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Anaesthesia Internship Print
Monday, 08 October 2018

School of Veterinary Science, College of Sciences, Palmerston North

As an Anaesthesia Intern, you will be based in the anaesthesia department at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) and the Massey University Pet Emergency Centre (MUPEC). The experienced anaesthesia service works out of a dedicated anaesthesia suite and provides anaesthesia services to companion animal, equine and, on occasion production animal and wildlife animals. Highly-qualified anaesthesia technicians and clinicians are available for case discussion. On-call duties will be rostered across night and weekend shifts, so your ability and willingness to work overnight shifts, weekends and public holidays is essential. You will have ample back-up provided by experienced staff anaesthetists, either in-person or by telephone.

You should be excited by veterinary medicine and passionate about veterinary education, in particular within veterinary anaesthesia. You should also be enthusiastic, motivated, organised, service-orientated, have a passion for education and possess excellent communication skills. This position will provide the successful candidate with an introduction to a research career under the guidance of specialist veterinarians.

The Anaesthesia Internship is a full-time one year fixed-term position, with a commencement date of February 5, 2018 (The start date could be negotiable). For further details on the position, please contact Dr. Hiroki Sano, BVSc, DACVAA on

Closing date: 29 October 2018

Reference number: CS_SVS_181_10/18

For further information and to apply online, visit:

Anaesthesia Intern Print
Thursday, 04 October 2018

The Animal Health Trust is a registered Charity dedicated to the improvement of animal health and welfare through veterinary research, high quality clinical services and education. The Trust comprises of the Centre for Small Animal Studies, Centre for Equine Studies and Centre for Preventive Medicine.

The anaesthesia team is composed of six clinicians in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia, two residents, two nurses and two interns. We provide a 24-hour anaesthesia and analgesia service and assist with critical care in the small animal hospital at the AHT. We support specialist teams in dermatology, diagnostic imaging, neurology, small animal and equine oncology, ophthalmology, internal medicine, soft tissue surgery and small animal and equine orthopaedics.

The successful candidate will be a graduated veterinarian and MRCVS who has either completed a one-year general internship or equivalent practice experience and has achieved an IELTS score of 6.5 or more. The role will provide training in small animal anaesthesia, analgesia and intensive care. The successful post holder will be required to assist with the clinical anaesthetic and intensive care caseload including participation in the out of hours rota. Involvement in clinical research would be encouraged.

For further information please contact Colette Jolliffe, Head of Anaesthesia, email, or alternatively telephone +44 1638 552700.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward your CV and covering letter, stating why you are interested in this role to

Closing Date: 31st October 2018
Interviews: December 2018

Senior small animal clinical anaesthetist Print
Friday, 21 September 2018

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced anaesthetist to join our friendly and dynamic small animal anaesthesia team. Currently, the team consists of an ECVAA diplomate, one senior anaesthetist, two ECVAA residents (increasing to three in March 2019), 3 interns and several anaesthesia technicians and support staff. Although functionally separate units, there is close collaboration between the Small Animal and Equine Anaesthesia Department, where a further two ECVAA diplomates are employed. The small animal anaesthesia team is responsible for the sedation, anaesthesia and analgesia of orthopaedic, soft tissue, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, internal medicine, interventional cardiology and critical care patients. Our varied caseload also includes patients presented for MRI, CT, scintigraphy and radiation therapy. The majority of our patients are canine and feline although sometimes our expertise is shared with the Avian and Exotic Animals Department.

Job description

The major tasks of the appointee will consist of clinical duties and associated teaching (bachelor’s and master’s level students, interns and residents); supervision of the daily case load; and close communication with specialist colleagues from other disciplines to provide the highest standards of patient care. The Faculty also provides a 24-hour emergency service and participation in the on-call anaesthesia rota (1:9) is required.


You must have a DVM with an EU-recognized diploma and ideally be an ECVAA or ACVAA Diplomate, or otherwise have successfully completed a residency in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia and be eligible for specialty board examination (ECVAA or ACVAA). You should be interested in working in an academic environment, in teaching students and young colleagues, and have an interest in research. 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 patient care. Fluent English (both spoken and written) is mandatory and learning to communicate in Dutch is strongly encouraged, although not essential.

Conditions of employment

Utrecht University is an equal opportunities employer and provides an attractive remuneration package. We initially offer a one-year contract that will be extended, dependent on satisfactory performance. Salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities. The salary is supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% per year. In addition, we offer an excellent pension scheme, partially-paid parental leave, and flexible employment conditions.

The position is available from January 2019.


