Professional Internship in Veterinary Ophthalmology Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

UE03 £18,529 – £20,092

Fixed Term 12 months starting from 1st March 2022

Full Time 35 hours per week

Number of posts : 1

Closing date: 11th February 2022 17:00 GMT

We are looking for candidates with an enthusiasm for ophthalmology, strong work ethic, and the ability to work as part of a dedicated team in a busy service. Clinical experience, a rotating internship, and previous ophthalmology experience are all preferable but not required. Applicants must be a member of RCVS and fluent in English written and spoken.

The Opportunity:

A new position has become available for a 12 month training opportunity in Veterinary Ophthalmology. The successful candidate will support the ophthalmology department of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, and will have primary case responsibilities.

Our team includes 2 European Boarded Veterinary Ophthalmologists, 3 residents and a dedicated nursing and technical team. The successful candidate will contribute to the out of hours rota (working closely with a senior colleague) and will be expected to undertake a research project and manuscript preparation, to help them work towards obtaining a position on a residency training program.

More information on the team and the hospital can be found on:

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Fluent in English written and spoken
  • Enthusiasm for ophthalmology
  • Member of RCVS

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Informal enquiries should be directed to Ben Blacklock (Head of Ophthalmology), email:

As a valued member of our team you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK.  Further information is available on our right to work webpages.