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Small Animal Internal Medicine Resident - Highcroft Vet Group

Practice Site:
  • Highcroft (Whitchurch Referral)

Highcroft Veterinary Group has grown to become one of the UK's leading veterinary practices. Today the practice has 12 surgeries including a 24-hour state-of-the-art hospital and referral centre where specialist and referral vets see patients referred to them from all over the South West. Highcroft Veterinary Hospital is accredited with the highest practice standard by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and was described by the RCVS Inspector as the best he had ever seen in his time as an inspector.

Highcroft Veterinary Referrals are opening an ECVIM-CA accredited residency position in Internal Medicine to start in October 2019.

The Internal Medicine Department currently comprises 3 senior clinicians and one internal medicine specific intern. The referral team also includes one oncologist, four surgeons (orthopaedic and soft tissue), three anaesthetists, two diagnostic imagers, two neurologists, one dermatologist, three exotics clinicians, five discipline specific interns and an excellent referral nursing team.

The hospital is very well equipped with recent on-site facilities including MRI scanner, CT scanner, abdominal and cardiac ultrasound scanners, digital radiography, C-arm fluoroscopy, brand new dedicated endoscopy suite (1.4m gastroscope, 2m colonoscope, bronchoscope, flexible cystoscope as well as rigid scopes), EMG, cystomanometry & urethral profilometry.

This 3-year residency program includes 65% time on-clinics having primary responsibility on clinical cases, the remainder being divided between externships, research and paper writing. Participation to the emergency service will be done on a shared rota basis. The resident will also be expected to present research work at Scientific Congresses and be involved in CPD events for first opinion vets. Particular attention will be paid on meeting credentials criteria to sit the ECVIM-CA certifying examination at the end of the residency program.

We are looking for a candidate who can demonstrate strong interest in Small Animal Internal Medicine and experience in Referral-level Hospitals. Applicants must be at least 2 years graduated and have completed a 12-month Small Animal Rotating Internship. Previous exposure to first opinion practice is also essential. Experience in performing and presenting research is desirable as demonstration of prior commitment to career development. The candidate should be proficient speaking and writing in the English language and should ensure that she/he is able to work in the United Kingdom before applying.

Highcroft Veterinary Referrals is a multidisciplinary Referral Centre in Bristol (South West of England), with a high team spirit and a wide range of referral services. The city is well connected to Cardiff, Exeter, Birmingham and London by road and rail and there is one international airport within 15 minute drive giving easy access to continental Europe and beyond. Beautiful countryside in Somerset, Wales and Cornwall is a short distance away.

Highcroft Veterinary Referrals is part of CVS (UK) Ltd., the UK's largest provider of integrated veterinary services with approximately 450 clinics across UK, Netherlands and Ireland including seven referral centres. Further information on Highcroft Veterinary Referrals can be found on our website at and on CVS at

CVS Residents enjoy competitive benefits, including:

- Starting salary (£41,200 in year 1, rising to £43,775 in year 2, and £46,350 in year 3)

- Company contributory pension scheme

- 25 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays

- £1600 CPD budget allowance

- RCVS and VDS memberships paid

- Online RCVS library membership

Employment requires membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Guillaume RUIZ DipECVIM-CA (

Applications (CV, letter of intent, contact details of 2 referees) should be submitted through the CVS job portal.

Closing date for applications - 28th April 2019.

Interview's will be held w/c 13th May 2019.

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Highcroft (Whitchurch Referral)
615 Wells Road, Whitchurch, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS14 9BE
  • Salary:
    Attractive salary and benefits package
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    Highcroft Vet Group
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  • Application Closing Date:
    28 April 2019
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