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Anaesthesia Intern - Highcroft Referral



Anaesthesia Internship Programme


We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated anaesthesia intern who is committed to practicing the highest standards of veterinary medicine and patient care and who would relish the opportunity to further his/her/their career in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia and improve his/her/their knowledge base and technical skills. Our 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.

Highcroft Veterinary Referrals is a specialist led, referral only hospital and we offer a broad range of Specialist veterinary referral services including internal medicine, oncology, soft tissue surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, anaesthesia, imaging, dermatology, ophthalmology and cardiology. We have state-of-the-art equipment and highly experienced nursing teams which means that we receive cases from all over the country and give the assurance of exceptional care to all our patients.

The anaesthesia internship at Highcroft Veterinary Referrals is a 12-month fixed-term position.  In this exciting role you will work under the supervision of and support our anaesthesia team, comprising 3 European Specialists in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 1 residency-trained board-eligible consultant and 7 anaesthesia nurses.


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 practicing 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 Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS).  Applicants must be a 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 (£32,000 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.


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Application Closing Date: Sunday 24th July 2022

Application Interview Dates: Thursday 28th July 2022

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Highcroft (Whitchurch Referral)
615 Wells Road, Whitchurch, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS14 9BE
  • Salary:
    £32,000 + Benefits
  • Practice:
    Highcroft Referral
  • City:
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  • Employment Type:
    Fixed Term Contract
  • Application Closing Date:
    31 July 2022
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