Vet Internships in Surgery and Internal Medicine

Are you a veterinary surgeon passionate about Surgery (Soft Tissue, Orthopaedics) or Internal Medicine?

We are offering exciting internship opportunities in these disciplines at our specialist UK veterinary referral centre. You will join our large team (~250 Ralphers), which has a busy referral caseload and excellent facilities.

The Ralph is the UK’s largest independent multidisciplinary specialist referral centre for dogs and cats. Our hospital is located in beautiful Marlow, Bucks, west of London (just off the A404 with easy access from the M4 and M40 motorways). Marlow is situated on the River Thames between Henley and Windsor. This is a beautiful area with lovely walks, water-based activities and more. 

We are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic veterinary surgeons with a keen interest in these disciplines to start one-year specialist internships. We may extend your internship by mutual agreement. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have new vacancies beginning this summer.

Our Surgery and Internal Medicine services are Diplomate-led and have current residents and interns. We have a growing number of specialists-in-training. There are increasing opportunities for didactic teaching and clinical research. We also support the continuation/completion of Post-Graduate Qualifications within reason. You will receive pastoral support from within your service, our Resident and Vet Intern Support Officers, and others. You will have regular check-ins and feedback opportunities.

During the internship, you will work closely with Ralphers from all disciplines, including Anaesthesia and Analgesia, Cardiology, Dentistry, Diagnostic Imaging, Emergency and Critical Care, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Oncology and Ophthalmology. We have an excellent Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation team. Our well-established ICU, with its specialist ECC team, provides an exceptionally diverse and interesting caseload.


The Ralph workplace focuses on core values, culture, vision and mission. We emphasise kindness, compassion and empathy for all our communities. As an independent hospital, we have the freedom and flexibility to chart our course.


  • Eligible to work in the UK; no visa sponsorship available.
  • English speaker (native, bilingual, professional)

To Apply

Please email [email protected] (PA to Shailen Jasani; Founder, CEO & Clinical Director) to apply or with any questions. 

Applications should include an up-to-date CV, a cover letter and the role you are applying for.

We are looking for applicants who can start during the summer months. However, we will be flexible with the suitable candidates.

Please note: You must be an MRCVS and already be eligible to work in the United Kingdom without visa sponsorship.

Internships last twelve months, and we may extend them by mutual agreement.

📅 The formal closing date for applications is Friday, 14th June 2024. However, we will remain open for new applicants until we have filled all positions.

If you are passionate about enhancing your skills and knowledge and want to be part of an independent team delivering exceptional, compassionate, ethical veterinary care, we would love to hear from you.

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