Parliamentary Veterinary Intern

The Parliamentary Veterinary Internship is designed to support the activities of Professor the Lord Trees, with the successful candidate expected to work three/four days a week whilst Parliament is sitting (around 110-120 days a year). The Westminster-based role is advertised to veterinary graduates and veterinary students after their third year of study and provides an opportunity for career progression of young vets with an interest in the advancement of the veterinary profession and the roles of vets in parliament.

We envisage that there will be future opportunities to apply for the internship in  2019.

Current Parliamentary Veterinary Intern

2017 – current
Dr Gabrielle Laing BVSc PhD MRCVS

Feb 2018: Non-stun slaughter question in the House of Lords

Dec 2017: A new parliamentary intern for Lord Trees and Animal Sentience


Previous Parliamentary Veterinary Interns

Anthony Ridge MA(Zoology) VetMB MRCVS

October 2017: A leap into the unknown: Anthony’s parting thoughts
August 2017: Brexit vets and immigration
June 2017: The World Association for Animal Health (OiE)
April 2017: A murder at Westminster
March 2017: Parliamentary activities behind the scenes
January 2017: Considering future career options
September 2016: EU select committee and its role in Brexit negotiations
August 2016: Brexit and its implications for vets
June 2016: The State Opening of Parliament and Animal Welfare
June 2016: A day in the life of the Parliamentary Veterinary Intern
April 2016: Antimicrobial resistance and the veterinary profession
February 2016: Veterinary role in global rabies elimination
January 2016: The veterinary parliamentary consultation
December 2015: First impressions of the internship
October 2015: Anthony’s first article: Aspirations

Hannah Jordan BSc(Hons) BVetMed(Hons) MRCVS

Sept 2015: Hannah’s final diary article
Jul 2015: Appointing a successor and other parliamentary activities
June 2015: Activities during recess
March 2015: Business in Parliament before the House rises for the general election
Feb 2015: February’s events
Jan 2015: Maintaining clinical skills
December 2014: Food security
August 2014: Food labelling and WATOK
June 2014: State opening of Parliament
May 2014: Activities since recess
April 2014: Reflections on the first six months
March 2014: A mixed bag of activities in the Lords
January 2014: Non stun slaughter
December 2013: A busy period in the run up to Christmas
November 2013: Animal welfare
October 2013: First week in the internship
September 2013: Career choices and preparing for the internship



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