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Job advert : Internship in small animal veterinary Anaesthesia &Analgesia
CHV Atlantia, Nantes, France

CHV-Atlantia is looking for a veterinary surgeon interested to join its Anaesthesia/Analgesia department as an Anaesthesia intern. The position would suit a former rotating intern with strong interest in anaesthesia and analgesia and determined to pursue his/her career in the field of veterinary anaesthesia. Previous experience in the field of anaesthesia (internship or clinical assistant) are appreciated but not mandatory. The position is an excellent opportunity to build a strong experience and expand knowledge under the supervision of an ECVAA diplomate for candidates willing to apply for an ECVAA residency.

Requirements & qualifications

- Veterinary surgeon having completed a rotating internship (preferably in small animals)
- Strong motivation for anaesthesia/analgesia and perioperative critical care
- Enthusiasm to learn and teach others
- Excellent teamwork skills
- Being registered or eligible to registration to the French Veterinary Order
- Ability to communicate in French
- Previous experience in veterinary anaesthesia/analgesia welcome


The intern will be involved in all aspects of clinical anaesthesia : preoperative resuscitation, anaesthesia planification management and monitoring, nurse supervision, post-operative care including analgesia and perioperative critical care. Strong communication skills are essentials as the intern will be expected to communicate with other departments when planning cases and will work in close collaboration with theatre nurses. She/he will be expected to attend all continuing education actions, related to anaesthesia/analgesia within the hospital including journal club. The intern will also be involved in the clinical teaching of rotating interns and the training of nurses.

Working Environment

The anaesthesia department of the CHV Atlantia is composed of a senior anaesthesist (ECVAA diplomate), an ECVAA resident, a rotating intern and the anesthesia intern. The department is supported by a team of 14 theatre nurses dedicated to anaesthesia and surgical assistance. We provide anaesthesia, analgesia and perioperative critical care for all hospital departments : Orthopaedics, soft tissue surgery, neurology, internal medicine, endoscopy, diagnostic imaging (Ultrasound and CT scan), ophthalmology, dermatology, dentistry and maxillofacial surgery, oncology and physiotherapy. We also provide support to FauneVet, (a 6 veterinary-team, including 2 ECZM diplomate dedicated to exotics and zoo animal) in the provision of advanced anesthetic procedures. We work in a well-equipped environment with 17 anesthetic machines and 5 operating theatres equipped with artificial ventilation, state of the art monitoring (hemodynamic, ventilation, neuromuscular), as well as neuromuscular stimulator and ultrasound for loco-regional analgesia.

The CHV Atlantia is one of the leading Veterinary Referral Hospital in France. With a team of 33 veterinary surgeons and 11 specialists (Anaesthesia, dentistry, dermatology, ophthalmology, surgery, zoological medicine) and european residents in anaesthesia, surgery, oncology and neurology. We enjoy a very attractive and exciting caseload (about 30 to 40 patients anaesthetized per day) including many emergency cases. The hospital is opened 24/7 but the position does not require out of hours duties. The hospital has 5 operating theatre, an endoscopy dedicated room and a chemotherapy facility as well as 2 Xray rooms, a CT Scan and 4 state of the art ultrasound machine. The hospital is built in the heart of the vibrant city of Nantes, on the very attractive and lively western coast of France, just 45 minutes away from the Atlantic Beachs.


The position will be opened until filled with a suitable candidate for application (or more information), send a CV and letter of intent to:

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