BCVSp’s priorities for 2019 are engagement, representation, education and enhancing standards of veterinary specialist care


Equine Surgeon

We are seeking to recruit an experienced Board Certified (or equivalent diploma holder) equine surgeon to expand our team of six ECVS specialist surgeons at The Liphook Equine Hospital. Applicants should have experience and enthusiasm for lameness investigations, particularly in sport horses, and be experienced in orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery. An interest and experience in advanced diagnostic imaging (MRI and CT) and/or advanced dentistry would be an advantage. A competitive remuneration package commensurate with experience will be offered. For further details please call Tom Hughes MRCVS or Jane Boswell MRCVS on 01428 727200. Applicants are requested to send a CV and covering letter of application, including details of at least two referees, to Mrs Carrie Goodbourn (business director)

  • Date Posted: 21/08/2019
  • Closing Date: 31/10/2019
  • Location: Liphook Equine Hospital
  • Status: Permanent
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Veterinary Anaesthetist

Hamilton Specialist Referrals (HSR) is a state-of-the-art, independent orthopaedic and neurology specialist veterinary referral hospital. As part of our structured growth plan we are now seeking an anaesthetist to join an existing ECVAA Diplomate. You should be either an existing or eligible Diplomate or hold similar small animal anaesthesia qualifications or experience. Currently, the hospital accepts Orthopaedic and Neurological referrals and has on-site 1.5 Tesla MRI and CT. If you are a team player wanting to make a difference, looking to work in a fun and nurturing environment with great training, development opportunities and a strong focus on employee well-being then we want to hear from you. We are looking for a proactive and enthusiastic person who is a great team player but is also able to use their own initiative and self-motivate. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to multi-task with a flexible approach to working are a must. The role consists of a 40-hour week with varying shifts to suit the needs of a 365/24/7 hospital. For the right people, we provide: - Competitive salary (subject to qualifications and experience) - Professional memberships paid (relevant to role) - 5 days CPD allowance and financial support for attending conferences - 25 days holiday plus bank holidays - A strong focus on employee wellbeing and mental health, including regular sessions with industry-specific resilience, stress management and performance coaches - A wide range of employee benefits including pension scheme and private health care plan - Unlimited career development opportunities, due to our dynamic team structure which is focused on areas of expertise - A nurturing, friendly and supportive working environment Located in modern facilities, Hamilton Specialist Referrals is based in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, within easy reach of London, Oxford, the Chilterns and Cotswolds. The hospital is five minutes from the M40 and major airports. Find out more about the area at https/ to see how such a beautiful place can be so close to London! If you would like to join our team of EBVS and RCVS specialists, and share our passion for delivering outstanding client care and clinical standards, then we would be pleased to hear from you. Please apply by emailing

  • Date Posted: 24/05/2019
  • Closing Date: 30/06/2019
  • Location: Hamilton Specialist Referrals, Unit 5 Halifax Road, Cressex Business Park, High Wycombe Buckinghamshire, HP12 3SD
  • Status: Permanent
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Head of Clinical Pathology

We are looking for an inspirational Clinical Pathology Leader to help shape and drive forward the future of our Laboratory Division. CVS UK PLC are the largest integrated veterinary services provider in the UK. We handle a wide range of sample types from both UK and overseas first opinion and referral practices, dealing predominantly with companion animals with some exotic case workload. We also have a developing farm animal & equine diagnostic capability. We want our Head of Clinical Pathology to direct the laboratory division to a new level, to be an innovator and to build our reputation within the industry. Being based on-site at one of our laboratories, you would be responsible for: · Leading the team of 10 Clinical Pathologists & 8 Internal Medicine Consultants, all of whom are based over three laboratories or working remotely over the UK & worldwide. Work closely with the Head of Histopathology and their 16-strong team of Histopathologists. · Provide vision and expertise in developing staff and laboratory techniques, keeping us abreast with current and developing laboratory practices · Work across the management teams to ensure our laboratories deliver the highest quality services · Play a key role in the education of our own team, residents & external clients. Work alongside the CVS Director of Education in the delivery of this. · Increase our profile in the industry by innovative means and maintaining national/international presence · Contributing and supporting the clinical pathology workloads You would be supported by the Clinical Pathology Administrative Manager in this role who would work alongside you to help you achieve the company vision. We are offering a competitive salary and benefits package based on qualifications and experience. If you are looking for a role where you can make a positive contribution then please get in touch. To apply send your CV and covering letter to:

