Would you like to work alongside Specialists at the cutting edge of veterinary medicine?

Unleash your potential with a Linnaeus rotating internship programme


Why join Linnaeus?

A selection of our internsThe real question is why wouldn’t you? At Linnaeus we have the largest network of Specialist-led referral hospitals in the UK with over 120 interns and 90 residents working across the group. As a company that is part of Mars Veterinary Health we are committed to excellence and making A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

Whether you would like to work your way up our Specialist training pathway or develop your knowledge and skills to continue your career working to the highest clinical standards in one of our Primary Care practices, we can offer you a well-supported internship programme. The career opportunities are endless.

About our rotating Internships

Rotating interns are a vital part of the referral hospital team. During this structured, one-year programme you will rotate through multiple clinical disciplines within the hospital. You will also take part in the OOH rota where you will be supported to provide in-patient care. We will give you a thorough internship induction, ongoing support and a handbook to help you find your way when you start.

You will learn an incredible amount from the cases you see as part of your clinical rotations and this is supported by regular seminar teaching and journal clubs within the hospital, as well as Linnaeus monthly intern film reading sessions, clinical teaching at our annual Intern Training Days and access to RECOVER online training.

But we know that being an excellent vet is about more than your clinical knowledge.

Interns across the group are also brought together for taught programmes of professional skills, research training and career development workshops.

Mentoring and Support

InternsFrom the start of your internship you will be mentored by a senior member of the clinical team within the hospital who has received mentor training. These monthly meetings are based around the Internship workbook that guides you in the creation of your personal development plan and reflection on your progress towards your goals.

You will be further supported by the Internship Director in your hospital and the Linnaeus Internship and Residency Manager who will check in with your Intern team regularly during the programme and is available for advice and support.

How you’ll benefit

We are passionate about enabling you to develop yourself and your career. Many of our previous Interns have progressed into discipline specific internships and residencies. Alternatively, we can support you to become a highly skilled clinician and progress your career within Primary Care practice. Whatever path you choose, you will benefit from:

Want to find out more?

We are currently recruiting for rotating internship programmes starting in January and February 2022, in several of our Specialist-led, multidisciplinary referral hospitals around the UK:

Paragon Veterinary Referrals, North Downs Specialist Referrals and Davies Veterinary Specialists. Applications for these centres are now open.

The closing date for applications is 16 August 2021.

More information on each of the internship programmes at these hospitals is available here. If you would like further information, please contact the Internship Director at your preferred hospital. There is limited availability for hospital visits (maximum of one site per person), please contact the Internship Director to check availability.

Multidisciplinary referral hospital Internship Director Contact Email
Paragon Veterinary Referrals Sian Harries [email protected]


North Downs Specialist Referrals Susanna Spence, Michael MacFarlane, Maria Angeles Jimenez Lozano


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Davies Veterinary Specialists Heide Kloeppel [email protected]

How to Apply:

If you would like to apply for a rotating internship starting in January and February 2022 at Paragon Veterinary Referrals, North Downs Specialist Referrals or Davies Veterinary Specialists, please complete the application form below and upload your CV. You will be asked to specify which hospital(s) you would like to apply for, and your order of preference if applying for consideration at more than one hospital.

Candidates should:

If you require a visa to work in the UK we can assist with this process. Please review the Home Office information on visa requirements including the section on Knowledge of English noting the approved providers of English tests.

Interviews will take place on the following dates and you will be given a minimum of one weeks’ notice for interview.

Wednesday 8 September 2021
Thursday 9 September 2021
Friday 10 September 2021
Monday 27 September 2021
Tuesday 28 September 2021
Wednesday 29 September 2021

When you submit your application you will receive an automated email to confirm receipt.

Please note that you may not receive any further communication before 20 September 2021. However, unless you are advised that your application has not been successful, you are still being considered for an internship role at one of the hospitals you applied for.