Neurology Intern

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


Pride Veterinary Centre is a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary referral hospital with specialist lead teams in Surgery, Medicine, Neurology, Cardiology, Anaesthesia, Diagnostic Imaging, Oncology and Ophthalmology.

We strive to deliver world class patient care and our fantastic facilities provide a superb environment including 13 consultation rooms, 7 inpatient wards, including a dedicated intensive care unit, 5 theatres, full advanced imaging suite (CT and MRI), 3 ultrasound rooms, an endoscopy suite, hydrotherapy pool and treadmill and dedicated chemotherapy & radio-iodine treatment rooms.

Pride Veterinary Centre is a teaching hospital, in full collaboration with University of Nottingham Veterinary School. This provides the opportunity to support teaching and research interests.


The team

We are an enthusiastic neurology team who enjoy discussing cases and advancing in neurology, whether it be medical or surgical. We have weekly MRI rounds, journal club and book club to progress in our field. We have currently 4 neurology clinicians (1 diplomate, 3 residency-trained clinicians), 2 residents, 2 neurology nurses in addition to the open position of the neurology intern.


Your role

The successful candidate will ideally have either experience in first opinion practice or completed a rotating internship and wants more exposure to the neurology speciality. They will be required to assist the neurology clinicians in daily care of patients, consultations, diagnostic procedures and neurosurgeries. This includes some degree of nursing and administrative duties. The desire to pursue a residency is not a requirement, however, this internship programme is aimed at preparing the candidate for a residency.

The programme will provide training in both medical and surgical neurology. Upon completion of the internship programme, the successful neurology intern will have acquired skills/knowledge to include:

• Training in neurological examination and localisation
• Performing a neurology consult under the supervision of a neurologist
• CSF collection and analysis
• interpretation of MRI, CT and spinal radiography
• Participation in journal club and MRI rounds

Opportunity for observation of basic electrodiagnostic studies (EMG, NCV, BAER) will be available. Communication skills, decision-making and independent thought will also be emphasised.

In addition to the neurology specific training, our interns are involved in covering a small amount of weekend duties to facilitate care for all inpatients.


Perks and benefits


  • Excellent access to training
  • Regular journal clubs
  • In house CPD


  • Generous CPD allowance (£1000/year)
  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays) + your birthday off work (if rota'd)
  • Day off following weekend work
  • Death in service cover
  • 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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