What if you want to specialise?
For those, who are wishing to specialise and have a good understanding of the dedication and hard work it takes to pursue a successful career in a specialist field, we are here to help guide and propel you through this part of your journey. Many interns can be supported through their certificate, and with IVC Evidensia's residency programme now in place, Vale Referrals (twinned with Hamilton Referrals), is a promising start for anyone considering a residency.
Our internal medicine team teach and mentor you through full case work up. You will learn how to take a complex medical case. From the initial consultation and history taking, suggested imaging (CT/ultrasound) and blood work, creating your list of differentials and communicating effectively, pragmatically and confidently to the owner, and to then carry out an effective treatment plan, along with providing prognosis and ongoing case management and support to your referring vet, your clinicians will oversee and guide you through each case ensuring you consider and research thoroughly to strengthen your understanding of the cases you are involved in. Leaving you, at the end of your internship with a whole new approach to case management.
Our soft tissue and orthopaedic clinicians require you to be very hands on. Our surgical internships are not a spectator sport by any means. You will be asked to research and plan for surgery. Scrubbed in and partnering directly with our resident and surgeon, you will have a front row seat in learning techniques and skills in approaching a wide range of surgical cases. Analgesic management and post operative care are also vital in recovery and positive outcome of patients, and liaising with owners in how to manage their pet's post-surgery, is equally important.
Ranging from complex fracture repairs, wound break downs, BOAS, lung lobectomies, reconstructive surgeries and a whole host of others, you will be exposed to a busy and varied caseload, learning from European Diplomat Michal Vlasin DVM PhD Dipl.ECVS, MRCVS, and his team of highly experienced surgeons.