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Internship In Small Animal Orthopaedics

East of England Veterinary Specialists, Wimpole, Nr Cambridge, UK, United Kingdom

Internship in Small Animal Orthopaedics at East of England Veterinary Specialists
Wimpole, Nr Cambridge, United Kingdom

We are a growing, small animal orthopaedic specialist referral centre, established in 2018, based in Cambridgeshire.

We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated veterinary surgeons (MRCVS) with an interest in small animal orthopaedics to join us as Interns to work with us in our friendly and positive team. The successful candidate/s will assist in all aspects of patient management including consultations and admissions, anaesthesia, diagnostic investigations (including CT), surgery and postoperative care.

This is an opportunity to work in a specialist referral veterinary environment and the internship will provide good preparation for advanced veterinary training programmes, such as a residency. You will be encouraged and supported in undertaking and publishing a scientific research study during the internship.

This full-time position does not require out-of-hours work on a formal rota. We provide a supportive and positive working environment with in-house training and, in addition, external CPD is funded.

The benefits include a highly competitive salary, 5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays, fully funded CPD, RCVS and VDS membership, and a pension contribution.

Applicants should ideally have previous experience in small animal practice or an internship, but excellent new graduates will also be considered for this position. Good written and spoken English is essential and you must have the right to work in UK (UK or EU citizenship, or valid UK working VISA for the duration of the internship).

To apply, please email your CV, a covering letter and contact details for two referees to: directors@eoevets.com.


Applications will close on 24th July with a start date in September/October 2020.

Applications by: 24-07-2020

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(Senior) Lecturer In Equine Dentistry

Equine Surgery, Vienna, Austria

(Senior) Lecturer in Equine Dentistry

The University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna invites applications for a full-time position in Equine Dentistry at a lecturer or senior lecturer level. Applicants will ideally hold an EVDC/AVDC/ECVS/ACVS Diploma but full consideration will also be given to applicants that have completed the corresponding residency programme. The dental station is fully equipped with a dedicated x-ray unit, rigid and flexible endoscopy, stocks and all instruments required for equine dental surgery. The equine hospital includes two modern operating theatres, facilities for standing surgery, high-speed treadmill endoscopy, scintigraphy, CT and MRI. The hospital provides an established referral service to a diverse case load of 3000 patients annually of which appr. 450 are dental patients. Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of 3 references to "bewerbungen@vetmeduni.ac.at".

Required Skills:
• Diplomate EVDC, AVDC, ECVS or AVCS or successful completion of the corresponding residency with current board-eligibility
• Experience in equine dentistry
• English fluently written and spoken
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to work in a team

Preferred Skills:
• German language skills
• Experience in teaching veterinary students
• Research experience

Interested candidates are invited to submit a written application (letter of intent, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of 3 people willing to supply references) to bewerbungen@vetmeduni.ac.at (reference number: 2020/0707) by July 24th, 2020.


Informal enquiries may be made to:
Prof. Florien Jenner, Dipl. ACVS & ECVS
Head of Equine Surgery
University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna
Veterinaerplatz 1, 1210 Vienna
T +43 1 25077-5500
F +43 1 25077-5590

More information: Equine_Surgeon_ACVS 2020_0707_.pdf

Applications by: 24-07-2020

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Soft Tissue Surgeon

Rutland House Referrals, St.Helens, Merseyside, United Kingdom

We are situated in the North West of England in between Manchester and Liverpool with excellent motorway, rail and airport connections. The perfect setting for those that like a bustling city life or those that prefer the countryside as we are close to North Wales and The Lake District.

Rutland House offers referrals in the following disciplines; orthopaedics, soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, dermatology, exotic medicine and cardiology. As well as the usual equipment you would expect in a referral setting we also have onsite CT and 1.5T MRI facilities.

We have a good surgical caseload with a great supportive team consisting of both Diploma and Certificate holders. The Ideal candidate would be someone interested in teaching and developing both Interns and residents.

