Interns form an integral part of our clinical team, and as our team and services continue to grow, we are now looking to recruit two Anaesthesia Interns to work with our DipECVAA Anaesthesia Specialists, Marieke De Vries and Kristina McMillan-Lehnus, and also alongside our HDU Vets, Bec Hyland and Kenny Sherwood.

You will be expected to be actively involved in client communication, anaesthesia planning of routine cases, and delivery of anaesthesia and supportive HDU care for our more complex cases.

Interns are encouraged to openly engage in case discussions with senior supervising clinicians, residents and the senior nursing team, and should contribute to a positive, informative, respectful and inclusive environment for all. Attention to detail, particularly in maintaining accurate records and written correspondence, is also a key component of this role.

The internship runs for 12 months and covers varying shifts to suit the needs of the hospital, including 1:4 weekends cover for anaesthesia and HDU services, and occasional OOH work.

About us

Hamilton Specialist Referrals is a purpose-built, state-of-the-art veterinary hospital that provides the latest in cutting-edge, specialist treatments for cats and dogs, supported by an exceptional rehabilitation and physiotherapy facility.

Located in modern facilities, we are based in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, within easy reach of London, Oxford, the Chilterns and the Cotswolds. The hospital is five minutes from the M40 and is located near major airports.

We deliver world-class exemplary clinical services, with a clear focus on recruiting the people who make that a reality. Hamilton Specialist Referrals was born of the belief that there is room for a new wave of veterinary excellence across the UK. Unparalleled clinical care, delivered in a friendly and supportive manner to Referral Vets, is paramount to theteam.

The hospital is operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and can offer the most advanced treatment options available for Orthopaedic, Neurology, Soft Tissue, Oncology and Internal Medicine cases. Facilities include on-site 1.5T MRI and CT scanner suites, various joint replacement systems, electrodiagnostics, and a full complement of the latest radiography and arthroscopy equipment.

The practice currently has three theatres, each with dedicated modern anaesthetic workstations with integrated ventilators and multiparameter monitors, a portable ultrasound scanner and nerve locator to facilitate locoregional anaesthetic techniques. The hospital is currently expanding to include a High Dependency Unit (HDU) for care and recovery from anaesthesia of sicker patients, as well as additional theatre space.

About the team and culture

Our core ethos here at HSR is based on an appreciation of our staff. Curating and developing a friendly, close-knit team is a central part of our working environment. Further qualifications and certificates are encouraged and fully supported as we feel strongly about our employees' right to enjoy work and develop rewarding careers.

We have a dedicated team of over 100 people, including 11 specialists, 25 RVNs and various support teams.

Applicant requirements

Candidates wishing to apply should be MRCVS or MRCVS eligible and be eligible to work in the UK independently or under a Visa Sponsorship. For non-native English speakers, evidence of competency in speaking English, as determined by a formal qualification in English (such as IELTS or TOEFL) is desirable.

The new team members should be proactive, enthusiastic team players, who use their own initiative and should be highly self-motivated. Prior anaesthesia and/or intensive care experience, the ability to work independently as well as under supervision, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to multi-task with a flexible approach to working are essential.

Because our employees matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from:

  • Worklife balance
    • 6.6 weeks annual leave, inclusive of bank holidays.
    • Your birthday as a paid day off.
  • Wellbeing
    • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay.
    • Private Medical Insurance.
    • Cycle to Work scheme.
    • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing, including discounted gym membership.
    • Non-accidental injury support.
  • Development
    • £1000 CPD allowance with 40 hours paid pro rata.
    • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy.
    • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding.
    • All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund.
    • Infection Prevention and Control Programme.
    • Quality Improvement Programme.
  • Professional Memberships
    • BVA Membership.
    • VDS cover.
    • RCVS fees.
  • Additional
    • Pawsome Benefits - reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100's of retailers.
    • Pension - 5% Employee/3% Employer.
    • Discounted staff pet care.

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.