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 with your particulars, or 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


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

To find out more and apply online visit

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

Ophthalmology Residency at Willows Veterinary Centre & Referral Service

Be part of one of the UKs leading small animal referral centres!

Applications are invited for Willows’ World leading three-year ECVO conforming Ophthalmology Residency, commencing in January 2022. As a Resident you will be working as part of Willows’ team of three Ophthalmologists, including two Board-Certified Specialists, and one experienced Ophthalmology Clinician.

Why Willows?

Joining one of the UKs largest and most established referral centres you will be working alongside our World leading multi-disciplinary team including Orthopaedics, Internal Medicine, Soft Tissue Surgery, Diagnostic Imaging, Anaesthesia, Emergency and Critical Care, Dermatology, Neurology, Cardiology, Oncology and Physiotherapy. Our hospital facilities are of the highest quality, and include on-site Siemens 64-slice CT, GE 1.5T MRI and advanced electrodiagnostic facilities as well as an extensive range of surgical equipment.

Providing the best possible training Willows’ Ophthalmology residency has evolved to be of the highest quality, offering a rigorous program with strong academic and didactic elements as well as access to a busy and varied caseload.

With approximately 200 personnel, including almost 60 Veterinary Surgeons our philosophy is very much one of friendly co-operation between all members of the team with a collaborative culture between clinicians working across every specialism, creating a supportive and good-humoured atmosphere.

Benefits of a Willows Ophthalmology Residency:

  • Direct, individual supervision from our team of two ECVO Diplomate/Residency-trained clinicians
  • A structured rota ensures a level of supervision matched by few other residency programmes
  • In addition to daily morning inpatient rounds, the supervisor and resident will participate in daily didactic rounds
  • Generous time-off clinics for private study, external rotations, and research projects
  • Weekly journal club
  • Superb facilities including GE high field MRI, state of the art Siemens 64 slice CT, purpose-built ICU, ultrasonography, electrodiagnostic equipment, a Carl Zeiss operating microscope, WhiteStar Signature Phacoemulsification System, and an extensive range of other surgical equipment
  • An outstanding team of clinical support staff including two dedicated ophthalmology nurses and a veterinary care assistance

Your responsibilities:

  • Supervised responsibility for a large and varied caseload
  • Contribution to our active research program through clinical research projects
  • In addition to day-to-day clinical duties, you will also participate in an out of hours on-call rota for ophthalmological emergencies
  • Progress will be reviewed after three and six months, and then every six months thereafter

What we are looking for:

  • A dynamic, ambitious individual to join our World leading Ophthalmology team
  • A passion and drive to provide the best possible level of care for clients, their pets and our referring Veterinary Surgeons
  • A thirst for knowledge and an ambition to represent Willows at the forefront of clinical research
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure in our busy multidisciplinary hospital
  • You must have completed a one-year rotating internship and three years clinical practice by the start of the residency
  • You must be a qualified Veterinary Surgeon and eligible for full membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Professional Perks:

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • Birthday leave
  • Structured in-house teaching, supervision and support
  • Professional membership fees
  • Generous CPD allowance
  • Wellbeing and Employee Assist programme
  • Access to our well-being and relaxation suite
  • End of the month Treat Day
  • Fresh free fruit offered to all staff
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Unbeatable learning environment
  • Stunning state-of-the-art purpose-built facilities

Centrally located, Willows is within easy reach from Birmingham, Birmingham International Airport, London, and the national rail and motorway networks, and only a short drive away from historic Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and the beautiful Warwickshire and Oxfordshire countryside.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 8th September 2021. Interviews for the positions will be held on Wednesday 22nd September 2021.

Find out more…..

If you would like to find out more about the Ophthalmology Residency please contact Samuela Mazzucchelli, Specialist in Ophthalmology:, or Rodrigo Pinheiro de Lacerda, Head of Ophthalmology:, or call 0121 712 7070.

To apply:

To apply for the position please provide a covering letter of intent and your current CV to Tinderjit Khatkar: or via post to:

Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service
Highlands Road
West Midlands
B90 4NH

PDF: Willows Ophtho Residency Advert_2021

Clinical Ophthalmologist Role (North England, UK)

Veterinary Vision is looking for a clinical ophthalmologist to join our nine vet team. 

