Veterinary Services

Scholarship vacancies

Scholarships currently available.

Professional Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (Residency) in Small Animal Internal Medicine

Applications are invited from veterinary graduates for a Professional Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (Residency) in Small Animal Internal Medicine.  The role is based within the Hospital for Small Animals (HfSA) at the School’s Easter Bush campus.  In this full-time training position, the resident will undertake clinical duties in the Small Animal Internal Medicine Service while working towards the ECVIM-CA Diploma and a doctorate of veterinary medicine degree.  Candidates must have an enthusiasm for the discipline, an ability to work as part of a dedicated team and at least one-year’s postgraduate clinical experience.  Excellent written and spoken English is a requirement.  Applications from clinicians interested in clinical research are particularly welcome.

The scholar will receive high quality training encompassing clinical experience, didactic teaching and research.  The internal medicine team are the largest service within the HfSA and undertake world-leading clinical work, research and teaching.  You will join the long-established and highly successful residency programme with five other medicine residents.  The scholar will spend the majority of time undertaking clinical duties at the HfSA.  The scholar will work alongside a team of highly motivated and dedicated medicine nurses to provide the highest level of compassionate veterinary care to patients managed through the service.  Out of hours duties are shared on a rota basis with the medicine residents.

The scholarship will commence in March 2022 and will run for a four-year fixed-term, subject to an annual review of progress and completion of required DVetMed components.

The residency attracts an annual tax-free stipend of £20,018.03 with a supplement payable for on-call duties and an additional allowance of £600 per annum available for approved travel, examination fees and CPD.  Postgraduate fees will be paid by the University of Edinburgh at UK level.

Informal enquiries are encouraged and should be directed to Dr Adam Gow (email:


Closing date for applications:  12noon Tuesday 4th January 2022

Provisional date for interviews:  week commencing 17th January 2022






Application details

General enquiries about the application process can be addressed to Emma Pineau:

If you wish to apply for an advertised vacancy, please complete the Scholarship Application form including the names and addresses of three referees.

You can submit your application electronically.

Please send the application form along with a covering letter stating your reasons for applying and a copy of your CV to Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.


Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine

Contact details



Mrs Emma Pineau
The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
Easter Bush Campus

Post Code
EH25 9RG