Internship, 27/08/2021

Neurology Speciality Internship - Vetsuisse Faculty Bern in Switzerland

Internship start date: 1st April 2022 / Application deadline: 15th October 2021

Term: 1-year fixed term

Hours: Full time, plus participation in the ‘out of hours’ rota

Internship start date: 1st April 2022

Application deadline: 15th October 2021

The Vetsuisse Faculty small animal hospital of Bern is a busy, multi-disciplinary, referral-only small animal university hospital in Bern, Switzerland. The hospital is committed to providing high standards of patient care as well as postgraduate training (internships and residencies). The caseload is busy as well as varied yet provides a good learning and teaching environment. Strong team spirit spices the working days.

The neurology specialty intern will be supervised and work in daily contact with three neurologists supported by European and American specialist clinicians in a wide range of disciplines (anaesthesia, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine (general and nephrology), emergency and critical care, orthopaedics, soft tissue surgery, ophthalmology). Our hospital contains excellent facilities of an advanced referral hospital including MRI, CT, fluoroscopy, electrophysiology equipment as well as a wide range of neurosurgery equipment for computer-assisted brain and spine surgery, video-endoscopy, microsurgery and minimally invasive surgical equipment. Only applicants with good knowledge of German and French as well as English will be considered.

The Neurology Intern will work under the supervision of the neurologists and will be involved in the daily care of patients, consultations, diagnostic procedures, and neurosurgeries for 8, 5 months/year. The intern will take part in weekly neurology (journal cubs, book clubs...), radiology and neuropathology rounds. Every fifth week, the intern will take part in the emergency service rotation under the supervision of an emergency and critical care specialist. That week includes working days and days off (compensation for being on emergency shifts). Research in neurology will also be encouraged. The intern will also have five weeks of holidays to enjoy beautiful Switzerland with mountains, rivers and lakes whether it be hiking, biking, running, skiing or swimming is entirely up to the intern.

This internship will be suited for someone with 1) veterinary degree, 2) previous general practice experience and/or 3) previous general internship. Ideally, the candidate will also have some experience in neurology, and an interest in pursuing a Residency of the ECVN. The internship will mainly provide training in clinical neurology, neurosurgery, electrodiagnostic, and neuroimaging.

The successful candidate will be expected to start 1st April 2022. We look forward to hearing from you. For further details or for an informal discussion, contact Prof. Veronika Stein, PhD, Dipl ECVN:

Applications should be sent to

Further details can be found in German or French on the University of Bern website: