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Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia Print
Monday, 12 April 2021

If you are a Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia, enjoy working in a team striving to provide the best quality of care based on current evidence, and you would like to match some of the pros of academia (clinical research, supervision and teaching of residents, interns and student), with the financial rewards and challenging caseload of a private practice, this is the chance you have been waiting for!

Dick White Referrals is looking for an American or European Diplomate in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia to join its Anaesthesia team, starting in June 2021 (or soon afterwards).

Founded in 2003 by Professor Dick White, DWR has grown rapidly to become the largest private veterinary referral hospital in the UK, currently with over 300 employees. DWR is a busy, purpose-built specialist referral-only small animal veterinary hospital conveniently located in Cambridgeshire between Newmarket, the home of horse racing and Cambridge, with its world-renowned University and amenities.

DWR has state-of-the-art facilities, including modern anaesthesia workstations with comprehensive haemodynamic and ventilation monitoring, dedicated ultrasound machines for locoregional anaesthesia. 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 a new building underway onsite that will double the size of our facilities and create a truly world-class hospital.

We are dedicated to excellence, trust and care in all we do as a hospital, as an employer and also to the development of veterinary professionals. We are an Educational Partner with the University of Nottingham and we also have the Dick White Academy onsite and run regular CPD events. The ideal candidate is an ECVAA/ACVAA Diplomate, wishing to work full-time or part-time with small animals and horses, but applications from Veterinary Surgeons who have completed a residency in Veterinary Anaesthesia and applications from Specialists preferring to work only with small animals will also be considered.

The benefits on offer include an allowance for CPD and study / manuscript writing, long term service holidays, private health insurance, employee discounts and more. The out of hours on call rota is 1:6, and when on call during a weekend, there will be two additional days of time off given to be spent within the following two weeks.

You will work along a team of 6 Anaesthesia Specialists, 2 Clinical Fellows, 4 residents, 4 interns, and 5 anaesthesia nurses, in addition to approximately 40 Specialists in various disciplines (soft tissue surgery, orthopaedics, cardiac surgery, neurology, ophthalmology, internal medicine, emergency and critical care, oncology, cardiology, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, clinical pathology and pathology), working together to achieve clinical excellence.

If you share our passion for delivering excellence, trust and care then we would love to hear from you.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to Dr Corletto on: fc@dwr.co.uk.

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is recruited.

Anaesthesia Internship Print
Monday, 12 April 2021

Develop your career with DWR and be part of something special!

Founded in 2003 by Professor Dick White, DWR has grown rapidly to become the largest private veterinary referral hospital in the UK, currently with over 300 employees. DWR is a busy, purpose-built specialist referral-only small animal veterinary hospital conveniently located in Cambridgeshire between Newmarket, the home of horse racing and Cambridge, with its world-renowned University and amenities.

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 a new building underway onsite that will double the size of our facilities and create a truly world-class hospital. We have modern anaesthesia workstations with comprehensive haemodynamic and ventilatory monitoring, a dedicated ultrasound machine to perform peripheral nerve blocks, non-invasive cardiac output monitoring and an intensive care unit.

We are looking for one Veterinary Surgeon interested in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia to join our team as an Anaesthesia Intern. DWR can offer you the ideal environment to refine your skills and acquire new ones, under the supervision of seven ECVAA Diplomates, two Clinical Fellows and four Anaesthesia Residents.

The ideal candidate is a Veterinary Surgeon with a strong interest in Anaesthesia, who would like to eventually enroll in a residency program.

Caseloads include soft tissue surgery, minimally invasive and interventional procedures, orthopaedic surgery, cardiac surgery, neurosurgery (spine and brain surgery), ophthalmic surgery and anaesthesia for advanced diagnostic procedures (MRI and CT, both on site).

We also provide an in hours anaesthesia service to Newmarket Equine Hospital, one of the largest Equine Referrals in Europe, a partnership that allows us to run a standard residency program, although Interns will not rotate to the Equine Hospital.

The current anaesthesia team consists of eight Senior Anaesthetists (seven of which are Dipl.ECVAA or ACVAA), two Clinical Fellows, four Residents, four Interns and five Anaesthesia Technicians/Nurses. The successful candidate will join a team of over 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 animals anaesthesia, and spend two thirds of his/her time providing anaesthesia for imaging procedures, where knowledge will be consolidated, and the remnant 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 if not already resident in UK will have to apply for a 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 (required if ex-novo MRCVS registration and VISA are needed).

As you would expect from the UK’s largest private veterinary referral hospital, we offer an inspiring and friendly working environment together with career development opportunities and an attractive benefits package.

