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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Board-Certified / Residency Trained Veterinary Ophthalmologist at Lumbry Park Veterinary Specialists (Hampshire, UK)

We are offering an exciting opportunity for a board-certified or residency trained ECVO or ACVO colleague who possesses the right combination of a strong work ethic, a sense of humour, and an open-minded approach to join our excellent and dedicated Ophthalmology Service. You’ll become part of our Specialist-led multi-disciplinary clinical team, which includes highly motivated residents, specialty and general interns, highly skilled nurses, and incredible support teams. The advertised position can be tailored to either full-time (four days per week) or part-time.

Our service boasts fully equipped Ophthalmology-specific consulting rooms, as well as an Ophthalmology surgical suite complete with slit lamp biomicroscopes, direct and indirect ophthalmoscopes, a fundus camera, an anterior segment camera/macro-lens, tonometers (tonovets and tonopens), gonioscopy lenses, an ERG machine, an operating microscope with a viewing screen, a phacoemulsification machine, and a cryotherapy unit. Our Ophthalmology service also conducts regular BVA/KC/ISDS EYE testing sessions. Additionally, we have a 1.5T MRI, a state-of-the-art CT scanner, digital radiography, and high-end ultrasound units. An in-house laboratory with a cytology microscope is also available. We collaborate extensively with other services within the hospital to optimize patient care.

Specific requirements:

  • Provide evidence of your Right to Work in the UK
  • RCVS membership


We offer an exceptional remuneration package, including six weeks of holiday (pro rata) plus bank holidays, an industry-leading contributory pension, private healthcare, and a competitive salary commensurate with experience, among many other benefits such as enhanced sick pay, income protection insurance, and life assurance.

Furthermore, we support further career progression with a generous CPD (Continuing Professional Development) allowance and associated time off. CVS provides a wide range of internal CPD courses, not exclusively focused on clinical work, allowing those interested in diversifying their skill set to benefit. Additionally, there are opportunities for clinical research and teaching.

We are deeply committed to supporting the well-being of our staff. Our wellness program includes an Employee Assistance Programme with Health Assured, an optional health shield cash plan, Mental Health First Aiders, and Wellbeing Champions within the practice. We also have a refresh fund that provides breakfast mornings, among other initiatives.

About us

Lumbry Park Veterinary Specialists is a large specialist-led multidisciplinary referral hospital providing veterinary referral services across the South of England including London, the south coast and the Thames Valley. Our services include Ophthalmology, Anaesthesia and Analgesia, Cardiology, Dermatology, Diagnostic Imaging, Emergency and Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic and Soft Tissue Surgery; and Physiotherapy. 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.


Lumbry Park Veterinary Specialists hospital is situated on the edge of the beautiful South Downs with ample opportunity for outdoor activities and plenty of cosy Hampshire pubs to explore. We are 40 minutes from the south coast and less than an hour from London with easy access to several major airports making our location excellent in so many respects.

Making an application

For informal enquiries, or to apply, please submit a recent CV and a letter of intent to Renata Stavinohova, Head of the Ophthalmology Department, at

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Veterinary Ophthalmologist Role at Scottish Referrals (Inverness, UK)

Scottish Vet Referrals is a dedicated, independent, referral centre located in the beautiful surroundings of the Inverness Campus in the heart of the Scottish Highlands

We provide acupuncture, cardiorespiratory, CT scanning, dermatology, BVA/KC eye testing, internal medicine and oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedic surgery and soft tissue surgery services; delivering dedicated expertise with state of the art specialist equipment in a custom-designed facility. An extension is planned to meet our growing caseload.

We take pride in offering high standards of veterinary care in a warm and welcoming environment.

The Role:

The position involves the management of a wide and varied medical and surgical caseload. You will also provide support and advice to our referring veterinary surgeons. You will have access to slit- lamp biomicroscopy, indirect ophthalmoscopy, direct ophthalmoscopy, gonioscopy, tonometry, microsurgical kit, operating microscope and phacoemulsification unit. You will also have access to DR x-ray, 64-slice CT and in-house laboratory.

As well as having the support of 2 ophthalmology certificate holders, of which one is an eye panellist, you will be working alongside a supportive, experienced nursing team.

Ideally, the candidate will hold a certificate and be looking to develop their diagnostic and surgical skills but we would consider someone studying towards their certificate. Most importantly, the individual must be enthusiastic, have a caring attitude and be a good communicator and supportive colleague.

Full time preferred but part time considered.
You will be required to take part in a shared out-of-hours rota which includes weekends and bank holidays.
Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualifications.


