Ophthalmology Position at Davies Veterinary Specialists (Hertfordshire, UK)

Ophthalmology Position at Davies Veterinary Specialists

Location: Hertfordshire/Bedfordshire border

Your role and responsibilities

We are offering an exciting opportunity to join our friendly Ophthalmology Team. We are seeking an experienced Ophthalmology Specialist to join our multi-disciplinary clinical team and work alongside our experienced team of two ECVO specialists and an ophthalmology intern. You will be working closely with specialist teams in all the disciplines expected in a multidisciplinary referral practice, with highly skilled nurses and incredible support teams. Our fantastic facilities include a newly re-developed on-site imaging suite (64 slice CT and 1.5T MRI), fully equipped Ophthalmology surgical suite and two Ophthalmology-specific consulting rooms. More importantly, we have fabulous colleagues including world-class Diplomate level Anaesthesia, Imaging and Internal medicine teams.

The ideal candidate will hold an ECVO or ACVO Diploma, but candidates eligible for Diploma examination after having completed an approved residency programme are also encouraged to apply. Applicants must also hold, or be eligible for, membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Experience in complex ophthalmology case management is essential, as is being personable with a good sense of humour. 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.

Specific experiences / qualifications / status / citizenship requirements

You must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Have an excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Maintain a professional and caring approach in all aspects of your work
  • Provide evidence of your Right to Work in the UK.
  • Undergraduate Veterinary Degree
  • RCVS current membership
  • Previous experience of clinical cases
  • Competent in use of Microsoft office and clinical systems for email, producing letters and report, recording accurate patient records, etc


  • 5 weeks holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave
  • RCVS & VDS fees paid
  • 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

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 near 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

Please submit a recent CV and letter of intent to Amy Bowcott For informal enquiries, please contact Ronan Doyle Clinical Director at Davies Veterinary Specialists at

We look forward to hearing from you

Further details about us can be found at