner is very excited to be a part of the amazing and supportive team at Moore Equine as an Intern Veterinarian, providing the best care possible to her patients.
Dr. Shannon Finnegan grew up in Southern Ontario working on a sport horse breeding and training farm. At a young age she fell in love with both the sport of three-day eventing and equine veterinary medicine. Before attending veterinary school at the Ontario Veterinary College, Shannon spent time as a working student and groom for a Canadian Olympic Eventer, and competed internationally up to the CCI 2* level. She also completed 2 years of an Animal Biology degree program at the University of Guelph, and a yearlong Equine Nutrition & Exercise Physiology Research Internship with Kentucky Equine Research. During veterinary school, Shannon’s passion for equine medicine took her west to Alberta, where she worked as a summer student for Moore Equine. Shannon was very impressed by the quality of the Internship Program at Moore Equine, and is very excited to have had the opportunity to return. Shannon’s professional interests include sports medicine, internal medicine and ambulatory general practice. In her free time you can find her in the mountains, on the golf course or on the polo field!
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 email@example.com
We will accept applications until October 15th for the following year, at which time we will make decisions and contact applicants.