Residency, 29/10/2017

Residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery at Langford Vets, University of Bristol

Closing Date: 19th November 2017

Start Date: 9th July 2018

Application closing date: 19th November 2017 at 23:59. Interviews in January 2018.

We are inviting application for a residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery at Langofrd Vets, the veterinary hospital attached to the University of Bristol.

This is a 3 year Residency position in a training programme approved by the European College of Veterinary Neurology. The main function of the appointee will be to join the neurology department at Langford Vets to assist in providing a referral service in neurology and neurosurgery.

The majority of training will be clinic-based, consisting of one-to-one supervision from senior clinicians, twice-daily rounds, MRI/CT review, and training in electrodiagnostics.  Additionally, residents participate in weekly seminars, including sessions in neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, clinical neurology and neuropathology.  An integral part of neurosurgery training for neurology and surgery residents is provided through the 'theatre-realistic' wet lab facility. 

The MSc in Veterinary Science will develop your clinical research skills and enhance universally important skills such as scientific writing, critical reading and statistical analysis of data.  A generous amount of ‘off-clinics’ time is provided.  The Resident will be expected to undertake informal group teaching of undergraduate students undertaking rotations and a small amount of formal teaching.  The position carries responsibilities for out-of-hours duties on a 1:4 basis.

The Neurology/Neurosurgery service consists of four senior clinicians, four residents, a rotating intern and a neurology nurse.  We also work closely with an in-house physiotherapy and hydrotherapy service.  Areas of expertise and research interest include vagal nerve stimulator implantation, hypophysectomy surgery and design of 3-D printed spinal implants.  Our facilities include in-house 1.5T and 3T MRI, CT, an electrodiagnostics unit, and a wide range of neurosurgical equipment including an ultrasonic aspirator.  Inpatients are kept in a recently opened neurology ward staffed by a team of nurses, and an ICU staffed by ECC specialist clinicians and nurses.

Candidates are strongly advised to arrange a visit prior to interview (accommodation is available on site and there is a bus service connecting the campus to the airport).  To arrange this, or for informal enquiries, please contact Tom Harcourt-Brown ( or Francois Liebel (

Further details can be found on the Langford Vets website in the vacancies section (