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
  • 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. Rotation through each discipline together with a structured programme of teaching including presentations, seminars and self-assessment will help rapidly develop the candidate’s skill and knowledge base.

Intern in surgery with Clare Rusbridge at Fitzpatrick Referrals

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

The practice operates from two referral centres, 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.

Accommodation is provided and remuneration includes a competitive salary, four weeks vacation 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].

Finding us

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