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Do you want to be the next Parliamentary veterinary intern?

credit: Gabrielle Laing

The internship offers the chance to work at the House of Lords alongside the sole veterinarian in Parliament. It offers a personal insight into veterinary policy and the parliamentary process; a chance for those interested in policy making and the roles of veterinarians in society to develop new skills and provides a unique career development opportunity.

The position is open to veterinary graduates (who are MRCVS) and to veterinary undergraduates at any UK veterinary school who have completed the third year of the undergraduate course.  Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the advancement of the veterinary profession in the UK.

– £23,000 pa,
– London based
– One year appointment
– Part-time (4day/wk whilst Parliament is sitting, c.135 days/yr)
– Start October 2019

CLOSING DATE: 30th April 2019
Please see the job description on the ‘Parliamentary Veterinary Intern’ page for more details of how to apply.

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Animal Welfare

Collection of reports and Parliamentary briefings concerning UK Animal Welfare issues of political interest

This page is in development. To recommend the inclusion of a new document please contact us.

General reference

July 2016: Horses in Our Hands – Equine Welfare in England and Wales (University of Bristol/World Horse Welfare)

March 2016: UK Public attitudes to Animal Welfare (Eurobarometer report)

November 2016: Animal Welfare in England: Domestic Pets Report (EFRA Committee)
February 2017: Government response to Animal Welfare in England Report

2015: PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report

Non-Stun Slaughter

VPRF Fact File on Non-Stun Slaughter

CCTV in slaughterhouses

August 2017: BVA news report ‘Announcement on mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses ‘a huge win for animal welfare’

May 2016: Results of Food Standards Agency 2016 CCTV survey in England and Wales

Wild Animals in Circuses

April 2016: Parliamentary Briefing (House of Commons Library)

Dog Breeding and Sale

VPRF Conformation Related Diseases Fact File

Feb 2017: Review of Animal Establishments Licencing in England and Wales (DEFRA)

Dec 2016: Blue Cross: Unpicking the Knots Report

Microchipping

April 2017: Microchipping where it matters most – One year on (Battersea Cats and Dogs Home)

Penalties for Animal Welfare Offences

March 2017: Parliamentary Briefing (House of Commons Library)

2017: Sentencing for Animal Cruelty in England and Wales (Battersea Cats and Dogs Home)

Exotic Pets/Non-Traditional Companion Animals

January 2017: One Click Away (Blue Cross/Born Free)