Professional Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine

01 Jul 2019
26 Jul 2019

Professional Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVetMed) (“Residency”) in Veterinary Clinical Pathology

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Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Professional Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVetMed) (“Residency”) in Veterinary Clinical Pathology Applications are invited for a Professional Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVetMed) (“Residency”) based at Easter Bush Pathology at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh.

The scholarship will comprise a four-year training position in veterinary clinical pathology supervised by ECVCP and ACVP diplomates and will include haematology, clinical biochemistry, cytology and laboratory management. A wide range of domestic and exotic species will be covered and there will be the opportunity for externships at other laboratories. The resident will be expected to fully participate in the diagnostic service and regular in-house training sessions. There will also be an opportunity to gain some anatomic pathology experience including necropsy work and histopathology.

The scholarship is available from March 2020 and will run for a four-year fixed-term, renewable annually subject to completion of required DVetMed components.

The resident will be expected to sit the diplomate examination of the ECVCP or ACVP. The examination for Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists in Veterinary Clinical Pathology may also be undertaken in addition, if desired. The scholarship also includes the requirement to undertake a research project, with a thesis examined in Year 4.

The scholarship tax-free stipend is £19,664.08 per annum with an additional allowance of £600 per annum available for approved travel, examination fees and CPD. Postgraduate fees will be paid by the University of Edinburgh at UK/EU level. The successful applicant will join a team of three clinical pathologists and four anatomic pathologists.

They will be a veterinary graduate, with at least two years’ experience in veterinary practice or referral service, or who has completed a one-year rotating internship, and a degree that can be registered with the RCVS.

For further information on an informal basis please contact Professor Elspeth Milne (0131 650 6221, email

Further information, an application form and details on how to apply can be found at:

Alternatively, please contact the DVetMed/Advanced Clinical Scholar Programmes Administrator by e-mailing via the apply button or calling 0131 651 9198.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Friday 26th July 2019.

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