University of Edinburgh Residency Position

University of Edinburgh

Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Professional Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (Residency) in Veterinary Ophthalmology

Applications are invited from veterinary graduates for a DVetMed (Residency) in Veterinary Ophthalmology.  The role is based within the Hospital for Small Animals (HfSA) at the School’s Easter Bush campus.  In this full-time training position, the resident will undertake clinical duties in the Veterinary Ophthalmology Service while working towards the ECVO Diploma and a doctorate of veterinary medicine degree.  Candidates must have an enthusiasm for the discipline, an ability to work as part of a dedicated team and at least two-years postgraduate clinical experience in general practice, or have completed a one-year rotating internship position.  Excellent written and spoken English is a requirement, and the successful candidate must be registered with the RCVS.  Applications from clinicians interested in clinical research are particularly welcome.

The scholar will receive high quality training encompassing clinical experience, didactic teaching and research.  The ophthalmology team is rapidly growing and undertake world-leading clinical work, research and teaching.  You will join an established residency programme with three other residents.  The scholar will spend the majority of time undertaking clinical duties at the HfSA and the Equine Hospital.  The scholar will work alongside highly motivated and dedicated nurses to provide the highest level of compassionate veterinary care to patients managed through the service.  Out of hours duties are shared on a rota basis with the other residents.  The scholarship will commence from March 2024 and will run for a four-year fixed-term, subject to an annual review of progress.

The scholarship attracts an annual tax-free stipend of £28,151.00 and an additional allowance of £1,500 per annum available for approved travel, examination fees and CPD.  Postgraduate fees will be paid by the University of Edinburgh at UK level.

Informal enquiries are encouraged and should be directed to Ben Blacklock and Claudia Hartley (email:,, telephone 0131 650 6247).

Applications should be made via the following online form:

Please remember to indicate for which specialty you are making the application.  For any application related queries, please contact

Closing date for applications:  14th October 2023

Please note that the online form will close automatically after the above date and no applications can be made beyond this date.

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