University of Pretoria Internships 2022/2023

The University of Pretoria is offering an internship opportunity within the Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies (Small Animal Clinic) for the role of Junior Veterinarian. This non-degree programme aims to equip the candidate with the necessary knowledge and skills relating to small animals. The candidate will be allowed to work alongside a team of experts within the veterinary field.

Candidates interested in specialisations will be granted exposure to the specialist environment under which the MmedVet degree is obtained. The programme will take place at the Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital.

Duration: 12 months
Salary: R300 108 per annum

Benefits of the programme:

  • The opportunity to further enhance your knowledge and skills in veterinary science
  • The opportunity to work closely with a team of experts within the industry
  • Engaging, challenging, and rewarding cases

Key performance areas of the programme:

  • Providing a clinical service with admin responsibilities within various sections of the Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital (this will be done under the mentorship of Faculty Specialists)
  • Participating in work on weekdays and weekends, as well as community clinical activities (this will be completed on a rotational basis for exposure to trauma and emergency medicine at the hospital, community, and satellite facilities)
  • Taking part in the clinical training allocated to undergraduate veterinary and veterinary nursing students (this includes the supervision of clinical procedures)
  • Participating in clinical rounds and other research activities (this will form part of an introduction to the research requirements of the MmedVet programme)
  • Participating in an intern and mentorship programme (this aims to provide support to non-clinical development as a prospective specialist)

Before applying, please ensure that you meet ALL of the following minimum entry criteria – failure to satisfy all the requirements will result in your application being disqualified:

  • Must have completed a BVSc Degree, BVMCh or an equivalent professional veterinary qualification
  • Must be registered as a veterinarian with the SAVC
  • Must have acknowledged clinical expertise
  • Must have adequate subject knowledge relating to this position
  • Must have excellent language skills
  • Must have excellent communication skills
  • Must have proficiency in MS Office
  • Must be able to work after-hours
  • Advantageous: can commit to further academic development

Note: please Attach the following documents to your application:

  • A self-evaluation letter
  • A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact details (names and email addresses) of at least 3 referees

Location: Pretoria, Gauteng

How To Apply

Please quote the following reference number in your application: 24527

Apply here Online for University of Pretoria Internships

Please note:

  • The remuneration package is all-inclusive.
  • The University of Pretoria is committed to Employment Equity Principals, as such preference will be given, but not limited to, candidates from designated groups.
  • If you have not heard a response by 31 July 2022, consider your application unsuccessful.

Opportunity Closing date: 13/05/2022