• Rotating Veterinary Internship

    Location: Bradbury, Stockton-on-Tees, Durham Hours: Practice: Wear Referrals Salary: Practice Details Wear Referrals

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 northeast 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 Rotating Internship programme.

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.

The ideal candidate should be dedicated, hard-working, committed to continuous improvement and hold a veterinary degree registerable with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.  Applicants should have a minimum of 12 months of postgraduate experience in a small animal clinical practice or have completed a previous internship.

The internship will include rotations in neurology, orthopaedic surgery, soft tissue surgery, anaesthesia, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, emergency & critical care and cardiology. Time will also be within the busy out-of-hours service.

Second year specialist internships may be available at the end of this fixed-term contract and we also have active residency programmes in internal medicine, surgery and oncology.

Involvement in clinical research, CPD and externships is actively encouraged, supported by a generous CPD budget and paid leave packages. This is complemented by journal clubs, in-house specialist seminars and small group teaching. We offer our interns the opportunity to become actively involved as a member of our team, not just to observe from the sidelines.

Hours: 45 hours per week over any 5 days Monday to Sunday including OOH/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
  • Enhanced sickness pay
  • Enhanced equal family leave
  • Wellness program including:
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Eyecare voucher scheme
  • Free annual Flu jab
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Recruitment referral reward scheme.

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 Internship Director Mark Gosling, EBVS European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery – [email protected]

Closing date: 4th July 2022

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