Residency, 20/12/2021

Neurology Residency at SVS

Applications close on 17th January – applications after this date will not be accepted

Southfields Veterinary Specialists are currently recruiting for a Resident in Neurology, who will support 4 neurology specialist consultants and another resident in a range of responsibilities.  

 

  • Applications close on 17 January – applications after this date will not be accepted 

  • Candidates will be shortlisted and interviews will commence 21st of February 

  • Position commences August 2022 

Our clinical training residency in veterinary neurology and neurosurgery is a three-year program satisfying the training requirements needed to attain specialist certification in the European College of Veterinary Neurology.  

The programme includes clinical neurology and neurosurgery, and you will have primary case responsibility for a varied caseload. You will participate in an out of hours on-call rota for neurological and neurosurgical emergencies. The clinical training program is well supported by 4 Neurology clinicians (including 2 ECVN Diplomates and 2 board eligible clinicians), another ECVN resident, a neurology intern and rotating general interns. The team is assisted by 1 dedicated neurology nurses and a kennel assistant. 

Facilities include on-site MRI, computed tomography, fluoroscopy, electrodiagnostic system including video EEG, radiation therapy and physiotherapy facilities. Specialists in internal medicine, orthopaedic and soft-tissue surgery, cardiology, oncology, radiation therapy, anaesthesia, ophthalmology, dermatology, radiology, dentistry and exotic animals will also support the program.  

Teaching and clinical research is also emphasised, with structured time off clinics allowed for study and the completion of research projects. The program includes daily clinical rounds and bi-weekly journal club, book reading and resident seminar series 

 

  • You will be enrolled on an ECVN Standard Veterinary Neurology Residency Programme and will be exposed to a wide range of specialist lead cases. 

  • You will be expected to sit the ECVN Board Exam in Neurology to obtain specialist status. 

You need to be a highly motivated self-starter with: 

  • The ability to work as part of a team and individually 

  • An inclination to learn, and develop your skills  

  • A desire to provide the best clinical service to all our patients and clients 

  • A good sense of humour 

 

The ideal candidate will have fulfilled a rotating and Neurology internship at a university or referral hospital, have evidence of further education in Neurology and show an interest in clinical research 

 

SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATION/STATUS/CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTS 

You must fulfil the following requirements:  

  • Completed a recognised rotational internship, ideally in the UK for 1 year  

  • Have an excellent command of written and spoken English 

  • Maintain a professional and caring approach in all aspects of your work 

  • MRCVS registered (or eligible) 

WHAT’S ON OFFER 

  • Full-time  

  • A generous benefits package 

  • 25 days annual leave (plus Bank Holidays) 

  • Birthday leave 

  • Structured in-house teaching, supervision and support 

  • Reasonable on-call rota 

  • Opportunities for progression 

  • Excellent location - only 30 minutes by train from central London, within easy reach of the beautiful Essex countryside and we are extremely well located for international travel links by air and train.  

 

HOW TO APPLY 

You can apply by completing the application form below, which will be sent straight to the hiring manager. 

If you prefer to send an application by post, please send a covering letter of intent together with your CV to: 

 

Southfields Careers Applications 

Careers 

Southfields Veterinary Referrals 

No 1 Bramston Way 

Southfields, Laindon 

Essex SS15 6TP 

 

 

TO FIND OUT MORE 

 

To apply, please email your CV to careers@southfields.co.uk