This position offers excellent career prospects, with the position of Head of Service open to interested and appropriately experienced candidates.

Successful applicants will be Board-Certified in Small Animal Surgery by the American, European, Australian or Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and be eligible for RCVS Specialist status. Applications from experienced residency trained candidates, eligible to sit the qualifying specialist examinations for these colleges, will also be welcomed.

For more information, or to apply, please contact Janie Clare (Practice Manager & Clinical Director) in confidence: Janie.clare@rutlandhousevets.co.uk

Applications by: N/A

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Equine Surgeon

Evidensia Helsingborg Specialist Equine Hospital, Helsinghborg, Sweden

The Evidensia Helsingborg Equine Referral Hospital, Sweden, is seeking an ECVS/ACVS board certified or board eligible surgeon - to start in February 2021 (The starting date can be adjusted to earlier/later for the right applicant).

The hospital is Scandinavia’s largest equine referral hospital and receives referrals from Sweden, Denmark and Norway. The hospital has stabling for >65 hospitalized horses, an intensive care unit (3 stalls), a dedicated neonatal yard (15 stalls) and isolation unit (6 stalls).

Diagnostic facilities include a large bore CT for both standing and anaesthetized cases (>250 cases/year), endoscopy, dynamic endoscopy, gastroscopy, ultrasonography and CR and DR. A large lab for clinical pathology shared with the adjacent small animal hospital. The lameness/outpatient clinic has four examination rooms, full time farrier, three trot up corridors and two indoor arenas (large and small), and a state of the art kinematic lab with +20 high speed cameras covering an indoor arena and trot up corridor.  The surgical facility was renovated and refurbished in 2019 and includes two surgical theatres, standing surgery, three recoveries and supporting facilities. Surgeries at all levels are performed in the hospital from basic wounds to advanced OA procedures. The surgery is equipped with Arthrex 4k arthroscopy and laparoscopy, laser, cautery systems, and LCS system.  About 800 surgeries are performed yearly. The surgical population includes riding horses (all disciplines) and race horses (primary standardbred trotters) at all levels. The surgery department is well supported by excellent and experienced technical staff.

The hospital employs 18 equine veterinarians including one DiplECVS, one DiplACVS, one DiplECEIM, one DiplACVIM, and has accepted residency programs for both ECVS and ECVEIM. The elective case load has primarily been shared between 2 surgeons however recent growth necessitates the search for a third surgeon. The position holds great potential for future influence and development.

The open position will include elective and emergency out of hours surgery. The successful candidate will have dedicated surgery days, diagnostic days and be encouraged to build a case load in fields of special interest. The surgeons cover out of hour surgery on a rota of 1:4-5 and are primarily responsible for emergency surgical procedures and case consults. Intake of emergencies and care of hospitalized patients is primarily covered by a separate experienced duty veterinarian (present at the clinic 24/7). The surgeons do surgery on day patients at other Evidensia clinics as well.

The hospital is located in the outskirts of Helsingborg (125.000 citizens). In close vicinity by car and train you will find Copenhagen (60min to Kastrup international airport- CPH), Malmo (45min) and Gothenburg (2hrs).

We are looking for team player who will help us develop our fantastic hospital.

For further enquiries, please contact:
Mads Kristoffersen, DVM, CertES(Orth), DECVS, MRCVS, Head of Surgery
(mads.kristoffersen@evidensia.se Phone +46 765404135)
Philip Kieffer, DVM, DACVS, Associate surgeon
Lotta Persson, Director of the equine hospital
(lotta.persson@evidensia.se Phone +46 705391353)

Evidensia Specialist Equine Hospital Helsingborg
Bergavägen 3, SE-254 66, Helsingborg, Sweden

Applications by: N/A

Small animal

Educational & Clinical Support Manager 80-100%

Kyon, Zürich, Switzerland

We are looking for new teammates!

