Externship at Mälaren Equine Practice



På Mälaren Hästklinik kan man göra en månads praktik, ett så kallat externship. Detta är öppet för veterinärstudenter som genomgått del av utbildningen i Sverige eller utomlands, och som vill ha mer praktisk erfarenhet.


Mälaren Equine Practice can offer a one month externship for veterinary medicine students from Sweden and abroad. For more information about the program and application process:


Mälaren Equine Practice offers a one month externship program for veterinary students in their final year or about to start their final year of veterinary training. The purpose of the program is to provide the extern with experiences of working at an equine veterinary hospital and referral practice. The extern will participate in the daily work, monitoring patients and helping out with procedures. The level of practical involvement will depend on the capabilities of the extern and as deemed appropriate by the responsible clinicians. Due to Swedish regulations, veterinary students from outside the EU/EES will have limited opportunities for performing treatments, but will be able to partake in other procedures. The externship is for a period of one month, starting at the beginning of the month. This period can be extended by mutual agreement. A maximum of 12 externship opportunities are available each year.


Application procedure:

Application is via email to emmao@hastklinik.se . Please include a letter of intent and a brief presentation of yourself. Also include what month or months you would be available to participate. Please provide the email address to two referees.



English is understood by all employees at the practice. If the extern does not speak Swedish, it is essential that the extern can speak, understand and write in English.



Week 1: Introduction day 1 starts at 9 am. The rest of the week the day starts at 07.30am and ends when all tasks are completed.

Week 2: The days start at 07.30am and ends when all tasks are completed At the end of week 2 the extern will participate in the weekend out-of-hours service, starting at 8am and finishing at 5pm.

Week 3: Evening shift 3pm-10pm. At the end of week 3 the extern will participate in the weekend out-of-hours service, starting at 8am and finishing at 5pm.

Week 4: The day starts at 07.30am and ends when all tasks are completed.


The extern will primarily follow the ward team in their work, but tasks can be assigned to other areas of the practice depending on work load and patient availability. The extern duties will depend somewhat on the time of year, but the successful applicant will be expected to participate in all tasks associated with emergency and in-patient care, cleaning and monitoring. We will make an effort to vary the routine so that the extern can spend some time with the ambulatory service if possible, and if appropriate also to watch in surgery.


Work clothes:

The extern must bring steel cap shoes and a stethoscope that are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before entering the clinic. Working clothes will be provided and washed by the practice.



Personal medical travel insurance must be purchased prior to starting the externship. Please bring a copy your first day.



Accommodation is not provided. There are a couple of alternatives not too far from the practice, please follow links:




We also have a facility close by that rents out a shared apartment. Contact details can be provided once the externship application has been accepted. Please note that the practice is located in a rural area with poor public transport. Preferably you will need a car to get around even if it is not impossible to walk, bike or catch a bus.

There is a lunch room with a kitchen and microwave ovens at the practice, and there are frozen lunches for purchase on-site. Coffee, tea and Swedish rye bread with butter and cod roe cream (!) is provided.