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Professional Doctorate (Residency) in Veterinary Ophthalmology at University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh, UK)

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 two 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 2022 and will run for a four-year fixed-term, subject to an annual review of progress.

The residency attracts an annual tax-free stipend of £20,018.03 with a supplement payable for on-call duties, and an additional allowance of £600 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: ben.blacklock@ed.ac.ukClaudia.Hartley@ed.ac.uk, telephone 0131 650 6247).

Closing date for applications:  12noon Monday 17th January 2022
Provisional date for interviews:  week commencing 31st January 2022

Further information, an application form and details on how to apply can be found at:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/vet/services/vacancies/clinicalscholarships

Alternatively, please contact Mrs Emma Pineau via email at emma.pineau@ed.ac.uk .

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The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336

Ophthalmology Internship at Dick White Referrals (Cambridge, UK)

Develop your career with DWR and be part of something special!

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and driven individual to join our growing ophthalmology team for a 12 month internship commencing in June 2022.

Although the internship is mainly a supportive role of the rest of the team it will also provide a level of clinical responsibility and is aimed at preparing the successful candidate for a residency training programme.

The team currently consists of three ECVO diplomates, four ECVO residents, one intern and three nurses. The applicant will have experience of working in general practice and have a tangible track record of their passion for veterinary ophthalmology. A postgraduate qualification in ophthalmology would be extremely useful but is not essential.

The application for this position should include 1) a letter of intent justifying suitability for the position,reasons for pursuing an internship and for choosing DWR 2) curriculum vitae 3) contact details of two referees who have direct knowledge of the candidate’s skills and past clinical experience.

The successful applicant will need to hold a UK valid current driving licence and be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS), whilst also having the right to work in UK (UK or EU citizenship, or with valid UK working VISA for the duration of the internship). If not of English mother language, candidates must have good knowledge of spoken and written English, preferably certified by examination.

If you share our passion for delivering excellence, trust and care then we would love to hear from you.

Applications should be submitted to the Head of Ophthalmology, James Oliver, via e-mail on: jo@dwr.co.uk by 30th January 2022. Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview in February 2022 with priority given to those who have visited the DWR Ophthalmology Service.

For any further information, please contact James Oliver at the same email address.

Referral Ophthalmologist Role at South Devon Referrals (Devon, UK)

Referral Vet-Ophthalmologist-Full or Part time applicants considered. South Devon Referrals. Sunny South Devon!

We are looking for an Advanced Practitioner or Board eligible clinician in Ophthalmology to join our Diplomate and ECVO Residency trained clinical team. Ophthalmology caseload only, exceptional facilities (including CT). Experienced, supportive colleagues, strong nursing team. Great work-life balance

We have been open since 2009 in our purpose built practice to the highest hospital standards. We offer referrals in Ophthalmology, Endoscopy, Surgery, Orthopaedics, CT scanning, Cardiology, and Physiotherapy. We are in Abbotskerswell, a lovely village in the heart of South Devon between the sea and Dartmoor. It’s a great location for outdoor activities, but also with easy access to the larger centres of Exeter, Torbay, and Plymouth.

The practice is exceptionally equipped e.g.  on site CT scanner, digital X-ray, digital dental X-ray, range of flexible videoscopes/ fibre bronchoscope, rigid endoscopes, laparoscopy/thoracoscopy equipment, multiple capnographs/multiparameter monitors, ultrasound with range of probes, High resolution ocular ultrasound, ERG, full range of surgical equipment, specialist ophthalmology equipment (slit lamps, tonometers, operating microscope, Fundus camera, indirect Ophthalmoscopes etc). We have 2 fully equipped Ophthalmology consultation rooms and a dedicated Ophthalmology theatre with Zeiss OPMI 210 surgical microscope and AMO Signature phacoemulsification machine.

