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Internships at Willows
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Internships at Willows
Willows is one of Europe’s leading multi-disciplinary small animal referral centres. Our state-of-the-art hospital is led by internationally renowned Specialists who are working at the cutting edge of veterinary medicine and surgery.
A one-year Internship at Willows provides an amazing opportunity for career development, and can act as a stepping stone towards small animal residencies and other postgraduate programs both in the UK and overseas.
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The Internship Program

Willows has a team of ten rotating Interns; with intakes to the programme in March and July each year. The programme lasts 13 months, the first of which consists of four weeks’ extensive induction prior to commencement of the Internship proper.

Our Internship programme has three key components:

  • Working alongside Specialists and Residents in Willows Referral Service
  • Primary case responsibility in Willows Emergency Service
  • Caring for critical patients in our ICU, supervised by our ECC service

Interns rotate through various disciplines including; Internal Medicine and Oncology, Orthopaedics, Soft Tissue Surgery, Cardiology, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Neurology, Intensive Care, Diagnostic Imaging and Anaesthesia. There is daily case-related tuition from Specialists and Residents, in addition to more structured CPD. Interns have the opportunity to be involved in a research project leading to publication of a paper in a peer reviewed journal.

Interns will become competent in history taking and performing a clinical examination of complex cases, under Specialist supervision. Training will be provided covering a wide range of diagnostic procedures, Interns will also gain experience of the management of a range of medical and surgical cases. Interns will have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of anaesthesia, analgesia, and intensive care.

Involvement in Willows Emergency Service is a key part of the program. Working alongside another Interns and a team of nurses, each Intern will have direct case responsibility for primary care cases they have admitted out-of-hours. There is 24-hour back-up support from Specialists and Residents in the referral disciplines.

Our Interns have the benefit of four weeks’ holiday, time off in lieu for any Public Holidays worked, generous CPD funding, paid membership of RCVS and one other professional organisation, a company pension scheme and an accommodation allowance.

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Applying for an Internship

Willows holds the Investors in People Silver award. We remain firmly committed to excellence and to continual improvement in every aspect of what we do, including the ongoing development of our fantastic team of staff.

Candidates must have been qualified and working in a UK small animal practice, with primary case responsibility, for at least one year by the time the Internship commences. Strong communication skills and an excellent command of written and spoken English are essential.

A positive, friendly attitude and excellent interpersonal skills are of paramount importance, along with a commitment to practising the highest standards of veterinary medicine and patient care.

To apply for a Small Animal Internship at Willows click here. 

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Investors in People

Willows holds the Investors in People Silver award. We remain firmly committed to excellence and to continual improvement in every aspect of what we do, including the ongoing development of our fantastic team of staff.

Applying for an Internship

Candidates must have been qualified and working in a UK small animal practice, with primary case responsibility, for at least one year by the time the Internship commences. Strong communication skills and an excellent command of written and spoken English are essential.

A positive, friendly attitude and excellent interpersonal skills are of paramount importance, along with a commitment to practising the highest standards of veterinary medicine and patient care.

Visit Willows and See for Yourself

If you feel that you fulfil these requirements and you would like to visit the practice and meet our team before you decide whether or not to apply, please feel free to call Tinderjit Khatkar, HR Assistant on 0121 712 7070 to discuss the possibility of visiting us, or email careers@willows.uk.net.