Dick White Referrals

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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