Anaesthesia Interns x 2

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


Pride Veterinary Centre is the central small animal hospital for the Scarsdale Veterinary Group, a multi-species practice employing over 300 staff across 12 sites in the Midlands. At Pride we offer specialist services in anaesthesia, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, oncology, soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, neurology, ophthalmology, cardiology, exotics and dermatology and on-site hydrotherapy and physiotherapy. The state-of-the-art hospital provides 24/7 veterinary care, supported by a dedicated night team. We work closely with the University of Nottingham, with the veterinary students rotating through first opinion and referral services at Pride. We are 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.

Pride Veterinary Centre is a large, purpose built, state of the art referral hospital in Derby. The facilities include thirteen consultation rooms, seven hospital wards, five theatres, two ultrasound rooms, a cardiology suite, an advanced imaging suite with CT and MRI, interventional radiology capability, an endoscopy suite, hydrotherapy pool and treadmills, a dedicated chemotherapy room, and radioiodine treatment rooms.


The team

Both successful candidates will work under direct supervision of anaesthesia specialists (2 ECVAA, 1 ACVAA Diplomates and 1 ECVAA-resident trained fellow) to provide anaesthesia and analgesia service for varied surgical and diagnostic procedures.

The anaesthesia team is responsible for all referral anaesthesia. Plans are tailored to individual patients to achieve high standard of care. Anaesthesia support is given to the first opinion cases as well.


Your role

The applicant should have 1 - 2 years of clinical experience in general practice (preferably small animal) or have taken part in a rotating internship. You will receive training to manage anaesthesia and sedation of varied complexity and will gain competence in skills such as applying various locoregional blocks and vascular access, just to name a few. In addition, you will receive formal and informal teaching through tutorials and case discussions throughout the program. Desire to pursue a residency in anaesthesia is not a requirement. However, this internship program is aimed at preparing the candidate for a residency and the success chance of our past anaesthesia interns in securing a residency position (ECVAA and ACVAA) has been excellent.

Both roles will start on 24th May 2021.

For informal chat and enquiries please write to Sayaka ( and Hayley (


Perks and benefits


  • Excellent access to training, including formal and informal teaching
  • Continuous support from anaesthesia team, including after hours
  • CPD allowance
  • Variety of cases
  • Great team


  • Birthday off work
  • Death in Service cover
  • Discount Staff Pet Scheme
  • Practice focus on health and well being
  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays

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