Dick White Referrals

Surgeon in Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery Service


We are offering an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated colleague to join our Soft Tissue Surgery Team at DWR, initially as maternity cover, but with the expectation that the role will become a permanent position. 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 only 30 minutes away by car. The hospital 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 in-house clinical pathology and diagnostic histopathology. As part of our ongoing drive for excellence, we have recently started building a 30,000 sq.ft. extension that will double the size of our facilities and create a truly world-class hospital. Aside from the excellent, positive and collaborative working environment that places great value on team work, DWR offers a competitive remuneration package including a 4 ½ day working week, generous salary, pension provision, achievable bonus scheme, private health insurance, income protection and life assurance schemes and family-focused leave provision of up to 7 weeks per year 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 hospital in the UK, currently employing 38 specialist veterinary clinicians, 19 residents and 14 interns who, along with nearly 200 support staff, provide 24/7 referral-only services including anaesthesia/analgesia, cardiology, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, diagnostic pathology, internal medicine, neurology/neurosurgery, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, physiotherapy and soft tissue surgery. As we are 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. Due to a steadily increasing caseload the Soft Tissue Surgery Department is expanding, and, coupled with the need to cover maternity leave, we now seek to recruit an additional Soft Tissue Surgeon to our team. We currently have 4 full-time Specialist Soft Tissue Surgeons, who are supported by one post residency Clinical Fellow, 5 ECVS Residents, and a team of qualified Theatre Nurses as well as a 2 Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists. Applicants should be Board-Certified in Small Animal Surgery by the American, European or Australian Specialist colleges, or Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and be eligible for RCVS Specialist status. 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 board examinations. The successful applicant will 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. For an informal discussion about the position or to make a formal application for this position, please contact the Head of Surgery, Jackie Demetriou DipECVS: jd@dwr.co.uk or +44 1638 572012.

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