Residency, 21/11/2022


The closing date for applications is Friday 6th January 2023.

An exciting opportunity has been created at Dovecote Veterinary Hospital for a 3 year, ECVN approved residency in Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Dovecote is a busy, progressive, growing, multi‐disciplinary, referral‐hospital in the Midlands. Besides neurology, our hospital specialities include Orthopaedics, Soft Tissue Surgery, Oncology and Dermatology. The hospital is located in Castle Donington – a picturesque market town in the heart of the Midlands, 10 minutes from East Midlands international airport, 30 minutes from the Peak District and 20 minutes from both Nottingham and Derby. We are also a clinical associate practice for University of Nottingham Veterinary School.

The neurology/neurosurgery team includes four ECVN Diplomates and two residents. Our residency program has been developed over the last 5 years and has, so far, successfully prepared two now ECVN diplomates. We provide a supportive environment with active case discussion, besides having a very stimulating and varied caseload with plenty of opportunities of learning how to manage both more neuro-medical or neuro-surgical cases. The resident will also be involved in the clinical teaching of final year veterinary students from the University of Nottingham, during their Neurology rotation.

Clinical research is also encouraged and Dovecote Veterinary Hospital is an important hub of neurological clinical research, arising from within the private referral sector in the UK. The resident will have allocated off-clinics time for both research and study, as well as preparing regular journal and book clubs.

Dovecote Veterinary Hospital is part of the CVS Referrals network, so you will be joining a large network of multiple specialists across our seven UK referral locations with some of the best-known names in UK veterinary neurology. During the 3-year residency, there will also be the opportunity of completing an integrated masters in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Nottingham.

The successful candidate should preferably have completed a rotating internship or a neurology internship and will be expected to work for the Diploma examination for admission to the European College of Veterinary Neurology. Excellent team working, communication skills and a good sense of humour are essential in our close-knit team.

For more information or informal enquiries please contact Sergio Gomes (

To apply, please click the link below including both a covering letter and CV with your application:

Dovecote Veterinary Hospital, 5 Delven Lane Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2LJ

Telephone (+44) 01332 810395

The closing date for applications is Friday 6th January 2023.