We are a 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

Internship at Eye Vet Clinic (Leominster, UK)

This twelve-month position is available to candidates that have an interest in ophthalmology. The clinic is situated in the beautiful county of Herefordshire which is famous for apples and potatoes! The successful candidates will be working with four ophthalmology specialists, an anaesthesia specialist, four residents and eleven registered veterinary nurses to help run the clinical service. A large focus will be on in-patient care and provision of assistance to the veterinary ophthalmologists. Please read the job description below to find out more about the position and the associated requirements.

Interviews will be held during August and September.

Please apply in writing with a covering letter and a CV to:

Jenny Corrall
Eye Veterinary Clinic

Or via email to

Closing date for applications is 31st August 2021

See full details here: Intern job description 2021

ACVO Conference 2021 (Indianapolis, IN)

THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF VETERINARY OPHTHALMOLOGISTS’ 52nd Annual Scientific Conference and Tradeshow will take place, IN-PERSON in Indianapolis, IN, September 29th – October 2nd, 2021 and ON-DEMAND starting October 8th, 2021.

For registration and course information, including general practitioner-focused programming, and online presentation viewing options, visit This year our hybrid format will provide in-person attendees with three months extended on-demand access to all presentations, complimentary. The conference rotates around the country annually, check out future dates and locations at this site. Discounted rates for students, interns, and residents.

In-Person registration closes 8.24.2021 and On-Demand fees increase; On-Demand with Q&A live credit access closes 10.1.2021; On-Demand-Only closes 12.1.2021

The ACVO Conference is the largest veterinary ophthalmology educational meeting in the world. Researchers and clinical practitioners from over 30 countries convene to share information, while earning on average 20+ hours of RACE approved ‘live’ CE credit (approval pending). The conference offers over 130 abstract presentations in both presentation and poster formats, a keynote speaker, a residents’ workshop and manuscript competition, optional Sunday Masters’ course, and an 8-hour general practitioner’s course (available separately). The conference typically has 900-1,000 attendees and vendors. The program is laced with opportunities to network including a meeting for those interested in learning about residencies and sub-specialty areas of interest Students, interns and residents are offered special rates. We welcome anyone interested in veterinary ophthalmology to attend either the full conference or the General Practitioner’s course alone.

Our plan. ACVO will be providing an innovative ‘hybrid’ conference format, serving both in-person and on-demand attendees.

In-Person. ACVO is submitting for ‘live, interactive’ R.A.C.E. credit for both in-person and on-demand sessions. The in-person sessions will provide approximately 16-20 hours of ‘live credit’, (pending R.A.C.E. approval). In-person attendees will also have On-Demand access.

On-Demand. The on-demand platform will provide on-demand sessions and limited live Q&A sessions with in-depth, keynote and residents’ workshop presenters. On-demand attendees will be able to begin viewing presentations Friday, October 8th. Dates to be posted soon. The on-demand sessions will likely offer approximately 6 hours of ‘live credit’, and 15 + ‘anytime credit’, R.A.C.E. approved. (R.A.C.E. approval is expected but pending until this summer).

Experienced Ophthalmologist at Eye Vet (Cheshire, UK)

Eye Vet is a dedicated ophthalmology practice, established ten years ago, 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 each week and provide ophthalmology support for Chester Zoo.

The Practice

We offer excellent facilities, with two dedicated ophthalmology theatres equipped with Zeiss microscopes, AMO Whitestar phaco machines, Iridex Diovet laser, Retevet ERG, GE Logiq-e Ultrasound, 35MHz Ultrasound, corneal crosslinking, SBM Sistemi ICP OSA-vet interferometry and Kowa digital cameras. All four consulting rooms are equipped with Kowa slit-lamps, Keeler indirect wireless headsets and Tonovets.

We are a team of friendly, supportive vets and enthusiastic, experienced ophthalmic RVN’s and share the excellent ECVAA anaesthetic team with Northwest Veterinary Specialists.

The Role

We are looking for an experienced ophthalmologist to work alongside the current team of 6 clinicians and 11 RVNs.

