Visitors: Clinical Placements, Work Experience, Visiting veterinarians

Every year we have a large number of requests to place veterinary students (from Australian and overseas universities) and veterinarians (from Australia and overseas) who wish to visit Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital.  The hospital makes a point of welcoming visitors and tries very hard to make their visit a positive experience for all concerned. This is one way that Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital  can give back to the community, and especially to the veterinary and equine communities.

Many of the visitors contact the hospital afterwards to apply for a position on the staff.

Visitors need to apply for a place well ahead of their intended visiting date, as the hospital is usually booked out several months ahead.  To apply, please email a brief CV to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - including your experience with horses, a small identification photo and the dates you would like to attend. GVEH prefers veterinary students who are in their final year, have horse experience and who can stay for a 2-4 week placement period. Students are encouraged to stay at the hospital over weekends, to fully appreciate the demands of an equine hospital.

There is some accommodation available on site for visitors, at a small cost. Intending visitors will need to complete paperwork by contacting the practice manager by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Overseas visitors must be attending under the umbrella of their home country university or veterinary practice or have the necessary personal insurance cover, in case of injury while on placement at GVEH. Due to the number of overseas visitors requesting places, we can now only offer a 2 week placement for overseas vets or vet students.

Please note, GVEH hosts fewer visitors for the winter months of May, June and July as accommodation on site is more suited to the warmer months.

To see a list of past veterinary science students, veterinary nursing students and school work experience students, click here

To see a list of past Overseas visitors to Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital, click here.

Work Experience Visitors:

Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital welcomes secondary school students, usually in Year 10, for visits of one week (5 days). These students will spend their time with the stables attendants in the mornings and with the veterinary nurses in the afternoons.  This is usually a busy week for students who are able to see a wide range of horses and their veterinary cases, while being expertly supervised by GVEH staff. We are not able to accept work experience visitors in the months of May, June, July or August. To apply, send a list of preferred dates to the practice manager at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it