Discipline Specific Internship Programme

Highcroft Veterinary Referrals
Whitchurch, Shropshire
attractive salary + benefits package
08 Feb 2019
08 Mar 2019
HIGH W Ref0022
Contract Type
Fixed Contract

Discipline Specific Internship Programme

We are looking for five enthusiastic and highly motivated interns who are committed to practising the highest standards of veterinary medicine and patient care and who would relish the opportunity to further their career, improve their knowledge base and technical skills.  Our subject-specific internship programme aims to nurture the best and brightest Veterinary Surgeons to serve as the foundations and grassroots for future generations as well as prepare them for advanced postgraduate training programmes such as residencies.

The Internship Programme

The internship at Highcroft Referrals is a 12 month fixed-term position.  In this exciting role, you will work under the supervision of, and support, specialists in your chosen discipline. 

The five intern positions include:

  • Oncology Intern - Working alongside Owen Davies
  • Soft Tissue and Orthopaedic Surgery Interns (2 posts) - Working alongside Ivan Doran, Daniel Ogden, Ellie Field and Matt Matiasovic
  • Neurology - Working alongside Nicolas Granger and Helene Vandenberghe
  • Internal Medicine - Working alongside Paul Higgs, Guillaume Ruiz and Jen Stallwood

Our discipline specific interns share a 1-in-5 out-of-hours back-up rota. The care of our hospitalised patients is managed by a dedicated out-of-hours team, however, our interns are occasionally required to assist with the care of intensive patients overnight. Weekend out-of-hours is shared on a similar 1-in-5 basis. During these shifts you will be working alongside Registered Veterinary Nurses and will be responsible for patient's admissions, care of critical referral patients and in-patient assessments in wards with back-up support from clinicians in different disciplines.

Personal specification for application

A proactive, professional approach, positive attitude at all times,  outstanding interpersonal skills, ability to stay calm under pressure, great teamwork skills,  along with a commitment to practising the highest standards of veterinary medicine and patient care is required.

If you think you have these skills and wish to apply for an Internship at Highcroft Veterinary Referrals you must be a qualified Veterinary Surgeon and be eligible for full, and organise yourself, Membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).  Applicants must be an MRCVS by the date the internship starts, and ideally by the date of application and interview.

A minimum of twelve months experience working as a qualified Veterinary Surgeon in small animal practice in the UK is desirable, and most candidates should have a previous rotating internship in a specialist hospital.

Salary & Benefits

Highcroft Veterinary Referrals provides one of the most exceptional salary and benefits packages available to interns.  In addition to a salary (£30,900 per annum), you will have 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, RCVS and VDS membership, company contributory pension scheme and other company fringe benefits. You will have access to a comprehensive online library, including veterinary and medical journals.

When submitting your applications please clearly state the internship speciality you are applying for.

For more information or to discuss more informally with the internship manager please contact:


Application Closing Date: 31/03/2019

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