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Veterinary Anaesthetist Print
Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Small Animal Veterinary Anaesthetist – Head of Service
Eastcott Veterinary Hospital, Swindon, United Kingdom

Eastcott Veterinary Referrals are recruiting a board-certified anaesthetist to join our dynamic multi-disciplinary team as Head of the Anaesthesia Service.

We are looking for a veterinary anaesthetist who is committed to excellence both in patient care and in communication with colleagues. You will lead an anaesthesia team of veterinary anaesthetists and a dedicated and highly trained team of veterinary nurses. The successful candidate should have great leadership skills and the passion to bring out the best in those around them. You will have the opportunity to take a central role in the further growth of the anaesthesia service and the development of the members of your team. You will be working within our multi-disciplinary hospital which includes the following services soft-tissue surgery, orthopaedic surgery, dental/maxillofacial surgery, neurology, ophthalmology, internal medicine, diagnostic imaging, and ECC.

Eastcott Referrals is situated in Swindon, Wiltshire, between Bristol and London and close to the Cotswolds and the North Wessex Downs area of outstanding natural beauty. In 2020 we completed a major extension and refurbishment which means the successful candidate will be able to take advantage of the new cutting-edge facilities. It’s a great time to join our dynamic and motivated team that has benefited from the support of the Linnaeus Group and Mars Petcare. This investment in our state-of-the-art facilities has allowed us to provide the best care to our patients, and the opportunity to perform the most up-to-date and innovative techniques. We encourage our staff to undertake further professional and personal development and provide a friendly and supportive environment in which our clinicians can flourish and enjoy their work.

What’s on offer?
• Full-time - based on a 4-day week – part-time options would also be considered
• Competitive salary
• 1:4 weekends and 1 night each week on duty
• Benefits package including 6 weeks holiday, 7-days CPD with generous CPD allowance, registration fees and pension scheme

To find out more
Potential candidates wishing to discuss this position further or who wish to apply should contact Duncan Barnes at

Applications by: 1st September 2021. Applications may close early if the right candidate is found.

Small animal anaesthetist Print
Monday, 19 July 2021

We are seeking a veterinary anaesthetist (ECVAA or ACVAA diplomate or board eligible) to join our anaesthesia team. The team currently consists of 5 senior anaesthetists (3 ECVAA diplomates and 2 residency trained anaesthetists), one anaesthesia intern and 2 nurses (1 VTS anaesthesia nurse and 1 undertaking the VDS). Sadly, one of our senior anaesthetists will be leaving in the next few months and we are looking to fill this position as soon as possible.

The ideal candidate would be an ECVAA or ACVAA diplomate or board eligible experienced anaesthetist.

The successful candidate will be working at Northwest Veterinary Specialists, a busy multi-disciplinary referral hospital, as well as at Eye Vet, our dedicated ophthalmology clinic, located 0.4 miles from each other (less than a 5 minutes drive). You will also take part in the on-call rota.

Northwest Veterinary Specialists and Eye Vet are an easy commute from historic Chester, Liverpool or Manchester. We’re also on the outskirts of picturesque Delamere Forest, with the largest area of woodland in the country, and within easy reach of Snowdonia and the Peak District, so have the best of both city living and rural life on our doorstep.

Our specialities cover anaesthesia and pain management, neurology and neurosurgery, soft tissue surgery, orthopaedics, ophthalmology, oncology, internal medicine, and diagnostic imaging (including on site MRI and CT); and we work closely with other referral centres in our group to facilitate clinical research and access to shared expertise.

If you would like to join our amazing team, we would love to hear from you.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK, be a member the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (or eligible to register with the RCVS), and have a good knowledge of written and spoken English.

Please contact Perrine Benmansour DVM MVetSc Dip ECVAA MRCVS, Head of Service to apply (with your CV and letter of intent) or for any informal enquiries.



