Intern Veterinary Surgeons

Honiton, Devon
04 May 2022
03 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Contract

The Donkey Sanctuary is one of the UK’s largest international animal welfare charities, currently supporting projects in over 35 countries worldwide. We are working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering, and their contribution to humanity is fully valued. We are achieving this by transforming the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people worldwide through greater understanding, collaboration and support, and by promoting lasting, mutually life-enhancing relationships.

We are recruiting for two Intern Veterinary Surgeons, one to start in September 2022, one to start in March 2023. This position is suitable for newly or recently qualified graduates who are keen to develop their equine skills and who have an interest in equine welfare. You will be based at our fully equipped veterinary hospital near Honiton, Devon. Vet GDP is supported and you will be appointed a mentor to assist with this.

In addition to the hospital-based duties, we will expect the interns to be involved in ambulatory work on any of our six local farms that care for 2,700 animals. As well as routine equine work we take a herd health based approach to our veterinary care providing evidence based management advice.

We are a friendly team of 9 vets and 6 nurses who enjoy our work and are passionate about donkeys and their role in the world.

If you feel you have the qualities, skills and experience to fulfil these varied, rewarding and vital roles, and would like to be part of the evolving program of change taking place within the charity, we would love to hear from you. These are full-time, 12 month, fixed term contracts  - the first starting in September 2022 and the second in March 2023.

To apply please contact Simon via the apply button.

Closing date for applications: Friday 3rd June 2022.

The Donkey Sanctuary is a Disability Confident Employer.

The Donkey Sanctuary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people (children and adults), and expects all staff and volunteers to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to safer recruitment processes, including an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check where required for the post.