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Rotating Small Animal Internship – Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital, University Of Cambridge

Job Type: Clinical Contract / Temporary Full time Employer: Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital – University of Cambridge Sector: Research/ Academia , Small Animal
  • Location: Cambridge, England, United Kingdom View on Map
  • Post Date: 14/02/2024
  • Apply Before: 14/03/2024
  • Salary: £18,370.00 - £18,370.00 / Annually
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  • % Travel 0
  • Qualifications MRCVS/ DVM / VMD (Veterinary degree)
  • Benefits Other see below
  • Flexible Work Yes
  • Will support visa sponsorship No
  • Role Purpose This is 12.5-month internship at a large, multidisciplinary academic teaching hospital. The internship is an excellent opportunity to learn and develop in various areas of small animal veterinary work.
  • Key competencies

    TO APPLY, PLEASE CLICK HERE: https://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/study/cts/jcts1/smallanimal

    Role purpose

    This is a 12.5-month internship at a large, multidisciplinary academic teaching hospital. The internship is an excellent opportunity for you to:

    • obtain high-quality, post-graduate training in a range of small animal disciplines
    • enhance your clinical, diagnostic, problem-solving, communication, and technical skills
    • prepare you to advance to a Senior Clinical Training Programme (Residency) and subsequent specialism should you wish. We currently have an 84% residency application success rate!
    • OR go back out into general practice with increased confidence to practice a high standard of care

    Candidates must be Members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and should have the following skills and experience:

    • Completion of one year in primary care veterinary practice in the UK
    • Experience in neutering and performing dental work on dogs and cats is preferred

  • Responsibilities + duties

    Our interns undergo a two-week induction period which consists of interactive seminars, RECOVER CPR training, hospital tours and shadowing interns.

    The internship that we offer is truly a rotating one, with interns working in our Internal Medicine, Surgery, Oncology, Neurology, Cardiology, Diagnostic Imaging, Anaesthesia, Clinical Pathology and First Opinion services.

    Interns also cover night and weekend work but this is only 1:12 weeks of night shifts per year with variable weekend work and time off to recover ensuring a good work-life balance.

    During their rotations, interns regularly have primary case responsibility of both referral level and first opinion cases and we support interns in following patients from initial history-taking through to procedures and subsequent hospital discharge.

    Interns learn via case-based teaching and acquisition of practical skills, monthly intern-specific seminars run by our specialists and access to the plethora of service-specific book clubs, journal clubs and imaging MRI rounds that occur on a weekly basis.

    Our internships are a supportive introduction to the world of clinical research. Interns are put in touch with research supervisors within the first month of their internship. All of our interns are encouraged to undertake research projects and are supported at all stages. Our interns frequently have their research accepted for presentation at National and International Congresses and other scientific meetings. This exposure to clinical research allows interns to develop vital skills in scientific writing, critical thinking and presenting which can be hugely beneficial in future residency applications.

    Please refer here for a list of recent intern-produced peer-reviewed publications.

    All of our interns are assigned an internship supervisor who is a senior member of the Hospital and they meet regularly throughout the programme. We are pleased to be able to offer professional references, proofreading of CVs and cover letters and mock residency interviews for all of our interns.

    We are also hugely supportive of externships (2 weeks allocated) and visits to other referral hospitals to augment residency applications and further exposure to their specialty of choice.

    Lastly, our interns are pivotal in teaching our final-year undergraduates during their clinical rotations. We fully support interns who have a strong interest in teaching and our interns have the opportunity to teach clinical examination skills workshops and even College supervisions in anatomy and physiology if they are keen.

    Working hours & patterns

    • Full-time.
    • Some weekends.
    • 1:12 night rota.

