Junior Clinical Training Scholarship Farm Animal Health and Production

University of Cambridge - Department of Veterinary Medicine

(2 Scholarships available)

Scholarship award: £14,800

Start date 1 August 2018

Applications are invited for this 12-month Scholarship programme, which provides an opportunity for new graduates or recently qualified veterinarians to receive high-quality postgraduate training in farm animal studies under the supervision of experienced farm animal clinicians in the Cambridge Farm Animal Veterinary Services ambulatory and referral practice at the University of Cambridge. The emphasis of the programme is on gaining practical clinical experience in farm animal medicine and herd health, and will allow the Scholar to identify specific fields of farm animal work in which to specialise, either in preparation for Senior Clinical Training Scholarship programmes, or for specialist private practice.

The internship will cover:

  • Case management of individual production animals, including emergency and critical care, surgery, anaesthesia, diagnostics, internal medicine and obstetrics
  • Involvement in a busy and expanding first opinion farm animal practice
  • Training and practice in population medicine and herd health management, with an emphasis on evidence-based medicine        
  • Experience in teaching and communication
  • Basic tuition in research methods and scientific writing
  • Opportunity to design and undertake research projects

An applicant must be a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a veterinary degree qualifying them for membership. 

Informal enquiries about scholarship programme: contact Julie Ingham on ji217@cam.ac.uk 

Interview date: 17 April 2018

Fixed-term: 12 months.

An application form (JCTS1) and information pack can be downloaded from the link below or via the following website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/

Completed application form, curriculum vitae, covering letter: send to Melissa Large, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 OES, or via email to vetmed@hermes.cam.ac.uk    

Please quote reference PP14695 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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