Are you a passionate and dedicated veterinarian looking to take the next step in your career? Vale Referrals is seeking a small animal rotating intern to join our specialist multidisciplinary team.

The internship will fast track your skills and knowledge and would be ideal for a veterinary professional who is considering starting a certificate. This is a really exciting position, more than just an internship, you will help manage cases, scrub in and work closely with our referral clinicians.

Vale Referrals is located within a modern purpose built, state-of-the-art veterinary hospital and offers advanced treatment options in medicine, soft-tissue and orthopaedic surgery, dermatology, cardiology, ophthalmology and oncology.

Full support, mentoring and encouragement is provided. This role would suit candidates who thrive working in an environment where they can develop and demonstrate their skills, excelling them into their future careers in the medical or surgical field. New graduates welcome to apply.


  • Participate actively in each rotation, assisting senior clinicians and specialists.
  • Conduct thorough examinations, diagnose medical conditions, and develop treatment plans under the guidance of experienced professionals.
  • Assist in surgeries, procedures, and emergency cases, honing your skills in a variety of clinical settings.
  • Collaborate with the multidisciplinary team to ensure comprehensive and compassionate care for all patients.
  • Engage in continuous learning and professional development opportunities throughout the internship program.

To be eligible to apply you will need

  • A Veterinary degree which is recognised by the RCVS.
  • To be Registered with the RCVS.
  • Right to work in the UK.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment and collaborate effectively with team members.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new challenges.

Why join us?

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 salary of £32,000, you will benefit from:

  • Worklife balance
    • 6.6 weeks inclusive of bank holidays
    • Your birthday as a paid day off
  • Wellbeing
    • Private medical insurance
    • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay.
    • Employee assistance programme.
    • Access to an employee discount scheme
    • Cycle to Work scheme
    • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
    • Non-accidental injury support
  • Development
    • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
    • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
    • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
    • All our Vets get £1250 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
    • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
    • Quality Improvement Programme
  • Professional Memberships
    • VDS cover
  • 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.