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Thursday, 26 July 2018

Internship in small animal veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

Job description:
We are looking for an enthusiastic intern to join our friendly and dynamic small animal anaesthesia team. Currently, the team consists of an ECVAA diplomate, one board eligible anaesthetist, one senior anaesthetist, one ECVAA resident, 3 interns and several anaesthesia technicians. Although functionally separate units, the Small Animal Anaesthesia Department has close connections with the Equine Anaesthesia Department where 2 further ECVAA diplomates are employed.

Primarily, the work will consist of contribution to the high level of patient care during the peri-operative period. Our case load is quite varied, and consists of surgical patients, patients undergoing diagnostic imaging (CT, MRI, scintigraphy, ultrasound, radiography), and radiation therapy. We also anaesthetize patients for minimal invasive cardiovascular procedures, and occasionally birds and other animals for our Exotics Department. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the education of our master students, not only in their practical skills but also in advancing their veterinary knowledge by providing tutorials to small groups of students. Participation in an out-of-hours anaesthesia service will be part of the duties, with good back up provided during the first period of employment.

Our Small Animal Veterinary Department provides a wide variety of clinical cases in terms of species, pathology and procedures for the intern to gain experience of the practical and theoretical aspects of veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia. Journal clubs, tutorials and lecture presentations are regularly held in all aspects of anaesthesia, analgesia and other relevant topics.

You are a veterinarian with an EU-recognized diploma and have (ideally) gained some experience in small animal veterinary medicine. We are looking for a motivated, conscientious candidate with good communication skills, who likes to work in a team and shares our objectives of providing the highest quality in patient care. Fluent English (both spoken and written) is mandatory, learning to communicate in Dutch is highly encouraged.

Conditions of employment:
We offer a position for one year, ideally starting in October, or as soon as possible thereafter, with the possibility for prolongation with another year if the position is filled to the satisfaction of both parties.

The gross salary is in the range of € 2.476,- to a maximum of € 2.717,- per month (scale 10 Dutch Universities). The salary will be supplemented with an ‘out-of-hours’ allowance, a holiday bonus of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8,3% per year. In addition, participation in a good pension scheme is ensured. For further rights and conditions the applicant is referred to the extensive Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Utrecht University has great ambitions for its teaching quality and study success rates. This also applies to its clear research profiles which are centred around 4 themes: Sustainability, Life Sciences, Youth & Identity, and Institutions. Utrecht University plays a prominent role in Dutch society and contributes to finding answers to a variety of topical and future societal issues.

Utrecht University’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is the only veterinary school in the Netherlands. It employs approximately 1000 staff, is one of Europe’s leaders in veterinary education, research and patient-care and is accredited by the European, American and Canadian Veterinary Medical Associations.

For further enquiries, please contact Ms Drs Marieke de Vries (, or Ms Drs Jiske l’Ami (

Letters of motivation, CV and one letter of reference can be send to Marieke de Vries ( Closing date is set for 19-08-2018; (Skype) interviews will be held in the week of 20-08-2018.

Resident in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia Print
Friday, 22 June 2018

UCD Veterinary Hospital, University College Dublin, Ireland invites applications for the position of Resident in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia to commence as soon as possible (in 2018).

This is a three/four year training position with the following aims:

  • To gain clinical training in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia in an ECVAA approved residency programme
  • To obtain a professional doctorate (UCD Doctor of Veterinary Medical Specialisation)
  • To provide an introduction to, and experience in clinical research
  • To develop communication and teaching skills.

The Resident will be expected to enrol and successfully complete credentials for the Diploma of the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. They must also enrol for a postgraduate professional doctorate qualification (UCD Doctor of Veterinary Medical Specialisation - DVMS). The successful applicant will have a veterinary qualification registrable by the Veterinary Council of Ireland (see A special interest in achieving further qualifications in veterinary anaesthesia is required. Applicants must have completed an internship or its equivalent demonstrating broad training and experience in anaesthesia and/or supporting disciplines as dictated by the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia.

Tax-free Student Stipend: €24,000 – €26,000 depending on year of registration

Mandatory Selection Criteria

  • A veterinary qualification eligible for registration with the Veterinary Council of Ireland ( Candidates are advised to confirm this prior to application.
  • Completion of a period of 1 - 1.5 year(s) prior to beginning the residency which should cover a range of clinical veterinary disciplines. This ‘pre-residency training’ shall consist of a rotating internship or equivalent approved by the ECVAA Credentials and Education Committee.
  • Demonstration of a clear interest in obtaining a further qualification in anaesthesia and analgesia
  • Demonstration of an interest in gaining the UCD Professional Doctorate (DVMS)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Proficient speaking and writing skills in the English language
  • Motivation to succeed

Desirable Selection Criteria

  • Familiarity with small and large animal anaesthesia techniques
  • Clear proven interest in clinical research
  • Interest in undergraduate teaching and a proven track record in presenting and teaching
  • Evidence of prior publications

Further details may be obtained from Lynne Hughes prior to application.

All applications including Curriculum Vitae, letter of intent and evidence of a veterinary degree which may be registered with the Veterinary Council of Ireland should be sent to: Dr Lynne Hughes, Associate Professor in Veterinary Anaesthesia, email address

Closing date: when the position is filled.

