“Ophthalmology Intern at Davies Veterinary Specialists
Location: Hertfordshire/Bedfordshire border
Job Type: 1-year fixed term
Your role and responsibilities
We are now offering an exciting opportunity to join our friendly Ophthalmology Team as an Ophthalmology intern. Over the year of this position, you will be an integral part of the experienced Ophthalmology team here at Davies working closely with your colleagues, the other vets throughout the other disciplines, highly skilled nurses and incredible support teams. Our fantastic facilities include two dedicated Ophthalmology-specific consult rooms, five operating theatres including a dedicated Ophthalmology theatre equipped with a Zeiss OPMI Lumera i operating microscope and a WhiteStar Signature phacoemulsification unit. In addition, we have a recently redeveloped on-site imaging suite with state-of-the-art Samsung RS85 ultrasound machines, a Siemens 1.5T MRI scanner and a Siemens 64-slice CT scanner.
The ideal candidate will have completed a rotating internship, loves to work within a team, and obviously has a passion for all things Ophthalmology! Some experience in the management ophthalmology cases is essential, as is being personable with a good sense of humour. Further qualifications, such as post-graduate certification, would be desirable but not a requirement. We pride ourselves on being a supportive and friendly team and as a proactive member you will be keen to provide a service of the highest possible standards in a busy, stimulating and supportive environment.
Your responsibilities will be to work alongside the clinicians and nursing team to provide care for our in- and out-patients on a daily basis, including consultations, client communication, surgeries and anaesthesia. Ongoing education is supported through journal club meetings and hospital rounds where you would be expected to actively participate. Weekend cover is based on a shared rota with other clinicians assuring a healthy work-life balance.
Davies Veterinary Specialists has a very significant track-record of colleagues who have completed internships and gone on to complete residency programmes both at Davies and beyond over the last 25 years. Applicants must also hold, or be eligible for, membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
- 5 weeks holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave
- RCVS & VDS fees paid
- External CPD funded
- Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program
- Career progression opportunities
- Staff discount schemes
- Life Assurance
- Enhanced sickness pay
- Enhanced equal family leave
- E-car salary sacrifice scheme
- Employer contribution pension scheme
- Wellness program including:
- Employee assistance program
- Eyecare voucher scheme
- Free annual Flu jab
- Cycle to work scheme
- Recruitment referral reward scheme
Davies Veterinary Specialists is one of the largest and most diverse small animal referral hospitals in Europe. We are based in Hertfordshire, and our practice is home to over 200 dedicated, experienced and passionate veterinary specialists, nurses and support teams. Our promise is to deliver outstanding care to all patients, whilst committing to being a gold standard sustainable place to work. We are a friendly, welcoming practice that leads the way in multi-specialist care. Set in a pleasant rural location, but just a 40-minute train ride to the cultural delights and nightlife of London, Davies offers a good work- life balance with plenty of time to enjoy the surroundings.
Part of an amazing global family
The future of the veterinary world is at the heart of everything we do. We are all individuals, but two important things bring us together: a commitment to excellence and our passion to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.
We are part of Linnaeus that is owned by Mars, which makes us part of their 70,000 Veterinary Health Associates who spend their days thinking about the 400 million pets of the world and how to improve their lives. Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets.
Our Associates are fundamental to our success, and we are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team.
Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.
Making an application
For informal enquiries, please contact Ioannis Tzouganakis, senior ophthalmologist at Davies Veterinary Specialists at Ioannis.Tzouganakis@vetspecialists.co.uk
Please submit a recent CV and letter of intent to Ophelia Hinds at Ophelia.Hinds@linnaeusgroup.co.uk.
The closing date for this post is 18th January 2023.
We look forward to hearing from you”