This is us

Since 1999, KYON has globally redefined the state-of-the-art in veterinary orthopedics, successfully introducing total and partial joint implants, geometry modifying procedures, and trauma plating systems. 

Based on our values pioneering, progressing and partnering, our goal is to inspire customers with commitment and innovative spirit and shape the future of veterinary medicine. The purpose at KYON is to improve the quality of life for companion animals by equipping veterinary professionals with leading-edge skills and tools. Would you like to actively support our team? 

Education & Clinical Support Manager (80-100%) 

Your team

  • Your workplace is based in our office in Zurich city
  • You work in a small international education team in close collaboration with the sales and marketing teams
  • The mission of KYON education is to provide leading-edge skills to veterinary professionals

Your mission

  • You are responsible for the implementation of the KYON education strategy alongside our digital education offering 
  • You provide on-site clinical support to our customers (e.g. onboarding / adaption of new products)
  • You coordinate and organize all KYON education courses in the KYON Zurich facility, in other countries and at congresses
  • You support the course content and presentation creation for all courses together with our instructors and KOLs
  • You proactively collaborate with the sales, marketing and customer service team to identify onboarding and retention needs

Your personal development

  • Your will support and work closely with the Chief Medical Officer 
  • You support us actively with evolving, developing educating and maintaining the existing network of customers and clinics as well as establishing new customers relationships
  • Due to our fortunate growth, opportunities for further personal development within KYON will be possible in the future
  • Your skills and professional experience
  • Background in medical device or veterinary industry, educational experience preferred 
  • Professionalism in customer interaction as well as a high customer orientation
  • Structured and solution-orientated way of working, with the ability to handle multiple tasks at the time
  • Flexibility, motivated, self-driven and a fast learner
  • Team player with international orientation
  • Willingness to travel up to 50%
  • Solid computer skills, esp. Office 365
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, additional language preferred
  • Strong identification with KYON’s purpose and value

We offer you

  • A diverse field of activity in a dynamic SME with a refreshing spirit
  • Flat structures and fast decision-making
  • An international environment, a young team that appreciates open, cooperative exchanges and supports each other
  • The opportunity to take responsibility, help shaping and implementing solutions
  • Conditions of employment in line with the market and opportunities for further personal development
  • A workplace in the city of Zurich with good public transport connections

We are looking forward to receiving your informative application including a motivation letter per email to patricia.kaelin@kyon.ch

More information: 20200621_Education & Clinical Support Manager_EN_vf.pdf

Applications by: 25-08-2020

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Small Animal Surgeon

Southfields Veterinary Specialists, Essex, United Kingdom

Southfields Veterinary Specialists are currently recruiting a Surgeon who is board certified, or residency-trained (ECVS or ACVS) to join our multi-disciplinary team of specialists. As SFVS moves to brand new 40,000 sqft state-of-the-art facilities in 2021 you will be part of a team that has been provided with some of the most advanced equipment and facilities.

This exciting role will require the candidate to provide clinical services as a specialist consultant, either exclusively orthopaedic referrals, or a combination of orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery cases.

You will be committed to developing the practice and providing high standards of care to both our patients and referring veterinary surgeons. You will join a surgical team already comprising three senior clinicians, one resident and one surgical intern. Our purpose-built, referral-only hospital is complimented by an excellent multi-disciplinary specialist-led team and provides the opportunity to work with some of the most exceptional and dedicated veterinary professionals in a supportive environment.

Why Southfields Veterinary Specialists?

Southfields is the new name in referral services.  It’s a very exciting time to join a forward-thinking and highly motivated team that has the support of the Linnaeus Group as well as Mars Petcare, providing significant investment in providing new innovative services, a state-of-the art working environment and commitment to personal and career development. With an excellent support team in place, you’ll be able to concentrate on what you do best in a friendly and supportive practice.

What’s on offer?