Anaesthetist Print
Wednesday, 20 June 2018


Due to rapid growth of the business, we have an exciting opportunity for a fourth ECVAA or ACVAA diplomate or an ECVAA residency trained individual.

You will be supporting specialists and advanced practitioners in the disciplines of Internal Medicine, Neurology, Cardiology, Soft Tissue Surgery, Orthopaedics, Diagnostic Imaging, Dentistry and Emergency and Critical Care. Caseload is varied through the disciplines and includes, amongst others, minimally invasive and interventional procedures, brain and spinal surgery, a wide range of soft tissue procedures and THR’s. You will be supported by six rotating interns and four discipline specific interns in Neurology, Cardiology, Anaesthesia and Internal Medicine. We have a team of hard working Registered and Student Veterinary Nurses, three of whom are currently working towards their AVTA VTS’ in Internal Medicine, ECC and Anaesthesia.

Lumbry Park Veterinary Specialists has all the usual gadgets expected from providing a high level of service to clients and their pets. We also work in partnership with the University of Surrey and will be starting to support undergraduate veterinary clinical training.

There is an attractive remuneration package including 6 weeks holiday, funded CPD with substantial time off and allowance, generous contributory pension, private healthcare and a competitive salary commensurate with experience, amongst many other benefits such as prolonged sick pay, income protection insurance, death in service and professional subscriptions. The full-time position being offered is 40 hours, 4 days per week, although the number of hours per days and days per week is flexible on discussion.

We are located on the outskirts of Alton, in Hampshire. London is in quick and easy reach by road or rail (1 hour) as well as having the New Forest and South Down’s National Park on your doorstep. The South Coast is a short drive away if you love a trip to the beach (30-40 minutes).

For further information please contact Joanne Michou ( or email your credentials to

Senior Clinical Veterinarian Print
Wednesday, 06 June 2018

Qatar Foundation (QF) is a non-profit organization that supports Qatar on its journey to becoming a diversified and sustainable economy. By offering lifelong learning opportunities, fostering a culture of innovation, and empowering the local community, we are investing in Qatar’s future and contributing to a better world.

Al Shaqab represents a unique and unparalleled concept in the equine world. A member of the Qatar Foundation, the mission of Al Shaqab is to promote the highest standards in the breeding and showing of Arabian horses, as well as provide innovative educational and competitive opportunities in all of the equestrian arts.

The Equine Veterinary Medical Center (EVMC) is a state of the art equine referral center located at Al Shaqab in Doha, Qatar open for all horses in the state of Qatar and the Gulf region. The hospital is equipped with a 3T MRI, CT-scan, nuclear scintigraphy and the latest technology in radiology. The hospital has 2 operating theaters, a well-equipped farrier shop, and lameness examination areas on three surfaces. Other specialized medical services at AS-EVMC include internal medicine/ neonatal ICU, theriogenology, and anesthesiology/ pain management. In addition, AS-EVMC consists of a state of the art veterinary diagnostic laboratory, including necropsy services. The center offers excellent research opportunities for clinicians that are interested in developing an independent or collaborative research program. Designated research laboratory space, equipped for cell culture, molecular biology, chemistry and endocrinology supervised by a full-time laboratory researcher will be available to assist and coordinate laboratory research activities.

QF Equine Veterinary Medical Center is seeking applicants for a full-time position as Senior Clinical Veterinarian in Anesthesiology and Pain Management.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to provide anesthesia to horses undergoing surgery and other procedures. In addition, he/she will be responsible for pain management of horses admitted to EVMC. The successful candidate is also expected to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in equine veterinary medicine in his/her area of interest through retrospective and prospective research projects; and, to further the national and international reputation of EVMC.

Qualifications and experience: Minimum requirements include 5 years’ work experience as an Equine Veterinary Anesthesiologist along with a veterinary degree (DVM or equivalent) and board certification or similar proven record of specialization in equine anesthesiology. A research degree (MS or Ph.D.) is desirable.

Compensation: Qatar Foundation offers an attractive compensation package that includes a tax-free salary and additional benefits such as housing and transportation allowance, annual paid leave, annual airfare allowance, life and medical insurance, etc.

Application: Applicants should submit a letter of intent, Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact details of three references to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For more information please visit and

Anaesthesia Intern Print
Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Lumbry Park Veterinary Specialists, Hampshire, UK

We require a motivated and enthusiastic Anaesthesia intern to join our team of three ECVAA Diplomates and nurses. The ideal candidate would have a commitment to practising the highest standards of veterinary medicine, patient and client care and who would relish the opportunity to further their career, improve their knowledge base and technical skills. You should be an MRCVS and have excellent command of the English language.

  • One year position, aiming for progression into an ECVAA Residency
  • Supervision, support and encouragement from our Anaesthesia Specialists
  • Grand Rounds presentations, M& M rounds and Journal clubs
  • Exceptional salary (£30,900 PA) and benefits package
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

Our hospital has the most precious resource: a team of supportive, motivated and inclusive specialists, nurses and support staff striving to be at the top our profession, as well as, modern state-of-the-art facilities with all the equipment you could wish for. If you are proactive, positive, have a professional approach, friendly attitude and outstanding interpersonal skills then please apply by Friday 1st June 2018. We welcome you to visit the practice and meet the team in the beautiful county of Hampshire.

For further information, please contact:

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