Job description



Northern Ireland Veterinary Specialists (NiVS) will be launched in Hillsborough, Co. Down in November 2019. We are now recruiting three interns to join our team. This represents a unique and exciting opportunity to undertake a bespoke internship and further your career in Northern Ireland's first multi-disciplinary specialist referral hospital.

The position will be for a 12-month period and involve a 1:3 rota as outlined below:

  • Week of days: You will work on the referral service under the mentorship of two ECVS/RCVS specialist surgeons offering orthopaedic, soft tissue, neurosurgery referrals and two cardiologists offering medial and interventional cardiology services. This will be a structured training programme with the opportunity to participate in clinical rounds, journal clubs and clinical research.
  • Week of nights: You will work on the MiNightVet service providing out-of-hours emergency treatment to first opinion clients and exceptional care for hospitalised patients, with the support of a dedicated night nurse. This offers the unique opportunity to have clinical autonomy as part of an internship and will allow you to put into practice your decision-making, patient management, communication and technical skills all in a supportive environment with adequate back-up.
  • Week off: This will provide adequate time for structured study, postgraduate education, production of publications and will foster a work-life balance.

The ideal candidate will be a MRCVS with at least one-year of clinical experience, although exceptional new graduates will be considered. You should be a highly-motivated, professional and enthusiastic individual with a positive attitude and be committed to practising to the highest standards of veterinary medicine.

As part of the package, the successful candidates will receive:

  • An exceptional salary (£30,900) and benefits package
  • RCVS and VDS membership
  • A generous CPD allowance
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 25-days annual leave
  • Structured training and mentorship
  • Online veterinary library access

Additional Information:

Northern Ireland Veterinary Specialists is based in beautiful countryside on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Hillsborough, yet only moments from the A1 and 12 miles from Belfast city.

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50 Old Coach Rd, , Hillsborough, Northern Ireland, BT26 6PB
  • Possalarydescription
    Excellent Package
  • Practice:
    Northern Ireland Veterinary Services
  • Poscity
  • Employment Type:
    Fixed Term Contract
  • Closing Date:
    30 September 2019
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