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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 mike@focusreferrals.co.uk

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 (davidnutbrown-hughes@rowevetgroup.com 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 colin.driver@cvsvets.com or to apply please visit: https://bit.ly/35ruKCA

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
debenhamvets@gmail.com or pmwilson100@hotmail.com

Experienced Ophthalmologist at ​Rowe Referrals (Bristol, UK)

Looking for a change? Want to join our friendly Bristol-based team, with easy motorway access to Wales, the West Country and beyond?

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

We are fully kitted out with the latest equipment including an Oertli OS4 phaco/VR machine, endolaser, high frequency ultrasound, ERG, cross-linking etc. Knowing how to use at least some of these would be an advantage but 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.

There will be the opportunity to see equine cases if interested.   We are happy to consider full or part-time working. Salary based on experience. Email or call David Nutbrown-Hughes (dnh@rowevetgroup.com 07814 147225) or Tim Knott (timknott@rowevetgroup.com 07782 219868) for more information or to discuss. Please send a CV and covering letter to apply.

Closing date Jan 31st 2021.