  1. 30 days of annual leave (including bank holidays) increasing with length of service
  2. 1 days annual leave for your birthday
  3. RCVS fees paid
  4. VDS fees paid
  5. Generous CPD allowance
  6. Staff discount scheme
  7. Employer contribution pension scheme

Please phone or email Kirsten Macleod on 01463 218822 or for more information.
To apply, please send a CV and covering letter.

*.pdf: Job Description – Veterinary Ophthalmologist Sept 23

Ophthalmologist required – Eye Vet

Eye Vet is a dedicated ophthalmology practice,  with multi-disciplinary support from nearby Northwest Veterinary Specialists and the Liverpool University Small Animal Teaching Hospital. As well as referral work from the surrounding primary care veterinary practices, we provide clinical teaching and placements for final year students from the University of Liverpool and provide ophthalmology support for Chester Zoo.

We are looking for an ophthalmologist with a postgraduate qualification to work alongside the current team of 5 clinicians and our team of experienced ophthalmic RVNs and the ECVAA anaesthetic team. 

If you are interested in eyes, we would love to see you – please contact:

Iona Mathieson

01928 714 040


Ophthalmology Internship at Willows Referrals (Birmingham, UK)

Be part of one of the UK’s leading Small Animal Veterinary Centres! 

The Ophthalmology department at Willows Referral Service is pleased to offer a
1-year ophthalmology internship training programme.

The successful candidate will receive intensive training in clinical skills essential for successful management of veterinary patients with ophthalmic disease, both medical and surgical, and will undertake directed learning relating to the eye and its diseases. This programme is intended to allow veterinarians to expand their ophthalmic knowledge base and skills in preparation for future training in an ophthalmology residency. The role will also involve weekend working on a 1:3 rota to help alongside the primary care out of hours team, with compensatory days off given for weekend days worked.

Applicants should be highly motivated and have excellent communication skills; a very good command of spoken and written English is essential. A minimum of two years’ postgraduate experience in practice is essential and previous completion of a one-year rotating internship or its equivalent would be preferred. The successful candidate must be able to work with a multi-disciplinary team which is dedicated to the provision of the highest possible level of care for our patients, clients, and referring veterinary surgeons.

Benefits include:

  • RCVS and VDS fees paid 
  • External CPD funded 
  • 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 
  • Recruitment referral reward scheme
  • Wellness program including: 
  • Employee assistance program 
  • Eyecare voucher scheme 
  • Free annual Flu jab 
  • Cycle to work scheme 

About us

Willows is home to extensive surgical and diagnostic facilities with a superbly equipped Intensive Care Unit. In-patient care is a priority, with 24-hour care provided by our team of Interns, Nurses, and other Clinical Support staff. The practice is iCatCare accredited at Gold Level. In joining Willows, you will have the opportunity to work alongside internationally renowned Specialists across our multi-disciplinary team, including Internal Medicine, Soft Tissue Surgery, Oncology, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Cardiology, Dermatology, Imaging, Anaesthesia, and Emergency and Critical Care. Willows is proud to be accredited by Investors in People at the extended silver level. We are dedicated to providing excellent working conditions, care, support and development for our 240+ associates.

As well as a clinically progressive team, we are a close-knit team that enjoy working hard and playing hard. We take part in regular social events and believe a supportive and welcoming atmosphere is key to a great working environment.

At Linnaeus, we are committed to supporting the physical and mental health of all our Associates. We have an amazing team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across our practices and central support office in addition to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available for everyone.

How to apply

Potential candidates wishing to discuss this position informally and confidentially are encouraged to contact Tom Reilly at:

To apply, please submit a letter of intent and your CV.

Deadline for applications: 31 August 2023.

Interviews date to be confirmed in September 2023.

Ophthalmologists required at Veterinary Vision (UK)

Veterinary Vision – Ophthalmologist Recruitment

We are looking for amazing clinicians to join our 15 vet team. If you hold a certificate or diploma, or you are working towards attaining one of these post-graduate qualifications we would like to hear from you.

We are a referral-only ophthalmology referral practice with four centres, nine fully equipped operating theatres and a dedicated RVN team. More information can be found on

Due to the recent expansion and maternity leave, we have permanent positions available at:

Penrith – Lake District
Bamber Bridge – Near Manchester
Newton Mearns – Glasgow

We provide tertiary referral services across the UK and have an in-house training program designed to unlock your career potential.

A relocation bonus is available.

If you would like further information about the positions available, or you would just like to visit one of our clinics, please call Lisa Holme on 01768 877255 or email

Ophthalmology Internship at Rowe Referrals (Bristol, UK)

Our Veterinary Ophthalmology Internship Program is designed to provide a solid foundation in managing ophthalmology inpatients and performing comprehensive ophthalmic consultations. As an intern, you will work closely with our experienced team of veterinary ophthalmologists, gaining hands-on experience in diagnosing and treating a variety of ocular conditions in companion animals.

