Small Animal Rotating Internship at Massey University, New Zealand

Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) is looking for enthusiastic new-graduate veterinarians who are motivated by the opportunity to provide high quality diagnostic and treatment skills within a fully equipped specialist hospital environment through a 12 ½ months internship position. This position will provide the successful candidate with a strong background in companion animal general, emergency and speciality practice and an introduction to a research/publication career under the guidance of specialist veterinarians.

The interns will rotate on a shift basis rostered across day, night and weekend, through the anaesthesia, emergency and critical care, medicine and surgery services within VTH and the Pet Emergency Centre at Massey University. Interns work as primary and support clinicians, working closely with the residents and faculty clinicians in management of a varied local and referral caseload from across New Zealand. Other components of the program include participation in seminars, case rounds and journal clubs, instruction of final year veterinary students and involvement in a research project along with other special program opportunities.

You should be enthusiastic, motivated, organised, service-orientated, have a passion for education and possess excellent communication skills. The Pet Emergency Centre operates on a 24 hour basis and so your ability and willingness to work overnight shifts, weekends and public holidays is essential.

Inclusive dates of the program: start date of June 10, 2019 and date of completion June 28, 2020. We are looking for veterinarians who will enjoy the challenge of providing advanced diagnostic and treatment skills within an exciting, fully equipped specialist hospital environment. We hope to offer this internship to one or two new graduate veterinarians.

For further details on the position please contact Ivayla Yozova, Intern Coordinator.

To apply, use the following link:

ICU Intern position available at University College Dublin, Ireland

The University College Dublin Veterinary Hospital (UCDVH) has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic veterinary graduate for an 18 month Internship in Small Animal Intensive Care.

This position would suit a committed veterinarian with a passion for Intensive Care whom is wishing to increase their ECC knowledge and obtain experience in managing critical cases at an academic referral institution. The successful candidate will spend the majority of the time within the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), but will have exposure to the surgical, medical and anaesthesia services also. Evening, weekend and public holiday duties will be required.

If an appropriate candidate is not appointable, consideration will be made for a rotating internship position. Candidates must have a degree that can be registered with the Veterinary Council of Ireland.

For full details, and to apply, please go to then click on external applicants and enter reference number 010957.

Apply now! – Closing date is November 21st.

2 Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Residencies in Bern, Switzerland

The Small Animal Clinic of the Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Switzerland is offering a 3-year Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care residency. This training program is aimed at qualifying candidates for the ACVECC or ECVECC certifying examination. Starting date is January 1 st or July 1st, 2019. The program is supported by two board certified emergency and critical care diplomats.

The small animal clinic has sections of internal medicine (including a hemodialysis unit), surgery and neurology as independent units and as well different smaller clinical sections (ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology) and two large sections of anesthesiology and diagnostic imaging supporting the clinical units. The ER/ICU unit is an approved ACVECC and ECVECC residency program center. The unit includes a dedicated trauma/emergency receiving area, a fully equipped ICU and a dedicated 24h lab. Clinical duties require flexible working hours that include daytime, evening, night and weekend responsibilities to fulfil the requirements of the ECVECC training programme. The resident is also expected to perform successful rotations in internal medicine, surgery and other non-ECC specialties, to meet the residency training requirements. Residents manage their cases under direct and indirect supervision of an ACVECC/ECVECC Diplomate. They participate in technical staff- and rotating veterinary student training. Residents are required to participate in daily cage side rounds, weekly hospital rounds, journal club and resident seminars. Within the 3 years, residents should complete a publication that satisfies the ACVECC/ECVECC credentials requirements.

Prerequisites to be considered for the residency program include a licence to practice in a European country, completion of a small animal rotating internship or equivalent and mentored practice experience of at least two years.

Applicants should have strong communication and interpersonal skills, a positive and energetic attitude, compassion and enthusiasm for helping clients and patients alike. In addition, good knowledge of German, French and English languages is necessary; although 60% of our clients and referring veterinarians are francophone, the main language in use in Bern is German.

The complete residency encompasses 3-years. The applicant will be offered a full time position for the first year that will be extended in case of satisfactory performance and fulfilments of the ACVECC/ECVECC training program requirements. The gross monthly salary ranges from CHF4.000 to CHF4.480 (pre-tax).

