There are currently no work experience placements on offer until September 2018.


  • Work experience students MUST be at least 16 years of age.
  • We require students to have experience in handling horses prior to applying.
  • Work experience is ONLY offered between September and March.


We hope the time you spend here with us is both enjoyable and educational, and that you gain as much practical equine veterinary work experience as possible. During this placement, you will be able to observe veterinary procedures and treatments, in hospital and out in the field consultations, surgeries, healthcare work-ups and radiographs. You will also help with daily patient care and chores throughout your stay, including feeding, watering, mucking out and cleaning.

Canberra Equine Hospital is a veterinary hospital that is specialised for the needs of horses (predominantly) and other large livestock. We have four dedicated equine veterinarians who are knowledgeable and well practised in the large animal field, as well as committed veterinary nurses. Our facilities include a large surgery and recovery box, portable radiology, endoscope and ultrasound machine, breeding facilities, and a fully equipped on-site laboratory.

Please note: Our work experience program does not include veterinary student placement. Please see the “Externships” link for more information about this.


Work experience for school students (years 10 -12)
Work experience for nursing students (CIT/TAFE/Tech)

To apply for work experience at Canberra Equine Hospital please read and complete the documents below. The application form and the emergency details form need to be returned to Canberra Equine Hospital via email. Once we have received your email a member of our nursing team will get back to you to organise an interview.

Application Form
Work Placement Essentials
Work Experience Safety Protocol
Emergency Details of Students


Please contact the clinic if you have any questions or queries on 02 6241 8888 or email your application or queries to