Southfields Veterinary Specialists has five rotating Internship positions. These are paid one-year positions that include rotations in the departments of Oncology, Internal Medicine, Soft Tissue Surgery and Anaesthesia, as well as evening and weekend duties and night shifts.
Interns work in close collaboration with senior clinicians in each of the disciplines and, under their supervision, they are given responsibilities adapted to their level of knowledge and skills. An internship is a great opportunity to gain experience in our different specialist disciplines, but it is an intensive and challenging training period that is ideally suited to very motivated candidates, keen to pursue their career with a residency programme and ultimately become a board certified specialist.
Southfields Veterinary Specialists is not a teaching hospital and does not provide organised theoretical and practical teaching programmes. Interns are expected to blend in rapidly and learn by being exposed to the daily clinical activities of Specialists, which requires an open, reactive and proactive state of mind, as well as motivation to read relevant veterinary literature in order to improve their theoretical knowledge. In addition, they are expected to participate in journal clubs, imaging rounds and are required to give a number of short presentations to the other interns and clinical staff.
Candidates for an internship must fulfil the following requirements:
- EU Citizenship
- Membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
- A minimum period of 1 year experience of general small animal practice within the UK
- Strong communication skills and professional approach
Candidates with work experience in the UK have priority. For candidates from countries other than the UK or Ireland, we recommend that they obtain a position in general small animal practice in the UK (even as a locum) before applying.
Open internship positions will be advertised in the recruitment page. To apply, please send us a curriculum vitae and a covering letter, indicating your motivations for choosing to complete a rotational internship. Applications are welcome at any time.