Bern is the capitol of Switzerland and located in the heart of the country with easy access to the Swiss Alps. The Vetsuisse Faculty of Bern is centrally located and comprised of international faculty and staff from various European and other countries.

Additional information can be obtained and applications can be submitted via e-mail to Dr. Katja-Nicole Adamik

The application deadline is 01. November 2018.

University of Bern – Vetsuisse Faculty Bern
Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine
Laengassstrasse 128
CH-3012 Bern

Criticalist in Alberta, Canada

VCA Canada Western Veterinary Specialist & Emergency Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada is seeking a Residency trained or Board-certified Criticalist (permanent, full-time) to join our specialty health care team.

Our critical care department is a busy, established service that works closely with both the ER and specialty services. The candidate’s responsibilities will include further advancement of the Critical Care department, primary management of critical ER and in-patients, support and mentorship of the Emergency department, and teaching and mentoring the interns and support staff.

Our hospital offers a challenging; quick-paced, high-adrenaline work environment where teamwork and high quality care is at the heart of what we do. We espouse the values of a collegial and team based approach to medicine, excellent client service, continuing education, and work life balance. We are committed to supporting pet owners and the veterinary community by providing the highest level of emergency and referral care.

Opportunities for professional development abound, including teaching of interns and UCVM students as well as formal mentorship for our internship program.  A full complement of on-site diagnostics includes digital radiography, ultrasound, in house lab, endoscopy, fluoroscopy, CT, and fully equipped ICU. Join our team of board-certified specialists in Surgery, Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology, Diagnostic Imaging, Cardiology, Radiation Oncology and Critical Care!

As our ideal Candidate, you have:

  • A valid DVM degree or equivalent, enabling practice in Canada
  • Candidates must be board-certified (AVCECC or ECVECC) or residency trained (and eligible to sit for board examination) in Critical Care.
  • License in Alberta or eligibility to be licensed with the ABVMA.
  • Strong leadership skills combined with a positive team player attitude to enable our teams to flourish
  • Excellent diagnostic and critical care skills with expertise in ventilation
  • Exemplary customer service that builds loyalty and trust with your clients
  • Strong organizational skills which allow you to stay focused and work under pressure
  • The drive and ability to help train and mentor interns and technicians


Why VCA?

VCA is Canada’s largest network of companion animal hospitals, devoted to providing compassionate care for pets. Our team of over 2500 people operate specialty-referral, primary care, alternative therapy and emergency hospitals and are committed to providing superior patient care and client experience.  At our core are our people – people we think of as family. Our different strengths and interests enrich and improve us with diversity, innovation and excellence.  In support we are national leaders in career development and growth opportunities, continuing education, scholarships and awards.  We are also passionate about giving back to the community through Paw It Forward, our national philanthropic program.

As member of VCA, we can offer:

  • CE opportunities with access to annual VCA conferences, seminars and CE allowance
  • Networking, collaboration and knowledge exchange with other veterinarians within our practices
  • Continued investments in new technologies, advanced diagnostics, and modern facilities
  • A commitment to give back through initiatives such as Paw it Forward and Pet Pantry
  • Active research studies for publication and industry growth

Additionally, VCA Canada Care Centre Animal Hospital offers a comprehensive compensation package, including health and dental benefits, Continuing Education time and allowance, and moving allowance.

Join Us!

For more information about the position, please contact:

To apply for the position, please visit:–Critical-Care—Western-Veterinary-Specialist—Emergency-Centre_R-07235

For more information on who we are, what we do, Paw It Forward and opportunities with VCA Canada, please visit us online at or

VCA Canada is committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. If you require any assistance please let us know.

Clinician in Emergency and Critical Care in Bristol, UK

Langford Vets’ Small Animal Hospital has an exciting opportunity for a boarded or board eligible specialist in Emergency and Critical Care to join our ICU team.

This opportunity offers the benefit of working within a large modern multi-disciplinary referral hospital with state of the art equipment and enthusiastic and forward thinking colleagues. Our Emergency and Critical Care Service is well established and benefits from an exceptional nursing team and spacious, purpose built ICU.

