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Internship at Towcester Veterinary Centre

BEVA Recognised Internship
02 Nov 2023 BEVA


Towcester Veterinary Centre

Type of Internship

Hospital / Ambulatory / Reproduction

Length of Internship

12 months

Start Date

August & September 2024

Key Benefits

  • Salary
  • External CPD Provision
  • Accommodation
  • Pension Scheme
  • Private Health Care Plan

Number of Interns typically employed


Equine Veterinary Surgeon (12-month internship)
£25k plus accommodation

2 positions available: 5th August 2024 or 2nd September 2024 start

Towcester Veterinary Centre is a mixed practice located over 4 sites within and around the historic town of Towcester, Northamptonshire. We are an RCVS accredited, independent practice, with a friendly team who are dedicated to delivering great service with a personal touch. Our Equine services are run from Towcester where we have full hospitalisation facilities including surgical theatre, and where we offer reproduction services (with indoor stallion collection facility), plus our second, fully equipped clinic at Onley Grounds Equestrian Centre, Warwickshire.

We are offering 12-month internships for new and recent veterinary graduates, to start Summer 2024. These are full-time positions joining our 11 other vets (including medical & surgical certificate holders) and dedicated nursing team, all of whom will be committed to helping you succeed in your chosen career. Our internship positions offer a good balance between working and learning - we provide a highly supportive environment designed to enable you to become a well-rounded first opinion vet. You will enhance your diagnostic and therapeutic skills through a structured, hands-on approach that can be tailored to your clinical interests; we strive to give you the best start to your veterinary career. We have a trained VetGDP Advisor who will provide support to complete your VetGDP throughout your time with us.

With a varied mix of leisure and competition horses, our interns are exposed to a high orthopaedic and first opinion caseload. Throughout the 12 months you will develop your clinical decision-making skills by working alongside our experienced clinicians, advanced practitioners in both medicine and surgery, and visiting surgical diplomats. You will be an integral part of our regular lameness days and develop your anaesthesia skills supporting the team on surgical days. Exposure to both hospital and ambulatory practice is achieved through a rotational basis of one week ambulatory and one week in clinic with 1 in 2 weekends and 1 in 2 weeknights on call. During late Spring and Summer 2025 you will work closely with our repro vet, gaining experience of routine fertility work, stallion collection and semen processing. We hold regular ‘Clinical Club’ sessions to share and discuss cases/good practice, and also morbidity and mortality rounds.

We hope to recruit someone who will grab this opportunity and work hard to learn as much as possible in this supportive environment. Previous interns who have thrived have been self-starters unafraid to ask questions and learn from colleagues, able to recognise the gaps in their skill set and actively seek ways to address them. Communication will be key, as will enthusiasm and resilience - we work in a challenging but ultimately rewarding industry, and we look forward to welcoming you to it! If you would like an informal ‘warts and all’ chat with one of our current interns please email me and we can arrange this…

We offer a competitive salary and accommodation as part of the remuneration package, with the bonus of every 2nd Friday off work to assist in achieving a good work-life balance. A vehicle is not supplied but mileage is paid. Benefits include accommodation, Private Healthcare, RCVS fees paid, £1k CPD allowance (which can be used towards BEVA membership) and staff discount.

How to Apply

To be considered for the internship please submit your CV plus a covering letter outlining why you are interested in joining our Practice, and your preferred start date to Sue Adams, HR Manager

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds