Professional Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (Residency)

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Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
05 Oct 2020
30 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Contract

University of Edinburgh
Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Professional Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (Residency) in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care

Applications are invited from veterinary graduates for a Professional Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (Residency) in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care (ECC). The role is based within the Hospital for Small Animals (HfSA) at the School’s Easter Bush campus. The successful scholar will work towards a doctorate of veterinary medicine degree. This programme also satisfies the requirements for certification by the European College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ECVECC) and prepares the candidate for the certifying ECVECC examination.

The scholar will receive high quality training encompassing clinical experience, didactic teaching and research. The implementation of this ECC residency programme, along with 2 additional criticalists joining the team imminently, is testament to the continued growth and development of the ECC service at the HfSA. The scholar will spend the majority of time undertaking clinical duties at the HfSA as part of the ECC service. The scholar will work alongside a team of highly motivated and dedicated ICU nurses to provide the highest level of compassionate veterinary care to patients managed through the ECC service. The scholar will work a combination of day, twilight and out-of-hours shifts. Out of hours duties are shared on a rota basis with the medicine residents.

Our dedicated Intensive Care Unit is staffed 24-hours a day and is well equipped to ensure the highest level of emergency and critical care. The Intensive Care Unit can accommodate 12 small animal patients, and is equipped with 2 oxygen kennels, 2 high flow nasal oxygen units, extensive in-house laboratory facilities, imaging facilities and advanced
haemodynamic monitoring capabilities. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team  alongside specialists in surgery, anaesthesia, diagnostic imaging, neurology, cardiorespiratory, internal medicine and oncology ensures a collaborative and holistic approach to patient care.

Along with the strong clinical emphasis, teaching and clinical research will be integral components of the residency programme.

Selection criteria

Candidates must fulfil the necessary requirements and qualifications as stated on the University website.

It is also desirable for candidates to:

  • Have completed a rotating internship, ECC internship or equivalent experience (generally 2 years of practice)
  • Provide evidence of commitment to growth and development of the field of emergency and critical care

The residency will commence 1st March 2021 and will run for a four-year fixed-term, renewable annually subject to an annual review of progress and completion of required DVetMed components. The residency attracts an annual tax-free stipend of £20,018.03 with a supplement payable for on-call duties and 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 level.

Informal enquiries are encouraged and should be directed to Efa Llewellyn (Emergency and Critical Residency Programme Director) (email:

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

Alternatively, please contact Mrs Emma Pineau via email by clicking the apply button.

Closing date for applications: Friday 30th October 2020 at 11.00am

Provisional date for interviews: Monday 23rd November 2020

Committed to Equality and Diversity

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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