  • Full-time - which is based on a 4-day week
  • Very competitive salary
  • A generous benefits package including 25 days’ holiday, private medical insurance, supported CPD, registration fees and pension scheme
  • A good work-life balance
  • Opportunities for progression and to develop your career
  • Excellent location - only 30 minutes by train from central London, within easy reach of the beautiful Essex countryside and we are extremely well positioned for international travel links by air and train.

To find out more

See attached document for more details. Potential candidates wishing to discuss this position informally or apply are encouraged to contact Henry L'Eplattenier at henry.leplattenier@southfields.co.uk.
Applications can also be submitted online via the Southfields website (southfields.co.uk).

More information: Surgeon Southfields Advert July 2020.pdf

Applications by: N/A

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Head Of Referrals/Orthopaedic Surgeon

A30 Referrals, Cornwall, United Kingdom

A30 Referrals is an established and rapidly expanding small animal referral business, which is part of Penmellyn Veterinary Group. We are looking for an experienced small animal orthopaedic surgeon to head up our referral team due to our present surgeon relocating for family reasons. There is an additional spinal and/or advanced soft tissue caseload available if desired.

This position would ideally suit a specialist/ diploma holder, but an experienced advanced practitioner would also be well suited to the role. We have an established network of referring practices and a very well equipped purpose-built hospital with a ready-made team to support you. We have an on-site CT scanner which is heavily used to assist with pre-surgical assessment and planning. We prioritise delivering a high standard of care to our patients, and a top level of service to our clients and referring practitioners.

We are based in the heart of Cornwall, with some of the county’s most beautiful coastline only ten minutes drive from the practice. An excellent salary package, with lots of time off to allow you to enjoy the local area, is on offer to the successful applicant. CPD is strongly encouraged and supported. Check us out at www.a30referrals.com and for more information please contact our Clinical Director, Philip Harris at p.harris@penmellyn.co.uk 

Applications by: N/A

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Small Animal Surgeon

Vethippo'Dome, Ennezat, France

We are looking for a small animal surgeon, board-certified or board eligible, to complete our team.

Our clinic offers an excellent work environment and a unique opportunity of evolution and development. The clinic was created in 2018 as a mixt practice (small animal and equine departments) in a brand new building. The clinic is comprised of 8 veterinarians including a senior ACVS-LA/ECVS large animal surgeon and a specialist in lameness/orthopedics (DESV). The caseload is growing exponentially in both small and large animals and we are seeking for a candidate that is ready to provide the highest standards of care while taking charge of the small animal surgical department. The practice is equipped with the latest technologies including Fuji digital radiography, ESAOTE ultrasound, Olympus endoscopy, Arthrex arthroscopy, Ligasure, Synthes and IMEX for orthopaedic surgery.

The clinic maintains an emergency service 24 hours a day.

This is a full-time position, to be held as soon as possible.

We are located in Ennezat, closed to Clermont Ferrand (Auvergne). Clermont Ferrand is a pleasant city with a wonderful country side and offers a high quality of life.

For more information, please contact Helene PASQUET at this email address: pasquet.helene@gmail.com

Applications by: N/A

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer In Equine Surgery

Clinic for Horses, Department of Surgery and Orthopeadics, Giessen, Germany

The Faculty of Veterinary Science the University of Giessen is offering a lecturer/senior lecturer position in Equine Surgery.

The clinic covers all aspects of equine Surgery and orthopaedics, with a rising and very versatile caseload. Currently, we have around 500-600 surgical cases, approximately 1000 admission and readmission cases per annum and about 1000 horses that are treated in the associated farrier school. Facilities are progressively expanding and the medical equipment is of highest standard including a 3 Tesla MRI, Cone beam computed tomography and scintigraphy.

As part of the surgical team, the candidate will play an important role in patient and client care as well as in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Active involvement in hospital rounds, journal club an d research presentations is expected. This position could suit either a recently board certified Dipolomate who wishes to consolidate their experience, or a more experienced surgeon with a specific area of expertise and interest.