We work to the highest possible standards and give great care to patients (not just get them in and out of the door). Our consultations are 30 minutes. You will join a team of experienced, supportive colleagues, and will be aided in clinical expertise and surgical skills so that with time you will be able to manage the most difficult cases. We aim to ensure a good work: life balance. Daily hours in a “typical” day are 08:00-1800. Out of hours calls are share on an equal 1:3 rota. Part-time hours are to be discussed at interview.

There is a great supportive team environment in the practice and We would love to hear why you’d like to join us! We are looking for a vet with experience and drive, keen to get involved in practice development as well as provide great patient and client care. There is very strong support for staff development and time and funding for CPD is exceptional. Our ideal candidate will be confident using computers.

All candidates must be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or eligible for membership; hold a UK recognised veterinary qualification; have clinical experience as a first opinion veterinary surgeon; have a good command of the English language to be able to function in clinical situations and interact with staff members and clients

Our rota, staff benefits package and salary are benchmarked against other jobs and we genuinely believe it can’t be beaten! Benefits include:

  • Generous salary (where experience and further qualifications are further rewarded). Salary is competitive, dependent on experience
  • Extra leave for long service and Birthday leave day
  • Shift pattern designed to promote a great work-life balance– we’re happy to chat you through the details!
  • RCVS and VDS cover plus additional professional subscription
  • Staff pension scheme in place and other schemes such as childcare vouchers where appropriate.

We offer a very generous CPD allowance both in terms of time and funding – this is tailored according to individual staff goals but can include time and funding for further study.

Contact Jim Carter at South Devon Veterinary Hospital via email jim.carter@southdevonvets.co.uk or phone 01626 367972. Website https://www.southdevonref.co.uk

Internship Positions at South Devon Vets (Devon, UK)

South Devon Veterinary Hospital are excited to announce the creation of two new intern training positions in Veterinary Ophthalmology. This position is open to candidates that have an interest in Ophthalmology. The clinic is situation close to the beautiful south Devon coast and southern side of Dartmoor. The candidates will form part of the Ophthalmology team with three clinicians and support staff. A large focus will be on providing inpatient care and supporting the Ophthalmology clinicians during the daily medical and surgical caseload.

Overview

The Intern position is a new role at South Devon Hospital to help with our expanding and varied caseload. Intern will be involved in all aspects including patient care, client communication and participation in the  out of hours rota. There will be an opportunity to see Equine cases if desired.

Major Goals

  • To become confident with ocular examination techniques and gain an appreciation of anatomical variations of the normal eye within different species.
  • Gain a good working knowledge of common and hereditary ocular diseases and their routine management.
  • To demonstrate a commitment to continued CPD and personal growth

As part of the team

  • To ensure the highest standard of care to all our patients and clients
  • To ensure efficiency of case management through the different clinical areas
  • To maintain accurate patient records with good levels of client communication
  • To be pleasant, courteous, polite and helpful to all staff members and clients.

Major Duties

  • Provide assistance to Ophthalmology clinicians and Veterinary Nurses as required at all times.
  • Perform and monitor anaesthesia under the direction/Supervision of Ophthalmologists and VN’s. External rotations and training in anaesthesia will be a part of the intern training process.
  • Provision of in-patient care both pre and post-operatively (daytime pre-operative care, medications, monitoring and recovery period, post-operative care, medications). Out of hours in-patient care, anaesthesia, and triage of patients. Facilitate good communication flow between all staff.
  • Completion of accurate hospital records
  • Performing in-house diagnostic tests as necessary
  • Equipment maintenance in conjunction with head nurses and veterinary team and recording in a maintenance log.
  • Follow all practice guidelines for Health and Safety and client care.
  • Welcome and provide support for visiting veterinary surgeons and nurses to ensure safe methods of working and minimum disruption.

Working Hours: 8:00-6:00pm with the aim to have a 60 minute unpaid break per day depending on the case load of any given day.

On-call: You will be on a 1: 2 rota. When on call you will be expected to be available on-site for emergencies and in-patient care. You will receive a day in lieu for a weekend worked. You will be expected to work 4 UK bank holidays per year and receive one day in lieu for each Bank Holiday on call.