If you share our passion for delivering excellence, trust and care then we would love to hear from you.

To apply, please send your curriculum vitae, a letter of intent, and the contact details of two references to Dr Corletto on fc@dwr.co.uk.

For any further information, please contact the same email address.

The deadline for applications is 30th April 2021, with interviews following shortly after the closing date, with one successful candidate starting with us in August 2021.

Intern Print
Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Anaesthesia Intern urgently needed at Optivet Referrals

Optivet Referrals is currently looking for one anaesthesia intern to join its team as soon as practically possible. The ideal candidate is a veterinary surgeon with a strong interest in anaesthesia and analgesia, ideally with some previous anaesthesia experience or that would like to broaden their post-graduate experience in a multidisciplinary referral hospital. This internship is an excellent opportunity for a veterinary surgeon interested in enrolling in a residency program later on, as they will gain the required experience working under the supervision of a specialist Anaesthetist (Diplomate ACVAA and ECVAA).

Optivet Referrals is one of the leading Veterinary Ophthalmology hospitals in the UK, with state-of-the-art facilities, that is rapidly expanding and accepts referral surgical and medical cases apart from ophthalmology referrals. The Anaesthesia and Analgesia team consists of a senior anaesthetist (Diplomate ACVAA and ECVAA), a resident of the ECVAA and an anaesthesia intern. The rest of the team includes an ECVS diplomate Surgeon, an RCVS Internal Medicine specialist, 2 Ophthalmology specialists, 4 Ophthalmology registrars, 3 Ophthalmology residents, 2 ophthalmology interns and 2 rotating interns. The caseload includes a wide variety of ophthalmology surgeries (cataracts, retinal reattachment, glaucoma surgery, corneal grafts, entropion, face lifts, enucleations, etc..), orthopaedic and soft tissue surgeries, medicine procedures (E.g. endoscopies, bronchoscopies, biopsies) and computed tomography cases (both inpatients and outpatients). The majority of the patients are dogs and cats (95%), and the remainder are exotics. The anaesthesia equipment incorporates advanced ventilatory and haemodynamic monitoring, including non-invasive cardiac output, mechanical ventilators, peripheral nerve stimulators (for neuromuscular function monitoring and nerve blocks) and a dedicated ultrasound machine for ultrasound-guided peripheral loco-regional blocks.

The responsibilities of the intern will be to support the veterinary team and the nursing team in the care of all patients. The anaesthesia intern will be expected to contribute to the pre- intra- and post-operative care of patients needing anaesthesia and will also have their own cases under direct supervision by the Diplomate anaesthetist. The Anaesthesia team holds weekly Journal club meetings, which the anaesthesia interns are expected to attend. The whole Optivet team holds weekly in-house CPD presentations, where the interns are expected to present at least once during the internship.

The internship will have a duration of 12 months. A competitive and attractive benefit package is offered. The interns will be expected to work 40 hours per week and will be expected to do both day and night shifts. Holidays are 25 working days plus statutory bank holidays, and CPD allowance is 5 days. A further 5 days may be taken as unpaid leave should the intern wish to pursue other training opportunities or attend other conferences. There will be a 3-month probationary period, during which the internship may be terminated by either party with a one-week notice period.

Optivet Referrals is located in Havant, Hampshire, in the South of England, near Portsmouth, Chichester, Winchester and Southampton, with easy train access to London city centre and 1 hour 20 min by car to Heathrow and Gatwick airports. The South of England enjoys more days of sun than the rest of the country, has beautiful beaches and is very close to nature reserves like the South Downs and the New Forest.

Interested candidates please contact Eva Rioja Garcia (eva@optivet.com), our Head of Anaesthesia and Clinical Lead, or Emma Phillips (emma.phillips@optivet.com), our People Lead. Candidates must be already MRCVS and be in the UK, with the right to work in the UK (Pre-settled or Settled status or with a valid UK working VISA for the duration of the internship). Candidates not having currently MRCVS status or not having already the right to work in UK will not be considered this time. There is no application deadline, and we will consider all candidates until the position is filled.

Anaesthetist Print
Tuesday, 16 March 2021

About Us

Hamilton Specialist Referrals (HSR) is a state-of-the-art, independent specialist veterinary referral hospital based near the Oxfordshire/Buckinghamshire border. Established in 2018 and originally orthopaedic and neurology-based, we now also offer services in soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, advanced imaging and cardiology.

