A one-year Internship at Willows provides an amazing opportunity for learning and personal development, and can act as a stepping stone towards small animal residencies and other postgraduate programs both in the UK and overseas.
Willows has a team of ten rotating Interns, with intakes to the programme in January 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.
Interns rotate through a full range of disciplines including: Internal Medicine, Oncology, Orthopaedics, Soft Tissue Surgery, Cardiology, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Neurology, Emergency and Critical Care, Diagnostic Imaging and Anaesthesia. There is daily case-related tuition from Specialists and Residents, in addition to a structured CPD program. Interns have the opportunity to be involved in a research project leading to publication of a paper in a peer-reviewed journal.
Training under Specialist supervision will be provided covering a wide range of clinical 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 fellow Interns, dedicated OOH vets and a large team of RVNs, each Intern will have direct case responsibility for primary care cases admitted out-of-hours. There is 24-hour back-up support from Specialists and Residents across all referral disciplines.
Our Interns have the benefit of five weeks’ holiday, time off in lieu for any Public Holidays worked, generous CPD funding, paid membership of RCVS and one other professional organisation, and a company pension scheme.
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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 for at least one year by the time the Internship commences, and ideally have spent some of this time in primary care practice in the UK. 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.
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