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Internship for BVSc-degree or BVMCh graduates @ University of Pretoria

Job Title Internship - Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital

Job ID 25175

Location Veterinary Science

Full/Part Time Full-Time

Regular/Temporary Temporary

UP Professional and Support FACULTY OF VETERINARY SCIENCE ONDERSTEPOORT VETERINARY ACADEMIC HOSPITAL INTERNSHIPS: SMALL ANIMAL-, EQUINE- AND PRODUCTION ANIMAL CLINIC (12 MONTH CONTRACT APPOINTMENT) PEROMNES POST LEVEL 10 In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the above-mentioned vacancy. The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development. The Faculty of Veterinary Science is offering an opportunity for junior veterinarians to gain advanced experience in either small animal, equine or production animals in a one-year structured, non-degree programme. By joining our internship programme, you will have an excellent opportunity to work alongside our specialists and highly skilled teams at the cutting edge of veterinary medicine. For candidates looking towards specialisations, the internship programme offers unique exposure to the specialist environment under which the MMedVet degree is completed. So, if you are looking to further your knowledge and skills in a specialist facility with excellent facilities and challenging and rewarding cases, do not miss the opportunity and apply today. RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will actively participate in the following areas:

  • Provide a clinical service with associated administrative responsibilities within several sections of the Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital (OVAH) under the mentorship of Faculty Specialists;

  • Participate in after-hours work (weekdays and week-ends) and/or community clinical activities on a rotational basis for exposure in community, trauma and emergency medicine at the OVAH and/or satellite facilities;

  • Participate in the clinical training of undergraduate veterinary and veterinary nursing students, including supervision of clinical procedures as part of offering clinical services;

  • Have an opportunity to participate in clinical rounds and other research activities as an introduction to the research requirements of the MMedVet programme; and

  • Participate in an intern mentorship programme, designed to support non-clinical development as a prospective specialist.


  • BVSc-degree or BVMCh or equivalent professional veterinary qualification;

  • Registration as a veterinarian with the SAVC;

  • Acknowledged clinical expertise; and

  • Adequate subject knowledge necessary for the post.


  • Appropriate language and communication skills;

  • Good interpersonal skills;

  • Good computer skills (Windows, MS Office, internet); and

  • After hours availability.


  • Commitment to further academic development.

The all-inclusive remuneration package for this contract position will be R 318 114.00 per annum. Additional remuneration and time off for night duties performed.

Applicants are requested to apply online, quoting the applicable reference number. In applying for this post, please attach:

  • Letter indicating your order of clinic preferance;

  • A comprehensive CV;

  • Certified copies of qualifications and SAVC registration; and

  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact.

CLOSING DATE: 13 August 2023 No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements. ENQUIRIES: Job content enquires: Dr Vanessa McClure (Small Animals) Dr Yolandi Smit (Equines) Dr Rebone Moerane (Production Animals) Other enquiries: Ms Granny Maseko Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 31 October 2023, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful. The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity. In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited to candidates from under represented designated groups. All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply. By applying for this vacancy, the candidates consent to undergo verification of personal credentials and related information including, but not limited to, qualifications, criminal record, credit record, current and historic disciplinary proceedings as part of the selection process. The University of Pretoria reserves the right to not fill the advertised positions.


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