Combined Ophthalmology/First-Opinion Role at Clear Ridge Vets (Stamford, UK)

We are looking for someone with a real interest in ongoing learning, whether this is someone who already has an additional qualification, or a less experienced vet with a fresh enthusiasm to soak up ideas and treatments and protocols. We will respectively take new ideas forward and/or mentor at the required level; thereby keeping us all interested and keen, fuelled by the inter-clinician dialogue.

4 day working week with some weekend work.

This is a modern, very well-equipped small animal clinic; seeing first opinion cases, as well as ophthalmology referrals, and BVA eye testing (~500/year, heading for 600+ this year). A high level of soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery is also performed here too: So someone who also has that interest can be accommodated, but this is certainly not essential.

The practice is truly spacious and well provided. There is a modern Carl Zeiss operating microscope, and AMO/J+J Sovereign phaco machine. Also ERG, 3 slit lamp biomicroscopes, indirect ophthalmoscopes, brand new Dr Mach operating light, and electrosurgery. Plus Tonopen and Tonovet, Esaote ultrasound (8MHz-22MHz), multimode monitors, capnography, as well as Securos orthopaedic kit, amongst other significant surgical equipment.

The role of the incoming vet, is a combined first opinion, and Ophthalmology position. The aim is to build up the Ophthalmology side, and enable increasing involvement of the new person in Ophthalmology.

Pleasant accommodation, with new bathroom, available; as well as use of a modern vehicle.

Finally, there is a £4,000 welcoming bonus for the successful candidate.

Contact Rob to discuss the position:-

Rob Pontefract, BVMS, Cert V Ophthal, PG Cert SAS, MRCVS.
43 Empingham Road, Stamford. PE9 2RJ. 07711 090999.

Ophthalmology Internship at Focus Referrals (Oxfordshire, UK)

Focus Referrals is a single specialist ophthalmology referral service based in Banbury, Oxfordshire.

We have recently moved to a purpose-built clinic where we offer personal, high quality referrals to our local veterinary surgeons. We are committed to the ongoing education and training of upcoming veterinary ophthalmologists and hope to gain approval for an ECVO residency.

Focus requires an experienced veterinary surgeon with a keen interest in ophthalmology (ideally a certificate holder or someone enrolled on their certificate) to work closely with the specialist to facilitate expansion of our services as a 12-month contract.

Excellent communication and client skills are essential with the additional ability to work well within a team. Experience in general practice preferred.

If you are interested in this position, please email a covering letter and your CV to Alice Rhodes at:

Experienced Ophthalmologist to Lead Service at Batchelor, Davidson and Watson Vets (Edinburgh, UK)

Batchelor, Davidson and Watson Vets based in the vibrant city of Edinburgh, offer an ophthalmology referral service to central Scotland and beyond.
We are looking for an experienced ophthalmologist to lead our ophthalmology service working alongside a team of first opinion practitioners and a wider support team within our group.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone looking to lead and manage your own clinical caseload at an established referral clinic.

We are invested in continuously improving clinical standards and pride ourselves in giving the best possible care to our patients and clients alike.

We offer a generous salary package, four day week and enhanced CPD budget as well as other benefits.

For an informal chat please contact our Practice Director Lisa McColl on 07769160490 or email

Ophthalmology Internship at The Ralph (Buckinghamshire, UK)


The Ralph is an independent multidisciplinary referral centre in Marlow, Bucks, west of London. We have recently had our second birthday!

Our current Ophthalmology Intern is making plans for new pastures. We are looking to appoint an Ophthalmology Intern for 12 months to join our team, which comprises one ECVO Diplomate, one ECVO board-eligible ophthalmologist and two ECVO residents, and two ophthalmology nurses.

The Ralph is a workplace that focuses on culture, core values and mission. If you want to know more about this, we would love to hear from you.

To apply:

Please email with your CV and a cover letter. This is also the email address for any queries.

The deadline for application is 11 April 2021.

Hear from our current intern:

“The ophthalmology team, led by Heidi Featherstone, is a very knowledgeable, highly skilled and a wonderful, caring group of people. The hospital is multidisciplinary, with great facilities and collaboration between services. The ethos that drives the entire team, makes The Ralph a special place to work towards achieving your goals. I am honoured to be even just a small part of it, striving to offer exemplary care to patients and their carers.” (Gabi, Ophthalmology Intern)

Full-time Ophthalmology Position (Leicester, UK)

Park Veterinary Group is a well-established successful practice in Leicester.

