Internship programme

Internship positions available in 2022

Fitzpatrick Referrals operates from two world-class referral centres in Surrey specialising in orthopaedics, neurology, oncology, soft tissue surgery, interventional radiology and diagnostic imaging. We provide truly exceptional veterinary care and management options which we believe is what our patients and clients deserve. Interns are pivotal in our care team and will undertake supervised rotation through each discipline during a 12-month period together with a structured teaching programme.

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Membership of The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS)
  • Good written and spoken English – have passed the RCVS English language test (IELTS Indicator test)
  • Focus and determination
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong references
  • 2 years postgraduate experience in small animal practice or completion of a rotating internship
  • Exceptional new graduates may be considered

Interns are expected to play a key role within the clinical care team; having daily involvement in routine and cutting-edge surgery. A structured programme of teaching including presentations, seminars help augment clinical learning.

Intern in surgery with Clare Rusbridge at Fitzpatrick Referrals

An intern in surgery with Chief of Neurology, Professor Clare Rusbridge, at Fitzpatrick Referrals.

Fitzpatrick Referrals operates from two referral centres located in Eashing and Guildford, each offering modern surgical suites with advanced equipment for orthopaedic, soft tissue and neurological surgery. These are supported by digital radiology and advanced imaging suites with CT and MRI scanners. Full-featured anaesthetic monitoring equipment including ECG, pulse oximetry, non-invasive blood pressure, and capnography complement the surgical theatres. A state-of-the-art kinetic and kinematic laboratory allows objective pre and postoperative gait analysis. Physical rehabilitation facilities include a dedicated physiotherapy area and large hydrotherapy suite with both pool and underwater treadmill. An in-house diagnostic laboratory and advanced therapeutics are also available to further increase the quality of care to our patients.

Fitzpatrick Referrals internship programmes will help form an excellent foundation platform for further career progression, including application for potential residencies.

Accommodation can be provided (if available) and remuneration includes a competitive salary, 28 days holiday including bank holidays and three days of CPD.


Internship positions will be advertised on our jobs page when applications are open. To express interest in the programme, please send a CV and letter of intent to [email protected].


Fitzpatrick Referrals is based in Eashing and Guildford, Surrey and is 40 minutes by train to London.

On the blog

Past interns share their experiences.

Fitzpatrick Referrals