We are pleased to offer one-year rotating internships at our multi-disciplinary referral hospital. Internships at Northwest Veterinary Specialists provide an opportunity for career development. Interns gain exceptional experience during their training and it could be the stepping stone towards a small animal residency programme.

We currently have six Interns that rotate in the different disciplines in our hospital (anaesthesia, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, and soft tissue surgery). All Interns have to have a veterinary degree registerable with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and ideally at least one year post graduate experience in a small animal practice. Interns are a vital part of our team, as they assist with diagnostic investigations, surgical procedures and inpatient care, working under the supervision of Residents and Specialists. The programme is designed for highly motivated Veterinary Surgeons who wish to expand their clinical knowledge, skills, and experience. Interns are also encouraged to get involved in clinical research, and attend CPDs. Interns have the opportunity to attend journal clubs, in-house specialist lectures and seminars, and are expected to give a few small presentations. Regular seminars are also delivered by Linnaeus specialists so that Interns can benefit from more didactic teaching.

We are passionate about enabling you to develop your career. A high percentage of our previous interns have progressed into discipline-specific internships and residencies. During the internship you will benefit from excellent clinical training from specialists; 1:1 mentoring with a trained mentor within a framework of monthly mentoring sessions; seminar teaching opportunities; and support to undertake clinical research.

At Northwest Veterinary Specialists you will be associated to a network of specialist-led referral practices and over 120 Specialist pathway internship and residency training posts.

Intern programme manager

Chantal Teixeira Rosa

Internal Medicine Specialist