University of Pretoria Small Animal Clinic Internship Opportunity 2022

Description: Apply now for the University of Pretoria Small Animal Clinic Internship Opportunity 2022. In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the vacancy. 

The Faculty of Veterinary Science is offering an opportunity for junior veterinarians to gain advanced experience in small animals in a one-year structured, non-degree programme. By joining our intern programme, you will have an excellent opportunity to work alongside our specialists and highly skilled teams at the cutting edge of veterinary medicine. For candidates looking towards specialisations, the intern programme offers unique exposure to the specialist environment under which the MMedVet degree is completed. So, if you are looking to further your knowledge and skills in a specialist facility with excellent facilities and challenging and rewarding cases, don't miss the opportunity and apply today.


The successful candidate will actively participate in the following areas:

  • Provide a clinical service with associated administrative responsibilities within several sections of the Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital (OVAH) under the mentorship of Faculty Specialists;
  • Participate in after-hours work (night shift and week-ends) and/or community clinical activities on a rotational basis for exposure in community, trauma and emergency medicine at the OVAH and/or satellite facilities;
  • Participate in the clinical training of undergraduate veterinary and veterinary nursing students, including supervision of clinical procedures as part of offering clinical services;
  • Have an opportunity to participate in clinical rounds and other research activities as an introduction to the research requirements of the MMedVet programme;
  • Participate in an intern mentorship programme, designed to support non-clinical development as a prospective specialist.


  • BVSc-degree or BVMCh or equivalent professional veterinary qualification;
  • Current registration as a veterinarian with the SAVC;
  • Acknowledged clinical expertise;
  • Adequate subject knowledge necessary for the post.


  • Appropriate language and communication skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Good computer skills (Windows, MS Office, internet);
  • After-hours availablility.


  • Commitment to further academic development.


The all-inclusive remuneration package for this contract position will be R300,108 per annum

Applicants are requested to apply online, quoting the applicable reference number.

In applying for this post, please attach:

  • Self evaluation letter;  
  • A comprehensive CV;
  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact.

Closing Date: 14 January 2022


No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.

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