General Internship Programme - Small Animals
6 vacancies for 12 month Internship
Salary £16,179.80 + free on site accommodation
Starting Autumn 2017
The Animal Health Trust is a large UK-based veterinary charity dedicated to promoting animal welfare through improved understanding and treatment of diseases in cats, dogs, and horses. The AHT has a multi-disciplinary small animal referral hospital, an equine referral hospital, and a number of research groups (including virology, epidemiology, pathology, genetics, and molecular oncology).
The general internship at the Centre for Small Animal Studies is a well recognised programme for veterinary surgeons. The programme offers a great opportunity for highly motivated veterinary surgeons to develop clinical skills and knowledge, while also exposing them to an additional level of training or preparing them for residencies or other postgraduate training programmes. We have excellent modern facilities and equipment, including a 1.5 T MRI, a 16-slice CT scanner and a linear accelerator.
General interns will rotate through the following disciplines and receive direct training from qualified specialists: anaesthesia, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, neurology/neurosurgery, soft tissue surgery, orthopaedics, oncology, dermatology, ophthalmology, and an elective rotation. In addition to the normal daytime rotations, general interns cover nights and weekends with inpatient care duties.
The essential personal attributes include enthusiasm for the job, ability to cope under pressure, and willingness to learn and work hard. Applicants should have prior experience studying / working in UK veterinary practice environments. Candidates that do not speak English as a first language should sit an academic IELTS1 English test and obtain an overall band score of at least 7.5, with a score of at least 7.0 in each of the four parts (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking). Please see www.ielts.org for further information. This should be obtained by the application deadline. Applicants must be eligible for Membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS) and have the MRCVS status by the start of the programme.
For further enquiries please contact: Kerry Hall, Intern Line manager by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the high numbers of applications expected only those short listed for interview can be accommodated to visit.
The job description for this role can be found here.
To apply, please complete the following application form and attach a cover letter and your CV to email@example.com.
Closing Date: 31 January 2017
Interview Dates: 28 February and 3 March 2017