The successful candidate should be board-certified in equine surgery (ECVS or ACVS). Experience in teaching and basic science or clinical research along with a postgraduate research qualification is desirable. Good knowledge of written and spoken German is favourable, but not essential.

Further Information: https://www.uni-giessen.de/karriere/stellenangebote/ausschreibungen/wissenschaftliche-mitarbeiter/277-10

To apply, please send your CV and a letter of intent under reference number 277/10 to:

For informal inquiries, please contact Michael Röcken by email m.roecken@t-online.de or by phone +496419938571.

Applications by: 29-07-2020

Applications by: 29-07-2020

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Small Animal Surgeon

Star Veterinary Clinic, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Our small animal clinic is looking for a Senior Veterinary Surgeon to join the clinic in a Full-Time capacity, starting in July or August 2020.

Star Veterinary Clinic has two branches both located in the Dubailand area of Dubai, UAE.  Dubai offers a fantastic lifestyle with amazing beaches, nightlife, and leisure activities.

Our clinic was established 5 years ago and is well equipped with diagnostic ultrasound, in house laboratory and digital x-rays. Star Veterinary Clinic currently has a friendly, experienced and approachable team of 4 vets, as well as grooming and pet sitting staff.  We deal exclusively with dogs and cats. 

Candidate should have:

-A minimum of 5 years’ practical experience with leadership capabilities
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-A friendly attitude with a good ability to build relationships with clients
-Ideally be a specialist surgeon.

We are offering:

-A very competitive salary package
-All visa costs and license fees will be covered by us
-Health insurance
-A return flight ticket to your home country upon completion of one year’s work
-30 days paid leave after one year’s work
-A five day work week (9am to 5pm working hours) with very occasional after hours emergency cases

Please contact Andrea at agnew.andrea@gmail.com

Applications by: 31-07-2020

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Senior Small Animal Surgeon

Auna Especialidades Veterinarias Referal Hospital, Valencia, Spain


AUNA ESPECIALIDADES VETERINARIAS is a multi-disciplinary referral hospital located in the East coast of Spain (Valencia).

We require an additional enthusiastic Small Animal Surgeon with an interest and training in soft tissue surgery, orthopaedics and also neurosurgery (mostly out of hours) to complement our team. The Surgery Service is currently made up of two ECVS diplomates and two surgery interns. Our team has boarded specialists in many disciplines: ECVS, ECVN, ACVIM-Onco, ECVDI, ACVR, ECVIM, amongst the 52 professionals working in the hospital. The ideal candidate would be ACVS/ECVS board certified or board-eligible candidate, however, applicants with broad surgical experience are also welcomed to apply. Being fluent or willing to become rapidly fluent in Spanish is mandatory.

This is a full-time position with a well-balanced surgical caseload and includes orthopaedics and soft tissue cases. Part-time employment while preparing for diploma exams can be considered before joining the team at full-time. We offer a competitive salary based on qualifications and experience, an interesting caseload and a good work-life balance. Our facilities offer an excellent working environment including dedicated treatment rooms, ICU, cardiology and oncology suites, separated dogs and cats’ wards, 16-slice CT scanner, digital radiography, fluoroscopy, fully comprehensive set of Storz HD video scopes for laparoscopy and arthroscopy, two fully equipped operating theatres, etc.

Valencia is a sunny Mediterranean city with excellent climate and plentiful leisure possibilities helped by excellent travel infrastructures. Valencia, the third largest city in Spain, offers a great combination of city, sun and beach, mountains, fantastic food and also has the largest inner-city urban park in the whole of Europe.