  • Date Posted: 28/03/2019
  • Closing Date: 31/07/2019
  • Location: See above
  • Status: full time / permanent
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Medicine Specialist

We are actively recruiting a medicine specialist to further develop and lead the medicine service at Optivet Referrals. Facilities include the latest in ultrasound and CT technology as well as a wide range of endoscopes, ECG and in-house laboratory facilities. There is full support from a specialist surgery team. There is a ready caseload from a group of loyal referring vets and scope to develop the service further. As well as a competitive salary, we are very happy to explore profit share / equity options – one of the last few openings in the sector for this type of opportunity. Optivet Referrals is an independent referral centre staffed by a very friendly, inclusive team – more of a family than a corporate environment. We are all aligned around a set of strong core values which help us to deliver a high level veterinary service. If you would like to explore further, please make contact with us.

  • Date Posted: 12/03/2019
  • Closing Date: 31/05/2019
  • Location: Havant, Hampshire, UK
  • Status: Permanent
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Veterinary Pathologist

• Gross and histopathological evaluation of tissues from safety studies • Evaluation of non-routine techniques such as, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, in situ hybridisation, microautoradiography • Liaison with other departments/sites within the company, and contact with external research institutes • Contributing to the training of pathology technical staff and trainee Study Directors • May involve travel for short periods (2-3 days) to our other European Charles River sites in France, Holland and Finland • The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the team’s reputation through peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations, and specialization in a particular area of toxicologic pathology, e.g. neuropathology

  • Date Posted: 31/12/2018
  • Closing Date: 31/01/2019
  • Location: Tranent, Near Edinburgh
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Vacancies within BSAVA PetSavers Committees

PetSavers is the brand name for the majority of the fundraising activities for the Association. PetSavers Management Committee's remit is to devise, develop and deliver the strategy to promote the activities of PetSavers, in order to maximize the funds raised each year for clinical research. PetSavers Grant Awarding Committee has the responsibility to allocate the available funds to clinical research projects, Masters Degree by Research, and veterinary student and nurse projects, and to receive progress reports from current grant holders. We currently have vacncies on both committees, to view more information and the role descriptions please visit – at the bottom of the page you will see “Vacancies”, click for more information. Alternatively contact the Volunteer manager on

  • Date Posted: 23/08/2018
  • Closing Date: 21/09/2018
  • Location: BSAVA Petsavers
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Lecturer/Senior/Associate/Professor in Small Animal Internal Medicine (Research track)

We are looking for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor/Reader or Professor in Small Animal Internal Medicine in the Department of Clinical Science and Services. This person would work mainly from our Hawkshead Campus, a 15-minute train ride from the centre of cosmopolitan London. We are looking for individuals with a PhD, an international reputation and a strong background in research in one of the College’s areas of special interest. The candidate would join our existing Internal Medicine team consisting of 5 internists who have developed into key opinion leaders in various subspecialties including endocrinology, nephrology, urology, immunology, and haematology. The team prides itself on providing a friendly, balanced and supportive environment. The candidate will have opportunities to develop their own subspecialty interests. The appropriate candidate will be expected to enhance the department’s reputation through scholarship in research, clinical activities and teaching. This will be achieved by running an active research programme, delivering professional services within the College’s hospitals, delivering clinical training on veterinary and paraveterinary undergraduate curricula and participating in postgraduate training programmes. We are looking for true team players with exceptional leadership and communication skills and who are enthusiastic about working with students, including supporting undergraduate and postgraduate research projects. We are looking for candidates with a RCVS registrable degree in veterinary science, who hold an American or European postgraduate diploma in Internal Medicine and hold or are eligible for RCVS Recognised Specialist Status. Potential applicants wishing to discuss this position informally are encouraged to contact Prof. Holger Volk (Head of Department) email:, Prof Daniel Chan (Medical Director) email: or Dr Barbara Glanemann (Head of the Internal Medicine Service) email:

  • Date Posted: 24/04/2018
  • Closing Date: 17/05/2018
  • Location: Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
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Specialist Radiologist