Skills and experiences to gain during the internship include but are not limited to:
– Assisting in the management of ophthalmology inpatients, including pre- and post-operative care.
– Conducting thorough ophthalmic examinations, including slit-lamp biomicroscopy, indirect ophthalmoscopy, tonometry, and gonioscopy.
-Gaining experience in ocular ultrasound, electroretinography and computed tomography.
-Observing surgical procedures, including cataract extraction, corneal grafting, and eyelid reconstruction.
-Assessing and presenting recent publications at weekly journal club sessions.

– Mentorship from veterinary ophthalmologists.
– Exposure to a diverse caseload of ophthalmic conditions.
– Access to state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and surgical facilities.
– Opportunities for continuing education and professional development.
– Opportunities for scientific publication.

Email David Nutbrown-Hughes ( for more information or to discuss. Please send a CV and covering letter to apply.

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

Ophthalmology Internships at Optivet Referrals (Hampshire, UK)

“Ophthalmology Internship

Optivet Referrals is currently looking for 3 Ophthalmology interns, one to start as soon as possible and the other two to start in January 2024. The ideal candidates are veterinary surgeons with a strong interest in ophthalmology.  The candidates ideally will have some previous experience in general practice in UK.

Optivet Referrals is one of the leading Veterinary Ophthalmology hospitals in the UK, with state-of-the-art facilities, that is rapidly expanding and accepts referral surgical and medical cases apart from ophthalmology referrals. The Ophthalmology team consists of 5 Ophthalmology specialists (ECVO and DVOphthal), 2 senior clinical Ophthalmologists, 2 clinical Ophthalmologists, 2 Ophthalmology residents and 5 interns.  The rest of the team includes a specialist Surgeon (ECVS), 2 Internal Medicine specialists, an Anaesthesia and Analgesia specialist (ACVAA & ECVAA), a senior clinical anaesthetist and an anaesthesia resident.

The ophthalmology caseload includes a wide variety of cases, both medical and surgical (uveitis, cataracts, glaucoma, corneal ulcers and grafts, entropion, face lifts, enucleations, lens luxations, eye tumours etc..), including some very advanced ophthalmology surgeries such as glaucoma surgery (endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation and gonio implant) and retinopexy and retinal reattachment surgery. The rest of the caseload includes orthopaedic and soft tissue surgeries, internal medicine cases and computed tomography (both inpatients and outpatients). The majority of the patients are dogs and cats (95%), and the remainder are exotics.

The responsibilities of the interns will be to support the veterinary team and the nursing team in the care of all patients. The ophthalmology intern will be expected to contribute to the care of ophthalmology in-patients, to help in consults, surgery and anaesthesia, and to provide out-of-hours service. The Ophthalmology team hold weekly Journal club meetings, which the interns are expected to attend. The whole Optivet team holds weekly in-house CPD presentations, where the interns will be expected to present at least once.

The internship will have a duration of 12 months. A competitive and attractive benefit package is offered. The interns will be expected to work 40 hours per week (distributed over 5 days) and to cover different shifts (days and nights). There is also a weekend on-call rota (no more than 1 in 5 or 6). Holiday entitlement consists of 25 working days plus statutory bank holidays and your birthday. The CPD allowance is 5 days. There will be a 3-month probationary period, during which the internship may be terminated by either party with a one-week notice period.

Optivet Referrals is located in Havant, Hampshire, in the South of England, near Portsmouth, Chichester, Winchester and Southampton, with easy train access to London city centre and 1 hour 20 min by car to Heathrow and Gatwick airports. The South of England enjoys more days of sun than the rest of the country, has beautiful beaches and is very close to nature reserves like the South Downs and the New Forest.

Candidates must be MRCVS and have the right to work in the UK (UK or EU citizenship, or with valid UK working VISA for the duration of the internship). If English is not their first language, candidates must have the relevant qualification of spoken and written English to obtain a VISA and as per RCVS requirements. (

For applications or for further information, interested candidates may contact Emma Phillips, our Personnel Lead, ( or Eva Rioja Garcia, our Anaesthesia and Analgesia specialist and Clinical Lead ( Application deadline is Friday 7th July 2023 and interviews will be held the week of the 10th July 2023. As part of the application, please include a letter of intent, your curriculum vitae, and the contact details of two referees.

We can’t wait to hear from you!”

*.docx: Optho Intern Job advert June 2023 Final

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