Training Programmes

Training programmes:

We value the careers of our fellow clinical and non-clinical team members and we love to be able to support and train the Specialist vets and referral nurses of the future. Read more here about our programmes.

Internships

Qualified vets aspiring to become a Specialist in a certain field must first undertake a one-year rotating Internship, to prepare for their specialist training. We currently train 10 interns each year and they rotate through our many disciplines. During the year, they work alongside specialists in training (Residents) and Specialists in all departments and are involved in all aspects of the patient journey. Our Interns are also involved in receiving out of hours emergencies. On top of that they will attend journal clubs, weekly seminars, and have the opportunity to give a presentation to the AMVS team, as well as being encouraged to become involved in clinical research. We welcome both UK and overseas veterinary graduates to join the programme.

Our programme starts in July each year; if you are interested in an Internship with us please email recruitment@andersonmoores.com

Residency programme

For qualified veterinary surgeons who have completed an Internship and wish to become a Specialist, we offer 16 residency positions across 6 of our disciplines (8 medicine, 3 surgery, 2 anaesthesia, 2, neuro, 1 imaging). Our residency programme consists of 3 years’ full time clinical training under the supervision of recognised Specialists. During this time, Residents also have the opportunity to take part in research projects and publish papers in peer reviewed journals. At the end of this training, they must sit exams either through the appropriate European or American college to become a Specialist.

If you are interested in a residency with us, please email recruitment@andersonmoores.com

Internships and Residency opportunities will be advertised in November for interviews in January.

Student vet nurses

We are committed to career progression and continuing development here at Anderson Moores.

For any of our team who wish to pursue a career in Veterinary Nursing, we offer Vetskill Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Companion Animal).

This course provides student Veterinary Nurses (SVNs) with the training required to complete all aspects of the level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing and be eligible to enter the Register of Veterinary Nurses.

The full Diploma qualification takes two years and one term for students attending a day release course at a local college. When not at college, our SVNs work alongside our experienced teams of Veterinary Nurses, Specialist clinicians and Patient Care Assistants while rotating around all our specialist departments to gain experience in a truly multidisciplinary setting.

Nurse profiles

Meet some of our team here and learn about how they got into veterinary nursing, as well as how we support them with continued professional development:

Leila, one of our veterinary nurses shares the story of her career so far;

“I didn't know what I wanted to do when I left school, so ended up working in retail, then at 23 decided to go travelling. I had always wanted to work with animals so on my round the world trip, I volunteered at an animal adoption centre in Chicago called PAWS (the role was similar to a Patient Care Assistant). I took the dogs out every day and loved it! This made me want to pursue a career with animals. When I got back I volunteered at the RSPCA clinic in Southampton and wrote to all the veterinary practices in my area to ask for a student nurse position. I only had one reply and that was for a weekend receptionist position, but it gave me the foot in the door and soon became full-time!

“After a year they gave me an apprentice student nurse position. I went to college one day a week and worked as a full-time student nurse. After 3 years of training, I qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse. Then my career took off and I have undertaken lots of further qualifications and was a clinical coach and deputy Head Nurse.

“After 7 years in primary care, I decided to move into referral nursing to develop my skills further. I started at Anderson Moores in July 2019 as a multi-disciplinary nurse, which involves rotating through all the departments. My favourite departments to work in are Wards and Surgery. I have now become a Senior Wards nurse and Wards Lead.

“The team at Anderson Moores are fantastic! I enjoy working here because the patients get the very best care. I have learnt so much since starting, and they have supported my career development and ongoing professional development. I can't imagine working anywhere else!”