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Rotating Internship - Lumbry Park Veterinary Specialist

Rotating Internship Position

We are looking for three 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.  We aim to provide an internship programme 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 rotating internship at Lumbry Park is a fixed one-year position.  In this exciting role, you will work under the supervision of and support specialists in several disciplines.  In addition, you will participate and present in Grand Rounds, Morbidity and Mortality rounds, journal club and book clubs.

The current rotations assigned to the referral services are:

  • Anaesthesia and Analgesia
  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Soft tissue and Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • With some time for neurology, neurosurgery, cardiology, and dentistry

Out-of-hours coverage is a fundamental part of an internship; you will cover the night shift, working a full week of nights on a one in six basis and provide back-up to colleagues in the event of unforeseen absence.  During these shifts you will be working alongside Registered Veterinary Nurses and will be responsible for patients in the Intensive Care Unit and general hospital 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 Lumbry Park Veterinary specialists 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, although exceptional new graduates will be considered.

Salary & Benefits

Lumbry Park Veterinary Specialists 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, fully funded CPD, 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.


Lumbry Park Veterinary Specialist is located just outside the market town of Alton, on the edge of the South Downs National Park, in the UK.  As well as being in an area of beautiful Hampshire countryside, it is close to larger towns and cities, including Winchester which was voted the best place to live in Britain in 2016. It has excellent links to London (50 minutes by train), major airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Southampton, ports (Southampton) and easy access to motorways.

Application Closing Date: February 14th 2019.

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Lumbry Park (Alton)
Selborne Road, Alton, Hampshire, United Kingdom, GU34 3HL
  • Salary:
    £30,900 per annum + benefits package
  • Practice:
    Lumbry Park Veterinary Specialist
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  • Application Closing Date:
    14 February 2019
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