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Small Animal Surgical Internship

Pride Veterinary Referrals
Derby, Derbyshire
Competitive Salary
Closing date
4 May 2024
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Small Animal Surgical Internship
Three positions for 1-year Internships in Small Animal Surgery
Pride Veterinary Referrals, Derby

The Role

We are excited to be recruiting for 3 Surgical Intern positions for 2024, each with different start dates (June 2024, July 2024 and September 2024).

The surgical team delivers specialist-led care across Soft Tissue and Orthopaedics, collaborating with the other disciplines to provide the best possible outcome for all our patients. Our team is composed of four specialist surgeons and one experienced residency-trained surgeon, three surgical residents, three surgical interns and a dedicated nursing team. We have a varied and challenging Soft Tissue and Orthopaedic caseload, as well as our own Vets@Night service for inpatient care throughout the night.

About Us

Pride Veterinary Referrals is a state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary referral hospital, with specialist-led teams in Surgery, Medicine, Neurology, Diagnostic Imaging, Ophthalmology, Anaesthesia and an on-site Physiotherapy-Hydrotherapy department.

We strive to deliver world-class patient care and our facilities provide a superb environment, with 13 consultation rooms, 7 inpatient wards - including a dedicated intensive care unit, 5 fully equipped theatres, a 16-slice CT scanner, a 1.5 Tesla MRI, arthroscopy, fluoroscopy, laparoscopic and thoracoscopic equipment, BioMedtrix hip kit, and standard and locking implant systems.

Pride Veterinary Centre is a referral teaching hospital, working in collaboration with the University of Nottingham Veterinary School. This provides the opportunity to support teaching and research interests.

Required Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will have a high level of motivation and enthusiasm, be able to work as an integral part of our experienced team and have strong client communication skills. Applicants should have completed a rotating internship and be able to demonstrate an interest in clinical research. They must have MRCVS registration and have evidence of Right to Work in the UK. A good command of written and spoken English is required.

Because Our Employees Matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from –

Work life balance

  • 257 hours holiday entitlement 
  • Your birthday as a paid day off


  • Private medical insurance
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
  • Non-accidental injury support


  • CPD allowance
  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
  • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
  • All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
  • Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships

  • BVA membership
  • VDS cover
  • RCVS fees


  • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Discounted staff pet care

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

How to apply for this position

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch. Please quote BH10457 when applying for this role.

Applications close on 5th January 2024.
Interviews will commence in February 2024.

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


Pride Veterinary Referrals is a multidisciplinary small animal referral hospital based in Derby, East Midlands within easy access to Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, and parts of Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire, and Cheshire.

Our spacious and modern specialist veterinary referral hospital offers a multi-disciplinary service, 24/7 emergency care, and a rehabilitation suite.

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Pride Veterinary Referrals
Riverside Road
DE24 8HX
United Kingdom

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