UP Veterinary Nurse Internship 2023

We are delighted to announce the opening of applications for the 2023 UP Veterinary Nurse internship at the Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital.

If you are eager to advance your career in veterinary nursing with a specialization in small animals, this opportunity is tailor-made for you. The Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital, situated within the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria, is offering internships that could be your next significant step. The University of Pretoria is renowned for its unwavering commitment to quality and is a shining beacon of research and academic excellence.

Eligibility for the UP Veterinary Nurse Internship:

Minimum Requirements:

1. Possession of a BVet Nurse qualification.
2. Registration as a veterinary nurse with the South African Veterinary Council.

Required Competencies:

– Proficiency in small animal nursing procedures, encompassing handling and biosecurity measures.
– Familiarity with ICU, basic diagnostic imaging, and theater equipment.
– Demonstrates meticulousness, professionalism, and responsibility.
– Effective communication skills for diverse interactions with clients, sales representatives, practitioners, and students.
– Strong organizational skills combined with a robust service orientation.
– Physical agility and mobility.
– Ability to excel under pressure.
– Proficiency in computer use.
– Willingness to work on weekends and during non-standard working hours to ensure uninterrupted service at the hospital.
– Readiness to undertake shift duties.

Added Advantages:

Application Procedure for the UP Veterinary Nurse Internship:

1. Online Application: Submit your applications online through the official University of Pretoria portal at www.up.ac.za. Access the application section under Careers@UP.

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2. Documentation: Ensure that you attach the following documents when applying:
– A comprehensive CV detailing your relevant experience and qualifications.
– Contact details of three referees, including their names, email addresses, and phone numbers, who can attest to your suitability for the position. Make sure you have their consent to share their details.


– If you have any inquiries regarding the application process, please contact Ms. Granny Maseko at [email protected].
– For specific queries about the role itself, you can reach out to the Hospital Manager, Sr. Lizette Neethling, at (012) 529-8174.

Application Dates:

Application Deadline: Ensure that your applications are submitted by November 5, 2023. Late or incomplete applications may not be considered.

Feedback: If you do not receive communication from the University of Pretoria by December 31, 2023, it is possible that your application was not successful.

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