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Juan Carlos Sandoval

Juan Carlos Sandoval

Time Running Out To Join Anderson Moores Internship Programme

4 months ago

17th January, 2023 14h21

Linnaeus Group

A leading small animal hospital has urged potential recruits to its internship programme to get their applications in before the deadline at the end of this month. 

Linnaeus-owned Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists has run an internship programme at its Hampshire hospital for a number of years, with clinicians having benefitted from spending time working across its specialist-led services. 

The hospital is now urging potential applicants to beat the January 27 deadline to secure a place on its coveted programme. 

Matt Gurney, hospital director at Anderson Moores, in Winchester, said: “We welcome candidates who have many different ambitions and we work hard to make sure these can be achieved. 

“Many of our interns have aspirations to become a specialist and many have progressed to specialist internships and residency programmes. 

“However, some may not necessarily want to pursue a specialist path and choose instead to complete an internship to develop their skillset and knowledge to benefit a career in primary care, for example. We certainly do not pressure our interns down a particular path. 

“A lot of learning is done by ‘doing’ and we encourage our interns to play as active a role in our patient care as possible, which I think stands them in good stead for whichever route they ultimately choose.” 

Anderson Moores provides an opportunity for interns to rotate around a number of specialist-led services including anaesthesia, cardiology, diagnostic imaging, ECC, internal medicine, neurology, orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery, with many choosing to continue their career journeys with the hospital. 

Indeed, Juan Carlos Sandoval is one such clinician who has returned to Anderson Moores as a surgical resident, having originally completed his internship at the hospital. 

Juan Carlos graduated from the Complutense University of Madrid in 2017 and worked in a first opinion practice before completing an externship at Autònoma Barcelona University. 

He then moved to the UK and completed a rotating internship at Anderson Moores in 2019. 

Juan Carlos said: “My internship at Anderson Moores was a fantastic experience. 

“An internship is always hard work but my time here prepared me to be a well-rounded practitioner, with solid cornerstone knowledge, while establishing and developing the fundamental aspects to progress towards a surgical career.

“I have always been fascinated by surgery, however, my experience here increased my interest and understanding of the close relationship between the different disciplines and the importance of the whole team to achieve the best patient care possible.

“I would strongly encourage anyone considering an internship to apply. It is a great development opportunity regardless of career ambitions. 

“It provides fundamental knowledge to improve client communication, research experience, literature critical review, improving veterinary knowledge, consolidate the fundamental knowledge to be a fantastic all-round veterinarian and the opportunity to experience state-of-art facilities, equipment and techniques.” 

On his future ambitions, Juan Carlos added: I would like to become an ECVS-recognised surgery specialist and contribute to the progression of veterinary medicine by sharing my knowledge with veterinary students and primary care vets, as well as contributing to the broader veterinary community with relevant research projects, while continuing to offer the best patient care possible as a clinician.” 

Anderson Moores offers specialist care in anaesthesia and analgesia, cardiology, dentistry, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, emergency and critical care, feline hyperthyroid clinic, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery. 

To find out more about an internship at Anderson Moores, or to apply, visit   

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