Holidays: you will be entitled to 20 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays per annum.

CPD: Generous allowance to be discussed per course. The expectation will be that the Intern will attend at least one Ophthalmology CPD congress during the year. External rotations (two weeks) and visiting other Ophthalmology units will be encouraged.

Please contact Jim Carter at South Devon Veterinary Hospital via email jim.carter@southdevonvets.co.uk or via phone on 01626 367972

Clinical Ophthalmologist Role at Veterinary Vision (North East England, UK)

Veterinary Vision is looking for an additional clinical ophthalmologist to join our North East team (clinic postcode SR5 3HD)

We are a 10-vet dedicated ophthalmology referral practice, fully equipped with microsurgical operating facilities for extra and intraocular procedures. We provide tertiary referral services for endo-laser, corneal cross-linking, complex phacoemulsification, and high-speed posterior vitrectomy for retinal re-attachment surgery.

We have three clinics in the North of England: Penrith, Sunderland and Preston.

Applicants should hold, or be working towards attaining a post-graduate qualification. If you would like further information regarding this position, please contact either Chris or Gary on 01768 877255 / 07983155419

ESVO Webinar – “Advancements in medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma”

On 2nd December 2021 at 21:00 CEST, ESVO continue their webinar series with “Advancements in medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma”. The speaker is Brian Gilger, DVM, Dipl ACVO, Dipl ABT, North Carolina State University, USA.

Glaucoma is a challenging disease that often leads to blindness.

In this lecture, we will review recent advancements in the treatment of glaucoma, first reviewing new topical medications followed by discussing advances in surgical treatment, including laser therapies and
implants.

We will conclude by discussing current research on treatment of glaucoma using gene and/or cell
therapy.

Advancements in medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma

Experienced Ophthalmologist Role at Rowe Referrals (Bristol, UK)

Veterinary Ophthalmologist. Rowe Referrals – Bristol UK

We’re looking for a new experienced veterinary ophthalmologist 😊 

Flexible and part-time working considered 

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. Comfort in performing intraocular surgery would be an advantage, 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 part-time and flexible working. Salary based on experience.

Email David Nutbrown-Hughes (davidnutbrown-hughes@rowevetgroup.com) or Tim Knott (timknott@rowevetgroup.com) for more information or to discuss. Please send a CV and covering letter to apply.

Full Time Ophthalmologist at Park Vet Group (Leicester, UK)

Park Veterinary Group is a well-established successful practice in Leicester.  Our Ophthalmology department is looking for a 3rd full time colleague to join our referral ophthalmology team alongside our two certificate holders.

We offer an ophthalmology referral service to practices across the East Midlands, including phacoemulsification, and are based in a 24-hour hospital practice which also offers referrals for surgery and diagnostic imaging.

The position would suit someone holding or studying towards a certificate in ophthalmology and Advanced Practitioner status, who wants to work in a friendly, supportive team and develop their skills.

All the usual benefits including:

  • 5 weeks holiday per year, birthday allowance and bank holidays
  • Employee Discounts
  • Specsavers Free Eye Test (and voucher for glasses for VDU use if applicable)
  • Employee Assistance Programme with BUPA
  • Focus on employee well being
  • VDS Cover
  • RCVS Fee Paid
  • Company sick pay
  • Free flu vaccination
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Bonus scheme
  • Pension scheme contribution

Leadership training is very much encouraged and fully funded

Contact carole.martin@parkvetgroup.com with your particulars, or mark.russon@parkvetgroup.com to arrange a more informal chat

Ophthalmologist Role at Pride Veterinary Centre (Derby, UK)

Small Animal Veterinary Ophthalmologist (RCVS Certificate Holder in Veterinary Ophthalmology or a Post Graduate Certificate holder in Small Animal Ophthalmology)

Very competitive salary and benefits package

Full Time and Part time applicants considered

Pride Veterinary Centre

Overview

Pride Veterinary Centre is the central small animal hospital for the Scarsdale Veterinary Group, a multi-species practice employing over 300 staff across 12 sites in the Midlands. At Pride we offer specialist services in Anaesthesia, Diagnostic Imaging, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Soft Tissue and Orthopaedic Surgery, Neurology, Ophthalmology and Exotics. Cardiology and Dermatology with advanced practitioners alongside on-site Hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy. The state-of-the-art hospital provides 24/7 veterinary care, supported by a dedicated night team. We are located in Derbyshire in the East Midlands region of England, which has excellent road, rail and airport access to all areas of the country and is a short drive from the beautiful Peak District National Park.