We are less than an hour from the coast, and the mountains of North Wales. Eye Vet is an easy commute from Chester, Manchester , Liverpool and North Wales Full or Part time hours are available, as are job share and flexible working options to enable a good work/life balance. We have an equally shared on call rota.

The Package

We offer excellent colleague benefits, including:

•    Competitive salary, dependent on experience
•    5 week holiday, plus Bank Holidays
•    Day off for your Birthday
•    Life assurance and Income protection
•    Appealing rota to encourage good work/life balance
•    Generous CPD allowance and RCVS fees paid
•    Workplace pension scheme

If Eye Vet is somewhere you would like to work, we’d love to hear from you.

Please contact Iona at or 01928714040.

Ophthalmology Internship at Paragon Referrals (Wakefield, UK)

Ophthalmology Internship 

We are looking for an ophthalmology intern to join our well established and busy ophthalmology service.  Our specialist lead ophthalmology service currently has 3 clinicians including an ECVO and RCVS Diplomate.

We are looking for a clinician with some experience in ophthalmology, but training will be provided to develop skill set in diagnosis and management of ophthalmological conditions.

This 12-month role has the potential to lead to a residency after completion.

How to apply?

To apply for this position please send a covering letter and CV to, or for more information or to have an informal chat about the opportunities available contact James Rushton.

Why Paragon Referrals?

Paragon referrals is a multidisciplinary referral centre in West Yorkshire with great access to city and countryside. We pride ourselves on delivering high quality patient and client care.  We are part of Linnaeus Veterinary Group.

We have fantastic imaging facilities available, which include MRI, CT, echocardiography, as well as ultrasound and fluoroscopy. We have spacious wards and a dedicated ICU space. Clinical services offered include:

Anaesthesia, Neurology, Cardiology, Medical & Superficial Radiation Oncology, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Internal Medicine, Soft Tissue Surgery and Reproduction.

Benefit package includes:

  • 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays
  • Competitive salary
  • Staff discount scheme
  • CPD allowance with days off to attend
  • RCVS library access
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Employee assistance programme

Requirements to apply:

·  MRCVS with a minimum of 18 months post graduate experience in practice

·  Excellent communication skills, C1 English CERF or equivalent


·  1 year working within the UK

·  Previous rotating internship

Closing dates

30th June 2021 with a view to starting at a mutually convenient date

Experienced ophthalmologist role at Rosemullion (Cornwall, UK)

Are you a Veterinary Ophthalmologist? Do you want to work in a brand new purpose built hospital?

Looking to join a specialist team that is expanding?

Then look no further!

Here at Rosemullion Vets we are a professional, forward looking first opinion and multidisciplinary referral practice situated in the beautiful South West of Cornwall.  We take ophthalmology referrals from throughout Cornwall and further afield.  One of our Ophthalmologists is planning to reduce his hours later this year so we are looking for someone to join the team to pick these hours and work alongside him and our other Ophthalmologists as we expand our service. We are excited to move in July into our purpose built 7 Cons Room / 3 Operating Theatre hospital in Falmouth with on site CT and visiting MRI. Our Hospital in Falmouth will be your main base, and you will also to do clinics and minor procedures in our branch in Helston.

The ophthalmology service is well equipped with a Zeiss Visu operating microscope for microsurgical and intraocular procedures, Vizual AOI Phacoemulsification and Retiport ERG and supported by a team of experienced nurses. Other referral disciplines include orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery, cardiorespiratory medicine and advanced clinical imaging. The service is well supported by our first opinion vets and nurses providing 7 day and overnight care for in-patients.

Ideally we are looking for an experienced Ophthalmologist of Advanced Practitioner standard or above to apply for this position, however if you are enrolled in a training programme you would be considered and support for further development will be given.

 Personal development and expansion of skills is encouraged and supported alongside an excellent remuneration package. As a flexible employer we are happy to look at both full and part time hours.

So why not make that career change and combine Ophthalmology working with Cornish living; surrounded by areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a fascinating maritime heritage, world class water-sports in a university town with a modern creative buzz?

Please click “Apply now” to include your CV and covering letter or for an informal chat please call, text or whatsapp Amy from the recruitment team on 07557 822 942 or contact