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Veterinary Internships 2023

Would you like to work alongside Specialists at the cutting edge of veterinary medicine?

NDSR is one of the leading multi-disciplinary referral hospitals in the UK with over 30 Recognised Specialists in surgery, internal medicine, ophthalmology, oncology, neurology, orthopaedics, cardiology, diagnostic imaging, dermatology, dentistry and anaesthesia. Our state-of-the-art hospital is led by internationally renowned Specialists who are working at the leading edge of veterinary medicine and surgery.

As an Intern you would work with our Specialists in a variety of disciplines and also be involved in providing some 24-hour inpatient care. Additionally, there is regular structured learning with intern seminars and CPD events. If you’re looking to gain in-depth experience and pursue further qualifications an internship with us is the ideal way.




Applications for January 2023 intake open on 29 July 2022 and close 29 August 2022



Why join NDSR?

A one-year internship at NDSR provides an amazing opportunity for learning and personal development and can act as a stepping-stone towards small animal residencies and other postgraduate programs both in the UK and overseas.

We have a team of eight rotating Interns. Following an induction period, interns rotate through the various core and elective disciplines that can include:

  • Anaesthesia and Analgesia
  • Cardiology 
  • Dermatology;
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Internal Medicine 
  • Neurology 
  • Oncology 
  • Ophthalmology 
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Surgery 


As well as elective weeks where you can choose a rotation there are also opportunities to visit other hospitals within the Linnaeus group. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in a research project leading to publication of a paper in a peer-reviewed journal.

Training under Specialist supervision will be provided covering a wide range of clinical procedures. You will also gain experience of the management of a range of cases.


Mentoring and Support

All interns are mentored by a senior member of the clinical team within the practice who has received mentor training. Rotating interns have monthly meetings with their mentor based around the internship workbook that guides them in the creation of a personal development plan and reflection on their progress throughout the programme.

Interns are further supported by the Internship Director, the Linnaeus Internship and Residency Manager and our Central Support Team who check in with the intern teams regularly during the programme and are available for advice and support.



Benefits of an Internship with NDSR

We are passionate about enabling you to develop yourself and your career. A high percentage of our previous interns have progressed into discipline-specific internships and residencies. There are so many opportunities to progress into residency training across the group. Alternatively, we can support you to become a highly-skilled clinician and progress your career within primary care practice.

Whatever path you choose, you will benefit from:

  • Excellent in-clinic training from specialists in our multi-disciplinary practice 
  • 1:1 mentoring with a trained mentor within a framework of monthly mentoring sessions 
  • Regular check-in meetings with the Linnaeus Internship and Residency Manager - Small group seminar teaching 
  • Monthly intern film reading sessions 
  • Professional skills development - Research skills training 
  • Support to undertake clinical research 
  • RCVS Knowledge Library subscription for journal access 
  • RECOVER online basic and advanced life support training 
  • Career development workshop 
  • Unrivalled network of specialist-led referral practices and over 120 Specialist pathway internship and residency training posts 
  • Access to careers within our network of excellent primary care practices.

Our Interns have the benefit of five weeks’ holiday, time off in lieu for any Public Holidays worked, CPD funding, paid membership of RCVS and one other professional organisation, and a company pension scheme.



About You

Candidates must have been qualified for at least one year by the time the Internship commences, and ideally have spent some of this time in primary care practice in the UK. A positive, friendly attitude and excellent interpersonal skills are of paramount importance, along with a commitment to practising the highest standards of veterinary medicine and patient care.

  • Registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (by 1 October 2021) 
  • Have 1-2 years' experience in UK small animal practice
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills in English 
  • Be good team players

If you require a visa to work in the UK we can assist with this process.




Applications for January 2023 intake open on 29 July 2022 and close 29 August 2022


If you would like to discuss the internship program further before applying, please contact one of our Internship leads who would be happy to have a chat and answer any questions:

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