Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery (ESMS) is a large and growing equine practice headquartered in Weatherford, Texas, with racetrack locations throughout the Southwestern United States. We offer a full spectrum of services including medicine, surgery, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, critical care & ICU, racetrack, reproduction, emergency, ambulatory, chiropractics, acupuncture, and more. We treat a variety of horses including performance (racing, cutting, rodeo and show), breeding animals, and companion horses. Our caseload includes a large component of lameness, surgery (elective & emergency), ambulatory, internal medicine cases and a large racetrack caseload. Our goal is to expose new graduates and current veterinary students to as many facets of equine practice as possible.
ESMS’ flagship hospital is located in Weatherford, Texas, just thirty minutes west of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Known as the “Cutting Horse Capitol of the World,” Weatherford is home to one of the largest concentrations of the cutting horse population. We are only an hour away from the Class I racetrack, Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie. Facilities include a state-of-the-art critical care/intensive care unit, hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber, hospital, surgery suite, exam rooms, and in-house laboratory.
ESMS on the Brazos, located 10 miles south of the Weatherford hospital, is a full-service reproduction facility. Services include breeding soundness evaluations, mare management, full foaling service, semen collection, cryopreservation of semen, sub-fertile mares, embryo transfer and an in-house laboratory.
In addition to our hospital, ESMS serves racetracks in New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, Arizona and Iowa throughout the year.
Internship Program: This program is for veterinarians who have recently graduated from veterinary school. Interns participate in and practice new skills in anesthesia, lameness, surgery, radiology, ultrasound, emergency & critical care, and much more. Twelve-month internship positions are available from June 1st through May 31st each year. Applicants should submit a letter of intent, C.V., and three letters of recommendation by the November 1st deadline.
Externship Program: We encourage veterinary students participating in our externship program to visit us for an average of two weeks. Externs have opportunities to assist the interns, technicians and doctors in the daily work of the practice. Living accommodations are available at our Weatherford hospital. We welcome students throughout the year.
To apply, please email your CV and a letter of intent to: