Job Ad, 31/05/2015

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Veterinary Neurology at the School of Veterinary Sciences, University of Bristol (pre-announcement)

We would like to make colleagues aware of an upcoming and exciting neurology post at the University of Bristol’s Veterinary School for an experienced veterinary neurologist, that will come with a very attractive package. The post will be advertised later this summer for a start in the autumn. We aim to recruit an expert in neurology/neurosurgery with Diploma level qualification in veterinary neurology and / or a PhD.

The post will involve delivery of a high quality clinical service in veterinary neurology and neurosurgery with three other specialist neurologists (Dr Nicolas Granger, Mr Tom Harcourt-Brown and Mr Jeremy Rose) and three residents on an ECVN-approved residency programme.
It will also involve delivery of high quality teaching to undergraduate veterinary and veterinary nursing students and to supervise postgraduates. There will be a great opportunity to further expand research activities in neurology / neuroscience by utilising research resources on site (Comparative & Clinical Research group) and within the Regenerative Medicine Laboratories of the University of Bristol.

The environment we offer is exceptional because we possess on site a 3 Tesla (housed within an on site pre-clinical translational research centre) and a 1.5 Tesla Siemens MRI machines, which is unique in a veterinary clinical setting in the UK. We also have a state of the art veterinary referral hospital with ~1200 new neurological cases yearly. Our case load is supported by a state-of-the-art surgical suite, an intensive care unit, an imaging suite comprising CT scanner and per-operative imaging, a gait analysis laboratory (Qualisys), advanced electrophysiology kits (Cadwell Sierra wave) including tools for spinal cord monitoring per-operatively (evoked potentials) and a hearing clinic, a rehabilitation unit comprising physiotherapy and a pain clinic, altogether regrouping > 60 specialists. We provide cutting edge treatments (such as brain intralesional chemotherapy, pituitary surgery, cell therapy for spinal cord injury and neuroprosthesis for urinary incontinence), which is again unique within the UK. This is made possible through our referral centre, Langford Veterinary Services.