Our Ophthalmology department is looking for a 3rd full time ophthalmology colleague who will be responsible for their own caseload and helping us to grow our reputation and service.

We work together as a team to deliver the highest standard of care for our clients and their animals. We have great staff and many facets to our practice, including running our own in-house dedicated night team at our referral hospital.

We’re looking for an individual holding or studying towards Advanced Practitioner status with some experience in referral ophthalmology, and will provide a supportive environment to develop your skills. We have a team ethos and enjoy our work, but appreciate the balance of home life too. If you want to join a happy and successful team carrying out the eye work you enjoy,
it’s definitely worth talking to us.

Contact with your particulars, or to arrange a more informal chat email Mark Russon at

University of Munich seeking ECVO Diplomate

Scientific Assistant (m/f) (DipECVO)
(Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in)

The Clinic of Small Animal Surgery and Reproduction at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany, is offering a position to be filled immediately for an Academic Advisor (m/f) (Akademische Rätin / Akademischen Rat) with the function of a Scientific Assistant (m/f) in a full-time position. The employment will be remunerated according to Bes.Gr. (salary class) A 13. Appropriate conditions provided also A 14.

For the position a license to practice Veterinary Medicine in Germany (Approbation) is required as well as the board-certified status of a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ECVO).

Generally, we expect an applicant who is a good team player with dedication and personal commitment to clinical work, good organisational and communication skills as well as interest in scientific work and enjoying lecture and teaching students and young veterinarians.

The field of duties includes the practical work in small animal ophthalmology, the establishment and supervision of a Residency-Programme as well as the active cooperation in research and the general educational tasks of the clinic.

Good German language skills spoken and in writing are a condition for being accepted.

We are a modernly equipped university clinic for small animals with a dedicated and specialised staff. We offer an independent and responsible job providing good professional and personal developmental opportunities.

Please send a written application to:

Prof. Dr. A. Meyer-Lindenberg
Chirurgische und Gynäkologische Kleintierklinik
Tierärztliche Fakultät
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Veterinärstraße 13
D-80539 München

Experienced ophthalmologist required as locum (Oxfordshire, UK)

Focus Referrals is a single specialist ophthalmology referral service based in Banbury, Oxfordshire. We have recently moved to a purpose built clinic where we offer personal, high quality referrals to our local veterinary surgeons.

Focus requires an experienced ophthalmologist to run our service to provide holiday cover for various periods from June onwards.

If you are interested in this position, please contact:

Mike or Alice Rhodes on

Ophthalmology Internship at Rowe Referrals (Bristol, UK)

Looking to launch your career in veterinary ophthalmology? 

We are looking for an intern in veterinary ophthalmology to come and join our ophthalmology team. This 12-15 month post is aimed at providing a good grounding in ophthalmic anaesthesia, examination techniques, case management and basic ophthalmic surgery for a qualified veterinary surgeon.  

Previous experience with managing your own ophthalmic cases an advantage but flexibility, willingness to learn and to work as part of a team are more important. We pride ourselves in 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.  

Applicants must be MRCVS registered and have good spoken and written English. 

Email or call David Nutbrown-Hughes ( 07814 147225) for more information or to discuss. Please send a CV and covering letter to apply (please send by 5th March 2021).

Lumbry Park Looking for Experienced Ophthalmologist (Full or Part Time)

Lumbry Park Veterinary Specialists is a large multidisciplinary referral hospital providing veterinary referral services across the South of England including London and the Thames Valley. Our services include Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic surgery, Soft Tissue Surgery, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Diagnostic Imaging. The hospital is an ISFM gold feline clinic and was awarded the BVHA design award for an outstanding working environment. We are part of CVS (UK) Ltd, the largest provider of integrated veterinary services in the UK. The referrals division currently operates eight referral hospitals in the UK and Ireland.

We are looking for a board-certified/eligible or experienced referral Ophthalmologist on a full or part time basis.

We offer a first class Ophthalmology service with comprehensive diagnostic and treatment facilities including RETevet ERG machine, Esaote MyLabClass C ultrasound machine, Zeiss operating microscope, Whitestar Signature cataract machine, on-site Siemens 16-slice CT,  on-site Siemens 1.5T MRI and all the other expected diagnostic and surgical tools to enable the ophthalmology service to perform:

  • The medical management of all ocular diseases including dry eye, uveitis and glaucoma
  • Eyelid surgeries – routine (entropion/ectropion) and complex
  • ‘Cherry eye’ surgery
  • Surgery for the removal of abnormal eyelashes (cryosurgery, sharp surgery)
  • Management of ocular trauma/removal of foreign bodies
  • Cataract and lens luxation surgeries
  • Investigation of ocular tumours
  • Investigation of sudden onset blindness
  • Investigation of neuro-ophthalmic disease

You will be working alongside an experienced, residency trained, Ophthalmologist and you will be supported by experienced diplomates in internal medicine, soft-tissue surgery, neurology, cardiology, orthopaedic surgery, anaesthesia and emergency and critical care.

