• Neurology Internship

    Location: Bradbury, Stockton-on-Tees, Durham Hours: Full time Practice: Wear Referrals Salary: £33,000 Closing Date: 4th July Practice Details Wear Referrals

About us

Wear Referrals (part of Linnaeus Veterinary Limited, owned by Mars) is a multi-disciplinary, specialist veterinary referral hospital in the North East of England, close to the historic university city of Durham, the thriving city of Newcastle, and set between the north east coast and the Pennines. The hospital is also within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales, the Lake District and Scotland. 

Our specialist services include neurology, orthopaedics, soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, anaesthesia, oncology, diagnostic imaging and cardiology, as well as a busy primary care out-of-hours emergency service and in-house physiotherapy and hydrotherapy. Our team of 170 staff includes 17 European/RCVS Specialists and over 65 registered veterinary nurses.

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Your role and responsibilities

We are pleased to announce that we are currently inviting applications for our 12-month fixed-term Second Year, Fixed Term Neurology Internship, working with our team of three ECVS Specialists and dedicated discipline-specific neurology nurses.

Our hospital facilities include a dedicated ICU staffed 24 hours a day, spacious wards with walk-in kennels, in-house 1.5T Siemens Magnetom Essenza MRI, 16 slice Siemens Somatom Emotion helical CT, digital radiography, digital fluoroscopy, a Samsung RS85 ultrasound system and Arthrex / Karl Storz Laparoscopic/thoracoscopic and arthroscopic imaging systems.

Our second year internships are available to candidates who are currently completing a Rotating Internship at a Referral Hospital, or who have previously completed a discipline-specific neurology internship.

Candidates will be expected to play an active role in supporting the orthopaedic and soft tissue departments, with increasing responsibility over time. They will also take part in discipline-specific CPD and research, and provide OOH multi-disciplinary support including weekends and nights as part of the wider internship team.

We encourage an evidence-based multi-disciplinary approach, supporting a process of continuous learning and a collegiate atmosphere.  Our extensive clinical caseload provides an interesting variety of cases and supports ongoing clinical research that is actively encouraged and supported. Linnaeus Veterinary Limited facilitates a highly collaborative approach between their hospitals and colleagues.

Hours: 45 hours per week over any 5 days Monday to Sunday including OOH nights and weekend cover as part of the rota.


  • 33 days holiday including bank holidays plus a birthday lieu day
  • RCVS & VDS fees paid
  • Generous CPD allowance and CPD paid leave
  • 6 weeks holiday (plus a birthday day off)
  • Payment of Professional RCVS Registration Fees
  • Employer Contribution Pension Scheme
  • Professional Indemnity Cover
  • Private Health Care
  • Staff Discount

We are committed to supporting the physical and mental health of all our Associates and dedicated to making Wear Referrals a truly great place to work. Wear Referrals won 2 nationally recognised wellbeing awards in 2021 and are on track to attain 2 more in 2022. We have a large team of 14 qualified Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) onsite at Wear Referrals and an in-house HR Manager, in addition to private healthcare and a confidential Employee Assistance Program, click here.

Part of an amazing global family

The future of the veterinary world is at the heart of everything we do. We are all individual but two important things bring us together: a commitment to excellence and our passion to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

Linnaeus is owned by Mars, that makes us part of their 70,000 veterinary health Associates who spend their days thinking about the 400 million pets of the world and how to improve their lives. Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets.

Our Associates are fundamental to our success and we are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team.

Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.

We would love to hear from you for an informal discussion about the Internship, please contact our Clinical Director, Ben Harris – [email protected] The closing date for applications is 4 July 2022. 

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