From the start of the program interns will be gradually introduced to various procedures by the previous existing interns and clinicians. They will be exposed to techniques in which they are expected to become proficient. This training is supervised by a European College of Veterinary Surgery certified equine surgeon & RCVS recognised Advanced Practitioners & certificate holding clinicians. This includes performing anaesthesia, receiving emergency patients, running laboratory tests, minor surgical procedures and general inpatient management. Working hours are typically 7.30am to 8pm, excluding emergency duties. The intern will receive one day off per weekend on intern duty.
A large out‐of‐hour emergency on‐call commitment is required, as our hospital admits a high number of referral cases including colics. For all surgical cases, the intern in the anaesthesia rota will perform anaesthesia. Together all the interns are responsible for ensuring inpatients receive all necessary treatments (as indicated by senior clinicians) and keeping accurate records of such, performing routine radiography and ultrasonography services.
Inpatient requirements are discussed twice a day during patient rounds. Patient records are an essential part of the functioning of the clinic. The record keeping system will be explained in the introductory period and will be the intern’s responsibility to make sure they are up to date. It is the intern’s duty to communicate with owners under the senior clinician guidance.
The interns are responsible for equipment care (ultrasound and x-ray machines)particularly cleanliness and hygiene, downloading and uploading images onto the main practice system at the end of each working day.
The clinic is affiliated with different Universities so we regularly have students in their final years on rotation here.
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