07/02/2024: Veterinary Internship in Oncology at The Ralph Veterinary Referral Centre

The Ralph is an independent multidisciplinary specialist referral centre for dogs and cats located in beautiful Marlow, Bucks, west of London (just off the A404 with easy access from the M4 and M40 motorways).

We are looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic veterinary surgeon with a keen interest in and passion for veterinary Oncology to start a full-time 12-month internship. The start date is flexible, and visa sponsorship can be provided. The internship may be extended by mutual agreement.

We are a team of one clinician (to become three from summer this year) and a dedicated Oncology nurse assisted by rotating Internal Medicine nurses. We are passionate about delivering comprehensive and personalised treatment options to our patients.

As an intern in our Oncology service, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Observe and assist the clinicians in diagnosing and treating various forms of cancer in our patients
  • Participate in patient consultations, discuss treatment plans and provide communication to pet carers
  • Gain hands-on experience in performing specialised procedures, such as tumour biopsies, chemotherapy administration and electrochemotherapy treatment
  • Assist in monitoring and managing patients during treatment, including evaluating laboratory results, assessing treatment responses and adjusting therapy as needed
  • Collaborate with our Oncology nurses to provide optimal patient care and support 
  • You will be responsible for preparing and presenting new cases during morning rounds
  • You will be required to prepare and present papers at Journal Club
  • When ready, you will also have the chance to see cases as the primary clinician, always under the supervision of a senior clinician
  • Conduct clinical research

During the internship, you will work in close contact with specialists and specialists-in-training in many disciplines, including, but not limited to, Internal Medicine, Soft Tissue Surgery, Diagnostic Imaging and Emergency and Critical Care.

The Ralph is a workplace that focuses on core values, culture, vision and mission. We emphasise kindness, compassion and empathy for all our communities. As an independent hospital, we have the freedom and flexibility to chart our own course. You will be supported during your internship by our Resident/Intern Support Officers with regular check-ins and feedback opportunities. If you want to know more, we would love to hear from you.

If you would like more information on the role, please contact Stefano Zago (stefano.zago@theralph.vet).

*To Apply*
Please email sophie.dowdeswell@theralph.vet (PA to Shailen Jasani; Founder, CEO & Clinical Director) to apply or with any questions. 
Applications should include an up-to-date CV and a cover letter.

You must be an MRCVS, and ideally, you will already be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. However, we can provide visa sponsorship.
If you are passionate about enhancing your skills and knowledge in veterinary Oncology and want to be part of a team delivering exceptional, compassionate, ethical veterinary care, we would love to hear from you. We will remain open to applications until the position is filled.