The Role

Vale Referrals are seeking a Rotating Intern who would like to fast-track their career, skills, and knowledge. This is ideal for veterinary professionals who would like to consider starting a certificate.
The position will involve day-to-day care of in-patients, managing cases, scrubbing in, and assisting with referral clinicians and the specialist team.

The duties will involve carrying out ward rounds, any procedures required, checking paperwork and updating referring vets where needed; triaging calls out of hours, and liaising between nurses and vets regarding patient care. Ensuring that all patients are assessed and calling owners to update them is part of the weekend and daytime duties. Additionally, ensuring lab reports are updated and correct and handing over patients to the next duty clinician is essential.

Full support, mentoring and encouragement is given to you, and the opportunity can fast-track veterinary professionals into their future careers in medicine or surgery.

Rotations will be on a fortnightly basis between surgery and medicine and revolve around a 40-hour week with a 1:3 weekend rota.

About Us

The Veterinary Hospital in Stinchcombe, Dursley, is an exceptionally well-equipped 24-hour centre with state-of-the-art facilities, including a CT scanner, a chemotherapy suite, theatre suites and an ophthalmology suite, and has just undergone refurbishment to an excellent standard.

Our friendly team of referral clinicians spans orthopaedics, surgery, medicine, oncology, cardiology, ophthalmology and dermatology. The level of expertise and multidisciplinary support is exceptional. It is also a first opinion practice with a dedicated team of first opinion vets and clients.

Located in beautiful Gloucestershire, the area allows leisure opportunities to the Cotswolds, Bath, beaches and nearby Wales and Bristol.

About the Team and Culture

The Referral team is made up of 4 Internal Medicine and Oncology clinicians with diploma and certificate holders, a Cardiology team, a certificate holder in Ophthalmology, and an Orthopaedics and Soft Tissue team with a wealth of experience and holding diplomas and certificates in their specialities.

They are ably supported by a 24-hour team of nurses and first opinion vets, alongside managerial and admin teams. The internship enables exposure to all the disciplines and involvement in a multi-disciplinary approach to complex cases. A rehab team is also available to enable patients to return to their best shape with musculoskeletal issues. You will have exposure to all these areas, plus have a hands-on approach to cases to develop your skills.

The practice recently participated in a charity collection and dispatch of vital emergency pet and human medical supplies to be sent to Ukraine.

Applicant Requirements

You need to be RCVS registered or eligible with general practice experience as a minimum preferred.

In order to successfully progress through the internship, you must be passionate about providing high-quality patient care and willing to learn from the expert team around you.

Benefits – Subject to Pro Rata:

  • Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service
  • CPD paid days and allowance
  • L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • BVA Membership paid
  • VDS cover
  • Birthday leave
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Service-related company sick pay
  • Sponsorship for overseas employees
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities
  • 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.

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