Fitzpatrick Referrals 70 Priestley RoadGuildfordSurreyGU2 7AJGB

Rotating Internships – Oncology & Soft Tissue – Guildford

Apply by: 30 June 2022
Department: Internships, Oncology and Soft Tissue Service

Fitzpatrick Referrals Oncology and Soft Tissue hospital is seeking applications for its Rotating Internships starting October to December 2022.

We are a purpose-built specialist referral hospital in Guildford, Surrey dedicated to expert care, innovative clinical decision-making and compassionate communication. The facilities are state-of-the-art and include four operating theatres, a 160-slice CT scanner, C-arm fluoroscopy, an interventional radiology suite, minimally-invasive surgical equipment, cystoscopy, endoscopy, bronchoscopy, dedicated chemotherapy preparation and administration rooms, ultrasonography, digital radiography and a full in-house laboratory.

Due to the continued growth of the hospital, applications are invited from veterinary surgeons with relevant postgraduate experience for the rotating intern position.

Rotating Internship

This 12-month post will provide exposure and training in surgical oncology, medical oncology, soft tissue surgery, anaesthesia, internal medicine and diagnostic imaging. You will be required to assist with consultations, client communication, diagnostic procedures and surgical procedures/interventions alongside daily care of patients.

The successful candidates will split duties between routine/emergency surgeries, critical patient care, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine and OOH night/weekend duties (time off in lieu).

You will work with a team of specialists (including Diplomates of ACVS / ECVS / ECVIM / ACVIM/ECVDI), ECVS surgical residents, radiographers, clinical research assistants, nurses and auxiliaries.


For all positions, the successful candidates must be a graduated veterinary surgeon and preferably have completed a 12-month rotating internship or at least two years of general small animal practice (consideration will be given to exceptional new graduates). The posts would be suitable for someone considering pursuing a residency position.

Active involvement with clinical research is encouraged and weekly seminars augment clinical learning.

In addition, you should be care driven, have excellent communication skills, be organised and be able to operate in a 24/7 team environment. Active involvement with clinical research is encouraged and weekly seminars augment clinical learning. Overseas applicants must be able to communicate clearly in English, both verbally and in writing. If you are not exempt from proving your English language proficiency, you must take an IELTS test and are required to have an average overall score of at least 7.0 and a minimum of 6.5 in one of the listening, reading, writing and speaking components.

Interviews will be held for the rotating positions in April 2022.

Located in Guildford on the Surrey Research Park, Fitzpatrick Referrals Oncology and Soft Tissue is ideally located adjacent to the University of Surrey School of Veterinary Medicine, the St. Luke’s Cancer Centre, and The Royal Surrey Hospital. It is well served by both Gatwick and Heathrow airports and is within 30 minutes of central London via train.

Off-site accommodation is available if required.

We offer a competitive salary and remuneration package, RCVS registration, VDS membership, funded CPD, pension scheme, health cash plan and an employee assistance programme.

For further information or informal enquiries, please email Hospital Director Rosemary Hackett: [email protected]

To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter to [email protected] stating which role you are applying for in the email subject line by Thursday 30th June 2022.

Date posted: 17th May 2022

Fitzpatrick Referrals