Small Animal Internal Medicine

This is a three year Residency and Masters in Veterinary Science training programme that satisfies the requirements of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ECVIM).

I can truly say that I have loved my residency - although it is a very demanding job, I have received plenty of support throughout the three years from a very knowledgable and kind medicine team.


The programme will prepare you for the certifying examination in the speciality of small animal internal medicine as well as providing an introduction to clinical research. You will spend the majority of your time undertaking clinical duties in the Small Animal Referral hospital of Langford Vets as part of the Internal medicine service. This will include seeing referred canine and feline cases under the supervision of board-certified internalists, managing hospitalised patients and also undertaking weeknight and weekend duties on a shared rota with the other internal medicine residents. You will also be closely involved in the teaching and assessment of veterinary students and nurses during clinical rotations.

You will receive training in all aspects of internal medicine. The School has the facilities and equipment expected of a first class referral practice, with video- and capsule endoscopy, fluoroscopy, ultrasound capabilities, MRI, CT etc. New small animal surgery and imaging suites and Intensive Care Unit were opened in 2012.

A recent introduction to the Residency training program is the incorporation of a taught Masters in Veterinary Science. The Masters program will allow the resident to achieve a recognized Masters qualification in addition to being able to complete credentials to enable the candidate to take the European Diploma qualification. The taught Masters will include work place based assessments and specific training in research project design, statistics, paper writing, journal critique and clinical teaching.

Selection criteria for the Residency / Masters in Small Animal Internal Medicine

Along with the attributes and qualifications required for all Residents applicants it is also desirable if you can demonstrate:
• Evidence of attendance at Internal medicine -related CPD events / courses
• Motivation for self-development of clinical skills in medicine
• Publishing or presenting in the field of small animal medicine.
• Ability to work in a team of friendly but dedicated colleagues

Further information

• Internal medicine residency summary page (PDF, 290kB)
LV medicine department
ECVIM website

If you have any queries about the Medicine Residencies please contact Prof Ed Hall, Ms Chris Maunder
For general information about the program see FAQs, email or see: Residencies

How to apply

Adverts for these training positions will go out on and on the subject specific College website between August – October, with a closing date in November and interviews in January.
Applications for residencies at the Bristol Vet School need to be submitted via Hobsons. For details see How To Apply.

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