We have updated our Privacy Policy. You can find out more here.
For Equine Vets Everywhere

BEVA Recognised Internships

News Careers Committee BEVA News
15 Jul 2022 BEVA

To ensure veterinary graduates get the best start in their careers we’re pleased to be launching BEVA Recognised Internships. Working alongside practices we’re providing a stamp of approval for high-quality internships that meet a set of core standards.

BEVA have always aimed to support veterinary graduates with an interest in the equine field. Recognising the challenges recent graduates face coming into our profession and the challenges around attracting and retaining vets we are pleased to announce the launch of BEVA Recognised Internships.

“Interns are young people, brimming with enthusiasm, determined to embark on a career in equine veterinary practice. An internship should be viewed as an intensive, yet formative stage of a career and interns regarded as valuable members of any hospital or practice team. Their enthusiasm should be fostered, and their labours rewarded both financially, and intangibly with experience.” Bruce Bladon, BEVA Council Member

Over the past year we have worked with practices across the UK to develop a set of key skills that should be covered during an internship. These standards sit alongside our existing Employment Toolkit for New or Recent Graduates & Equine Interns which outlines what a new graduate should be considering when applying for a job (such as working hours, pay, CPD allowance).

“The new programme gives practices constructive guidance to provide a positive and inspirational introduction to a career as an equine vet, rather than perhaps rushed and unstructured, labour focused junior positions that have been experienced in times past.” Roger Smith, BEVA Junior Vice President.

“We are delighted that nearly 40 equine veterinary practices have already signed up to our initiative. It is such a positive sign we are all committed to ensuring we can offer the best start to those entering the profession.” David Mountford, BEVA Chief Executive.