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Rotating Intern

Vets Now Glasgow
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Salary £32,000 per annum
Closing date
17 Feb 2024
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Learn with the best

Vets now are proud to announce to we are now accepting applications for our rotating internship in our Glasgow hospital.

The Vets Now small animal rotating internships are designed for qualified veterinary surgeons, particularly new or recent graduates; the programme serves as an excellent foundation for those wishing to pursue discipline specific specialist training in the future, or those keen to experience and gain competency in emergency medicine and surgery.

This post is for a 13-month period.

We also offer an opportunity to remain employed with us once the intern programme has been completed by taking up a role in one of our 58 out-of-hours clinics or two 24/7 emergency and specialty hospitals across the UK for interested candidates.

Interns will rotate through each service in 3 or 4 weekly blocks and receive allocated time to undertake an externship either external to our hospitals, or in a service outside of the predefined rotations. Interns also play an integral role in providing out-of-hours emergency care where they get the opportunity to have primary case responsibility with the support of an experienced team of emergency out-of-hours vets. 

Interns will experience a diverse caseload and have both direct and indirect case management responsibilities including opportunities for emergency and routine procedures. Teaching is an essential component of the internship, with weekly didactic seminars, which will augment the clinical experience. There is also the opportunity for extensive in-house CPD.

About the opportunity

Embracing the learning environment and being inspired by our experts requires an Intern committed to integrity and ethical standards with a strong emphasis on client and patient care. Interns must proactively engage in their own training and career advancement by attending pre-planned seminars, journal clubs and local ad-hoc teaching opportunities. They will also be responsible for working with clinical mentors to actively take part in research projects.

Interns will work with their supervising clinician to participate effectively in all aspects of planning, diagnosis, and treatment of cases. Animal welfare and the ethics of interventions must be considered by balancing practical and financial factors when determining appropriate patient care. Therefore, the ability to apply prior knowledge and experience to maintain the high clinical standards expected within our hospitals is essential.

Interns will openly engage in case discussions with the senior supervising clinicians, residents and senior nursing team and should contribute to a positive, informative, respectful, and inclusive environment for all. Attention to detail, particularly with maintaining accurate records and written correspondence is also a key component of this role.

Who are we looking for?

To support the day to day running of the hospital under the direction of the supervising clinician, we require strong communication skills, compassion, reliability, and professionalism coupled with the ability to prioritise and remain calm during challenging circumstances.

To be considered for this role, applicants must possess a Veterinary degree which is recognised by the RCVS, be a member of the RCVS..

Applicants must also be eligible to work in the UK and have the appropriate Visa documents. It would also be desirable that applicants provide evidence of competency in speaking English, as determined by a formal qualification in English (such as IELTS or TOEFL).

How to apply

This post is for a 13-month period, The salary is £32,000 per annum.

Discipline Specific Internships in Surgery and Internal Medicine are also available. For further information, please visit our careers site.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch. Please quote BH9252 when applying for this role.

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


In 2009 Vets Now opened Scotland’s first dedicated 24/7 pet emergency hospital in Glasgow. Here we have a team of dedicated specialist, referral and emergency vets on hand to provide your pet with the highest level of care when they need it most.

As well as seeing pet emergencies — we’re a bit like the pet equivalent of A&E — we also work with veterinary practices in the local area to support them with critical or more complex cases, so like your GP would refer you to a hospital, your vet may refer your pet to us for more advanced treatment.

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