Ophthalmology Internship at Dick White Referrals (Cambridge, UK)

Develop your career with DWR and be part of something special!

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and driven individual to join our growing ophthalmology team for a 12 month internship commencing in June 2022.

Although the internship is mainly a supportive role of the rest of the team it will also provide a level of clinical responsibility and is aimed at preparing the successful candidate for a residency training programme.

The team currently consists of three ECVO diplomates, four ECVO residents, one intern and three nurses. The applicant will have experience of working in general practice and have a tangible track record of their passion for veterinary ophthalmology. A postgraduate qualification in ophthalmology would be extremely useful but is not essential.

The application for this position should include 1) a letter of intent justifying suitability for the position,reasons for pursuing an internship and for choosing DWR 2) curriculum vitae 3) contact details of two referees who have direct knowledge of the candidate’s skills and past clinical experience.

The successful applicant will need to hold a UK valid current driving licence and be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS), whilst also having the right to work in UK (UK or EU citizenship, or with valid UK working VISA for the duration of the internship). If not of English mother language, candidates must have good knowledge of spoken and written English, preferably certified by examination.

If you share our passion for delivering excellence, trust and care then we would love to hear from you.

Applications should be submitted to the Head of Ophthalmology, James Oliver, via e-mail on: by 30th January 2022. Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview in February 2022 with priority given to those who have visited the DWR Ophthalmology Service.

For any further information, please contact James Oliver at the same email address.

Referral Ophthalmologist Role at South Devon Referrals (Devon, UK)

Referral Vet-Ophthalmologist-Full or Part time applicants considered. South Devon Referrals. Sunny South Devon!

We are looking for an Advanced Practitioner or Board eligible clinician in Ophthalmology to join our Diplomate and ECVO Residency trained clinical team. Ophthalmology caseload only, exceptional facilities (including CT). Experienced, supportive colleagues, strong nursing team. Great work-life balance

We have been open since 2009 in our purpose built practice to the highest hospital standards. We offer referrals in Ophthalmology, Endoscopy, Surgery, Orthopaedics, CT scanning, Cardiology, and Physiotherapy. We are in Abbotskerswell, a lovely village in the heart of South Devon between the sea and Dartmoor. It’s a great location for outdoor activities, but also with easy access to the larger centres of Exeter, Torbay, and Plymouth.

The practice is exceptionally equipped e.g.  on site CT scanner, digital X-ray, digital dental X-ray, range of flexible videoscopes/ fibre bronchoscope, rigid endoscopes, laparoscopy/thoracoscopy equipment, multiple capnographs/multiparameter monitors, ultrasound with range of probes, High resolution ocular ultrasound, ERG, full range of surgical equipment, specialist ophthalmology equipment (slit lamps, tonometers, operating microscope, Fundus camera, indirect Ophthalmoscopes etc). We have 2 fully equipped Ophthalmology consultation rooms and a dedicated Ophthalmology theatre with Zeiss OPMI 210 surgical microscope and AMO Signature phacoemulsification machine.

We work to the highest possible standards and give great care to patients (not just get them in and out of the door). Our consultations are 30 minutes. You will join a team of experienced, supportive colleagues, and will be aided in clinical expertise and surgical skills so that with time you will be able to manage the most difficult cases. We aim to ensure a good work: life balance. Daily hours in a “typical” day are 08:00-1800. Out of hours calls are share on an equal 1:3 rota. Part-time hours are to be discussed at interview.

There is a great supportive team environment in the practice and We would love to hear why you’d like to join us! We are looking for a vet with experience and drive, keen to get involved in practice development as well as provide great patient and client care. There is very strong support for staff development and time and funding for CPD is exceptional. Our ideal candidate will be confident using computers.

All candidates must be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or eligible for membership; hold a UK recognised veterinary qualification; have clinical experience as a first opinion veterinary surgeon; have a good command of the English language to be able to function in clinical situations and interact with staff members and clients

Our rota, staff benefits package and salary are benchmarked against other jobs and we genuinely believe it can’t be beaten! Benefits include:

  • Generous salary (where experience and further qualifications are further rewarded). Salary is competitive, dependent on experience
  • Extra leave for long service and Birthday leave day
  • Shift pattern designed to promote a great work-life balance– we’re happy to chat you through the details!
  • RCVS and VDS cover plus additional professional subscription
  • Staff pension scheme in place and other schemes such as childcare vouchers where appropriate.

