Equine Surgeon Internship required at Sussex Equine Hospital, Ashington

The Role

Sussex Equine Hospital have an exciting opportunity for Interns to join their friendly team. There will be five main areas of responsibility:

1. Firstly, the overseeing of in-patient care. This will involve working as a team with the nurses. You will be required to examine patients, check on treatment plans, carry out bandage changes and perform such diagnostic procedures as each case requires (e.g. Arthrocentesis, Abdominocentesis). Of importance will be communication with the owners and trainers of the patient and coordination of the case with the referring Vet.

2. The second area of responsibility will involve performing the majority of the Anaesthetics.

3. The third area of responsibility will be to oversee the Nuclear Scintigraphy unit. This will involve performing bone scans as part of 1 in 4 rota.

4. The fourth role is to work alongside the Clinicians in the hospital, working up cases including surgical cases and lameness'.

5. The fifth area of responsibility will be to deal with some occasional outpatient cases, such as vaccinations and rasping teeth. There will also be an opportunity to do some ambulatory work.

General Duties

In between performing your more specific duties, you will be required to oversee and become involved with some of the day patient procedures (e.g. Radiography, Endoscopy).

Applicant Requirements

This role would suit a recent graduate or someone wishing to increase their knowledge and skills in Equine Veterinary Medicine and Surgery. You will need to have a positive attitude to life, have a kind and caring nature, be enthusiastic, practical, hard-working and a good communicator with a "go-getter" attitude.

Work life balance

· 6.6 weeks annual leave inclusive of bank holidays

· Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service

· Your birthday as a paid day off


· Private medical insurance

· Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay

· Cycle to Work scheme

· Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing

· Non-accidental injury support


· £1800 CPD allowance with 28 hours paid pro rata

· Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy

· Access to Vetlexicon- our online encyclopaedia provider

· All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding

· All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund

· Infection Prevention and Control Programme

· Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships

· BVA membership

· VDS cover

· RCVS fees


· Pawsome Benefits - reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100's of retailers

· Pension - 5% Employee/3% Employer

· Discounted staff pet care

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process. If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch. Please quote BH8263 when applying for this role.

To apply, please email your CV to Ryan Powell at ryan.powell@ivcevidensia.com or call 07816202690 for more information.