Anaesthesia Intern

£22,500  | Full Time  | Pride Veterinary Centre – Derby


Pride Veterinary Centre is a rapidly growing, multidisciplinary hospital located in Derby, United Kingdom. Our successful candidate will work under direct supervision of anaesthesia specialists (2 ECVAA, 1 ACVAA Diplomates and 1 ECVAA-resident trained fellows) to provide anaesthesia and analgesia service for varied surgical and diagnostic procedures.

Currently the hospital offers specialist services in: anaesthesia and analgesia, diagnostic imaging, soft tissue and orthopaedic surgeries, internal medicine, oncology, neurology, ophthalmology, dermatology and cardiology.

Pride Veterinary Centre is located at the edge of Derby city centre with good transport links to major cities via road and rail network. East Midlands Airport and Birmingham International Airport offer convenient access to domestic and international destinations. The beautiful Peak District is just around the corner, as well.


The team

Our team is composed of 3 diplomat holders, 1 residency trained fellow, two anaesthesia interns, theatre nurses and assistants.
Apart from anaesthetizing referral cases we deliver support to the rest of the departments on post-operative care and analgesia and we occasionally see exotics. We hold weekly journal clubs, tutorials specific to anaesthesia and there is plenty of opportunity for in house CPD.
You are very welcome to visit the hospital and spend some time with the team.

For informal chat and enquiries please write to Ana (


Your role

The applicant should ideally have at least 1-2 years of clinical experience in general practice (preferably small animal) or have taken part in a rotating internship. Although desire to pursue a residency is not a requirement, this internship program is aimed at preparing the candidate for a residency. The success chance of our past anaesthesia interns in securing a residency position (ECVAA and ACVAA) has been high.

You must be a member of the RCVS prior to working in the UK. Additional desired skills are good English language skills and communication skills, punctuality, ability to work and think under pressure, good interpersonal skills and, of course, enthusiasm for anaesthesia and analgesia.

Starting date would be, ideally, December 2019. However, later start dates may be considered.

Closing date: until position filled.


Perks and benefits


  • Excellent access to training
  • Continuous support from anaesthesia team, even after hours
  • CPD allowance and 2 weeks study allowance for CPD


  • Birthday off work
  • Death in service cover
  • Discount staff pet scheme
  • Practice focus on health and well being

None of our current roles quite right for you? Don’t worry, we’d still love to hear from you.

We know great veterinary care needs great people. So if you think you can make a difference in our growing team, please let us know – and if a role comes up that we think you’d be perfect for, you’ll be the first to know.

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