Lumbry Park is dedicated to providing an outstanding service to our clients and the very best care for their pets.

For an informal chat please contact our Clinical Director or to apply please visit:

Debenham Vets Needs a Diplomate or Experienced Advanced Practitioner

Synopsis: Debenham Vets needs a diplomate or experienced advanced practitioner that can help run our expanding ophthalmology team. We are also looking for advanced practitioners in ophthalmology or other areas interested in expanding their knowledge or joining an existing team. We are a rapidly growing privately owned ophthalmology referral and first opinion practice. We offer individualised care and attention to our employees, clients and patients. We strive to provide an environment that can facilitate personal and professional growth.

Debenham Vets is a rapidly growing privately owned Ophthalmology referral and first opinion practice. We offer individualised care and attention to our employees, clients and patients. We want our employees to be happy in their work and strive to provide and environment that can facilitate personal and professional growth.

We are one of the only remaining independent practices where the boss is a vet who knows the rigours and difficulties of the job, also has a family and knows how difficult it is to get the elusive work life balance. We make decisions based on what we feel makes a harmonious team and not always what the profit and loss sheet dictates. We also strive to put something back into our local community, pre-covid we hosted seminars for the village most notably “Plastic Pollution in the Marine Environment, a Global Review” given by Dr Kathy Townsend and supported by the Galapagos Conservation Trust, we invited David Attenborough…. he didn’t come but he did a send hand written letter thanking us for the invitation. We have also hosted Christmas fares, fund raising events for the Australian Bushfires and The Ipswich Paediatric Hospital Appeal and a Supper Club. I hope this gives you a flavour of our ethos and the work environment we are trying to create.

Within a 6 year period we have grown from a one vet practice to three full time ophthalmologists and five first opinion vets. We have regular visiting referral services in dentistry, dermatology and orthopaedics. We will soon be opening a feline radioactive iodine ward.

Debenham is a delightful rural village in sunny Suffolk the undiscovered county of England! We have excellent schools with the local high school in the highest tier of achievement for the UK. Debenham is a great base to explore and experience the South East of England. We are 20min from Ipswich which in turn is 1hr 14min from London Liverpool Street. We are 45 min from the Suffolk holiday coast of Thorpeness, Aldeburgh and Southwold. We are a one hour drive from Norwich and Cambridge and a one hour 10 min drive to the M25 on the edge of London. Suffolk is one the driest counties in England with the least recorded rain days. We have onsite accommodation available in a separate two bedroom flat for any interested applicant.

Current ophthalmology projects include glaucoma surgery with new techniques in trabeculectomies being explored in conjunction with human surgeons. We are also interested in developing ICA diathermy in conjunction with endolaser and are looking at ways to develop this technique. We are planning on developing a corneal bank through our first opinion patients and feel that corneal transplantation is an area we can expand into on a more regular basis.

Experience with endolaser, indirect mounted diode laser and phacoemulsification would be an advantage but is not essential. A willingness to learn new skills and an enthusiasm for publication is desirable. The practice is well equipped with two theatres, Quantel Absolu Ultrasound System including 15Mhz Probe and 50mHz UBM Probe, 64 slice Seimens CT machine, two Lecia operating microscopes, two Oertli OS3 machines, endolaser, diode laser, cryotherapy, electrocautery, ERG etc. There is a large conference room which seats 70 for use in providing CPD to local practices.

We offer a generous salary, a four day week with a full scheduled day off per week. One of the four days is reserved for study or project development. We would consider part time or job sharing for the right candidates. Accommodation can be arranged if required.

Please feel free to visit us with your PPE and we can show you around the facilities. We would encourage any interested candidate to speak to any member of staff on the way they are looked after.

Closing date: Friday 12th March 2021

Contact Details:

Debenham Veterinary Practice, 1 Cherry Tree Lane, Debenham, Suffolk, IP14 6QT
Ph.: 01728 860025; Pete Wilson 07791734175 or