    Watch Back our Interview the Team

  • Benefits- additional details

    Salary

    £18,370.00 tax-free stipend per annum, plus accommodation and utility bills included in a central Cambridge location

    Employee benefits

    • Accommodation and bills included in package
    • Generous CPD allowance for textbooks, conferences and scientific meetings: £750
    • 4 weeks holiday PLUS bank holidays and a 10-day Christmas closure period shared equally amongst interns equates to ~a further 7-10 days off during the year
    • 4 weeks of elective
    • Professional residency mentorship and guidance

    TO APPLY, PLEASE CLICK HERE: https://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/study/cts/jcts1/smallanimal

Job Description

SIX SCHOLARSHIPS TO START ON MONDAY 3 JUNE 2024 FOR 12.5 MONTHS

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: £18,370.00 PER ANNUM INCLUDING ACCOMMODATION

  • % Travel 0
  • Qualifications MRCVS/ DVM / VMD (Veterinary degree)
  • Benefits Other see below
  • Flexible Work Yes
  • Will support visa sponsorship No
  • Role Purpose This is 12.5-month internship at a large, multidisciplinary academic teaching hospital. The internship is an excellent opportunity to learn and develop in various areas of small animal veterinary work.
  • Key competencies

    TO APPLY, PLEASE CLICK HERE: https://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/study/cts/jcts1/smallanimal

    Role purpose

    This is a 12.5-month internship at a large, multidisciplinary academic teaching hospital. The internship is an excellent opportunity for you to:

    • obtain high-quality, post-graduate training in a range of small animal disciplines
    • enhance your clinical, diagnostic, problem-solving, communication, and technical skills
    • prepare you to advance to a Senior Clinical Training Programme (Residency) and subsequent specialism should you wish. We currently have an 84% residency application success rate!
    • OR go back out into general practice with increased confidence to practice a high standard of care

    Candidates must be Members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and should have the following skills and experience:

    • Completion of one year in primary care veterinary practice in the UK
    • Experience in neutering and performing dental work on dogs and cats is preferred

  • Responsibilities + duties

    Our interns undergo a two-week induction period which consists of interactive seminars, RECOVER CPR training, hospital tours and shadowing interns.

    The internship that we offer is truly a rotating one, with interns working in our Internal Medicine, Surgery, Oncology, Neurology, Cardiology, Diagnostic Imaging, Anaesthesia, Clinical Pathology and First Opinion services.

    Interns also cover night and weekend work but this is only 1:12 weeks of night shifts per year with variable weekend work and time off to recover ensuring a good work-life balance.

    During their rotations, interns regularly have primary case responsibility of both referral level and first opinion cases and we support interns in following patients from initial history-taking through to procedures and subsequent hospital discharge.

    Interns learn via case-based teaching and acquisition of practical skills, monthly intern-specific seminars run by our specialists and access to the plethora of service-specific book clubs, journal clubs and imaging MRI rounds that occur on a weekly basis.

    Our internships are a supportive introduction to the world of clinical research. Interns are put in touch with research supervisors within the first month of their internship. All of our interns are encouraged to undertake research projects and are supported at all stages. Our interns frequently have their research accepted for presentation at National and International Congresses and other scientific meetings. This exposure to clinical research allows interns to develop vital skills in scientific writing, critical thinking and presenting which can be hugely beneficial in future residency applications.

    Please refer here for a list of recent intern-produced peer-reviewed publications.

    All of our interns are assigned an internship supervisor who is a senior member of the Hospital and they meet regularly throughout the programme. We are pleased to be able to offer professional references, proofreading of CVs and cover letters and mock residency interviews for all of our interns.

    We are also hugely supportive of externships (2 weeks allocated) and visits to other referral hospitals to augment residency applications and further exposure to their specialty of choice.

    Lastly, our interns are pivotal in teaching our final-year undergraduates during their clinical rotations. We fully support interns who have a strong interest in teaching and our interns have the opportunity to teach clinical examination skills workshops and even College supervisions in anatomy and physiology if they are keen.

    Working hours & patterns

    • Full-time.
    • Some weekends.
    • 1:12 night rota.

    Watch Back our Interview the Team

  • Benefits- additional details

    Salary

    £18,370.00 tax-free stipend per annum, plus accommodation and utility bills included in a central Cambridge location

    Employee benefits

    • Accommodation and bills included in package
    • Generous CPD allowance for textbooks, conferences and scientific meetings: £750
    • 4 weeks holiday PLUS bank holidays and a 10-day Christmas closure period shared equally amongst interns equates to ~a further 7-10 days off during the year
    • 4 weeks of elective
    • Professional residency mentorship and guidance

    TO APPLY, PLEASE CLICK HERE: https://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/study/cts/jcts1/smallanimal

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