Oakham Veterinary Hospital
Type of Internship
Length of Internship
August 2024 and February 2025
- 6.6 weeks annual leave, including bank holidays
- £1000 CPD allowance with 5 days paid pro rata
- Private medical insurance
Number of Interns typically employed
Oakham Veterinary Hospital has developed an exciting BEVA-accredited 18-month internship with an optional, 6-month ambulatory secondment at another IVC practice. The internship is aimed at early-career veterinary surgeons interested in developing their clinical skills. Two internships will be offered per annum, with 3 interns employed in total starting every 6 months. Oakham Veterinary Hospital is a clinical associate practice of the Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Science where we accommodate students on their final year rotations. A team of 8 practice veterinary surgeons are assisted by University staff in areas of equine medicine and veterinary sports medicine. The hospital provides a diverse caseload to support clinical training, supported by excellent state-of-the-art facilities.
Clinical training will be provided in three core rotations:
1. Internal medicine/critical care.
3. Anaesthesia and surgery.
Each position is offered for 18 months, subject to satisfactory progress. Accommodation is provided in a shared flat on-site, together with a competitive salary.
Positions commence August 2024 and February 2025
In addition, you will be provided with:
Support and mentorship from the specialists, advanced practitioners and certificate holders in your hospital
A VetGDP advisor
Attendance at the IVC Evidensia Graduate Academy Congress once during your two years
Access at BEVA Congress once during your two years
Access to 5 of BEVA's Fundamentals CPD Programme modules per year on the programme
Access to the VetPD Equine General Anaesthesia Course
Access to the VetPD Equine Discussion Panel
Our long-established practice is on the outskirts of Oakham, Rutland. Our premises are purpose-built and set in 8.5 acres surrounded by a rural countryside, with easy access to main transport links.
We are very proud to have accredited hospital status by the RCVS and offer a complete veterinary service, from routine vaccinations to specialist surgery and diagnostic imaging. We also have a clinical association with The University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine, giving us access to leading specialists at the vet school on a daily basis. The association has also substantially increased our already 'state-of-the-art' equipment range.
The hospital team is led by our 3 clinical directors who are supported by a team of 5 assistant vets, 3 interns and 10 nurses. We have two in-house surgeons, along with a surgical resident. In addition, we also have a clinical association with The University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, meaning we have vets permanently based with us who provide veterinary care in both medicine and sport horse medicine.
The clinical staff are supported by a team of 6 office staff, a lab technician, HR manager and the equine practice director.
The successful candidate will have the backup of our expert hospital teams - diploma holders, certified surgeons, residents, interns - and our dedicated, qualified nursing staff.
The internship is aimed at early-career veterinary surgeons interested in developing their clinical skills.
6.6 weeks annual leave, including bank holidays
Your birthday as a paid day off
Private medical insurance
Enhanced family-friendly policies
Cycle to Work scheme
Initiatives focused on employee well-being
Non accidental injury support
£1000 CPD allowance with 5 days paid pro rata
Learning and development opportunities
All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
All our Vets gets £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
Infection Prevention and Control Programme
Quality Improvement Programme
Discounted staff pet care
How to Apply
Please send your CV and a letter of intent to Emily.email@example.com by 3rd January 2024. For a confidential chat or to discuss this role in more detail, please contact Ryan Powell, Talent Partner, on firstname.lastname@example.org / 07816 202690.