Clinical Fellow in Veterinary Ophthalmology at Royal Veterinary College (Hertfordshire, UK)

Queen Mother Hospital

Location:  Hawkshead (nr Potters Bar, Herts)
Salary:  £30,682 Inclusive of London Weighting
Fixed Term / Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Monday 19 June 2023
Reference:  CSS-0112-23

We invite applications for a Clinical Fellowship in Veterinary Ophthalmology in the Department of Clinical Science and Services. The Ophthalmology service is integrated into the large team of specialists within RVC Queen Mother Hospital for Animals and the Equine Referral Hospital, located in our Hawkshead Campus, a 15-minute train ride from the centre of cosmopolitan London and near several international airports.

The focus of the position is supporting the clinical service provision by the ophthalmology Service. The position will appeal to graduates with a strong interest in ophthalmology wishing to improve their skills and experience prior to entering or applying for a residency programme, or before returning to small animal practice. The position is fixed term and designed to increase our staff resources ahead of the appointment of our next round of residents in July 2024.

The Ophthalmology Service has a busy secondary and tertiary referral caseload, which includes cases for the Queen Mother Hospital for Small Animals in Soft Tissue and Orthopaedic Surgery, Neurology, Internal Medicine, Emergency and Critical Care Service, Dermatology, Oncology, Exotic Medicine and Cardiology as well as for the Equine Referral Hospital. The service is well-equipped, with multiple slit lamps, direct and indirect ophthalmoscopes, fundus cameras, anterior segment cameras, tonometers, gonioscopy lenses, aesthesiometers, corneal collagen crosslinking, two Zeiss operating microscopes with viewing screens, multiple phacoemulsification machines for small, large and exotic animals, cryotherapy probes, a diode laser unit, an electrothermocautery unit, a 1.5T MRI, a state-of-the-art CT scanner, digital radiography and high-end ultrasound units. We collaborate extensively with other services within the hospital to optimise patient care.

We are looking for candidates with a RCVS registrable degree in veterinary science. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

Potential applicants wishing to discuss this position informally are encouraged to contact Roser Tetas and Maria-Christine Fischer (Heads of Service) email: and