Applications or informal enquiries should be addressed to Manuel Jiménez Peláez DVM, MRCVS, Dipl. ECVS, Head of Surgery Service, via email: formacion@aunaespecialidadesveterinarias.es

Applications by: N/A

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Small Animal Surgeon

Mermoz Vet, LYON, France

Clinique Vétérinaire Mermoz - Veterinary referral hospital

Small animal surgeon needed, board-certified or board eligible:

We are looking for a small animal surgeon, board-certified or board eligible, to complete our team. Our clinic is currently practicing a substantial activity in referral cases and we would like to develop it within the scope of our future acquisition of brand new premises, more spacious and modern than our current ones (1200 m2 in Lyon intra muros).

We are presently about 20 vets divided into a day service and emergencies (at night and during weekends), as well as about 20 nurses.

The clinic maintains an emergency service 24 hours a day for our clientele and the ones of about fifty clinics around ours. Our technical facilities offer an excellent working environment, especially the whole surgical equipment necessary for orthopaedic surgery and soft tissues surgery. We also have a complete endoscopy column to carry out arthroscopies.

We work with a city-dweller clientele, therefore we particularly treat dogs, cats and exotic pets.

This is a full-time position, to be held as soon as possible.

We are located in Lyon, the second biggest city in France. It is a pleasant city, well located : it only takes 2 hours to go to Paris or to the Mediterranean Sea and it is near the mountains. Lyon is a city full of history and is also recognized as the capital of gastronomy in France.

For more information, please contact Romain DURBEC at this email address : romain.durbec@orange.fr

Applications by: 17-07-2020

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Specialist In Small Animal Surgery

Animal Referral Centre, Auckland, New Zealand

Specialist In Small Animal Surgery
Animal Referral Centre, Auckland, New Zealand

Animal Referral Centre is looking for an additional small animal surgical specialist to join our practice. We are looking for a clinician to provide the highest standards of care and function as part of a cohesive, caring multidisciplinary team. Our ideal candidate would be a board certified surgeon (ECVS, ACVS or FANZCVS) but board eligible surgeons are also welcome to apply.

Animal Referral Centre is a busy, growing, specialist led private referral practice established in 2016. It is independently owned and operated and has specialists in small animal surgery, internal medicine and diagnostic imaging.  A cardiologist is joining the practice in August 2020. We are also co-located with a specialist animal dermatology practice.

Surgical theatres are well equipped with Synthes orthopaedic kits and power tools, surgical stapling equipment, Ligasure vessel sealing technology, IMEX ESF and HD arthroscopy. The clinic has a new 64 slice Siemens CT, digital radiography, C-arm image intensification, ultrasound, endoscopy, mechanical ventilation and dedicated cat and dog receptions, consulting rooms and treatment areas. We have access to off-site 3T MRI and radiation therapy. A purpose built small animal rehabilitation centre is also onsite.

The clinic is located on Auckland’s North Shore. Auckland is New Zealand's largest city and home to over 1.6 million people. Auckland has fantastic beaches, two harbours, and hiking trails and national parks are within easy reach. The climate is sunny, the city is multi-cultural and we have outstanding food, wine and shopping. New Zealand is currently free of COVID-19 and the future for small animal specialist practice is very bright.

The remuneration package for this position is competitive, commensurate with experience and a signing bonus and relocation allowance is offered. We offer a 4 day work week with a long weekend every weekend, a generous CPD allowance and paid time off for CPD.

To apply for this role please send a copy of your CV and covering letter to Karl Mathis at surgery@arcvets.co.nz

Applications by: N/A

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Resident In Small Animal Surgery

University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

The School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin invites applications for the position of a resident in small animal surgery to commence 1st September 2020. The UCD Small Animal Veterinary Hospital has a team of 4 small animal surgeons (3 ECVS diplomates) and 3-4 small animal surgery residents- in- training (2 currently in post), as well as European specialists in small animal internal medicine, oncology, emergency and critical care, anaesthesia and analgesia, diagnostic imaging, clinical pathology, and anatomic pathology. The small animal referral hospital is equipped with digital radiography, CT and MRI on site, fluoroscopy, arthroscopy and laparoscopy, operating microscope, and full instrumentation for soft tissue, orthopaedic, and neurosurgery.