Utrecht University ranks amongst the top 100 research universities world-wide and strives to provide both the highest level education and research, as well as to actively engage in socio-economic policy making and public debate. Utrecht University’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is the only veterinary school in the Netherlands, and the first veterinary school outside the USA and Canada to be NAVLE approved. It employs approximately 1000 members of 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. Over 100 veterinary clinicians are employed, with a similar number of support staff, in both small animal and equine departments. Approximately one third of the veterinarians are interns, residents and PhD students, whilst around 40 are board certified specialists. All clinical disciplines are represented, covering the full range of veterinary specialisms including neurology, ophthalmology, dermatology, radiotherapy and small animal cardiology. Together, we are responsible for the education of veterinary students, the provision of clinical services for patients from within the Netherlands and abroad (including first opinion, referral and emergency cases), as well as for research, which varies from basic clinical research to more fundamental work in the areas of regenerative medicine and stem cells, and reproduction.

This is a unique opportunity to work and live in the wonderful city of Utrecht. Utrecht is the beating heart of the Netherlands, positioned only 25 minutes away from Schiphol (Amsterdam) International Airport. It is an exciting city with unparalleled vitality, with world class festivals, modern architecture, trendy shops, and interesting museums, all of which are contained in a beautiful and historic canal-lined medieval city centre small (or ‘gezellig’) enough to explore on foot.

Additional information

Interested in joining our dedicated small animal anaesthesia team? For informal enquiries and further information, please contact Drs. Marieke de Vries CertVA DipECVAA (; +31302531680).


Applicants should submit a letter of intent, Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact details of two references to Marieke de Vries, email address:

Internship in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia Print
Thursday, 20 September 2018

The Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy Section of the Department of Clinical Veterinary Science, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Switzerland, invites applications for an Anaesthesia Internship starting January 2019.

The Department offers first-class full service in small and large animal surgery and medicine and provides primary and referral patient care for most domestic species. The veterinary teaching hospitals (small animal, equine and farm animal) are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and are top-level veterinary education centers.

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of anaesthesia and analgesia specialists (5 ECVAA diplomates, 1 ACVAA diplomate) to provide anaesthesia and analgesia in the 3 hospitals of the department and participate to out of hours emergency duties.

The applicant should ideally have 1-2 years of clinical experience in general practice (preferably small animal) or have taken part in a rotating internship, although new graduates will also be considered.

The candidate must have enthusiasm for anaesthesia, be a team player, have good communication skills, fluent English language and willingness to learn German.

For further information please contact Prof. Claudia Spadavecchia (DVM, DipECVAA, PhD; or visit

A letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, and the name of 3 references should be submitted to

Closing date: open until position filled.

Faculty Position in Veterinary Anesthesia Print
Saturday, 15 September 2018

Clinician Educator Track or Academic Clinician Track

The School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Clinical Studies – New Bolton Center invites applications for a faculty position in Anesthesia in the Clinician Educator Track or Academic Clinician Track.

Requirements include a DVM/VMD or equivalent degree and board certification in anesthesiology in either the ACVAA or ECVAA. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

New Bolton Center is located in a rural setting in scenic Pennsylvania Hunt Country, approximately 35 miles southwest of the main University Campus in Philadelphia. The anesthesia/ surgical patient population of the New Bolton Center Hospital for Large Animals is one of the highest worldwide with approximately 1,400 animals being anesthetized each year for a wide variety of procedures. The Section of Anesthesia at New Bolton Center with its three anesthesiologists and three anesthesia technicians is currently involved in a vibrant and steadily expanding research and education program involving collaborations with faculty from other veterinary colleges and organizations as well as industries within and outside of North America.

Clinical responsibilities include primary anesthesia care, supervision of anesthetic management of animal patients and research animals, as well as participation in the after-hours anesthesia rotation. The majority of clinical time will be spent at New Bolton Center's Hospital for Large Animals; however, a minor component of clinical activity may also include services at the Ryan Veterinary Hospital for Companion Animals and delivery of anesthesia at zoos and animal parks in the surrounding area. The candidate is expected to participate in the academic program of the section, including didactic and laboratory teaching of veterinarians, students, interns, residents, and technicians. Scholarly activity is expected for the candidate offered a position in the Clinician Educator track and numerous opportunities exist for collaborative projects in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Perelman School of Medicine. The candidate offered the position in the Academic Clinician track shall focus on the clinical and teaching component of the appointment, however, is encouraged also to participate in collaborative clinical research in areas of interest. Candidates with a strong interest in equine anesthesia- and/or equine pain management-related clinical and/or laboratory research are encouraged to apply. The effort devoted to scholarly activity will depend on the research interests of the candidate and the faculty track in which the candidate is enrolled.

Interested candidates may check out the website for more detailed information regarding the position, application procedures, and update.

Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Eric Parente, Chair of the Search Committee ( Deadline for application is December 31, 2018 or until position is filled.

The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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