Rotating Internship Position
Start Date: 10th May 2021
Lumbry Park Veterinary Specialists is a large multidisciplinary referral hospital providing veterinary referral services across the South of England including London and the Thames Valley. Our services include Orthopaedic surgery, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Internal Medicine, Soft Tissue Surgery, Dentistry, Cardiology, and Diagnostic Imaging. The hospital is an ISFM gold feline clinic and was awarded the BVHA design award for an outstanding working environment. We are part of CVS (UK) Ltd, the largest provider of integrated veterinary services in the UK; the referrals division currently operates eight referral hospitals in the UK and Ireland.
We are looking for a enthusiastic and highly motivated intern who is 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:
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.
Assessment will be via work-base placed assessments which will be both formative and summative. In addition, feedback will be given at the end of each of your clinical rotations as well as a review 3 months into the internship by the internship supervisor.
Salary and benefits
Lumbry Park Veterinary Specialists provides one of the most exceptional salary and benefits packages available to interns. In addition to a salary (£31,000 per annum), you will have up to 7 weeks 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.
Our Hospital and Company
Our hospital has the most precious resource: a team of supportive, motivated and inclusive specialists, nurses and support staff striving to be at the top our profession. We have specialists and advanced practitioners in anaesthesia and analgesia, cardiology, dentistry, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, orthopaedics, neurology and soft tissue surgery.
We also have new, modern state-of-the-art facilities within the hospital including DR digital radiography, ultrasonography, MR (1.5T), CT (16 Slice), video-endoscopy (GI, airway, arthroscopy, laparoscopy, thoracoscopy) as well as digital fluoroscopy for interventional cardiology and radiology.
Lumbry Park Veterinary Specialists is the flagship of CVS (UK) Ltd, one of the leading veterinary services providers in the UK with over 450 veterinary practices throughout Great Britain and the Netherlands. Lumbry Park is one of the eight locations which are wholly referral centres providing first class specialist treatment.