The BEVA employment ‘toolkit’ provides you with what to look for in your first job with particular emphasis on internships and provides a series of prompts of things to consider when applying for jobs.
An internship or junior assistant should be viewed as an intensive yet formative stage of a career. BEVA believes that interns are valuable members of any hospital or practice team, and should be treated as such. Their enthusiasm should be fostered, and their labours rewarded both financially, and intangibly with experience.
New graduates can be employed as interns in veterinary practice in a number of ways - they can become an employee of the business (eg assistant or intern at a veterinary practice or hospital) or be registered as a postgraduate student (as an intern at a University clinic). This is an important distinction as it may have different consequences in the benefits offered.