Veterinary Ophthalmology Internship Position at Lumbry Park Veterinary Specialists in Alton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
We are offering an exciting opportunity for a veterinary surgeon interested in a career in Veterinary
Ophthalmology 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 will
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 ophthalmology internship will encompass a variety of responsibilities aimed at supporting
department operations. These tasks include contributing to inpatient care, conducting consultations,
assisting with student teaching, handling emergency cases under supervision, assuming primary care
responsibilities, performing diagnostic procedures, and participating in surgeries. This role offers
comprehensive exposure to both medical and surgical patient management and provides experience
working within a referral team. Additionally, interns will be encouraged to participate in clinical
research. The ophthalmology internship will prepare the candidate effectively for a seamless
transition into an approved residency training program.
The ophthalmology internship position is full-time (40-hour week); and the successful candidate will
contribute to our weekdays/weekends/bank holidays on call and out of hours ophthalmology clinic
The ideal applicant will have a minimum of two years of experience in general practice or completion
of a rotating internship at a multi-disciplinary hospital. While a postgraduate qualification in
ophthalmology would be advantageous, it is not mandatory. Proficiency in both written and spoken
English at an excellent level is expected.
The application for this position should include 1) a letter of intent 2) curriculum vitae 3) contact
details of two referees. 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). College transcripts will only
be required from successful candidates after the interview process.
We offer a very generous remuneration and CPD package for internships. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Applications should be submitted by 9 th October 2023, please use this link for submission
https://www.careerswithcvs.co.uk/jobs/vacancy/17360/description. Short-listed candidates will
be invited for interview on 13 th October 2023. For informal discussion regarding the programme
please contact Renata Stavinohova, Head of the Ophthalmology Department, at