Small Animal Internal Medicine Specailist

Highcroft Veterinary Referrals
Whitchurch, City of Bristol
attractive salary + benefits package
04 Feb 2019
04 Mar 2019
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Are you ready to be part of an exciting expansion? Are you looking to provide the best level of clinical care whilst maintaining a good lifestyle for yourself? Are you a great team member looking to be a part of a friendly, well-motivated team working in a fully multi-disciplinary way? If so then Highcroft Veterinary Referrals may be the hospital for you!

Highcroft Veterinary Referrals is a multidisciplinary Referral Centre in the South West of England, with friendly clinicians, a great team spirit and a wide range of referral services including Internal Medicine, Oncology, Emergency and Critical Care, Soft Tissue Surgery, Orthopaedics, Neurology and neurosurgery, Anaesthesia, Diagnostic Imaging, Dermatology and Exotics. It is located in the south of Bristol – a dynamic and attractive city. The city is well connected to Cardiff, Exeter, Birmingham and London by road and rail and Bristol International Airport is just a 15 minute drive giving easy access to continental Europe and beyond. Beautiful countryside in Somerset, Wales, Devon and Cornwall is a short distance away.

We are looking to recruit at least one additional clinician in Small Animal Internal Medicine to work alongside our established team of two Internal Medicine Diploma holders. The referral team also includes specialists in oncology, emergency and critical care, soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, anaesthesia, diagnostic imaging, neurology, exotics and dermatology. The team is also supported by specialised interns and an excellent specialised nursing team. The hospital is very well equipped with new facilities including a 1.5T MRI scanner, 16-slice CT scanner, top-of-the-range ultrasound, digital radiography, C-arm fluoroscopy, a brand new dedicated Storz endoscopy suite (1.4m gastroscope, 2m colonoscope, bronchoscope, flexible cystoscope as well as rigid scopes), EMG and, uniquely, cystomanometry & urethral profilometry.

Highcroft Veterinary Referrals is part of CVS, the UK's largest provider of integrated veterinary services with approximately 490 clinics across UK, Netherlands and Ireland including eight referral centres. Further information on Highcroft Veterinary Referrals can be found on our website at

CVS Specialists enjoy excellent benefits, including:

- Competitive salary

- 30 days annual leave in addition to 8 public holidays

- £2600 CPD allowance over 10 days, plus 3 days for delivery of CPD

- RCVS, VDS, Specialist College and Specialist RCVS registration fees paid

- Online RCVS library membership

- Enhanced pension scheme

- Life assurance

- Income protection

- Private healthcare (family cover)

- A range of fringe benefits including access to CVS company sharesave scheme

Arrangements for study leave can be discussed for candidates needing to sit the ACVIM or ECVIM examinations.

The position is available immediately. This would suit someone looking for a full time position (4 days a week), but exact hours and working pattern can be agreed with some flexibility. For candidates who would consider a re-location, we can offer a relocation package.

Applicants should be an accredited specialist in small animal internal medicine (“exam-ready” candidates will also be considered). Employment requires membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Informal enquiries or applications can be addressed to Paul Higgs DipECVIM-CA, Highcroft Veterinary Referrals Clinical Director, [+44 (0)1275 838473;], 615 Wells Road, Whitchurch, Bristol, BS14 9BE, United Kingdom