Highcroft Veterinary Group has grown to become one of the UK's leading veterinary practices. Today the practice has 12 surgeries including a 24-hour state-of-the-art hospital and referral centre where specialist and referral vets see patients referred to them from all over the South West. Highcroft Veterinary Hospital is accredited with the highest practice standard by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and was described by the RCVS Inspector as the best he had ever seen in his time as an inspector.
Discipline Specific Internship Programme
We are looking for five enthusiastic and highly motivated interns who are committed to practising the highest standards of veterinary medicine and patient care and who would relish the opportunity to further their career, improve their knowledge base and technical skills. Our subject-specific 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.
The Internship Programme
The internship at Highcroft Referrals is a 12 month fixed-term position. In this exciting role, you will work under the supervision of, and support, specialists in your chosen discipline.
The five intern positions include:
Our discipline specific interns share a 1-in-5 out-of-hours back-up rota. The care of our hospitalised patients is managed by a dedicated out-of-hours team, however, our interns are occasionally required to assist with the care of intensive patients overnight. Weekend out-of-hours is shared on a similar 1-in-5 basis. During these shifts you will be working alongside Registered Veterinary Nurses and will be responsible for patient's admissions, care of critical referral patients and in-patient assessments in wards with back-up support from clinicians in different disciplines.
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 practising 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 qualified Veterinary Surgeon and be eligible for full, and organise yourself, Membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). Applicants must be an 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 (£30,900 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. You will have access to a comprehensive online library, including veterinary and medical journals.
When submitting your applications please clearly state the internship speciality you are applying for.
For more information or to discuss more informally with the internship manager please contact:
Application Closing Date: 31/03/2019