Teaching and research opportunities are also encouraged and off clinics time is offered to support this. Remuneration package and working schedule is competitive with private practice.

A veterinary qualification that can be registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons is essential. The ideal candidate must have experience of and enthusiasm for teaching and be a diplomat of the European or American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. Board eligible candidates will also be considered.

Closing date: Monday 10 September 2018.

For informal enquiries please contact Caroline Smith:

Early applications are encouraged. Langford Vets reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date, should we be able to appoint an appropriate candidate

For more information and to apply, please visit our website:

ECC Internship at VREC, London, UK

Due to our current vet successfully acquiring a European ECC residency position, applications are invited from veterinary graduates for a unique opportunity to joint our ECC team who manage our out of hours service. The Internship is a one year, non-degree program in the Veterinary Referral and Emergency Centre, the newest multidisciplinary referral practice in Surrey.

There will be significant interaction with and support from the veterinary and nursing teams in Diagnostic Imaging, Medicine, Soft-Tissue and Orthopedic Surgery, Anaesthesia, Oncology, Dermatology, Neurology, Cardiology, Ophthalmology and Dentistry. Duties include the diagnosis, treatment and care of clinical cases and communicating appropriately with staff and clients. Weekend day duties will be assigned on a rotating or ad-hoc basis as required.

Closing date for applications is July 31st, 2018

Please see the attached document for more information.

ECC Internship UK July 2018

ECC residency position in Utrecht, NL

We are very happy to announce a position for a Residency in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care at the Department of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals at Utrecht University, to start January 1st 2019. Please share this information with any friends or colleagues who may be interested in applying. For more information, follow this link for more information. Deadline for application: September 1st 2018.

Night Vet Position in Gateshead, UK

Fantastic Night Vet Position with Flexible Hours at Sheriffs Highway in Gateshead

Due to expansion we have a vacancy for an additional night vet.

The role will be based in our hospital status practice in Gateshead where we provide OOH services for our own clients and a number of local practices.

The full time shift pattern consists of working 6pm to 8am 7 nights on then 7 nights off. We are also happy to consider those wanting to work part time. The role is supported by an excellent team of dedicated OOH qualified nurses experienced in small animal emergency and critical care.

The hospital has excellent facilities including digital radiography, digital dental radiography, flexible and rigid endoscopes, in house lab including EPOC, slit lamp, Tonopen and an excellent ultrasound machine with doppler. The  hospital is equipped to perform most soft tissue, orthopaedic and endoscopy surgeries.

The caseload is sensible and varied and would be ideal for those wanting time to study towards further qualifications.

Further information and how to apply can be found in the attached document.

download Night_Vet_Gateshead.pdf

Full time position in emergency/intensive care, University of Liège, Belgium

The position is available for an enthusiastic intensivist who is interested in working in a stimulating emergency and critical care environment. Preference will be given to applicants boarded in emergency and critical care (ACVECC/ECVECC).

The candidate will take primary responsibility for emergency and intensive care patients and will work in an open ECC environment. The candidate will be part of a team composed of one European diplomate (ECVECC), two oriented interns in ECC, 4 ECC nurses and a team of 12 rotating interns. He/she will be involved in clinical teaching to students, interns, and will be partially responsible for advising residents from other services.

For further information, please see the attached document.

download Liege_Assistant_ICU.pdf

Small Animal Intensive Care Internship in Dublin, IE

The University College Dublin Veterinary Hospital (UCDVH) is looking for an enthusiastic veterinary graduate, with a degree that can be registered with the Veterinary Council of Ireland, for the temporary (53 week) post of Intern in Small Animal Intensive Care.
The successful candidate will work with the ECC specialist, and specialists and residents from other disciplines to provide care for critically ill patients. They will spend the majority of the time within the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), but will have exposure to the surgical, medical and anaesthesia services also. Evening, weekend and public holiday duties will be required.

Both previous ICU interns have been accepted into ECC residencies at prestigious veterinary schools. For further information, and to apply, go to (position reference number 010087).
For informal queries contact Alice Bennett on

Apply now! Applications close May 7th , 2018.