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Linnaeus Rotating Internships at our Specialist Led Referral Hospitals (Summer 2024 in-take) in Swindon, United Kingdom

Would you like to work alongside specialists at the cutting edge of veterinary medicine? Unleash your potential with a Linnaeus internship.


The real question is, why wouldn't you? At Linnaeus we have the largest network of specialist-led referral practices in the UK and Ireland, with over 120 interns and 100 residents working across the group. As a company that is part of Mars Veterinary Health we are committed to excellence and making A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS

Whether you would like to work your way up our Specialist training pathway or develop your knowledge and skills to continue your career working to the highest clinical standards in one of our primary care practices, we can offer you a well-supported internship programme. The career opportunities are endless.


A one-year rotating internship offers the opportunity to work within a state-of-the-art referral practice, developing your clinical skills and knowledge by working alongside world-renowned specialists.

Following an induction period, interns rotate through the various core and elective disciplines that can include:

  • Internal Medicine

  • Soft tissue surgery

  • Orthopaedics

  • Anaesthesia

  • Emergency and critical care

  • Neurology

  • Oncology

  • Radiation oncology

  • Cardiology

  • Ophthalmology

  • Diagnostic imaging

  • Dentistry

A discipline specific internship is a one-year training post in a particular specialism. It’s a chance to significantly develop, both clinically and professionally, by working closely with and learning from specialists and residents in your chosen field. It is usually a bridge between rotating internship and residency posts but is not an essential step in speciality training.


Our rotating internship programmes are structured with a thorough induction, ongoing support and a handbook to help you find your way when you start. You will learn an incredible amount from the cases you see as part of your clinical rotations and regular seminars within the practice.

We also bring our interns together for regular teaching sessions across the group. There’s a programme of professional skills and wellbeing training delivered by experts, including Carolyne Crowe from VDS Training and specialists from within Linnaeus. Our diagnostic imaging specialists also deliver monthly intern imaging rounds and from the start of 2022 all interns will attend a year-long research skills course.

Interns attend an annual training day with clinical seminars, professional skills and wellbeing sessions and a career development workshop including sessions on writing CVs, covering letters and interview techniques.

All rotating interns are also given RECOVER online basic and advanced life support training.

Our discipline-specific interns are also given professional skills and clinical research training and have access to a number of journal and book clubs that run via online sessions across the group. We also run a session on “How to get a Residency" and give our interns the opportunity to have mock interviews.


All interns are mentored by a senior member of the clinical team within the practice who has received mentor training. Rotating interns have monthly meetings with their mentor based around the internship workbook that guides them in the creation of a personal development plan and reflection on their progress throughout the programme.

Interns are further supported by the Internship Director in their practice, the Linnaeus Internship and Residency Manager and our Central Support Team who check in with the intern teams regularly during the programme and are available for advice and support.


We are passionate about enabling you to develop yourself and your career. A high percentage of our previous interns have progressed into discipline-specific internships and residencies. There are so many opportunities to progress into residency training across the group.

Alternatively, we can support you to become a highly-skilled clinician and progress your career within primary care practice.

Whatever path you choose, you will benefit from:

  • Salary of £35,000

  • Excellent in-clinic training from specialists in our multidisciplinary practices

  • 1:1 mentoring with a trained mentor within a framework of monthly mentoring sessions

  • Regular check-in meetings with the Linnaeus Internship and Residency Manager

  • Small group seminar teaching

  • Monthly intern film reading sessions

  • Professional skills development

  • Research skills training

  • Support to undertake clinical research

  • RCVS Knowledge Library subscription for journal access

  • RECOVER online basic and advanced life support training

  • Career development workshop

  • Unrivalled network of specialist-led referral practices and over 120 Specialist pathway internship and residency training posts

  • Access to careers within our network of excellent primary care practices.

The closing date for applications is Monday 15th January, and you might not hear back from us until after this date.

Interviews will be taking place on the 31st of January, 1st of February and 2nd of February.