Dick White Referrals

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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