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Residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine

CVS Lumbry Park Veterinary Specialists,
University of Surrey
Alton, Hampshire, UK

We are excited to offer this three-year clinical training post that will start in summer 2021, based at Lumbry Park Veterinary Specialists (LPVS) in Alton, UK. The residency is combined with the Department of Veterinary Pre-Clinical Sciences at the University of Surrey (UoS) School of Veterinary Medicine, so includes an expectation to be involved in research and undergraduate teaching, in collaboration with the clinical training provided by LPVS. 

You will be supervised and supported by the two ECVIM-CA and one ACVIM diplomates based at LPVS. The programme is ECVIM-accredited and will provide training in all aspects of internal medicine; including endoscopy, diagnostic imaging, oncology, clinical pathology and emergency and critical care, in preparation for the ECVIM diploma examinations after completion. The resident will also be provided with the opportunity to design and perform research in conjunction with academics based at UoS, in order to fulfill the research requirement of the credential process. Access to UoS laboratories and relevant software for research will be made available for this. You will also participate in an out of hours on-call rota for medical emergencies.  

About Us

LPVS is a specialist-led multidisciplinary referral hospital providing veterinary referral services across the South of England including London, the South Coast and the Thames Valley. Our services include orthopaedics, neurology and neurosurgery, internal medicine (and feline medicine), oncology, soft tissue surgery, cardiology, anaesthesia, emergency and critical care, dermatology, physiotherapy, opthalmologyand diagnostic imaging. Facilities include on-site Siemens 1.5T MRI, 16 slice computed tomography, endoscopy suite, ultrasonography, fluoroscopy, digital X-ray and dedicated chemotherapy room. 

The hospital is an ISFM Gold Cat Friendly Clinic and was awarded the BVHA design award for an outstanding working environment. We are part of CVS (UK) Ltd, the largest provider of integrated veterinary services in the UK, and are supported by services from seven other referral hospitals in the UK and Ireland. We are proud to host final-year UoS students on their intra-mural rotations in small animal referral practice.  

The Department of Veterinary Pre-Clinical Sciences is part of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Surrey, a purpose-built facility with access to state-of-the-art laboratories for cutting edge research. The department's academics have wide-ranging interests in both pre-clinical and clinical veterinary research and use a multidisciplinary approach to research and teaching.

Candidate Requirements

We are seeking a proactive, professional individual with a positive attitude at all times. Outstanding interpersonal skills, and an ability to stay calm under pressure and work as a team are essential. The resident must also demonstrate a commitment to practising the highest standards of veterinary medicine and patient care and a passion for research. A minimum of twelve months experience working as a qualified Veterinary Surgeon in small animal private practice in the UK is essential. We expect that candidates will have completed a minimum of a one-year rotating internship.  

Apply for this position

Applications can be between 5th April and 28th April 2021 - please apply with both your CV and Covering Letter in order to be considered.  

  • Shortlisting of candidates would occur shortly after and interviews held in the period w/c 3rd May 2021

For informal discussion regarding the programme please contact Colin Driver (Clinical Director LPVS, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Sam Taylor (residency supervisor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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