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Rotating Intern in Equine Medicine and Surgery University of Edinburgh Edinburgh, UK

Practice Type: Other (eg. industry or academia)
Job Type: Contract, Full Time
Pay Range: £ 32,982 - £ 38,205 per year GBP
Posted on: 7 May 2024

Job Description

Rotating Intern in Equine Medicine and Surgery


Grade UE06 £32,982 - £38,205 per annum (with accommodation provided)

University of Edinburgh/College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine/Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies/The Equine Hospital

Full time - 35 hours per week plus out of hours commitment

Fixed 18-month contract, commencing: June 2024

Equine internship at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh.

The Opportunity:

This 18-month rotating equine internship position provides the opportunity to work at the R(D)SVS, develop your career and live in one of the best cities in the world. The hospital has an impressive range of equipment and facilities where you will work with an experienced and friendly team of Board specialised clinicians and residents. You will gain experience in equine medicine, surgery, dentistry, diagnostic imaging, anaesthesia and sports medicine.

Opportunities are available for research and publication with access to a wide range of university courses.

This post will provide significant clinical exposure and ideal preparation for those seeking to enter a residency program, as well as those wishing to return to practice with a broad range of skills.

Your skills and attributes for success: 

  • Motivated and enthusiastic member of RCVS (or eligible to become a member)
  • Appropriate English language qualification
  • Previous relevant veterinary working experience

As a valued member of our team, you can expect: 

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality. 

Prior to any employment commencing with the University, you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work webpages (opens new browser tab).

The University may be able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. This will depend on a number of factors specific to the successful applicant. 

Informal enquiries are encouraged and should be directed to Oliver James telephone: 0131 651 6253 or email: 

Further general information on Internships:

An internship is a 12–18-month fixed term position awarded to qualified veterinary surgeons (usually early career) who wish to explore becoming a Specialist by achieving a specialist qualification. This applies to both small animal and equine internships. The role is heavily supervised by more senior vets and has formal taught components. A 12-month internship rotating through different Specialties is a requirement to be eligible to apply for the next step in Specialist training -a residency.

Specialist training is via a three year residency followed by examination. The Specialist diplomas are awarded by either the European Board of Vet Specialists (EBVS) or the American equivalent and are recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) in the UK. The curriculum is approved by the individual European colleges who sit under the EBVS, and the eligibility criteria for entering the training is also decided by the colleges, and includes a rotating internship. 

Below are links to the European colleges of Surgery, Internal Medicine and Ophthalmology, as examples of this requirement.

 Key dates to note:

The closing date for applications is 24 May 2024.

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