The small animal surgery residency programme has a long track record of successful completion of residents in the programme including credentials and success in the certifying examination on the first or second attempt.

This is a four-year training position:
• To provide clinical training in small animal surgery and completion of requirements for submission of credentials to the European College of Veterinary Surgeons.
• To provide an introduction to (clinical) research and to develop communication and teaching skills.

The successful applicant:
• Must be a citizen of the European Union or qualify to live and work in the EU
• Must have a veterinary qualification eligible for registration with the Veterinary Council of Ireland (see www.vci.ie)
• Must have completed a one year small animal rotating or surgical internship
• Must have a minimum of two years of clinical experience since graduation
• Must have excellent communication skills
• Must have an ability to work in a team
• Must be a highly motivated individual with strong academic and clinical skills

Informal enquiries may be made to:
Barbara Kirby, Professor Small Animal Surgery (Barbara.Kirby@ucd.ie), ECVS Programme Director

Closing date midnight Sunday 19th July 2020.

For further information and to apply for this position see:

Applications by: 19-07-2020

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Locum Small Animal Surgeon: Nov 2020 - Jan 2021

Veterinary Clinic VETOPTION, Aix-en-Provence, France

The veterinary clinic Vetoption is looking for a locum small animal surgeon over 3 months.

Aix-en-Provence is a nice city in the south of France, one of the sunniest places of the country, 30 km from Marseille and the Mediterranean Sea and 2 hours from the Alpes and ski resorts. Cultural activities are very developed in the city. The region is very dynamic and offers many opportunities of outdoor activities.

Vetoption is a referral-exclusive practice with departments of surgery, internal medicine, medical imaging and cardiology, without out-of-hours emergency service. The current team is young, dynamic and consist of:
- 2 surgeons (one DACVS and one former ECVS resident)
- 1 internist (DECVIM-CA)
- 2 radiologists (one DECVDI and one former specialized intern from a veterinary school)
- 1 cardiologist (DECVIM-CA, Cardiology)
- 1 assistant in surgery
- 5 very efficient nurses

The surgery department offers a nice caselog with approximatively 60% of orthopedics and neurosurgery cases and 40% of soft tissue. The activity if exclusively referral so a very large majority of the surgeries are specialized procedures. The equipment includes full set of Synthes orthopedics material, arthroscopy, digital x-ray, high-quality Canon ultrasound machine and Philips CT-scan (16 slices). There is a surgery assistant working full time, preparing and assisting in the surgeries, supervising the hospitalization and helping with reports. There are also five dynamic nurses in the clinic.

Vetoption is looking for a locum veterinary surgeon for the replacement of the two surgeons: one in maternity leave and the second studying for the board examination. The 3-months replacement takes place from 2nd of November 2020 until 29th of January 2021. The ideal candidate should be ECVS/ACVS diplomate or residency trained. He/she should ideally understand and speak French, however every application is welcome. The position is preferentially full-time, but a part-time can be arranged, without on-call duties. Remuneration will be commensurate with profile and experience, as self-employed or employee contract.

Informal inquiries and applications should be addressed to Dr Hélène Le Pommellet by email (contact.aix@vetoption.fr). Our website: www.vetoption.fr

Applications by: 03-10-2020

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Equine Surgeon

San Luis Rey Equine Hospital, San Diego, CA, USA, Bonsall, USA


The position will consist of scheduled overnight emergency duty with flexibility to schedule and book surgery consultations and procedures during the weekdays as clinical caseload expands.  Duties include receiving and triaging emergency cases, elective soft tissue surgical cases, and teaching and training interns, while working within the unique practice culture. 

