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Residency training program Print
Tuesday, 21 November 2017

The Royal Veterinary College offers three year training programmes that fulfils the credential requirements of the European or American College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. All Residents are also registered for a Master's degree in Veterinary Medicine (subject to validation early 2018). Residents will be supported by a team of five ECVAA Diplomates, one ECVAA and ACVAA Diplomate, two experienced staff clinicians and nine anaesthesia nurses. An anaesthesia service is provided for the full range of disciplines in the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals (QMHA), as well as for the Equine Referral Hospital (ERH) and Farm Animal service. Residents will be able to develop their clinical anaesthesia and analgesia skills allowing them to successfully manage both routine and complex cases in a wide variety of species, as well as becoming adept at coping with complications.

There is a large clinical component to the programme but you will also be involved in student teaching and clinical research. Residents will have the opportunity to spend time with other clinical disciplines within the RVC and you will be expected to develop a thorough knowledge of the natural course and therapeutics of medical and surgical diseases in the practice of veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia.

You will also need to understand the problems encountered in the application of diagnostic techniques such as radiographic procedures, ultrasound scanning and MR imaging, and the influence of anaesthetic methods on these problems.

All applicants must be eligible for full Membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). Non-EU citizens are welcome to apply for any Residency. We are keen to find the best candidates regardless of their nationality and currently have several non-EU Residents. Funding models for these posts are weighted towards EU citizens, so when candidates are equal, Residencies will be offered to EU citizens.

If English is not your first language, you need to submit your English test results with your application. For the Residency programme you must attain 7 in IELTS (Academic) with no element below 6.5. Applicants who do not meet the language requirements, cannot be considered.

Closing Date: Sunday 7th January 2018

Interview Date: Wednesday 14th February 2018

The tax-free stipend will start at £17,500 per annum, increasing by annual increments to £18,500.

For an informal discussion about these residencies, please contact Dr Kata Veres-Nyeki (kveresnyeki@rvc.ac.uk) or Dr Ludovic Pelligand (lpelligand@rvc.ac.uk); General queries/how to apply: ctsrecruitment@rvc.ac.uk.

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Small Animal Clinical Anaesthetist Print
Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Fitzpatrick Referrals is a world renowned veterinary referral centre based in Surrey, UK, an area of outstanding natural beauty and within easy reach of both the south coast and the vibrancy of London. It has a specialist orthopaedic and neurology centre in Eashing and a specialist oncology and soft tissue hospital in Guildford.

We are committed to providing the highest standards of patient care and are now seeking an additional anaesthetist to join our team and contribute to our continued success and development.

Both centres provide an interesting and varied caseload and involves interaction with diplomate level specialists in orthopaedics, soft tissue surgery, neurology, oncology and diagnostic imaging to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care. With an outstanding team of people our clinics contain the latest facilities and equipment expected of an advanced referral practice.

You will join our expanding team and provide anaesthesia service to secondary and tertiary referral cases, in addition assist in the training of veterinary anaesthesia to residents, interns and veterinary nurses. The successful candidate will have in-depth experience in the treatment of critical care patients.

Applicants should be diplomates or board eligible (ACVA or ECVAA) and should be MRCVS or hold a veterinary degree registrable with the RCVS.

Fitzpatrick Referrals offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including PMI, Life assurance, generous CPD allowance and a company pension.

To arrange an informal discussion, or to find out further information please email recruitment@fitzpatrickreferrals.co.uk.

To apply please email your CV with covering letter to recruitment@fitzpatrickreferrals.co.uk by Wednesday 20th December 2017 at 12 noon.

Early applications are welcome.

Resident in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia Print
Friday, 03 November 2017

University College Dublin, Ireland invites applications for the position of Resident in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia to commence March 2018. This is a three/four year training position with the following aims:

  • To gain clinical training in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia in an ECVAA approved residency programme
  • To obtain a professional doctorate (Doctor of Veterinary Medical Specialisation)
  • To provide an introduction of and experience in clinical research
  • To develop communication and teaching skills.

The Resident will be expected to enroll and successfully complete credentials for the Diploma of the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. They must also enroll for a postgraduate professional doctorate qualification (Doctor of Veterinary Medical Specialisation - DVMS). The successful applicant will have a veterinary qualification registrable by the Veterinary Council of Ireland (see www.vci.ie). A special interest in achieving further qualifications in veterinary anaesthesia is required. Applicants must have completed an internship or its equivalent demonstrating broad training and experience in anaesthesia and/or supporting disciplines as dictated by the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia.

Tax-free Student Stipend:
€24,000 – €26,000 depending on year of registration

Mandatory Selection Criteria

  • A veterinary qualification eligible for registration with the Veterinary Council of Ireland (www.vci.ie).
  • Completion of a period of 1 - 1.5 year(s) prior to beginning the residency which should cover a range of clinical veterinary disciplines. This ‘pre-residency training’ shall consist of a rotating internship or equivalent approved by the ECVAA Credentials and Education Committee.
  • Demonstration of a clear interest in obtaining a further qualification in anaesthesia and analgesia.
  • Demonstration of an interest in gaining the UCD Professional Doctorate.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Proficient speaking and writing skills in the English language.
  • Motivation to succeed

Desirable Selection Criteria

  • Familiarity with small and large animal anaesthesia techniques
  • Clear proven interest in clinical research
  • Interest in undergraduate teaching and a proven track record in presenting and teaching
  • Postgraduate qualification and / or evidence of prior publications

All enquiries to:
Dr Lynne Hughes, Associate Professor in Veterinary Anaesthesia
Email address: lynne.hughes@ucd.ie

Closing date 13:00 on Friday 15th December 2017

Faculty position in anesthesiology Print
Tuesday, 24 October 2017

The Department of Clinical Sciences of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applications for a faculty position in anesthesiology. Successful candidates will be able to pursue either a tenure-track or clinical-track position at the rank of Assistant/Associate or Full Professor based on qualifications and individual interests.

