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Career Development through Internship

11th October 2022

Many vets graduate, work their first year or so in practice, and then perhaps think about where they might want to develop their career.  An internship offers a fantastic opportunity to experience referral cases from a different point of view, and whether they are used as a stepping stone to a residency, to gain an insight into how the referral business works from a clinical perspective, or simply to determine where your real clinical interests lie, the year will fly by!  Here at ChesterGates we have 6 interns all rotating through a different discipline on a 6 week rolling rota.  Many of our interns have gone on to become residents, or had papers published and all have extended their clinical knowledge and expertise.  Adelina Proteasa is an intern just coming to the end of her year with us.  Adelina qualified from Romania in 2011 and subsequently completed her PhD also in Romania.  Moving to the UK in 2016 Adelina continued to develop her skills and achieved her certificate in surgery in 2019.  It was whilst starting a further certificate in orthopaedic surgery that Adelina decided to really focus on achieving her goal of becoming a Specialist.  Adelina has signed off her year with us by having an Abstract Poster accepted at the ECVN congress at Palma.  The case was a neurosurgery case of Specialist Anna Tauro and was titled “SPINAL DECOMPRESSION AND STABILISATION IN A CAT WITH LUMBAR VERTEBRAL PATHOLOGICAL FRACTURE AND SUBLUXATION, FOLLOWING DISCOSPONDYLITIS AND SPINAL EPIDURAL EMPYEMA”.  Adelina will start her new position as a Surgical Intern in the next few weeks, and we wish her all the best for her future career.  Our next internship vacancies will be advertised in December for a March start.


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