Would you like to work alongside Specialists at the cutting edge of veterinary medicine? Unleash your potential with a London Vet Specialist Internship Programme.
We are pleased to offer a one-year rotating internship at our brand-new multidisciplinary referral centre. An Internship at London Vet Specialists will provide career development opportunities and can act as a stepping-stone towards small animal residencies and other postgraduate programmes. It also provides an outstanding experience for those wishing to return to general practice. All our Interns are required to have a veterinary degree registerable with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and at least one year of postgraduate experience in a small animal practice.
The programme is designed for highly motivated veterinary surgeons who wish to expand their clinical knowledge, skills and experience, working under supervision in a multidisciplinary referral hospital and providing an emergency out-of-hours service.
Involvement in clinical research, CPD and externships is actively encouraged. This is complemented by journal clubs, in-house specialist lectures, seminars and small-group teaching. We offer our interns the opportunity to assist our veterinary surgeons and Specialists, not just to observe from the sidelines.
Why join London Vet Specialist
London Vet Specialists is starting a new chapter with a major expansion and relocation to a new state-of-the-art site in Hammersmith, West London. It’s a very exciting time to join us as we shape and create our boutique London multidisciplinary referral hospital, which will open in Spring 2024. The hospital boasts an incredible location within a stone’s throw from the Thames and is nestled within the bustling and thriving Hammersmith and Fulham neighbourhood. The site is easily accessible by public transport from all areas of London and extremely well located for international travel links by air and train.
We are also a part of Linnaeus, comprising of the largest network of Specialist-led referral practices in the UK and Ireland, with over 120 interns and 90 residents working across the group with endless career opportunities. As a company that is part of Mars Veterinary Health, we are committed to excellence and making A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.
What does a London Vet Specialist intern do/what should you expect?
We are pleased to offer one-year rotating internships at our multidisciplinary referral hospital. Internships at London Vet Specialists provide an opportunity for career development. Interns gain exceptional experience during their training, which could be the stepping stone towards a small animal residency programme.
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 currently have three interns at LVS and our previous interns have been successful in securing residencies across the Linnaeus group.
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 London Vet Specialists, you will be associated with a network of Specialist-led referral practices and over 120 specialist pathway internship and residency training posts.
Meet our Internship Director
Laura, originally from Ireland, qualified from the University College of Dublin in 2013.
She pursued an early career in academia, completing a discipline-specific small animal internal medicine internship, followed by a four-year specialist internal medicine residency and postgraduate doctorate programme at the University College of Dublin, where she achieved the European Diploma in Small Animal Internal Medicine in 2018.
Laura relocated to the United Kingdom, where she spent 3-years as a Specialist Internal Medicine Clinician and Resident Supervisor at Willows Veterinary Referrals, before moving to London to join the London Veterinary Specialist Team as their Head of Medicine in 2022.
Since joining London Vet Specialist, Laura has continued interest in teaching and has taken on the role of the Rotating Internship Director.
Laura adores geriatric pets and has clinical interests in endocrinology and endoscopy.
How else will you benefit?
We are passionate about enabling you to develop yourself and your career. There are so many opportunities to progress into residency training at London Vet Specialists or across the group.
Alternatively, we can support you to become a highly-skilled clinician and progress your career within primary care practice.
Whatever path you choose, you will also benefit from:
- Excellent in-clinic training from Specialists in our multidisciplinary practices
- 1:1 mentoring with a trained mentor within a framework of monthly mentoring sessions
- Regular check-in meetings with the Linnaeus Internship and Residency Manager
- Small group seminar teaching
- Monthly intern film reading sessions
- Professional skills development
- Research skills training
- Support to undertake clinical research
- RCVS Knowledge Library subscription for journal access
- RECOVER online basic and advanced life support training
- Career development workshop
- Unrivalled network of specialist-led referral practices and over 120 Specialist pathway internship and residency training posts
- Access to careers within our network of excellent primary care practices.
Want to find out more?
Thank you to everyone who applied for our Summer 2024 Rotating Internship Programme. Applications are now closed.
If you are interested in a Rotating Internship at our hospital, please register your interest by emailing your name and CV to [email protected]