Veterinary Ophthalmologist


6th September 2022

Job Title: Veterinary Ophthalmologist (Board certified or eligible)

Location: Davies, Manor Farm Business Park, Higham Gobion, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 3HR

Job Type: Short term contract/locum full or part time, from October 2022-April 2023 or part thereof

For informal discussions and enquiries, please contact Head of Ophthalmology, Kerry Smith on Kerry.Smith


We are one of the largest and most diverse animal referral hospitals in Europe. We are based in Hertfordshire, and our practice is home to over 200 dedicated, experienced, and passionate veterinary specialists, nurses and support teams. Our promise is to deliver outstanding care to all patients, whilst committing to being a gold standard sustainable place to work. We are a friendly, welcoming practice that leads the way in multi-specialist care. Set in a pleasant rural location, but just a 40- minute train ride to the cultural delights and nightlife of London, Davies offers a good work- life balance with plenty of time to enjoy the surroundings.

Your role and responsibilities

You will be working with one senior Diplomate and one Resident assisted intermittently by our other three board-eligible clinicians who are studying for their exams, dealing with a varied small animal-only medical and surgical  caseload. We have a dedicated Ophthalmology theatre with OPMI Lumera microscope and AMO Whitestar phaco. More importantly we have fabulous colleagues including world-class Diplomate level anaesthesia, diagnostic imaging and Internal medicine teams. The successful applicant will be expected to take part in the out of hours rota with an  on-call commitment of no greater than 1 in 4.

You Will Be  

An experienced clinical ophthalmologist with

  • The ability to hit the ground running in terms of seeing cases
  • The desire to provide the best clinical service to all our patients
  • The ability to work as part of a team and individually
  • Excellent client communication skills

Specific experiences / qualifications / status / citizenship requirements

 You must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Have an excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Maintain a professional and caring approach in all aspects of your work
  • Provide evidence of your Right to Work in the UK.
  • Undergraduate Veterinary Degree
  • RCVS current membership
  • ECVO/ACVO/RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Ophthalmology or Residency trained/Board Eligible

How to apply

Simply email your CV to [email protected]

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