Candidates must be enthusiastic about emergency medicine & surgery, soft tissue surgery, and have a DVM or equivalent and surgery credentials.  Previous relevant equine referral emergency medicine and surgery experience is essential. In addition, experience managing equine cases in a team-based, collaborative environment on an emergency basis, including medical, intraoperative, and postoperative care is required.
Assistance and surgical oversight is available for candidates.
Valid California Veterinary Medical License required.
San Luis Rey Equine Hospital has a strong sport horse and thoroughbred racehorse caseload.

Health, vision & dental insurance, AVMA PLIT, California licensing, AAEP, AVMA and ACVS dues are covered by employer.
Competitive 401K eligibility following 12 months of employment.
Disability insurance is up to the individual employee to obtain & maintain coverage.

  • Residency trained
  • Collaborative
  • Soft tissue surgery focus
  • Team-player

For contact: Nick Huggons (huggons@slreh.com)

More information: SLREH Job Posting.pdf

Applications by: 31-07-2020

Small animal

Senior Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dick White Referrals, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Dick White Referrals is one of the UK’s leading veterinary specialist centres that provides secondary and tertiary referral-only specialist veterinary care for dogs and cats.  We believe passionately in caring for our colleagues, because we understand that happy, motivated and engaged people provide higher standards of care to our patients, their owners, our referring colleagues and each other.  We strive every day to be excellent in everything that we do, and we recognise that developing deep levels of trust between each other and with our clients is paramount to our ongoing success.

DWR was founded in 2003 by Professor Dick White DipACVS DipECVS FRCVS and has grown rapidly to become one of the largest, truly multi-disciplinary, Specialist veterinary referral centres in Europe, currently employing 48 specialist veterinary clinicians, 30 residents and 17 interns along with our 250-strong support staff, which includes over 100 registered veterinary nurses.  We are located only 10 miles from the vibrant and historic University city of Cambridge, with excellent road and rail connections to London, the Midlands and the stunning East Anglian coast. Stansted airport is only 30 minutes away by car.  We are proud to provide a 24/7 referral-only services for patients across the UK in anaesthesia and analgesia, cardiology, clinical pathology and histopathology, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, neurology and neurosurgery, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedic surgery, physiotherapy and soft tissue surgery. The clinic is fully equipped with the surgical, diagnostic and hospitalisation facilities commensurate with a flagship specialist veterinary centre.We have an onsite reference laboratory with both in-house clinical pathology and diagnostic histopathology and we also have our own veterinary nurse training academy that currently has 82 students registered. As part of our ongoing drive for excellence, later this year we are due to open a 32,000 ft2 (3,000 m2) extension that will double the size of our facilities and create a truly world class centre of excellence. 

Our orthopaedic surgery caseload is rising and we now seek at least one, ideally two, Orthopaedic Surgeons to join our team. As well as a proactive, friendly working environment and class-leading clinical standards, this position offers excellent career prospects, with the position of Head of Service open to interested and appropriately experienced candidates.

Aside from the excellent, positive and collaborative working environment that places great value on teamwork, DWR offers a competitive remuneration package including a generous salary, pension provision, private health insurance, income protection and life assurance schemes and family focused leave provision alongside annual study leave and CPD allowances.  As we are also an Educational Partner of the University of Nottingham, the successful candidate will be awarded Honorary Associate Professor status with this institution. Clinical research activity and participation is, therefore, positively encouraged and colleagues currently collaborate with scientific, medical and veterinary institutions across the UK and further afield in many ongoing studies. 

Successful applicants will be Board-Certified in Small Animal Surgery or Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery by the American, European, Australian or Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and be eligible for RCVS Specialist status. Applications from experienced residency trained candidates, eligible to sit the qualifying specialist examinations for these colleges, will also be welcomed.

For more information, or to apply, please contact Dr Rob Foale, Clinical Director, in complete confidence:

E: rf@dwr.co.uk
T: +44 (0)1638 572012/590271

Applications by: N/A

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