Residency, 10/06/2019

Residency in Small Animal Neurology at Highcroft Veterinary Referrals in Bristol

We are excited to offer this three year clinical training post that will take place at Bristol Veterinary Specialists (Highcroft Veterinary Referrals) in Bristol, UK.  You will be supervised and supported by our two clinical neurologists to prepare you for the ECVN diploma examinations after completion of the programme.

Bristol Veterinary Specialists offers a state-of-the-art specialist neurology and neurosurgery service along with a broad range of specialist veterinary referral services including internal medicine, oncology, soft tissue surgery, orthopaedics, anaesthesia, imaging, dermatology, physiotherapy, emergency and critical care. Bristol Veterinary Specialists has state-of-the-art equipment and highly experienced nursing teams which means that we receive cases from all over the country and give the assurance of exceptional care to all of our patients. The neurology service is also composed of a neurology intern and two nurses with a dedicated role to the running of the service. The residency training program has been approved by the ECVN education committee in April 2019.



Personal specification for application

A proactive, professional approach and a positive attitude at all times,  together with outstanding interpersonal skills, an ability to stay calm under pressure, great team work skills, and a commitment to practising the highest standards of veterinary medicine and patient care is required.

If you think you have these skills and wish to apply for the residency programme you must be a qualified Veterinary Surgeon and be eligible for full Membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). 

A minimum of twelve months experience working as a qualified Veterinary Surgeon in small animal private practice in the UK is essential. We expect that candidates will have completed a minimum of a one year rotating internship.


Salary & Benefits

CVS Referrals residency program offers a very competitive package including a salary circa £40K, 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, RCVS and VDS membership, company contributory pension scheme and other company fringe benefits. You will have access to a comprehensive online library, including veterinary and medical journals.


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Application Closing Date: 10/06/2019