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University Of Pretoria Graduate Internships


The Faculty of Veterinary Science is offering an opportunity for junior veterinarians to gain advanced experience in either Small Animal Medicine, Small Animal Surgery or Diagnostic Imaging in a one-year structured, non-degree programme. 

By joining our intern 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 specialization, the intern 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, don’t miss the opportunity and apply today.


Salary: R25,009


Duration: 12 Months

Job Title: Small Animal Medicine, Small Animal Surgery, Diagnostic Imaging, Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria

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Job ID: 25069


Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary Science

Internship Type: Full-Time


Location: University of Pretoria, Gauteng

Two internship posts are available for either:

  • Small Animal Medicine, or
  • Small Animal Surgery, or
  • Diagnostic Imaging.


The successful candidate will actively participate in the following areas:

Provide a clinical service with associated administrative responsibilities within the specific discipline of the Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital (OVAH) under the mentorship of Faculty Specialists.

Participate in after-hours work (weekdays and weekends) and/or community clinical activities on a rotational basis for exposure to the 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 is necessary for the post.


  • Appropriate language and communication skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Good computer skills (Windows, MS Office, internet);
  • After-hours availability.

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Commitment to further academic development.

PLEASE NOTE: All shortlisted candidates may be required to participate in relevant skills assessments as part of the selection process.

The all-inclusive remuneration package for this contract position will be R300,108 per annum.

Applicants are requested to apply online, quoting the applicable reference number.

In applying for this post, please attach:

  • The letter indicating your order of clinic preference;  
  • A comprehensive CV;
  • Proof of qualifications and SAVC registration; and
  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact.

CLOSING DATE: 25 May 2023

No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.


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