Referral Ophthalmologist Role at Eastcott Veterinary Referrals (Wiltshire, UK)

Location: Edison Business Park, Hindle Way, Off Dorcan Way, Swindon, Wiltshire

Hours: Full time

Practice: Eastcott Veterinary Referrals

Salary: Highly competitive

Your role and responsibilities

We are looking for a person who will fit into our friendly team of three experienced ophthalmologists, including one European specialist, and be happy to collaborate with all teams within our multi-disciplinary referral hospital.

Our ideal candidate will be a residency trained or a European/American Diploma holder in Veterinary Ophthalmology, but certificate holders will be considered. Weekends and night cover is shared within the team at 1 in 4, aiming for a good work life balance.


  • 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

About us

Eastcott Referrals is one of the leading referral centres in the UK, with 13 specialists in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, internal medicine, ophthalmology, neurology, cardiology, dentistry and oro-maxillofacial surgery, diagnostic imaging and anaesthesia.

We have well equipped ophthalmology specific consulting rooms and an ophthalmic operating suite, with access to further theatres. We have MRI/CT and a diploma lead imaging team supporting the hospital. We have both Faros and Alexos phacoemulsification units, two Zeiss operating microscopes and a ReteVet ERG machine.

We are located just south of the beautiful Cotswolds, market towns like Marlborough to the south and within easy reach of the M4 corridor.

At Linnaeus, we are committed to supporting the physical and mental health of all our Associates. We have an amazing team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across our practices and central support office in addition to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available for everyone.

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BrAVO Spring Meeting 2023 – Conjunctivitis, Blepharitis & Tear Film Abnormalities

At BrAVO, we are delighted to welcome all our members to the pre-BSAVA Spring Meeting 2023 in Manchester. We have a full day of lectures covering disorders of the conjunctiva, eyelids and tear film.

Registration will start at 9 am, with proceedings starting from 9:30 am. There will be exhibits from our sponsors and refreshments provided during the day.

Standard (BrAVO membership required): £175
Nurses, Interns, Students: £120

Deadline for registration is Wednesday 8th March 2023, 7:00pm GMT.

Veterinary Ophthalmologist Required at Rowe Referrals Ophthalmology (Bristol, UK)

The Role

We are looking for an experienced Ophthalmologist (diplomate or advanced practitioner) to come and join our ophthalmology team.

We pride ourselves on not only giving the best possible treatment and care to our patients and clients, but also in creating a supportive and encouraging working environment for our colleagues. The successful candidate will have experience of working in a referral setting and be able to manage their own clinical and surgical caseload. This role will be a mix of consultation and surgical duties.

Full-time or part-time will be considered. You will be required to take part in a shared out-of-hours rota which includes weekends and bank holidays.

About Us

Created in 2000, Rowe Veterinary Referrals (RVR) is part of the long-established Rowe Veterinary Group (RVG). RVR is a multidisciplinary, multi-site, referral veterinary practice based in North Bristol.

We are fully kitted out with the latest equipment including an Oertli OS4 phaco/VR machine, endolaser, high frequency ultrasound, ERG, cross-linking etc. The Ophthalmology team is well established with an excellent reputation. We are conveniently located near the M5 / M4 interchange and boast a superb set up within a multi-disciplinary Referral department.

About the Team and Culture

We currently have a team of 9 Ophthalmologists and a team of 6 Ophthalmic nurses, along with a dedicated team of care assistants and admin staff.

Applicant Requirements

The successful candidate will be a diplomate or experienced AVP with high end surgical and clinical skills and the ability to manage their own referral caseload. The most important thing to bring to the table is an enthusiastic, caring attitude with a desire to help our patients and be a team player.

Because our employee’s matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from –

Work life balance

  • 7.2 weeks annual leave inclusive of bank holidays
  • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
  • Your birthday as a paid day off


  • Private medical insurance
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
  • Non-accidental injury support


  • Negotiable CPD allowance with negotiable hours paid pro rata
  • Certificate support
  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
  • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
  • All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
  • Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships

  • BVA membership
  • VDS cover
  • RCVS fees


  • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Discounted staff pet care
  • Relocation allowance

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch. Please quote BH7999 when applying for this role.

To apply, please email your CV to Ciaran Connolly at or call 07816202808 for more information.

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Part-time Senior Ophthalmology Clinician Position at The Ralph (Buckinghamshire, UK)

“The Ralph is an independent, multidisciplinary, specialist referral centre in the south-east of England. We are looking for another part-time Senior Clinician to join our friendly, experienced Ophthalmology team. The team currently consists of:

  • One ECVO Diplomate
  • One ECVO Residency-trained Clinician
  • Two third-year ECVO Residents
  • One Ophthalmology Intern
  • And our fabulous Ophthalmology nurses!

We will consider both Diplomates and Residency-trained candidates. Dedication to patients, an attitude for teamwork, willingness to teach and a cheerful, friendly character are the winning traits of our ideal candidate.

At The Ralph you will have access to advanced diagnostic and surgical equipment for referral ophthalmology. In our specialist-led multidisciplinary environment you will also receive full support from Diplomates in many disciplines. These include Anaesthesia and Analgesia, Cardiology, Dentistry, Diagnostic Imaging, Emergency & Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, and Orthopaedic and Soft Tissue surgery.

We offer a competitive package of salary and other benefits, including generous holiday and CPD allowance, employee share options and private medical insurance.

After an initial period of three to six months, we consider full-time to be four days per week. The role on offer is part-time and different part-time working patterns can be discussed. The maximum weekend rota is one-in-four.

Marlow is located on the River Thames between Henley and Windsor. This is a beautiful area with lovely walks, water-based activities and more. Our hospital is just off the A404 with easy access from the M4 and M40 motorways and close to London. Marlow is conveniently located only 25 minutes from Heathrow airport, 45 minutes from Luton Airport and one hour from Gatwick or Stansted airport. This makes it very convenient for weekend getaways or for our European colleagues to ‘pop back’ to their home countries to visit family.

The Ralph is a workplace that focuses on core values, culture, vision and mission. We emphasise kindness, compassion and empathy for all our communities. As an independent hospital, we have the freedom and flexibility to chart our own course. If you want to know more, we would love to hear from you.

For more information on the position please contact Heidi Featherstone (Head of Ophthalmology) at in the first instance on an informal basis.

*To Apply*

Thereafter to formally apply please email (PA to Shailen Jasani; Founder, CEO & Clinical Director).

Applications should include an up-to-date CV and a cover letter.

You must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. We can provide visa sponsorship if required.

The closing date for applications is Friday 24th February 2023.”

*.pdf: Ophthalmology Position @ The Ralph, UK