Cave Veterinary Specialists in West Buckland, Somerset, has been approved by the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine to run small animal internal medicine veterinary residency programmes.

The practice's first residents are Sara Cermeno Fernandez and Lucy Venman (pictured right), who began their programmes last month after completing successful internships. 

Cave’s clinical director Nele Van den Steen, an RCVS and European specialist in internal medicine, said: “We are naturally very pleased to have achieved this milestone and are delighted to get started, with our first residents Sara and Lucy continuing their career development with us.

“To be approved for a residency programme, you have to show you can support the caseload required and provide the training which the residents will need.

“So, this accreditation shows we have the integrity and the capacity to support the programme, which is a notable achievement and a ringing endorsement of our work here at Cave.”

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