Internship: Small Animal Medicine (12 month contract)

The Animal Referral Hospital - Essendon, Vic
Job Number: ES2057

  • Kick start your career in Internal Medicine
  • Work with a leading team of specialists in our flagship hospital
  • Challenging, supportive and encouraging workplace
  • Excellent remuneration and benefits on offer

About us

The Animal Referral Hospital (ARH) is a well-established group of specialist veterinary hospitals. We offer a wide range of specialist services and provide 24-hour emergency and critical care through our facilities in NSW, ACT, QLD, VIC and SA. The Animal Referral Hospital at Essendon Fields is supported by a range of specialist services including internal medicine; surgery; emergency and critical care. Our team is supported by the latest equipment including in house diagnostic laboratory, digital radiography, most up to date ultrasound, digital endoscopy, ECG, CT, and MRI.

Due to our expanding organisation we now have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and dynamic individual to take on a Medicine Internship commencing as soon as possible. 

The role

You will work predominantly under the guidance and mentorship of our internal medicine specialists, as well as more broadly within our team of professional veterinarians and expert nursing staff. You will also have close involvement with our other departments. 

Interns are expected to participate in daily rounds, journal club meetings and case presentations. They will be encouraged to complete a published work during their internship and will be supported in the completion of ANZCVS medicine membership examination. 

What we can offer

This internship offers an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated, hardworking, experienced and professional individual to work and learn in a busy and friendly referral hospital team. It provides the perfect springboard for individuals wishing to pursue future specialist training in small animal medicine, preparation for ANZCVS small animal medicine membership examinations or to simply expand their knowledge and experience for general practice. Previous ARH interns have continued on to residency positions worldwide. 


Candidates must be eligible for veterinary registration in Victoria, possess excellent communication skills and a strong knowledge base on which to build. At least one to two years’ of clinical experience is preferred, but outstanding graduates are also encouraged to apply. 

In addition to working with and learning from a highly experienced Medicine team, the successful candidate will receive:

  • Competitive and generous remuneration package
  • Four weeks’ annual leave
  • One-week study leave
  • Generous continuing education allowance
  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities
  • Regular in-house training seminars

To apply, please send your updated cover letter and resume to quoting job number ‘ES2057’. Your application should state the reasons for seeking the internship and the name and contact details of three referees with at least one from an academic and one from a practice/clinical background. 

Dr Robert Labuc
Head of Service – Medicine
The Animal Referral Hospital
72 Hargrave Ave
Essendon Fields VIC 3040


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