Residency, 15/09/2020

ECVN Neurology Residency Training Program - Vetsuisse Faculty Small Animal Hospital of Bern (CH)

Term: 3,5 years fixed term /// Residency start date: 1st March 2021 /// The deadline for applications is November 13th, 2020

The Vetsuisse Faculty small animal hospital of Bern is a busy, multi-disciplinary, referral-only small
animal university hospital in Bern, Switzerland. The hospital is committed to providing high standards of patient care as well as postgraduate training (internships and residencies). The caseload is busy as well as varied yet provides a good learning and teaching environment. Strong team spirit spices the working days.

The neurology resident will be supervised and work in daily contact with three neurologists supported by European and American specialist clinicians in a wide range of disciplines (anaesthesia, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine (general and nephrology), emergency and critical care, orthopaedics, soft tissue surgery, ophthalmology). Our hospital contains excellent facilities of an advanced referral hospital including MRI, CT, fluoroscopy, electrophysiology equipment as well as a wide range of neurosurgery equipment for computer-assisted brain and spine surgery, video-endoscopy, microsurgery and minimally invasive surgery. On-site physiotherapy is also provided to our patients.

During Clinic Time, the neurology resident will work under the supervision of the neurologists and will be involved in the daily care of patients, consultations, diagnostic procedures, and neurosurgeries. The resident will take part in weekly neurology (journal clubs, book clubs ...), radiology and neuropathology rounds. The resident will also be involved in clinical teaching of students and interns. Hospital emergency “out of hours” duty is also included.

During Off-Clinic Time, the resident will have 4-5 months to fulfill the required ECVN credentials which includes clinical rotations in related specialities, plan and carry out residency research projects. Participation to international congresses is also encouraged. The resident will also have five weeks of holidays to discover and enjoy the mountains, rivers and lakes of Switzerland whether it be hiking, running, skiing or swimming is entirely up to the intern.

This residency program will be suited for someone with 1) veterinary degree, 2) previous general
practice experience and/or 3) previous general and/or specialty internship, 4) very good knowledge of German, French and English languages. Ideally, the candidate will already have some clinical experience in neurology. Applications should be sent as a single PDF File and include the following: 1) Curriculum vitae, 2) Letter of intent, 3) 3 reference letters, 4) Copies of relevant diplomas

The successful candidate will be expected to start on March 1st 2021. For further details or for an informal discussion, contact Veronika Stein: or Julien Guevar:

Applications should be sent electronically to Vanessa Burch

The deadline for applications is November 13th, 2020.