Would you like to grow your veterinary career? Look no further than the VSH Hong Kong Rotating Internship Program!

VSH Hong Kong is thrilled to offer one-year Rotating Small Animal Veterinary Internships, in which you will be working alongside our veterinary specialists and emergency veterinarians in our multi-disciplinary hospitals. Our rotating internship program provides excellent opportunities for you to further develop your veterinary career, as well as to pave the way for veterinary residency programs. 

Eligible candidates must have a veterinary degree and be registered with the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Hong Kong. Candidates must also be fluent in both English & Cantonese. During this rotating internship year, interns will work alongside Specialists in different departments and experienced Emergency Veterinarians, caring for inpatients and receiving out-of-hours emergencies. Our rotating interns will participate in our in-house CPD programs, review publications and also regularly prepare and present cases to veterinary professionals in our hospitals. Qualified vets seeking to train as Specialists are usually required to complete a one-year rotating internship as a pre-requisite before applying to residency programs.


Meet the VSH Rotating Internship Director

Dr. Joel Silva

Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology

LMV, Dip ECVIM-CA (Cardiology), MRCVS
EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Cardiology
RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Cardiology
Hong Kong Registered Veterinary Specialist in Cardiology

Why join VSH Hong Kong?

Established in 2014, VSH was one of the first multi-disciplinary veterinary referral & 24/7 emergency hospitals in Hong Kong. Our world-class Veterinary Specialists, ER Veterinarians and Veterinary Nursing team offer outstanding clinical care in our two 20,000+ sq ft state-of-the-art hospitals located on both sides of the Victoria Harbour in Wan Chai and Ho Man Tin.

In April 2020, VSH joined the family of Mars Veterinary Health, a network of more than 2,500 veterinary hospitals & diagnostic laboratories across 21 countries, including North America, United Kingdom, Europe, Japan and Singapore. Through our network of more than 70,000 veterinary professionals worldwide, we are able to provide the highest standards in pet care and achieve our collective Purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

What does a VSH Rotating Internship intern do?

At VSH Hong Kong, we are passionate in empowering you to develop yourself & your career. Many of our rotating interns progressed into discipline-specific internships and matched in specialty residencies in different parts of the world. 

Join our team and learn from our Specialists in various fields, including Anaesthesia, Cardiology, Dermatology, Diagnostic Imaging, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology & Surgery, and from our experienced Emergency Vets in our 24 hour Emergency Services.

Annual Intake Schedule:

Annual IntakeStart DateNo. of Intern Placement
Spring CohortFebruary2
Fall CohortSeptember2

Rotation Schedule:

Internal Medicine12 weeks
Surgery12 weeks
24-hour Emergency & Patient Care12 weeks
Cardiology2 weeks
Diagnostic Imaging2 weeks
Ophthalmology2 weeks
Anesthesia and Analgesia2 weeks
Neurology2 weeks
Oncology2 weeks
Elective DisciplineUp to 4 weeks

What you will receive as a VSH Rotating Intern:

  • Excellent in-clinic training from Specialists and Emergency Vets in our multi-disciplinary hospital
  • 1:1 mentoring & check-in meetings with our Internship Director
  • Small-group seminar teaching
  • Regular clinical rounds, research training and regular professional skills and wellbeing sessions
  • Guidance & support for undertaking clinical research
  • Knowledge Library subscription for journal access
  • Access to careers within Mars Veterinary Health network of veterinary practices

How to apply?

Please send your CV via email to [email protected]

Application for Fall 2024 Cohort is now CLOSED. Stay tuned for 2025 application!

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