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Surgery Intern

Pride Veterinary Centre
Derby, Derbyshire
Competitive Salary
Closing date
22 Dec 2021

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Animal Health, Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

The Role

We are excited to advertise 3 new Surgical Intern positions for 2022 with staggered start dates in February, June and September. 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 demonstrate an interest in clinical research.

Desire to pursue a residency is not a requirement, however, this internship program is aimed at preparing the candidate for a surgery residency. The successful candidates will need to be members of the RCVS at the time of starting the internship.

About Us

Pride Veterinary Centre is a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary referral hospital, with specialist lead teams in Surgery, Medicine, Neurology, Diagnostic Imaging, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Anaesthesia, Exotics, Dermatology, Cardiology and an onsite Physiotherapy-Hydrotherapy department.

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

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

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 three specialist surgeons and one experienced residency trained surgeon, two surgical residents, two surgical interns and a dedicated nursing team. We have a varied and challenging soft tissue and orthopaedic caseload, and our own Vets@Night service for inpatient care throughout the night.

Applicant Requirements

Required skills and experience:

  • Two years of clinical experience in general practice and/or a one-year rotating internship
  • Member of the RCVS
  • Good verbal and written English
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work and think clearly under pressure
  • Good interpersonal skills

Would be good to have:

  • Referral experience (not essential)
  • Good sense of humour
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn
  • Desire to pursue a residency in Surgery

Interviews will commence from 15 January 2022. Letters of recommendation will be requested from short listed candidates prior to interviews taking place. Please can we request that names and contact details of two referees are included within your cover letter.

As a BAME and LGBT+ 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.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch. Please use BH4213 as a reference when applying for this role.

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This is a unique place to work with the standards expected of a university within private practice. Our standards of clinical work and animal care are high and our staff put client care at the top of the agenda.

Many of our staff have worked within the Scarsdale Veterinary Group for a number of years, however, with our continual growth and development, on occasions vacancies do become available. Opportunities arise within all areas of our business, whether you are a Small Animal vet, a RCVS Nurse, or wish to be a member of our support staff, including our dedicated admin, reception and lab teams. Perhaps you wish to train in a specific area such as Small Animal Nursing – we can help here to, with our ongoing training programmes in line with the RCVS guidelines, why not take a look at the Royal College website at for further information.

If you are a younger student considering a career as a veterinary surgeon we would suggest you start with the excellent Royal College of Veterinary surgeons on-line guide and then progress to the individual Veterinary College sites.

At Pride Veterinary Centre we are looking for enthusiastic, motivated, hard working individuals who will compliment the teams we have and who have a desire to work within a professional, friendly and caring environment. All our positions are advertised on our website which is updated on a regular basis.

Think about your future career development and what you want from it, if its job satisfaction in a professional, friendly, caring environment with the opportunity to progress, drop us a line and see what we can do for you. We are very excited about our future – now lets get excited about yours!

Find Us
Scarsdalevets LLP
Pride Veterinary Centre
Riverside Road
DE24 8HY
United Kingdom
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