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The Royal Veterinary College offers three year training programmes that fulfils the credential requirements of the European or American College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. All Residents are also registered for a Master's degree in Veterinary Medicine (subject to validation early 2018). Residents will be supported by a team of five ECVAA Diplomates, one ECVAA and ACVAA Diplomate, two experienced staff clinicians and nine anaesthesia nurses. An anaesthesia service is provided for the full range of disciplines in the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals (QMHA), as well as for the Equine Referral Hospital (ERH) and Farm Animal service. Residents will be able to develop their clinical anaesthesia and analgesia skills allowing them to successfully manage both routine and complex cases in a wide variety of species, as well as becoming adept at coping with complications.

There is a large clinical component to the programme but you will also be involved in student teaching and clinical research. Residents will have the opportunity to spend time with other clinical disciplines within the RVC and you will be expected to develop a thorough knowledge of the natural course and therapeutics of medical and surgical diseases in the practice of veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia.

You will also need to understand the problems encountered in the application of diagnostic techniques such as radiographic procedures, ultrasound scanning and MR imaging, and the influence of anaesthetic methods on these problems.

All applicants must be eligible for full Membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). Non-EU citizens are welcome to apply for any Residency. We are keen to find the best candidates regardless of their nationality and currently have several non-EU Residents. Funding models for these posts are weighted towards EU citizens, so when candidates are equal, Residencies will be offered to EU citizens.

If English is not your first language, you need to submit your English test results with your application. For the Residency programme you must attain 7 in IELTS (Academic) with no element below 6.5. Applicants who do not meet the language requirements, cannot be considered.

Closing Date: Sunday 7th January 2018

Interview Date: Wednesday 14th February 2018

The tax-free stipend will start at 17,500 per annum, increasing by annual increments to 18,500.

For an informal discussion about these residencies, please contact Dr Kata Veres-Nyeki ( or Dr Ludovic Pelligand (; General queries/how to apply:

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