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Open position in Anaesthesia at Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Toulouse, France


Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Toulouse, Université Fédérale de Toulouse, Toulouse, France

Official position:

Assistant Hospitalier (junior clinician, level : specialized intern to first year resident)


One year full-time positions that can be renewed according to mutual agreement

Terms and profile:

We are looking for keen and enthusiastic junior anaesthesia clinicians to complete our young and dynamic anesthesia team composed of four anesthetists: a senior lecturer in anesthesia and analgesia (Dr Géraldine Jourdan, DVM, MsC, PhD, assistant professor), a senior clinician in anesthesia (Dr Caroline Didier, DVM, MRCVS, former ECVAA resident, board-eligible) and a 3rd and 4th year junior clinician (Drs Marti Sarra Ferrer and Sarah Faucher DVM), one of whom probably starting an alternate ECVAA residency. The team also comprise one anesthesia nurse and is to be completed by two first year junior anaesthesia clinicians and young veterinarians involved in one year of anesthesia continuous education (DVM, "anaesthesia CE").

The job consists of performing all sorts of anesthesias across different species, depending on level of skills, clinical teaching of 4th to 6th year students, anaesthesia CE and rotating interns, as well as team and schedule management. It comprises time for daily rounds, studying, team building, morbidity-mortality rounds and journal clubs, ... Our caseload consists roughly of 2500 small animal anaesthesias/advanced sedations a year, with constant increase ; 250 exotics species and wildlife anaesthesia cases with a potential for increase ; 200 equine general anaesthesias and standing sedations and >50 directly supervised farm animal anaesthesia cases with a potential for increase since several are performed without any anaesthesia team member because of schedule constraint. Equine anaesthesia including out-of-hours duties are to be done but will initially be shared between permanent members of the team depending on knowledge of the successful candidate. Out-of-hours duties in small animals are to be done with a back-up after 2 roughly two months depending on the level and ease of the successful candidate. Clinical research projects are also highly encouraged and promoted in the anaesthesia unit.

The successful applicant will always be under the supervision of Dr Géraldine Jourdan and/or Dr Caroline Didier and 4th and 3rd year clinician on a daily basis.

We are looking for a graduate veterinarian with a EU-recognized diploma that has already completed a rotating internship or equivalent (at least one year of experience after graduation). We are looking for a motivated, serious candidate with good communication skills, who enjoys team work and shares our objectives of providing the highest quality of patient and student care.

English is mandatory and a strong will to learn French is recommended since most clinical discussions and decisions with other units are in French. One member of the team is fluent in Spanish (native language) and one other has a good level.

The successful applicant will have the chance to settle in Toulouse, beautiful city in the South of France, 1:30 away from Pyrenees mountains and their great hiking and skiing spots, 1:30 from the first Mediterranean beaches and 2:00 away from the Atlantic coast. The Central Massif and its wonderful foothills is also less than a 2 hour-drive. The school is settled within the city, in a 53 hectare green pet-friendly campus, close to public transportations and the city center.

Conditions and salary:

Grossly 16500 - 17500 euros yearly and out-of-hours payment (65 euros per hour of presence) ; 42 day-annual leave ("paid vacations") ; 38 hours a week + out of hours duty.


Limits of applications June 21st, 2022 (early applications are welcomed) ; program starts August 29th, 2022.


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