We offer a very generous CPD allowance both in terms of time and funding – this is tailored according to individual staff goals but can include time and funding for further study.

Contact Jim Carter at South Devon Veterinary Hospital via email or phone 01626 367972. Website

Internship Positions at South Devon Vets (Devon, UK)

South Devon Veterinary Hospital are excited to announce the creation of two new intern training positions in Veterinary Ophthalmology. This position is open to candidates that have an interest in Ophthalmology. The clinic is situation close to the beautiful south Devon coast and southern side of Dartmoor. The candidates will form part of the Ophthalmology team with three clinicians and support staff. A large focus will be on providing inpatient care and supporting the Ophthalmology clinicians during the daily medical and surgical caseload.


The Intern position is a new role at South Devon Hospital to help with our expanding and varied caseload. Intern will be involved in all aspects including patient care, client communication and participation in the  out of hours rota. There will be an opportunity to see Equine cases if desired.

Major Goals

  • To become confident with ocular examination techniques and gain an appreciation of anatomical variations of the normal eye within different species.
  • Gain a good working knowledge of common and hereditary ocular diseases and their routine management.
  • To demonstrate a commitment to continued CPD and personal growth

As part of the team

  • To ensure the highest standard of care to all our patients and clients
  • To ensure efficiency of case management through the different clinical areas
  • To maintain accurate patient records with good levels of client communication
  • To be pleasant, courteous, polite and helpful to all staff members and clients.

Major Duties

  • Provide assistance to Ophthalmology clinicians and Veterinary Nurses as required at all times.
  • Perform and monitor anaesthesia under the direction/Supervision of Ophthalmologists and VN’s. External rotations and training in anaesthesia will be a part of the intern training process.
  • Provision of in-patient care both pre and post-operatively (daytime pre-operative care, medications, monitoring and recovery period, post-operative care, medications). Out of hours in-patient care, anaesthesia, and triage of patients. Facilitate good communication flow between all staff.
  • Completion of accurate hospital records
  • Performing in-house diagnostic tests as necessary
  • Equipment maintenance in conjunction with head nurses and veterinary team and recording in a maintenance log.
  • Follow all practice guidelines for Health and Safety and client care.
  • Welcome and provide support for visiting veterinary surgeons and nurses to ensure safe methods of working and minimum disruption.

Working Hours: 8:00-6:00pm with the aim to have a 60 minute unpaid break per day depending on the case load of any given day.

On-call: You will be on a 1: 2 rota. When on call you will be expected to be available on-site for emergencies and in-patient care. You will receive a day in lieu for a weekend worked. You will be expected to work 4 UK bank holidays per year and receive one day in lieu for each Bank Holiday on call.

Holidays: you will be entitled to 20 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays per annum.

CPD: Generous allowance to be discussed per course. The expectation will be that the Intern will attend at least one Ophthalmology CPD congress during the year. External rotations (two weeks) and visiting other Ophthalmology units will be encouraged.

Please contact Jim Carter at South Devon Veterinary Hospital via email or via phone on 01626 367972

Clinical Ophthalmologist Role at Veterinary Vision (North East England, UK)

Veterinary Vision is looking for an additional clinical ophthalmologist to join our North East team (clinic postcode SR5 3HD)

We are a 10-vet dedicated ophthalmology referral practice, fully equipped with microsurgical operating facilities for extra and intraocular procedures. We provide tertiary referral services for endo-laser, corneal cross-linking, complex phacoemulsification, and high-speed posterior vitrectomy for retinal re-attachment surgery.

We have three clinics in the North of England: Penrith, Sunderland and Preston.

Applicants should hold, or be working towards attaining a post-graduate qualification. If you would like further information regarding this position, please contact either Chris or Gary on 01768 877255 / 07983155419