Troytown Hospital offers a limited number of internship positions – the positions last for a fixed period of 12 months.
The Intern’s main responsibility are in-patient and out-patient care. Prime duties are anaesthesia, intensive care monitoring and the day-to-day care of the hospitalized patients. In addition, duties will include radiography, ultrasonography, nuclear scintigraphy (bone scanning), colic and lameness workups.
There is the Troytown Practice Manual and we expect the intern to operate within the guidelines they contain. It is a very important part of the job to maintain proper contemporaneous records on patient’s charts of all medications and procedures. Maintenance of equipment in a good working status and promptly reporting any faults or problems is an integral part of the job. At all times a clean working environment must be maintained – in order to maintain excellent hygiene for the patients and clients alike.
The normal working week is Monday to Friday. The normal starting time is 8.30am, but may be earlier during the stud season. The normal finishing time is 5.30pm, but occasionally, depending on the work load, you may have to stay later. The intern duty rota will be 1 in 2 for night and weekend duty. Following a weekend on duty there will be a half day or full day off the following week. When other members of the team are away, the intern will be expected to cover. There will be 15 days holiday entitlement, which must not be taken in the peak period, from the Mid-February to the end of June. We normally work (full or part-time) on the public holidays (eg. Easter & St. Patrick’s Day) which fall during the busy period. Holidays can be taken in lieu of these days in the quieter periods (for veterinary surgeons whom work a full day may take a full day off in lieu / those working half a day may take a half day in lieu).
When you are on night duty you will be expected to assist in late evening treatments and also any emergencies that arise. At week-ends on duty, you will do normal morning hospital rounds and then be available for further emergency duties. Due to the intensive nature of the on call work and the occasional speed with which emergency referrals come to the hospital it is required that you live within 10 minutes drive of the hospital (accommodation is provided close to the hospital). Interns have access to pool vehicles.
An internship at Troytown can be hard work and intensive, but also very rewarding and a great experience, as well as being a stepping stone to a career in equine veterinary practice
If you wish to apply for an internship then send a cv and introductory letter / letter of intent to firstname.lastname@example.org