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Postgraduate Study



Applications are invited for this one-year post-graduate training programme based in the Queen's Veterinary School Small Animal Hospital.

Junior Clinical Training Scholars will receive training and tuition as they rotate through anaesthesia, cardiology, diagnostic imaging, orthopaedics, dermatology, ophthalmology, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, clinical pathology and soft tissue surgery and be supervised by recognised specialists in each field. Scholars will also have responsibility for primary care cases seen at the hospital's charity clinics, and be involved in supervision and guidance of final year veterinary students. Scholars will be an integral part of the out of hours care of animals within the hospital, especially within the intensive care unit.

Candidates must be Members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and should have the following skills and experience:

  • Experience in neutering and performing dental work in dogs and cats

  • Completion of 1 year in primary care veterinary practice in the UK by the start of the scholarship

The internship has an abundance of benefits such as:

  • High residency success rate - 84% of our interns who have been pursuing a residency have successfully achieved this

  • Good work-life balance

  • Academic opportunities, e.g. teach Cambridge students during rotations and College supervision opportunities; weekly Department research and clinical seminars; journal and book clubs

  • Generous CPD allowance

  • First opinion service including surgical cases

  • A number of service-specific internships (orthopaedics, anaesthesia, oncology, diagnostic imaging) and residency opportunities encourage career progression following internship

For further benefits and details on the Internship:

Informal enquiries should be directed to the Internship Directors, by email:

Applicants should supply a completed Junior Clinical Training Scholarship Application Form (JCTS 1), a CV and Covering Letter giving reasons for wishing to undertake the JCTS in the Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge. A JCTS Application Form (JCTS 1) and Information Pack can be downloaded from the following website:

Please quote reference PP39786 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Applications should be submitted via e-mail to with the above documents as one attachment, by the closing date stated.

Please note: The ability to take up this Scholarship is contingent upon you being able to evidence your right to work in the UK, or through gaining the right to work via the UK immigration system. Evidence will need to be provided before an offer can be made. Regrettably, this Scholarship is not suitable for sponsorship via the Skilled Worker or Temporary Worker visa routes as the minimum requirements cannot be met.

Applications will be monitored regularly, and we may contact candidates prior to the closing date. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Key Information

Department of Veterinary Medicine

Reference: PP39786

Dates and deadlines:

Wednesday, 10 April, 2024
Closing Date
Tuesday, 31 December, 2024