Tryon Equine Hospital P.L.L.C







Are you interested in an Internship with Tryon Equine Hospital?

Type of Practice: Tryon Equine Hospital is an equine lameness, medicine and surgical referral and ambulatory practice. Our practice has the privilege of treating a wide variety of horse breeds as well as camelids and small ruminants. Horses are our primary clientele.

Facilities: The hospital has a surgical suite, pharmacy and lab, radiology and breeding shed, 12 stalls, seperate isolation area, performance arena. There are five fully equipped ambulatory vehicles. Names of Veterinarians in Practice:

  • Anne Baskett, D.V.M., Diplomate A.C.V.S. – Practice Owner
  • Bill Hay, D.V.M., Diplomate A.C.V.S. – Practice Owner
  • Rich Metcalf, D.V. M. – Practice Owner
  • Emilie Setlakwe, D.V.M., MSc., Diplomate A.C.V.I.M.
  • Rachel Stellini, D.V.M.
  • Meghan Breen, D.V.M.

Case Load: Our veterinarians see a wide variety of medical and surgical cases. Our ambulatory case load is approximately 1,600 + horses per year. Our hospital case load (outpatient and hospitalized patients) is approximately 2,500 + horses per year. Our clinic is open 24 hours, 7 days a week for referral and ambulatory emergencies in addition to non-emergency drop-offs. Regularly scheduled appointments occur between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Many elective surgeries will be scheduled for Monday - Thursday mornings. All hospitalized patients will receive diagnostics and other treatments each morning. Finally, ambulatory calls are then scheduled throughout the day, Monday through Friday.

Prerequisites for an Internship Applicant: All prospective interns must be a graduate DVM/VMD. Your resume accompanied by a cover letter and three letters of reference are required for evaluation. Applicants that have visited our hospital and performed an externship will have an advantage in the selection process.

Internship Program: For more information, please contact our office at (828) 894-6065 or via e-mail at

Notification of Acceptance into Internship Program: Notification of acceptance will be made as soon as possible after evaluation and interview.

Overview of Internship Duties: Our interns are responsible for hospitalized patients, intensive care cases, treatments, health records and daily examinations. Interns will also be responsible for anesthesia duties and assisting our veterinarians with radiology, surgery, lameness and reproductive examinations. Each day, interns evaluate each case with one of our senior clinicians to make a daily plan for treatment. There will be opportunities for ambulatory work as well.