Would you like to work alongside Specialists at the cutting edge of veterinary medicine? Unleash your potential with a rotating internship at Wear Referrals!

A surgeon at workAre you interested in working alongside leading Specialists in veterinary medicine? Look no further than our rotating internship programme. We're thrilled to offer one-year rotating internships at our multi-disciplinary referral hospital.

Our internships provide the ideal opportunity for career development and can pave the way for small animal residencies and other postgraduate programmes. Our programme is also perfect for those looking to return to general practice with an unparalleled experience.

All our interns have a veterinary degree and at least one year of postgraduate experience in a small animal practice and are registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).

Our programme is tailored for highly motivated veterinary surgeons seeking to expand their clinical knowledge, skills and experience under the guidance of our supervising experts. You'll work in a multi-disciplinary referral hospital, providing emergency out-of-hours service, and have the chance to partake in clinical research, CPD and externships.

We actively encourage intern involvement in journal clubs, in-house Specialist lectures, seminars and small-group teaching. Unlike other programmes, we offer our interns the opportunity to assist our veterinary surgeons and Specialists, not simply observe from the sidelines.

Second-year Specialist internships may be available at the end of your one-year rotation, and we also offer a residency training programme in selected disciplines.

Why join our team?

We proud incredibly of our state-of-the-art, award-winning, purpose-built hospital, conveniently situated just 300 yards from Junction 60 of the A1. Our location offers the best of both worlds, with breathtaking countryside and pristine beaches just a stones’ throw away. We welcome applicants from both the UK and overseas to join our programme.

Internships at Wear ReferralsQualified vets seeking to train as Specialists must first undertake a one-year rotating internship to prepare for their residency training. During their year, they will work alongside residents and Specialists in all departments, caring for in-patients and receiving out-of-hours emergencies. Our interns will participate in an in-house CPD programme, attending talks by Specialists and reviewing publications and also have the chance to prepare and present talks to colleagues.

We are part of Linnaeus, comprising the largest network of Specialist-led referral practices in the UK and Ireland, with over 120 interns and 90 residents working across the group with endless career opportunities. As a company that is part of Mars Veterinary Health, we are committed to excellence and making A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

What does a Wear Referrals rotating intern do/what should you expect?

As a rotating intern, you'll provide 24-hour inpatient care in our ICU alongside our Emergency and Critical Care team. Our program offers regular protected time for structured learning, journal club, film reading, and seminars to help you develop your skills and knowledge. Plus, you'll work on a research project, some of which have even been published!

Our interns spend time working alongside our 19 renowned Specialists in various fields, including orthopaedics, soft tissue surgery, neurology, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, oncology and anaesthesia as well as completing rotations in cardiology and ECC. They experience all aspects of our diagnostics.

“Wear is one of the friendliest places I have ever worked. Its team is like a family. As a Rotating Intern, when I need advice, my questions are welcomed, and I always feel supported by everyone at the hospital.” – Valentina Silic

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How else will you benefit?

We take pride in helping you advance in your career at Wear Referrals. Our past interns have had great success pursuing discipline-specific internships and residencies. With plenty of opportunities to take the next step and become a resident, we're committed to helping you become a skilled clinician and advancing your primary care practice career.

Whatever path you choose, you will also benefit from the following:

  • Excellent in-clinic training from Specialists in our multi-disciplinary practices
  • 1:1 mentoring with a trained mentor within a framework of monthly mentoring sessions
  • Regular check-in meetings with the Linnaeus Internship and Residency Manager
  • Small group seminar teaching
  • Monthly intern film reading sessions
  • Professional skills development
  • Research skills training
  • Support to undertake clinical research
  • RCVS Knowledge Library subscription for journal access
  • RECOVER online basic and advanced life support training
  • Career development workshop
  • Unrivalled network of specialist-led referral practices and over 120 Specialist pathway internship and residency training posts
  • Access to careers within our network of excellent primary care practices.

Thank you to everyone who applied for our Summer 2024 Rotating Internship Programme. Applications are now closed.

If you are interested in a Rotating Internship at our hospital, please register your interest by emailing your name and CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Want to find out more? Follow the links below.

Meet our Wear Interns

What is an Internship?

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