Northwest Veterinary Specialists has a new, exciting & flexible opportunity for a radiology specialist to join our close knit team in our vibrant and busy multi-disciplinary referral hospital. If you are a Diplomate or residency-trained, or hold similar small animal radiology qualifications or experience, then we would love to hear from you. Due to the nature of this role job share, remote and flexible working options are available if required. Located in modern, state of the art facilities with onsite MRI and CT, and with exciting expansion plans for the future, Northwest Veterinary Specialists is an easy commute from Runcorn, historic Chester, Liverpool or Warrington. Our specialities cover oncology; internal medicine; anaesthesia and pain management; neurology and neuro surgery; cardiology; soft tissue surgery; and, orthopaedics, and we work closely with other referral centres in our group to facilitate research and access to shared expertise. We offer excellent colleague benefits, including: • Competitive salary • Significant pension employer contribution • Private health care • 10 days CPD allowance and financial support for attending conferences • 30 days holiday with increased leave for long service and an extra day off for your birthday • Subsidised canteen (lunch provided daily) and free parking • Professional memberships paid • Colleague discounts If you would like to join our happy, professional team of EBVS and RCVS specialists and highly skilled nurses, and you share our passion for delivering outstanding client care and clinical standards, then we would love to hear from you. To apply, or with any questions, please contact Rebecca Littler in complete confidence T: 01928 711400 E: W: We are always happy to discuss flexible, locum and part time working options, and are an Equal Opportunities Employer

  • Date Posted: 10/04/2018
  • Closing Date: 01/06/2018
  • Location: Cheshire, UK
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Veterinary Oncologist

We are a seeking an veterinary oncologist to join our established but still rapidly growing multidisciplinary team of over 30 veterinary surgeons. You will lead our oncology service and work closely with 3 internal medicine specialists and 3 specialist surgeons, as well as our other specialists in the disciplines of Imaging, Neurology, Orthopaedics, Cardiology, Dermatology and Anaesthesia. Applicants should be Diplomates or board eligible and should be members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. The position is well remunerated and offers a 4 day working week, six weeks’ annual holiday, 2 weeks’ of fully funded CPD and private healthcare. Our facilities include brand new superbly equipped wards with a state-of-the-art intensive care unit. Patients receive round-the-clock veterinary and nursing care provided by our skilled team of experienced veterinary nurses and interns. Imaging facilities include 1.5T MRI, 64 slice CT and high-end Samsung ultrasound. We are located in beautiful countryside on the edge of the New Forest National Park close to sunny south coast beaches. There are excellent road and rail links to London and to both national and international airports. For an informal discussion please contact Harry Scott, Clinical Director on 01425 485615 or email To apply please send you CV to Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists Unit 6 Forest Corner Farm, Hangersley Ringwood, Hampshire BH24 3JW

  • Date Posted: 23/03/2018
  • Closing Date: 31/08/2018
  • Location: Ringwood, Hampshire
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Clinical Director, Paragon Referrals

Paragon Veterinary Referrals is a brand new, purpose-built referral centre in Wakefield, offering exceptional patient care and cutting-edge veterinary medicine and addressing key issues facing referring vets in the region. Paragon Veterinary Referrals will opening its doors on Monday 5th January 2018 as a multi-disciplinary referral service providing the highest levels of care for small animals, referred to us by veterinary surgeons across the UK. Offering Anaesthesia, Cardiology, Dermatology, Diagnostic Imaging, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery and Soft Tissue Surgery; you and your clients can be rest assured we will provide the best care possible. Our new advanced facilities will help dramatically improve treatment choices and will act as a hub of excellence in veterinary care for Yorkshire and beyond. As a high profile veterinary Specialist with extensive clinical experience, you will work as part of a management team that includes a Managing Director and a Business Development Manager; and within our multi-disciplinary referral service you will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running and administration across the centre. The Clinical Director will help shape the team and will develop the clinical and operational protocols for the business, and this is therefore a great opportunity for the right person to help determine a service that provides the best possible client journey. With proven experience managing or assistant managing a clinical environment such as a hospital/practice or multiple sites, you will have a proven record of managing and developing a team and the ability to manage and implement business and process improvements. A passion for delivering the best possible service, support & outcomes for patients, customers and colleagues is essential. Managing specialist-led teams in the disciplines of anaesthesia, medicine, neurology, orthopaedics, soft tissue surgery, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology and diagnostic imaging, this truly multi-disciplinary specialist service will offer the best levels of patient and client care, whatever the problem may be. As with all our disciplines, the post will include out-of-hours emergency service provision, shared amongst the referral team. This position will be well remunerated, and the package includes 6.6 weeks' paid holiday including bank holidays and one week of funded CPD each year, a week for approved committee or examining commitments, a non-contributory pension and private healthcare. Paragon is centrally located within easy reach of Wakefield and Leeds, Leeds Bradford Airport and the national rail and motorway networks, but only a short drive away from historic York, and the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. For a confidential discussion, call our Managing Director on 07532 745985 or email

