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New Grad positions beginning July 2024 have now been fulfilled.

Please check back in September 2024 when we will begin taking applications for July 2025.

Gain a sound foundation in all the key skill areas of small animal and equine medicine and surgery at House and Jackson Veterinary Hospital based in the rural Essex countryside. The well-equipped, independent practice is 30 minutes from Stansted Airport, with transport links to London only 20 minutes away.


The successful candidate can look forward to a supportive working environment with supervision and guidance from senior clinicians, including certificate and diploma holders. In return, the practice demands high standards in clinical skills, client care and communication.


The role is split 50:50 between equine and small animal, with case load split nearer 40:60 due to the nature of the work. Working in rotation with one week small animal, one week equine, and one week on call, including the weekend. 


Completion of the small animal element of the Vet GDP is easily achievable within the 12 months. Responsibilities include consulting, managing clinical cases, with supervision and guidance from senior clinicians. As experience and skill set grows, graduates will undertake routine and more advanced surgeries with direct and indirect supervision from senior clinicians. 


Completion of the equine element of the Vet GDP is easily achievable within the 12 months.

Graduates will be responsible for any inpatients in the hospital, with a senior vet overseeing each case. They will work alongside the senior vets on yard days, undertaking radiography, assisting with lameness investigations, and undertaking procedures such as nerve and joint blocks as experience and skills dictates. The will also do initial colic examination and work-up, general anaesthesia for routine or non-routine surgeries, and assist with fertility work including routine scanning, inseminations and uterine swabbing. 


As experience progresses ambulatory work will increase and include routine vaccination and dentistry, and initial examination. Later, they will be more specifically involved in endoscopy, ultrasonography, farriery supervision and support as well as attending first opinion emergency cases with the back-up of senior clinicians. 


Graduates are assigned a mentor and will meet with a GDP advisor on a fortnightly basis in order to check in, progress with GDP logs and have the opportunity to discuss any clinical questions they may have. Appraisals will take place every 3 months to track progress, plan skills to acquire in the coming months, plan and discuss CPD, check on well being and give feedback on progress.


Those looking to apply should ideally have an interest in equine anaesthesia and critical care and a desire to develop skills in equine orthopaedics, internal medicine, stud medicine, and small animal medicine and surgery.


House and Jackson have been fostering interns for over 25 years and have taken on over 35 graduates in that time. A number stay with us after their internship has ended to continue developing their skills. Many of them have gone on to great things - our previous interns can be found in senior positions in veterinary academia and referral centres and running and developing their own businesses; they have gone on to undertake residencies, obtain certificates and diplomas and become specialists in their own rights. 


House and Jackson is on the BEVA recognised internship list, is Vetsure graduate friendly and currently has two VetGDP advisors (one equine and one small animal). It also has RCVS hospital status for equine and small animal.


The competitive package includes:

A car and on-site accommodation

28 days holiday including bank holidays

£1500 CPD allowance

RCVS and VDS fees paid

Staff discount

To apply, please check back in September when we will begin taking applications for July 2025.

Applications for 2024 are now closed. Applications for July 2025 intake will open in September 2024

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