Residency, 23/01/2019

Neurology Residency at the Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Zurich, Switzerland

expires on March 10th, 2019

We are looking for applications  for our residency position in clinical neurology. The program is approved by the European College of Veterinary Neurology and has an emphasis on all aspects of clinical neurology including small and large animal cases, neuroimaging, electrodiagnostics and neurosurgery.

After an introduction into the general disciplines of the small animal hospital you will have case responsibility for a large case load of approximatively 1000 small animals per annum. Our service does consult on neurological cases in the Equine and Farm Animal Clinics. You will be primarily supported by the team of the section of neurology which currently includes two diplomates of the ECVN, a third year resident and a neurologist, that just completed her residency. Additional support will be provided by a large number of diplomates of almost all specialties in small animal medicine. A team of dedicated physiotherapists and rotating interns and residents of other disciplines will assist you as well. In-house and outside rotations and participation in external courses will be supported.  The section of neurology is not involved in general emergency service but is offering an on-call service for neurological emergencies. Facilities include on-site MRI (3T Philips) and CT, electrodiagnostic systems, underwater-treadmill and a growing ICU unit.

The resident is expected to complete a research project, participate actively in clinical rounds and journal clubs and teach basic neurology to veterinary students. The ideal candidate has some experience in small animal practice (2 years in general practice or a structured rotating internship). Knowledge of german language is an advantage but not mandatory.

We are looking forward to your application until March 10th, 2019.

Starting date of the residency will be July, 1st 2019. Applications including your curriculum and two reference letters can be sent to the our secretary Christiane de Robillard (

For further information please contact Dr. Katrin Beckmann ( or Prof. Frank Steffen (