Small Animal Rotating Internship

Vets Now
Glasgow and Manchester
Competitive salary plus benefits
19 Nov 2020
19 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Contract

Contact Details

Vets Now is the European leader in the provision of Emergency and Critical Care. As well as European Board of Veterinary Specialisation Residency programs in Emergency and Critical Care and Surgery, we also offer a well-established Internship programme in our referral hospitals in Glasgow and Manchester. 

We are proud to announce that our Glasgow and Manchester Hospitals are now inviting applications for Small Animal Rotating Interns.  This role is the perfect opportunity to work collaboratively with clinicians across multiple disciplines and expand skills, knowledge and experience.

The four-week rotations, repeating twice a year, include ECC Referrals, Internal Medicine, Out of Hours and Surgery (Soft Tissue and Orthopaedics) with time off to perform externships in other referral institutes. Teaching is an essential component of the internship, with weekly didactic seminars and lectures, which will augment the clinical experience.  

Embracing the learning environment and being inspired by our experts requires an Intern committed to integrity and ethical standards with a strong emphasis on client and patient care. Interns must proactively engage in their own training and career advancement by attending pre-planned seminars, journal clubs and local ad-hoc teaching opportunities. They will also be responsible for working with clinical mentors to actively take part in research projects.

Interns will work with their supervising clinician to participate effectively in all aspects of planning, diagnosis and treatment of cases. Animal welfare and the ethics of interventions must be considered by balancing practical and financial factors when determining appropriate patient care. Therefore, the ability to apply prior knowledge and experience to maintain the high clinical standards expected within our hospitals is essential.

Interns will openly engage in case discussions with the senior supervising clinicians, residents and senior nursing team and should contribute to a positive, informative, respectful and inclusive environment for all. Attention to detail, particularly with maintaining accurate records and written correspondence is also a key component of this role.

To support the day to day running of the hospital under the direction of the supervising clinician, we require strong communication skills, compassion, reliability and professionalism coupled with the ability to priortise and remain calm during challenging circumstances.

To be considered for this role, applicants must be a member of the RCVS and possess a Veterinary degree which is recognised by the RCVS.

Applicants must also be eligible to work in the UK and have the appropriate Visa documents. It would also be desirable that applicants provide evidence of competency in speaking English, as determined by a formal qualification in English (such as IELTS or TOEFL). 

To discuss, please get in touch with Anne or James in our Edge and Emerging Talent team on 07922 574213 or email

This post is for a 12-month period, with a start date of July 2021.

Closing date for applications is 31 January 2021.

Discipline Specific Internships in Surgery, ECC and Internal Medicine are also available. For further information, please visit our careers site.