Qualifications: Required qualifications are a DVM or its equivalent. Eligibility for, or Board Certification by, the American or European College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia is required. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Excellent communication skills are required. Eligibility for faculty veterinary licensure in the State of Alabama is also required.

Responsibilities: Applicants should have a strong interest and experience in clinical anesthesiology and in instruction of veterinary students. A clinical track position is designed for individuals desiring to focus on service/teaching obligations in a university teaching hospital setting. A tenure tract position is designed for individuals with additional interests in research and other scholarly activity. There is flexibility in the percent effort for the faculty assignments depending on an individual's interest and expertise. Faculty participate in teaching interns, residents, and veterinary students through various activities including primary case management, patient rounds, didactic lectures, laboratories, and continuing education programs. An anesthesia/pain management residency program is anticipated to be approved in 2018.

Application Review: Review of applications will begin December 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Application Procedure: Applications must include: a letter of intent stating professional goals; a curriculum vitae; and names and email addresses of three references. Please apply online at: http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/2542. Please send additional inquiries to: Dr. Jacob Johnson, Search Committee Chair, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, 1220 Wire Road, Auburn University, AL. 36849. Telephone:334-844-0801. Email: jaj0005@auburn.edu.

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Anesthesia Faculty Print
Friday, 20 October 2017

Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine Assistant, Associate, Full Professor of Anesthesia

Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a faculty position in Anesthesia. This appointment can be tenure-track or non-tenure-track, depending on the goals of the applicant. The successful candidate will provide clinical services for small animal patients in the Companion Animal Clinic and large animal patients in the Equine and Bovine Center and will participate in teaching of other required and elective anesthesia courses within the DVM curriculum, including a laboratory in the second year of the D.V.M. curriculum in which students spay/neuter live animals from local shelters and rescue organizations. The amount of time dedicated to teaching, service, and research in this position is negotiable.

The following qualifications are required:

  • D.V.M. or equivalent degree
  • Board certification (or eligibility) by ACVAA or ECVAA
  • Eligibility for Arizona veterinary licensure
  • Evidence of excellent clinical and communication skills
  • Teaching experience
  • A strong commitment to meeting the needs of students
  • An understanding of and appreciation for student-centered learning
  • Collaborative mindset to foster a team-approach to teaching and service
  • Commitment to quality, compassionate, patient-centered care
  • A good attitude and an innovative, problem-solving mind

The following qualifications are desirable but not required:

  • MS or PhD degree in a relevant field of study Additional advanced training in a small animal clinical field

Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and professional education in the health sciences. The University has two campuses -- one in Downers Grove, Illinois and the other in Glendale, Arizona. More than 6,000 full-time students are enrolled in graduate programs in osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nurse anesthesia, cardiovascular perfusion, podiatry, optometry, clinical psychology, speech language pathology, and biomedical sciences. Over 500 full-time faculty members and 400 staff members are dedicated to the education and development of our students in an environment that encourages learning, respect for all members of the health care team, service, interdisciplinary scholarly activity, and personal growth. The addition of veterinary medicine on the Glendale campus provides an excellent opportunity to train students following the principles of One Health at Arizona’s only veterinary college. The MWU-CVM has received provisional accreditation from the AVMA Council on Education and anticipates Full Accreditation in 2018. The first class of 100 students matriculated in August 2014.

The Animal Health Institute is comprised of the Companion Animal Clinic, the Equine and Bovine Center, and the Diagnostic Pathology Center. The Companion Animal Clinic, a modern and innovative veterinary hospital for small animals, opened in December 2014. The 111,000 sq. ft. building contains state-of-the-art surgical, dental, and intensive care facilities, and is equipped with digital radiography, fluoroscopy, C-arm, 32-slice CT, ultrasound, endoscopy, laparoscopy, and arthroscopy equipment. A full-service rehabilitation facility is available for post-surgical patients. In addition to outstanding clinical facilities and equipment, the CAC houses a pharmacy, a large and well-equipped surgery teaching laboratory, simulated examination rooms for clinical communications training using standardized clients/patients, ample conference and small-group meeting rooms, and a large, full-service clinical pathology laboratory. A mobile clinic provides spay/neuter, wellness and minor medical service to shelters, reservations and other underserved populations within Arizona.

The Equine and Bovine Center, a large animal teaching facility housing small herds of cattle and horses, is adjacent to the CAC. This facility contains excellent equipment and tools to teach large animal clinical skills to students and to provide medical care for the teaching herds. The center also houses equine and food animal clinical practices. The Diagnostic Pathology Center has a large, full-service necropsy floor, a gross pathology teaching theater, a fully equipped histopathology lab, a BSL3-capable necropsy suite, and classroom/teaching space. The Diagnostic Pathology Center serves the entire state of Arizona and provides postmortem examinations and biopsy services for veterinarians treating small animals, large animals, and zoo/wildlife and exotic animals.

We are seeking a faculty member who is excited about participating in the growth of a new veterinary college and having a role in shaping its teaching and clinical programs. While independent research is not a requirement for this position, a certain degree of scholarly activity is expected of all faculty members. Evidence of interest and experience in research will be considered an asset. If you would like to learn more about this position or about the CVM, please submit your letter of intent and application through Midwestern University’s online job board. Your online application should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae with the names and contact information of at least three professional references.

For more information about this position, please contact:

Erik Hofmeister, DVM DACVAA DECVAA MA
Chair and Professor of Anaesthesia
Department of Surgery
College of Veterinary Medicine
Midwestern University
ehofme@midwestern.edu

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a).

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