Job Ad, 23/04/2021

12-month Neurology and Neurosurgery specialist internship at Lumbry Park Veterinary Specialists (Alton)

We are excited to offer a Neurology and Neurosurgery specialist internship position at Lumbry Park Veterinary Specialists (LPVS), starting this summer (July-September).

LPVS is a specialist-led multidisciplinary referral hospital providing veterinary referral services across the South of England including London, the South Coast and the Thames Valley. Our services include orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery (three ECVS diplomates, one board-eligible surgeon and one ECVS resident), neurology and neurosurgery (three ECVN diplomates and one ECVN resident), internal medicine (two ECVIM diplomates, two ACVIM diplomates, and three ECVIM residents), emergency and critical care (one ACVECC diplomate and one AVP); alongside dermatology, diagnostic imaging, oncology, cardiology and physiotherapy.  

Facilities include on-site Siemens 1.5T MRI, 16 slice computed tomography, endoscopy suite, ultrasonography, fluoroscopy, digital X-ray and dedicated chemotherapy room. The hospital is an ISFM Gold Cat Friendly Clinic and was awarded the BVHA design award for an outstanding working environment. We are part of CVS (UK) Ltd, the largest provider of integrated veterinary services in the UK, and are supported by services from seven other referral hospitals in the UK and Ireland. We are proud to host final-year university of Surrey students on their intra-mural rotations in small animal referral practice and a number of our team hold visiting academic roles with the university.

We are seeking a proactive, professional individual with positive attitudes at all times. Outstanding interpersonal skills, and an ability to stay calm under pressure and work as a team are essential. Interns must also demonstrate a commitment to practising the highest standards of veterinary medicine and patient care and an interest in research.

The internship will involve a range of duties to help facilitate the running of the department; including a contribution to inpatient care, consultations, student teaching, assisting with the management of emergencies, supervised primary care responsibility, diagnostic procedures and surgeries. The role will expose you to training in the medical and surgical management of patients as well as working within a referral team setting. You will be encouraged to be involved in clinical research. The role would prepare you well for entry into an approved residency training programme in your chosen discipline.

Prior completion of a rotating internship, or a minimum of two years in small animal practice in the UK is considered essential. We expect that candidates will have excellent standards of written and spoken English. Roles are full-time (40 hour week) with an expectation of 1:4 weekends on call. We offer a very generous remuneration and CPD package for internships.

Applications can be made at between 17th April and 1st May. Please submit your CV and a letter of intent including which position you are applying for. Shortlisting of candidates would occur shortly after and interviews held in the period between 3rd and 7th May or at a time when mutually convenient.

For informal discussion regarding the programme please contact Colin Driver (Clinical Director LPVS,