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Job Title: Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia
Date Created: August 2022
Reports to: Head of Anaesthesia

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 (DWR) is looking for an American or European Diplomate in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia to join our Anaesthesia team, including 7 current diplomates, 3 clinical fellows, 4 residents, and 4 anaesthesia nurses. 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, and 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 has an on-site reference laboratory with both in-house clinical pathology and diagnostic histopathology. DWR also has an Open Heart Surgery program in which anaesthesia is involved. Additionally, the senior anaesthetists work at the Newmarket Equine Hospital, where we train our residents and equine interns in anaesthesia. 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. Within the anaesthesia team, we have twice weekly teaching sessions including journal club, case discussions and formal presentations on basic sciences applied to anaesthesia.

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 or from Specialists preferring to work only with small animals will also be considered. The position will start in January 2023.

The benefits on offer include an allowance for CPD and study / manuscript writing, long term service holidays, pension, 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 alongside a team of approximately 40 Specialists in various disciplines (soft tissue and cardiothoracic surgery, orthopaedics, neurology, ophthalmology, internal medicine, emergency and critical care, oncology, cardiology, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, clinical pathology and pathology), who together strive to achieve clinical excellence.

If you share our passion for delivering excellence, trust and care then we would love to hear from you. For enquiries and to apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to Dr Federico Corletto:

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

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Blaise Veterinary Referral Centre
Longbridge - Birmingham

As the opening date for our new purpose-built hospital approaches, we are delighted to now be accepting applications from experienced Veterinary Specialists looking to move into a Head of Anaesthesia position within our new multi-discipline referral hospital, due to open in Summer 2023. This is a full-time position working 40 hours over 4 days per week.

As Head of Service, you will play a key role in driving clinical standards across your discipline and the wider hospital, to deliver the high levels of veterinary care that the IVC Evidensia Referral network is known for.

Building the foundations of a sustainable career

At IVC Evidensia, we have over 100 referral sites that have joined our UK & Ireland network over the years. Longbridge is a first from us, where we are building from the foundations up, creating a unique opportunity to be a part of something special from the very beginning. Sustainability has been a key priority for us, and we have included several green and wellbeing initiatives in the hospital in line with our Positive Pawprint strategy across the group. The hospital will be one of the largest in the UK at over 36,000 sq ft, with the capacity to treat up to 10,000 pets per year. From the site we will provide specialist-led multi-discipline veterinary referrals and a 24-hour emergency care service for pet owners across the Midlands. The site has easy access from the A38 through Longbridge and is part of the West Longbridge regeneration project.

We care, we dare, we share...

At IVC Evidensia we are passionate about our Values, our teams live and breathe them every day. We are keen to establish this culture within our new hospital. The successful candidate in this role, along with the hospital leadership team will embody these values to create a positive working environment where we put our people at the heart of what we do.

Leading a team, you are proud to be a part of

This will be an exciting and varied position where you will balance clinical and leadership responsibilities. You will represent and direct the strategy of your department, in alignment with the operational needs of the hospital. Working to deliver a commercially sustainable service, supporting and working with the wider referral division teams in the implementation of new processes and ways of working.

You will lead on strategy and policy under the direction of the Hospital Director, Clinical Director and in conjunction with IVC Evidensia Referrals Clinical Division, to enable the service and Hospital to deliver IVCE business objectives.

As Head of Service, you will also have commercial responsibilities and support the Hospital and Clinical Directors in driving the overall performance of the hospital and building lasting positive relationships with the referring practices across the Midlands.

Duties will include…

• Being an advocate of the hospital and overall IVC Evidensia Referral Network, engaging with potential candidates through networking and recruitment events to complement our recruitment efforts
• Being an ambassador for IVC Evidensia Values and embedding our company culture, ensuring co-operation and collaboration between the services
• Develop a collaborative culture within your discipline, harnessing individual expertise and experience to ensure a motivated and productive team
• Regular meetings with all heads of service and Clinical Nurse Manager to ensure that clinical standards are being maintained and group policies and procedures are being adhered to
• Work with the Senior Nursing team to deliver a cohesive and client focused service where we are united to provide a high standard of client and patient care across a 24/7 operation
• Be proactive in spotting opportunities to drive performance, growth and efficiencies across the referral service.

Role requirements

• RCVS Registered or eligible
• RCVS, American or European Diplomate
• Previous experience of working in a multi discipline referral hospital
• Previous line management experience.

• Commercial experienced in a Veterinary environment
• Management qualification/s.

Because our people matter We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business and investing in our people, teams and sites is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from -
• Welcome bonus of £15,000
• 7 weeks annual leave – Inclusive of bank holidays
• Your birthday as a paid day off
• Private medical insurance
• Company bonus scheme
• Clinical CPD allowance of £5000
• Leadership CPD allowance of £1000
• 2 weeks paid CPD leave
• Enhanced sick and family friendly policies.

To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter to Kris Reilly, Referral Talent Partner at

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