Dick White Referrals

Veterinary Surgeons

Residency in Small Animal Surgery

Due to our expanding, varied and exciting surgical caseload, we are seeking a further colleague to join our ECVS Residency-training programme from 18thJune 2020. The successful candidate will work alongside 4 surgery Residents and receive direct training and supervision from 6 RCVS/ECVS/ACVS Recognised Specialists in Small Animal Surgery. The successful applicant will join a team of Specialist Veterinary Clinicians, Fellows, Residents and Interns who provide our services in soft tissue surgery, orthopaedics, internal medicine, oncology, cardiology, ophthalmology, diagnostic imaging, neurology, anaesthesia, dermatology and clinical pathology. The Residency Programme will be for a period of 3 to 4 years depending on experience (reviewed after 6 months and then annually) and is formally approved by the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS).

Applicants must be either a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a veterinary degree qualifying them for membership. The successful applicant will have at least 2 years’ relevant post graduate veterinary clinical experience, have completed a rotating Internship Programme and hold a UK valid current driving licence. Applicants should include a letter of intent and curriculum vitae with three references. Before application please complete the application checklist (see below) and submit this with your application tovacancies@dwr.co.uk.

The closing date is Friday 10th January and we will require short-listed candidates to attend an interview week beginning 10thFebruary.

Link for the application checklist: https://dickwhitereferrals-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/telmo_filipe_dwr_co_uk/ETQuilxxfv1AiuaWDXOpgDABepl-2zL8E3aVJ1WRyPPWAA?e=e0fyEl



Intern in Ophthalmology

We are currently seeking an intern to join our Ophthalmology Team.  The applicant will have experience of working in general practice and have a tangible track record of their passion for veterinary ophthalmology. The successful applicant will need to hold a UK valid current driving licence and be a member of, or eligible to become a member, of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS).

DWR was founded in 2003 by Professor Dick White and has grown rapidly to become the largest private veterinary referral hospital in the UK, currently employing 35 specialist veterinary clinicians, 30 residents and 14 interns who, along with our 200-strong support staff, provide 24/7 referral-only services for patients across England in soft tissue surgery, orthopaedic surgery, ophthalmology, diagnostic imaging, neurology, anaesthesia and analgesia, internal medicine, oncology, dermatology, cardiology, physiotherapy, clinical pathology and histopathology. DWR is a busy, purpose-built specialist referral-only small animal veterinary hospital 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 hospital is fully equipped with the surgical, diagnostic and hospitalisation facilities commensurate with a flagship specialist veterinary hospital and also has an on-site reference laboratory with both in-house clinical pathology and diagnostic histopathology. As part of our on-going drive for excellence, we have now started building a 30,000 sq.ft. extension that will double the size of our facilities and create a truly world-class hospital.

The application for this position should include 1) a letter of intent justifying suitability for the position, reasons for pursuing an internship and for choosing DWR 2) curriculum vitae 3) contact details of 2 referees who have direct knowledge of the candidate’s skills and past clinical experience.


Applications should be submitted to the Head of Ophthalmology, James Oliver, via E-mail: jo@dwr.co.ukby 31stDecember 2019. Interviews will be held shortly after this deadline.

Senior Orthopaedic Surgeon/Head of Service

As part of our ongoing drive for excellence, in the summer of 2020 we are due to open a 32,000 sq ft. (3000 sq m) extension that will double the size of our existing facilities and create a truly world class hospital.

Our orthopaedic surgery caseload is rising and we now seek an Orthopaedic Surgeon to join our team. As well as a proactive, friendly working environment and class-leading clinical standards, this position offers excellent career prospects, with the position of Head of Service open to interested and appropriately experienced candidates.

Aside from the excellent, positive and collaborative working environment that places great value on teamwork, DWR offers a competitive remuneration package including a generous salary, pension provision, private health insurance, income protection and life assurance schemes and family focused leave provision alongside annual study leave and CPD allowances.

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, positively encouraged and colleagues currently collaborate with scientific, medical and veterinary institutions across the UK and further afield in many ongoing studies.

Successful applicants will be Board-Certified in Small Animal Surgery or Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery by the American, European, Australian or Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and be eligible for RCVS Specialist status. Applications from experienced residency-trained candidates, eligible to sit the qualifying Specialist examinations for these colleges, will also be welcomed.

For more information, or to apply, please contact Dr Rob Foale, Clinical Director, in complete confidence:

E: rf@dwr.co.uk
T: +44 (0)1638 572012/590271

We are always happy to discuss flexible, locum and part time working options, and are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Small Animal Rotating Internships

In partnership with The University of Nottingham, we invite applications to join the rotating internship programme at our rapidly expanding, multi-disciplinary referral practice. Successful applicants will start on 3rd February 2020 and will receive advanced training and tuition over a 12-month period in anaesthesia, clinical pathology, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, neurology/neurosurgery, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery, each supervised by recognised Specialists in each field.

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 on-line 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, be registered as members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and 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 element).

Deadline for applications: 19thOctober 2019 (likely interview dates week beginning 11th November 2019)

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


Intern in Veterinary Anaesthesia (Full-Time)

We are currently seeking an Intern to join our Anaesthesia Team. If you are a veterinary surgeon with a strong interest in anaesthesia and analgesia, who would like to eventually enroll in a Residency Programme, we can offer the ideal environment to refine your skills and acquire new ones with an attractive benefit package.

Dick White Referrals is a large, rapidly expanding, small animal referral clinic, with state of the art facilities, including modern anaesthesia workstations with comprehensive haemodynamic and ventilatory monitoring, a dedicated ultrasound machine to perform peripheral nerve blocks, non-invasive cardiac output monitoring and a intensive care unit. We are conveniently located between Newmarket, the home of horseracing, and Cambridge, with its world-renowned university, with direct access to London and Stansted Airport. The strategic location will satisfy people loving countryside/small villages and large towns/cities.

Caseload includes soft tissue surgery, minimally invasive and interventional procedures, orthopaedic surgery, neurosurgery (spine and brain surgery), ophthalmic surgery and anaesthesia for advanced diagnostic procedures (MRI and CT, both on site). We also provide in-hours anaesthesia service to Newmarket Equine Hospital, one of the largest equine hospitals in Europe, a partnership that allows us to run a standard Residency Programme, although Interns do not rotate to the equine hospital.

The current Anaesthesia Team consists of 7 senior anaesthetists (6 of which are Dipl.ECVAA or ACVAA), 5 Residents, 3 Interns and 3 anaesthesia technicians/nurses. The successful candidate will join a team of 30 Specialists in various disciplines, working together to offer the best possible quality of care to small animals. The Anaesthesia Team holds weekly journal clubs and case discussion/book reading. The suitable candidate will be involved only with small animal anaesthesia, and spend two thirds of his/her time providing anaesthesia for imaging procedures, where knowledge will be consolidated, and the remaining third of the time in theatre, where new skills will be acquired under the close supervision of a Senior Resident or a Diplomate. Interns are encouraged to undertake a research project, under the guidance of a senior clinician. Anaesthesia Interns participate in a 1:4 out of hours on-call rota, always directly supervised by a senior member of the team.

Candidates must be MRCVS, or eligible to register with the RCVS, and have the right to work in UK (UK or EU citizenship, or with valid UK working VISA for the duration of the internship). If not of English mother language, candidates must have good knowledge of spoken and written English, preferably certified by examination.

To apply, please send your curriculum vitae, a letter of intent and the contact details of 2 referees to Dr Chiara De Gennaro (cd@dwr.co.uk) who will also be pleased to supply further information. The deadline for applications is 15thSeptember 2019, with interviews following shortly after the closing date.

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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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