BCVSp's priorities for 2018 are engagement, representation, education and enhancing standards of veterinary specialist care


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
  • Status: Permanent
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Residency in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology

Applications are invited for a residency (three-year postgraduate training programme) in veterinary anatomic pathology. The successful applicant will enrol onto a Masters of Veterinary Medicine (MVetMed) programme whilst receiving advanced training in diagnostic gross pathology and histopathology. Residents engage in teaching of final year veterinary students on rota with faculty staff, and progressively assume independent reporting of diagnostic anatomic pathology cases under faculty supervision. Residents are also involved in scientific research and will be expected to submit manuscripts for publication based on their research work during the three-year programme. This programme aims to prepare residents for careers as veterinary anatomic pathologists, and to successfully complete the anatomic pathology certifying examination administered by The American or European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP/ECVP) and/or the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath).

  • Date Posted: 07/03/2018
  • Closing Date: 19/03/2018
  • Location: Department of Pathobiology and Population Sciences, Royal Veterinary College, UK
  • Status: Permanent, with tax-free stipend
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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
  • Status: Permanent
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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
  • Status: Permanent
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Internal medicine resident, Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists

Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists invites applications for an ACVIM and ECVIM approved Medicine Residency Programme, to commence on the 2nd July 2018. Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists is a busy, multi-disciplinary, private, small animal referral practice located within the Hampshire countryside. The hospital is close to the historic city of Winchester (which is 1 hour from London by train). The successful applicant will join a team of 21 referral clinicians (including 5 medicine diploma holders) and four medicine residents. The disciplines offered at Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, orthopaedic surgery, cardiology, neurology and neurosurgery, diagnostic imaging, dermatology and anaesthesia. The applicant must have excellent English language skills, be registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS) or be eligible to register, and must have a minimum of two years of clinical experience since graduation. The ideal candidate will have completed a rotating internship in a multidisciplinary referral centre. The position is for three years. Salary will be £27,300 per annum with additional benefits to include an optional pension scheme and healthcare insurance. There will be 4 weeks paid holiday each year and funds available for external CPD. Applications or informal enquiries should be made to David Walker ( Applications should include a current curriculum vitae, a letter of intent and two references. The closing date for applications is Monday 8th January 2018. Interviews will be held on Thursday 8th February 2018. More information on Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists can be found at and

  • Date Posted: 07/12/2017
  • Closing Date: 08/01/2018
  • Location: Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists, Winchester, Hampshire
  • Status: Permanent
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ECVS Standard Residency in Small Animal Surgery

You will join a team of 30 referral clinicians, 6 of whom are ECVS Diplomates. You will partake in the small animal surgery referral service including contributing to the weekend emergency service and you will be encouraged to partake in clinical research projects. You must have excellent English language skills, be registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS) or be eligible to register, be eligible to work in the UK and you must have a minimum of two years of clinical experience since graduation. Ideally candidates will have completed a rotating internship in a multidisciplinary referral centre as well as having experience of first-opinion small animal practice. Consideration will be given to candidates who have not completed an internship if they can demonstrate a sufficient level of postgraduate clinical experience.

  • Date Posted: 05/12/2017
  • Closing Date: 02/02/2018
  • Location: Winchester Hampshire United Kingdom
  • Status: Full time 3 year training position
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Residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine (ECVIM-CA approved)

We are an established yet growing and successful independent referral practice situated in the heart of the Hertfordshire/Bedfordshire countryside. Founded over 19 years ago, we are recognised as a leader in our sector offering a diverse range of services to clients. Our independent status means we can maintain the culture and ethos that has sustained our success. Our team of 7 highly experienced small animal medicine specialists manage a range of complex cases working alongside the cardiology, ophthalmology, soft tissue surgery, orthopaedic, neurology, oncology and dermatology services. We work closely with a specialist led anaesthesia team, diagnostic imaging team, a highly skilled nursing team and incredible support teams. We now have a rarely available ECVIM-CA approved 3-year residency providing the opportunity to work with and be trained by diplomats and leading specialists. You will need to have completed a multidisciplinary 12-month rotating small animal internship (or have worked in a high quality small animal first opinion practice for at least two years), be highly self-motivated and be able to communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues and clients. We offer: • Starting salary of c £30,000 per annum depending on experience • 33 days leave • Generous pension scheme • Up to 5 days to receive CPD (funded) • Private health insurance for you and your family • Income Protection • Life Cover • Social events and activities. • RCVS and VDS Fees paid For an informal discussion, contact Nat Whitley or Ian Battersby via e-mail (, or phone 01582 883950. To apply, please submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae and two references to Closing date is Monday 8th January 2018. Interviews will be held towards the end of January 2018. Further details about the practice can be found at

  • Date Posted: 04/12/2017
  • Closing Date: 08/01/2017
  • Location: Davies Veterinary Specialists
  • Status: Permanent
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Small Animal Surgical Specialist, Northwest Veterinary Specialists

Northwest Veterinary Specialists is a vibrant and busy multi-disciplinary referral hospital located close to Chester in the northwest of England. We are part of the Pets at Home Vet Group Specialist Division and work closely with the other referral centres in the group to facilitate research and access to shared expertise. The hospital accepts specialist referrals in a wide variety of disciplines including oncology, internal medicine, anaesthesia & pain management, neurology, cardiology, soft tissue surgery and orthopaedics. CT and MRI are available on site in addition to radiography, ultrasound & fluoroscopy. We have a wide selection of equipment including a surgical microscope, laparoscopy, arthroscopy and total hip kits and a harmonic scalpel. The surgery team is composed of experienced surgeons in neurology, orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery with seven EBVS Specialists within the team. The centre has recently received approval for an ECVS residency training programme. We are looking for two surgical colleagues to join our close knit team. We would be interested to hear from colleagues with an interest in soft tissue or orthopaedic surgery alone or those pursuing an interest in both orthopaedics and soft tissue. Both roles would allow for individuals to pursue and grow professional interests. Each specialist role requires a dedicated individual with a commitment to provide gold standard client and patient care and contribute to continued growth of the service. Ideally this individual will be a member of either the European or American College of Veterinary Surgeons or have completed appropriate residency training. We offer a competitive salary and excellent colleague benefits including a significant pension employer contribution, private health care, generous holiday allowance, 10 days CPD allowance and financial support for attendance at conferences. Informal enquiries, in the first instance, should be made to Rachel Hattersley, e-mail: Applications including CV and a covering letter should be sent to

  • Date Posted: 18/11/2017
  • Closing Date: 01/01/2018
  • Location: Chester
  • Status: Permanent
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