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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 role

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

Essential criteria

  • A degree registrable with the RCVS
  • Currently a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons at the time of appointment
  • You must have appropriate English Language skills
  • You must have the right to work in the United Kingdom or be eligible to apply for a skilled worker visa
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Minimum of 6 months prior relevant veterinary working experience
  • Have relevant experience with equine practice and general horsemanship

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.

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: o.james@ed.ac.uk

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.