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Surgical Intern - Highcroft Referral

Practice Site:
  • Highcroft (Whitchurch Referral)

Highcroft Referrals

Surgical Internship Programme

We are looking for two enthusiastic and highly motivated surgical interns who are committed to practising the highest standards of veterinary medicine and patient care and who would relish the opportunity to further their surgical career and improve their knowledge base and technical skills. In the last four years, six surgical interns at Highcroft Veterinary Referrals have gone on to secure ECVS residency programs.

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 of our patients.

The surgical internship at Highcroft Veterinary Referrals is a 12 month fixed-term position.  In this exciting role you will work under the supervision and support of surgical Specialists. 


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 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 (£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.


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Highcroft (Whitchurch Referral)
615 Wells Road, Whitchurch, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS14 9BE
  • Salary:
    £30,900 + Benefits
  • Practice:
    Highcroft Referral
  • City:
  • Job Type:
  • Employment Type:
    Fixed Term Contract
  • Application Closing Date:
    31 January 2022
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