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Cornwall - Saint Columb

Small Animal Vet Penmellyn Vets, St. Columb Major Hospital Oaklands Ct, Station Rd, Saint Columb TR9 6BX, UK

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Posted on: 13 Mar 2023

Veterinary Orthopaedic Intern required at Penmellyn Vets

Job Description

The Role

Here at Penmellyn Vets we have an exciting opportunity for a Surgical Intern to join our orthopaedic referral team where you will work directly under the supervision of our RCVS diplomate, Phil Witte.

We offer the opportunity to be heavily involved in the management of a wide variety of orthopaedic and neurosurgical cases. The caseload is high, making this an ideal role to gain familiarity with the routine and the unusual over the course of a 12-month employment. Preparation and submission of research presentations and/or publications will be actively encouraged.

About Us

The position also offers a year in close proximity to the Cornish coast and surrounded by a team of like-minded colleagues with whom to enjoy it.

Applicant Requirements

Ideal candidates should have some general practice experience, an excellent work ethic and the ability to work well in a team. Candidates demonstrating a desire to gain significant experience in a short period of time, enthusiasm for and interest in surgery and the wish to pursue a surgical residency will be favoured.

Because our employee’s matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from -

Work life balance

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave
  • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
  • Your birthday as a paid day off


  • Private medical insurance
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
  • Non-accidental injury support


  • Certificate support
  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
  • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
  • All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
  • Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships

  • BVA membership
  • VDS cover
  • RCVS fees


  • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Discounted staff pet care


As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch. Please quote BH7342 when applying for this role.

To apply, please email your CV to Ryan Powell at or call 07816202690 for more information.

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