Residency, 19/12/2019

Neurology and Neurosurgery Residency at Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service - April 2020

Be part of one of the UKs leading small animal referral centres! Applications are invited for Willows’ World leading three year ECVN conforming Neurology and Neurosurgery Residency, commencing in April 2020. Application deadline: 8th January 2020

As a Resident you will be working as part of Willows’ team of seven Neurologists, including two Board-Certified Specialists, three experienced Neurology Clinicians and one other Resident. 

Why Willows?
Joining one of the UKs largest and most established referral centres you will be working alongside our World leading multidisciplinary team including Orthopaedics, Internal Medicine, SoP Tissue Surgery, Diagnostic Imaging, Anaesthesia, Emergency and Critical Care, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Cardiology, Oncology and Physiotherapy. Our hospital facilities are of the highest quality, and include on-site Siemens 64-slice CT, GE 1.5T MRI and advanced electrodiagnostic facilities as well as an extensive range of surgical equipment. Providing the best possible training Willows’ Neurology and Neurosurgery residency has evolved over the past seven years to be of the highest quality, offering a rigorous program with strong academic and didactic elements as well as access to a busy and varied caseload. With approximately 200 personnel, including almost 60 Veterinary Surgeons our philosophy is very much one of friendly co-operation between all members of the team with a collaborative culture between clinicians working across every specialism, creating a supportive and good-humoured atmosphere. 

Benefits of a Willows Neurology Residency: 
• Direct, individual supervision from our team of five ECVN Diplomate/Residency-trained clinicians 
• A structured rota ensures a level of supervision matched by few other residency programmes 
• In addition to daily morning inpatient rounds, the supervisor and resident will participate in a daily afternoon didactic rounds 
• Generous time off-clinics for private study, external rotations and research projects 
• Weekly neuroimaging rounds and journal club 
• Superb facilities including: GE high field MRI, state of the art Siemens 64 slice CT, purpose-built ICU, NihonKoden electrodiagnostics unit, Aesculap Microspeed neurosurgical equipment and SonoCure ultrasonic surgical aspirator 
• Pioneering expertise including the use of 3D printing for advanced spinal surgery 
• Advanced brain procedures including hypophysectomy 
• An outstanding team of clinical support staff including a dedicated neurology nurse and physiotherapist 

Your responsibilities: 
• Supervised responsibility for a large and varied caseload 
• Contribution to our active research program through clinical research projects 
• In addition to day-to-day clinical duties you will also participate in an out of hours on-call rota for neurological and neurosurgical emergencies 
• Progress will be reviewed after three and six months and then every six months thereafter. 

What we are looking for:
• A dynamic, ambitious individual to join our World leading Neurology team 
• A passion and drive to provide the best possible level of care for clients, their pets and our referring Veterinary Surgeons 
• A thirst for knowledge and an ambition to represent Willows at the forefront of clinical research 
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
• Strong organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure in our busy multidisciplinary hospital 
• You must have completed a one year rotating internship and two years clinical practice by the start of the residency • 
You must be a qualified Veterinary Surgeon and eligible for full membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Willows is proud to be accredited by Investors in People at the extended Silver level, and we are dedicated to providing excellent working conditions, care and support for all of our colleagues. 

Professional Perks: 
• Competitive salary 
• 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) 
• Birthday leave 
• Structured in-house teaching, supervision and support 
• Professional membership fees 
• Generous CPD allowance 
• Company pension scheme 
• Wellbeing and Employee Assist programme 
• Access to our well-being and relaxation suite 
• End of the month Treat Day 
• Weekly yoga class 
• Fresh free fruit offered to all staff 
• Cycle to work scheme 
• Unbeatable learning environment 
• Stunning state-of-the-art purpose built facilities 

Centrally located, Willows is within easy reach of Birmingham, Birmingham International Airport, London, and the national rail and motorway networks, and only a short drive away from historic Stradord-upon-Avon, Warwick and the beautiful Warwickshire and Oxfordshire countryside. 

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 8th January 2020. Interviews for the positions will be held on Friday 17th January. 

Find out more….. 
If you would like to find out more about the Neurology and Neurosurgery Residency please contact Tom Shaw, Specialist in Neurology: tom.shaw@willows.uk.net or Sebastien Behr, Head of Neurology: sebastien.behr@willows.uk.net or call 0121 712 7070

To apply: 
To apply for the position please include a covering letter of intent and your current CV to Ceris Talbot: careers@willows.uk.net or via post to: 
Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service 
Highlands Road 
Shirley
Solihull 
West Midlands 
B90 4NH
UK