The Team

The Ophthalmology team is composed of two Ophthalmology diploma holders/RCVS Recognised Specialists, an Ophthalmology Certificate Holder and dedicated Ophthalmology Nurse.

There are Specialist-led services in Anaesthesia, Medicine, Surgery, Oncology, Exotics, Neurology and Imaging, with excellent advanced imaging facilities including both CT and MRI, which allows a truly multi-disciplinary approach to your cases.  We also offer our own in-house laboratory services, allowing for quick and efficient investigations when required. 24-hour in-patient care is provided by a very competent team of nurses and night staff.

The Role

We are looking for a RCVS Certificate Holder in Veterinary Ophthalmology or a Post Graduate Certificate holder in Small Animal Ophthalmology. This would be a great opportunity for someone who already has surgical and medical ophthalmology experience, or for someone who wants to consolidate and further develop the skills achieved through the certificate.    You will have support and training from two Royal College Recognised Specialists in Veterinary Ophthalmology and an experienced BSAVA PGCert Small Animal Ophthalmology Certificate Holder.

Pride Veterinary Centre works in partnership with the University of Nottingham Veterinary School to provide undergraduate clinical training, so there would be opportunities to do some student teaching if interested.  There is also a weekly clinical club to which you may want to contribute and gain experience in presenting to smaller audiences, or you may like the challenge of providing CPD to our referring vets when this can be started again.  In addition, the inclusion of an equine hospital in our group means that there would be an opportunity for some equine ophthalmology, if wanted.

We have 2 fully equipped Ophthalmology consultation rooms and a dedicated Ophthalmology theatre with Zeiss OPMI Lumera surgical microscope and Bausch & Lomb Stellaris phacoemulsification machine.

Required skills and experience….

  1. RCVS Certificate Holder in Veterinary Ophthalmology or a Post Graduate Certificate holder in Small Animal Ophthalmology
  2. Clinical & Surgical experience – intra ocular surgery techniques can be supported by our diplomates.

Would be good to have….

  1. Interest in peer teaching to support our intern program
  2. Experience of delivering CPD
  3. Experience of referral level ophthalmology

Personal and Professional Perks and Benefits:

  1. An excellent salary package commensurate with experience
  2. 5 weeks holiday allowance plus bank holidays and birthday off work. Increase in holiday allowance with service.
  3. £3000 CPD cost allowance plus 10 days CPD days to give or receive training.
  4. RCVS and VDS costs covered plus 2 chosen subscriptions.
  5. Regular internal CPD, rounds and morbidity and mortality rounds to maximise patient outcomes.
  6. Death in Service Cover
  7. Private Healthcare
  8. Discount staff pet scheme

To arrange an informal chat, please contact recruitment@scarsdalevets.com

To find out more and apply online visit https://www.weareoneteam.co.uk/our-current-roles/

BrAVO Winter Meeting ONLINE – Ocular Genetics

On 6th November 2021, the British Association of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (BrAVO) will host a whole day of webinars for our 2021 Winter Meeting. The topic will be “Ocular Genetics”. If you want to find out more about inherited ocular diseases, how they present and how to test for them, don’t miss out. Speakers include Cathryn Mellersh, James Oliver and Claudia Hartley. There will be a live panel discussion for attendees to ask the speakers any eye-related questions. All sessions will be recorded and viewable for three months after the event. Membership to BrAVO is required to attend the event (except for nurses/students).

BrAVO Members: £100
Nurses and Interns: £60
Students: £40