Dick White Referrals

Veterinary Surgeons


We are offering an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated colleague to join our Ophthalmology Service at DWR.
DWR is a busy, purpose-built Specialist referral-only small animal veterinary clinic based in Six Mile Bottom, Suffolk, UK, located only 10 miles from the vibrant and historic university city of Cambridge, with excellent connections to London, the Midlands and the stunning East Anglian coast. Stansted Airport is also only 30 minutes away by car. The clinic is fully equipped with the surgical, diagnostic and hospitalisation facilities commensurate with a flagship specialist veterinary centre and has an on-site reference laboratory with both clinical and diagnostic histopathology. As part of our ongoing drive for excellence, we are currently building a 30,000 sq ft extension that will double the size of our facilities and create a truly world-class facility. Aside from the excellent, positive and collaborative working environment that places great value on team-work, DWR offers a competitive remuneration package including a generous salary, pension provision, achievable bonus scheme, private health insurance, income protection and life assurance schemes and family-focused leave provision alongside annual study leave and CPD allowances. Flexible working requests will also be considered.
DWR was founded in 2003 by Professor Dick White and has grown rapidly to become the largest private veterinary referral centre in the UK, currently employing 42 Specialists, 7 Clinical Fellows, 20 Residents and 16 interns who, along with our 200-strong support staff, provide 24/7 referral-only services for patients across England in anaesthesia and analgesia cardiology, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, diagnostic pathology, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, neurology and neurosurgery oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, physiotherapy and soft tissue surgery. As we are also an Educational Partner of the University of Nottingham, the successful candidate will be awarded Honorary Associate Professor status with this institution. Clinical research activity and participation is therefore encouraged and colleagues collaborate with scientific, medical and veterinary institutions across the UK and further afield in many ongoing studies.
Due to an increasing caseload, the Ophthalmology Department is expanding and we now seek to recruit an additional Ophthalmologist to our team. We currently have 2 full-time European College Boarded Ophthalmologists, supported by one post residency Clinical Fellow, 3 ECVO Residents, a dedicated Ophthalmology Intern and 3 Ophthalmology Nurses.
Applicants will be Board-Certified by the European or American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. Experienced residency-trained candidates eligible to sit the qualifying Specialist examinations for these colleges will also be considered for the role of Clinical Fellow, with promotion to the role of Specialist expected upon successful completion of the examinations. Candidates should hold a UK valid current driving licence and be a member, or eligible to become a member, of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
For an informal discussion about the position or to make a formal application, please contact the Head of Ophthalmology, James Oliver: jo@dwr.co.uk. Tel: +44 (0)1638 572012.

Small Animal Rotating Internships

Dick White Referrals, in partnership with The University of Nottingham, invites applications to join the rotating Internship Programme at our rapidly expanding, multi-disciplinary referral practice in Six Mile Bottom, Cambridge, UK.

Successful applicants will start on 5th August 2019 and will receive advanced training and tuition over a 12 month period in anaesthesia, cardiology, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, diagnostic pathology, internal medicine, neurology/neurosurgery, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery, supervised by recognised Specialists in each field.   Further information about our referral centre can be found at: www.dickwhitereferrals.com.

Successful applicants will be based at Dick White Referrals, but will be offered the opportunity to enrol as post graduate students at the University of Nottingham, enabling them to complete the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science’s post graduate certificate programme.  The programme is largely based on clinical training, but also includes a research project.  Being part of the wider university provides access to a range of generic post graduate training and excellent library facilities, including online journal access.  Tuition fees and a stipend are awarded as part of the studentship and off-site accommodation is provided.

Applicants must hold a veterinary degree and be registered as members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.  Applicants must be eligible for UK or EU higher education tuition fees.  If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of your competence in English at the time of application in the form of an IELTS score of at least 7.5 (with no less than 7.0 in any elements).

Deadline for Applications:  Friday 10th May 2019 (likely interview date Tuesday 28th May)

To apply please email your CV, covering letter, names of 2 referees and, where required evidence of English language requirements to internships@dwr.co.uk

Informal enquiries welcome.


Resident in Veterinary Anaesthesia

Dick White Referrals (DWR) is pleased to invite applications for a Resident position in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. We are a small animal referral centre, with a busy and challenging caseload and state-of-the-art facilities (including 5 theatres, 4 dog wards, a dedicated cat ward, MRI, CT, digital radiography, ultrasound, on site laboratory with clinical pathology and histology, intensive care facilities, water treadmill and physiotherapy unit), offering secondary and tertiary referral service for small animals in soft tissue surgery, orthopaedic surgery, neurology/neurosurgery, minimally invasive surgery, interventional radiology, internal medicine, emergency medicine and critical care, cardiology, oncology, ophthalmology, diagnostic imaging, dermatology and physiotherapy. The centre is currently undergoing expansion, with expected completion date in 2020.

DWR is an ECVAA (European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia) training centre, offering a standard training programme supervised by 6 ECVAA diploma holders, based at DWR and at Newmarket Equine Hospital (NEH), where the anaesthesia team of DWR provides an in house anaesthesia service. Externships will be organised to gain experience in farm animals and exotic/wild animal anaesthesia. DWR has been offering a Residency training programme in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia since 2009. More information is available at https://www.dickwhitereferrals.com/service/anaesthesia-analgesia-2/.

The suitable candidate will join a team of 6 ECVAA Diploma holders, a Clinical Fellow, 2 Residents, 3 Interns and 4 technicians. He/she must be enthusiastic, interested and with some experience in anaesthesia, analgesia and intensive care, keen to work as part of a team. As part of ECVAA pre-Residency requirements, he/she must have done at least a one year rotating Internship (or have at least 2 years’ experience in general practice). A second anaesthesia Internship is desirable, but not essential. Candidates must be UK resident or entitled to reside in UK under UK immigration law, be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons by the time of the starting date of the position, and hold a driving licence valid in UK. If not of English mother language, candidates must have good knowledge of spoken and written English, preferably certified by examination.

The successful candidate is expected to spend approximately 75% of the time in clinic, will have in total approximately 14 weeks per year off clinic (including annual leave), allocated to study, external rotations, work on research projects, CPD. The on call out-of-hours rota for DWR is 1:4. A CPD allowance is available on top of the salary. An attractive benefit package is also provided.

The deadline for applications is 5th May 2019, with interviews in the week starting 20th  May and the expected starting date for the position in November 2019.

For details regarding the Residency Programme, please visit: https://www.dickwhitereferrals.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Veterinary_Anaesthesia_Residency_Programme.pdf or contact Dr Federico Corletto (fc@dwr.co.uk). Candidates wishing to apply for the position should send Dr Corletto a curriculum vitae, a letter of intent and the contact details of two referees.

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If you have found a job role that suits you please contact us by email or fill in the form on this page, attaching your CV, or emailing vacancies@dwr.co.uk

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