All our specialists are either European boarded or board-eligible, and all services are supported by two European boarded anaesthetists. We have an ECVN recognised residency programme in place and are in the process of gaining approval for an ECVS training programme. HSR offers the most cutting-edge investigations and treatments, with both a 1.5 Tesla MRI and a CT-scanner on site; and all disciplines work closely with the in-house physiotherapy department.

We deliver world-class, exemplary clinical services, but with a clear focus on the people that make that a reality. By nurturing our workforce, we can offer the very best services to the pets entrusted into our care and to their owners. We employ a wide range of workplace measures to ensure our staff feel happy, valued and able to fulfil their potential.

About the Role

As part of our structured growth plan we are now seeking a third anaesthetist to join our Anaesthesia Team. The work consists of pre-anaesthetic assessment of all patients requiring either general anaesthesia or sedation and designing individual-tailored anaesthetic plans; and supervision of interns and nurses monitoring anaesthesia and sedation. The higher risk or more challenging patients are directly anaesthetised by one of the anaesthetists with support of a nurse. Use of (ultrasound guided) locoregional techniques is positively facilitated. The anaesthetists are actively involved in the peri-operative care, including post-operative analgesia and (intensive) care. Provision of in house CPD for nurses and interns is highly appreciated and encouraged.

About You

You should be either an existing or eligible ECVAA/ACVAA Diplomate; or hold similar small animal anaesthesia qualifications or experience.

Skills
High level of interpersonal skills
Ability to work without supervision & as part of a team
Excellent time management
Organisational skills
Ability to multi-task
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Attention to detail

Competencies
Self-management
Adaptable in fast paced, ever-changing environment
Collaborative team-working
Effective communication
Flexibility & adaptability
Initiative & taking ownership
Technical expertise & professionalism
Drive for excellence
Customer service
Valuing people
Resilience

What we offer
For the right candidate, we can provide:
• Competitive salary, commensurate with experience
• Full time work week spread over 4 working days
• Unlimited career development opportunities, due to our dynamic team structure which is focused on areas of expertise
• CPD days, allowance and RCVS fees paid
• A strong focus on employee wellbeing and mental health, including regular sessions with industry-specific resilience, stress management and performance coaches
• A wide range of employee benefits including monthly wellbeing allowance, pension scheme, private healthcare contribution and twice-weekly fresh fruit deliveries to the practice
• A nurturing, friendly and supportive working environment
• Regular team socials

How to apply

If you are a team player wishing to make a difference, who aspires to work in a fun and nurturing environment with professional support, development opportunities and a strong focus on employee wellbeing, then we would love to hear from you!

For informal enquires please contact Marieke de Vries (marieked@hamiltonspecialists.vet).

Anesthesia position Print
Wednesday, 17 February 2021

The Department of Veterinary Clinical Science at Louisiana State University invites applicants for an open faculty position in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. This is a tenure or clinical track faculty position at the rank of assistant or associate or professor. Rank and salary are commensurate with the individuals experience and qualifications.

Job Summary: Provide service for the Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia section of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. Clinical responsibilities include anesthesia support for the small, large, and zoo-exotic animal services within the teaching hospital, and participation in after-hours back-up emergency service. Clinical responsibilities will be shared with other members of the anesthesia service (total of 5 anesthesiologists - hiring, 7 technicians, and 1 to 2 residents).

Candidates will also be expected to contribute towards didactic and laboratory instruction in veterinary anesthesiology and teaching of clinical veterinary anesthesia and analgesia to veterinary students. Collaborative and some independent research endeavors are encouraged for clinical-tracks and required for tenure-track. Strong people skills and team approach towards practicing veterinary medicine is required.

The LSU-SVM has a strong research base in veterinary and biomedical sciences with numerous opportunities for collaborations, both clinical and bench-top research projects. The SVM is the largest NIH funded unit at LSU. We also have a research office for granting and grantsmanship to support our faculty.

Requirements:

- Assistant rank: DVM or equivalent degree with successful completion of an American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia or European College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA or ECVAA) approved residency program. Diplomate status from the ACVAA or ECVAA is preferred, but board-eligible individuals will also be considered.

- Associate or Professor rank: DVM and Diplomate status from the ACVAA or ECVAA.

Candidates with strong teaching ability, advanced degree and/or experience in team research are desired.

Special instructions: Please provide three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address. A copy of your transcript(s)/diploma may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire. A copy of your certification(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, proof of certification is required prior to hire.

Additional Position Information: Applications will be reviewed until an appropriate candidate is identified. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits: LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; annual and sick leave; 14 paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

Application site

Any questions, please email Dr. Jeannette Cremer, Search Committee Chair, at jcremer@lsu.edu.

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