We have just begun the second ever year of our rotating internship programme. This offers interns a high level of exposure to referral level cases in internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, orthopaedics, ophthalmology and dental and maxillofacial surgery. With the exception of the dental and oral surgery service we currently do not offer residency programmes. This means that our interns can receive a high degree of one-to-one training in referral cases, helping them to determine whether they wish to pursue further specialist training.
We have found the interns to be a valuable part of the service that we offer and our outgoing team have worked long and hard hours to support our 24-hour hospital care.
We are extremely grateful to our team for their diligence, care and stamina over the past year and we are very proud of their achievements during this time. Of this year’s team, we have many success stories including Sarah Finnegan who will be going on to undertake a PhD in neurology at the Royal Veterinary College, Daniella who is now registered on an internal medicine residency in Italy and Malwina who has successfully presented an excellent research abstract at the British Association of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and hopes to go on to undertake a residency in ophthalmology. We are also very pleased that Emma will be staying on at Eastcott Veterinary Hospital as part of our first opinion team whilst applying for neurology residencies.
Sarah Finnegan (left) will be undertaking a PhD in Neurology at Royal Veterinary College. We are excited to welcome five new interns to our team; Dave, Francesco, Zuzannah, Sarah and Cristina who have all just undertaken our weeklong induction programme. Their internship programme will run over a 12- month period.
Well done to all of our interns for completing their year with flying colours and a warm welcome to our new recruits. We will be advertising for next year’s programme in the Spring.
by Paul Higgs Head of Internal Medicine and Internship Coordinator