  • Date Posted: 10/03/2018
  • Closing Date: 31/12/2018
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK
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Specialist in Equine Anaesthesia and Emergency Care

Rossdales is seeking a dedicated veterinary surgeon to take a lead role in anaesthesia provision in our busy and renowned equine hospital. This is a new and exciting opportunity for an anaesthesia specialist, with an interest in horses. The ideal candidate will be a team player and integrate with our multidisciplinary specialist team. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to assist our internal medicine team in caring for emergency admissions and critical in-patients. Our critical care patients encompass all age groups and we have a busy neonatal caseload, with excellent facilities for both neonatal and adult intensive care. Clinicians are supported by a highly skilled nursing team and hospital-based interns. Applicants should hold a further qualification in Veterinary Anaesthesia at European, American or RCVS Diploma level. Some expertise in internal medicine to RCVS certificate level, or a willingness to study for this qualification, is desirable. Salary will be commensurate with experience. For further information please see the full job description.

  • Date Posted: 01/03/2018
  • Closing Date: 06/04/2018
  • Location: Newmarket, UK
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Medical Oncologist at Willows Referral Service

We are seeking an Oncologist to join our multi-disciplinary team of over 50 veterinary surgeons. The successful applicant will either hold or be eligible for an RCVS, European or American Diploma or FANZCVS (or equivalent) and share our aim of providing the best possible levels of care for clients, their pets and for referring veterinary surgeons. We have an excellent team of highly skilled nursing and support staff who give our clinicians the opportunity to concentrate on their clinical caseload and to work in a pleasant and supportive environment. Facilities are impressive and include a dedicated chemotherapy room, superbly equipped intensive care unit and wards to accommodate over 100 hospitalised patients – in-patient care is a priority and includes 24 hour veterinary and nursing attention from dedicated nurses and experienced interns. Our GE imaging equipment, including 1.5T MRI, 16 slice CT and high-end ultrasound, is run by our team of on-site board certified imaging Specialists, providing unsurpassed diagnostic imaging support to all our clinicians. The oncology team consists of Medical Oncology Specialist Chiara Penzo, and Surgical Oncology Specialist Stephen Baines, who is a Recognised Specialist in both Small Animal Surgery and Veterinary Oncology. It is expected that you would also work closely with our five Internal Medicine clinicians, as well as our other specialists in the disciplines of Neurology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Imaging, Cardiology, Dermatology and Anaesthesia. Our philosophy is very much one of friendly collaboration between clinicians in every specialism. Participation in an out-of-hours oncology emergency service would be expected. The position will be very well remunerated and the package includes six weeks’ holiday, two weeks’ allowance for generously funded CPD, one week’s allowance for involvement in professional committees, a non-contributory company pension plan, membership of a staff benefits scheme and private healthcare. If you would like to discuss this vacancy further in the first instance, please call or email: Stephen Baines (, from our specialist Oncology team; or Toby Gemmill (, Clinical Director, on 0121 712 7070. To apply please download the following documents from - Full job description - Application form - Application guidance notes To apply in writing please include a letter of intent, current CV and an application form (downloadable from above) to Ceris Talbot, Willows Referral Service, Highlands Road, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands B90 4NH, UK. To apply on-line please see our website +44 (0)121 712 7070 Willows Referral Service Highlands Road Shirley Solihull West Midlands B90 4NH

  • Date Posted: 11/12/2017
  • Closing Date: 01/03/2018
  • Location: Solihull, West Midlands
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