Anaesthesia Clinical Post Print
Sunday, 11 July 2021

If the thought helping to develop the Anaesthesia Service in a friendly state-of-the-art hospital that aims for excellence in patient and people care appeals to you, then we would like to hear from you.

The hospital
Veterinary Specialists Scotland is located close to Edinburgh, but also has easy access to Glasgow, countryside, mountains and magnificent coastline. Edinburgh is a beautiful and vibrant city, famous for its festival and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Whether you are a fan of city life or like getting out to the hills, then VSS may be the place for you.

The premises have been specifically architect designed with lots of natural light and currently comprise:
• Six light and airy consulting rooms, including a dedicated feline consulting room
• Five wards – canine medical, canine surgical, feline, Intensive Care Unit and Isolation
• Endoscopy suite
• Extensive in-house lab facilities
• Ultrasound room
• CT scanner, digital radiography, fluoroscopy and visiting MRI
• Two theatre suites
• Two anaesthesia dedicated induction rooms with wall mounted anaesthetic machines
• Aestiva anaesthetic machines in both theatres, CT and endoscopy
• Nerve stimulator and portable ultrasound machine for ultrasound guided nerve blocks.

And that is just the ground floor! We have another two floors to expand into...

The Team
We are a vibrant, friendly and collaborative team, who all work together to provide outstanding patient and client care. We currently take referrals in feline and canine medicine, soft tissue surgery, orthopaedics and neurology, supported by a team of Specialist Anaesthetists and Diagnostic Imagers. Our team of interns ensure hospitalised patients receive care out-of-hours, although we are always available to support them.

Our expanding nursing team has a wealth of experience in referral practice and supports our vision of providing excellence in patient care. In turn, the nurses are assisted by the veterinary care assistants and we also have a strong client care team to deal with administrative aspects.

As part of the Linnaeus Group we also have access to support from a wide number of referral hospitals.

The Position
We are looking for a personable clinician with enthusiasm to develop the service. Diploma holders, candidates who have completed a residency and those with several years of experience of referral anaesthesia will all be considered. Participation in a shared 1 in 4 out of hours on-call rota is expected.

We offer:
• 28 days holiday per year in addition to 8 public holidays
• Professional membership subscriptions
• Generous CPD allowance
• Time off for CPD
• Pension scheme
• Private health care scheme
• Life assurance
• Rewards bonus for recruiting further members of staff

If this sounds like the job for you, then please contact our Operations Manager ( for more information. Informal enquiries can also be made to or

Locum Print
Friday, 23 April 2021

Out of Hours Locum Veterinary Specialist in Anesthesia, Nr. Potters Bar, Hertfordshire

We are looking for an Out of Hours (weeknights and weekends) Locum Veterinary specialist in Anesthesia in the Department of Clinical Science and Services. This person would work from our Hawkshead Campus, a 15-minute train ride from the centre of cosmopolitan London. The candidate would join our existing Anaesthesia and Analgesia team.

The appropriate candidate will be expected to cover 3 weeks of Anaesthesia night shifts plus the weekend on call between now and end of July 2021.

The successful candidate will work with, and supervise, anaesthesia residents during out of hours clinical anaesthesia activities including anaesthesia of trauma patients, as well as critically ill small animal and equine patients.

We are looking for true team players with exceptional teamwork and communication skills and who are enthusiastic about working with students, including supporting undergraduate and postgraduate students. We are looking for candidates with a RCVS registrable degree in veterinary science, who hold or are eligible to obtain a European or American diploma in Anaesthesia and Analgesia.

Potential applicants wishing to discuss this position informally are encouraged to contact Prof. Daniel Chan (Head of Department) email, Prof. Vicky Lipscomb (Clinical Director QMHA) email, Dr Carolina Palacios Jimenez (Head of Anaesthesia and Analgesia Service) email

We promote equality of opportunity and diversity within the workplace and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We also support flexible work arrangements and will consider such requests.

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:

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

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