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ECC Internship at VREC, London, UK

Due to our current vet successfully acquiring a European ECC residency position, applications are invited from veterinary graduates for a unique opportunity to joint our ECC team who manage our out of hours service. The Internship is a one year, non-degree program in the Veterinary Referral and Emergency Centre, the newest multidisciplinary referral practice in Surrey.

There will be significant interaction with and support from the veterinary and nursing teams in Diagnostic Imaging, Medicine, Soft-Tissue and Orthopedic Surgery, Anaesthesia, Oncology, Dermatology, Neurology, Cardiology, Ophthalmology and Dentistry. Duties include the diagnosis, treatment and care of clinical cases and communicating appropriately with staff and clients. Weekend day duties will be assigned on a rotating or ad-hoc basis as required.

Closing date for applications is July 31st, 2018

Please see the attached document for more information.

ECC Internship UK July 2018

ECC residency position in Utrecht, NL

We are very happy to announce a position for a Residency in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care at the Department of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals at Utrecht University, to start January 1st 2019. Please share this information with any friends or colleagues who may be interested in applying. For more information, follow this link for more information. Deadline for application: September 1st 2018.

Night Vet Position in Gateshead, UK

Fantastic Night Vet Position with Flexible Hours at Sheriffs Highway in Gateshead

Due to expansion we have a vacancy for an additional night vet.

The role will be based in our hospital status practice in Gateshead where we provide OOH services for our own clients and a number of local practices.

The full time shift pattern consists of working 6pm to 8am 7 nights on then 7 nights off. We are also happy to consider those wanting to work part time. The role is supported by an excellent team of dedicated OOH qualified nurses experienced in small animal emergency and critical care.

The hospital has excellent facilities including digital radiography, digital dental radiography, flexible and rigid endoscopes, in house lab including EPOC, slit lamp, Tonopen and an excellent ultrasound machine with doppler. The  hospital is equipped to perform most soft tissue, orthopaedic and endoscopy surgeries.

The caseload is sensible and varied and would be ideal for those wanting time to study towards further qualifications.

Further information and how to apply can be found in the attached document.

download Night_Vet_Gateshead.pdf

Full time position in emergency/intensive care, University of Liège, Belgium

The position is available for an enthusiastic intensivist who is interested in working in a stimulating emergency and critical care environment. Preference will be given to applicants boarded in emergency and critical care (ACVECC/ECVECC).

The candidate will take primary responsibility for emergency and intensive care patients and will work in an open ECC environment. The candidate will be part of a team composed of one European diplomate (ECVECC), two oriented interns in ECC, 4 ECC nurses and a team of 12 rotating interns. He/she will be involved in clinical teaching to students, interns, and will be partially responsible for advising residents from other services.

For further information, please see the attached document.

download Liege_Assistant_ICU.pdf

Small Animal Intensive Care Internship in Dublin, IE

The University College Dublin Veterinary Hospital (UCDVH) is looking for an enthusiastic veterinary graduate, with a degree that can be registered with the Veterinary Council of Ireland, for the temporary (53 week) post of Intern in Small Animal Intensive Care.
The successful candidate will work with the ECC specialist, and specialists and residents from other disciplines to provide care for critically ill patients. They will spend the majority of the time within the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), but will have exposure to the surgical, medical and anaesthesia services also. Evening, weekend and public holiday duties will be required.

Both previous ICU interns have been accepted into ECC residencies at prestigious veterinary schools. For further information, and to apply, go to https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/ (position reference number 010087).
For informal queries contact Alice Bennett on alice.bennett@ucd.ie.

Apply now! Applications close May 7th , 2018.

ECC Internship in Surrey, UK

Due to our current vet successfully acquiring a European ECC residency position, applications are invited from veterinary graduates for a unique opportunity to joint our ECC team who manage our out of hours service. The Internship is a one year, non-degree program in the Veterinary Referral and Emergency Centre, the newest multidisciplinary referral practice in Surrey.

There will be significant interaction with and support from the veterinary and nursing teams in Diagnostic Imaging, Medicine, Soft-Tissue and Orthopedic Surgery, Anaesthesia, Oncology, Dermatology, Neurology, Cardiology, Ophthalmology and Dentistry. Duties include the diagnosis, treatment and care of clinical cases and communicating appropriately with staff and clients. Weekend day duties will be assigned on a rotating or ad-hoc basis as required.

More details and how to apply can be found in the attached document.

Closing date for applications is April 30th 2018

ECC staff position in Solihull, UK

We are seeking a Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care to join our multi-disciplinary team of over 50 veterinary surgeons, to develop and establish a dedicated ECC service. Candidates should either hold or be eligible for a European or American Diploma (or equivalent) and share our aim of providing the best possible levels of care for clients, their pets and for referring veterinary surgeons.

We have an excellent team of highly skilled nursing and support staff who give our clinicians the opportunity to concentrate on their clinical caseload and to work in a pleasant and supportive environment. Our hospital facilities are extremely impressive and include six operating theatres, a superbly equipped intensive care unit and wards to accommodate over 150 hospitalised patients. In-patient care is a priority and includes 24 hour veterinary and nursing attention from dedicated nurses and interns. Our GE imaging equipment, including 1.5T MRI, 16 slice CT and high-end ultrasound, is run by our team of on-site board certified imaging Specialists, providing unsurpassed diagnostic imaging support to all our clinicians.

It is expected that you would work closely with the Clinical Director, our team of anaesthesia Specialists, our intern team, and our dedicated ICU nurses to develop the new ECC service. You would have substantial input into how the service is set up and run. As a truly multi-disciplinary centre, you would also be expected to work with other colleagues in internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, neurology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, imaging, cardiology, dermatology and anaesthesia. Our philosophy is very much one of friendly collaboration between clinicians in every specialism. Clinical research is actively supported and encouraged.

The position will be very well remunerated and the package includes six weeks’ holiday, two weeks’ allowance for generously funded CPD, one week’s allowance for involvement in professional committees, a company pension plan, membership of a staff benefits scheme, and private healthcare. Generous assistance with relocation costs is also available.

If you would like to discuss this vacancy further in the first instance, please email Toby Gemmill, Clinical Director, toby.gemmill@willows.uk.net, or Alessandra Mathis, Head of Anaesthesia, alessandra.mathis@willows.uk.net, or call on 0121 712 7070.

EVECCS TRAVEL GRANT

The European Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (EVECCS) promotes the development of veterinary emergency and critical care across Europe. In order to improve the accessibility of this specialty to colleagues, EVECCS has now developed an Annual Travel Grant for two of its members. Two travel grants will be offered annually: one for a veterinarian, and one for a nurse/technician.
Each winner of the travel grant will receive a sum of 1000€ to visit a European institution before the 1st of June 2019. The travel grant is dedicated to help cover expenses related to your visit (charged visit
fees, travel, accommodation…)

Young vets looking for an internship or a residency program, technicians or nurses interested to improve their skills, as well as experienced vets/technicians/nurses willing to improve their knowledge and/or acquire new techniques are warmly invited to apply.

Attached to this post, you will find a list of institutions and contact details of the local supervisors. Please carefully check the details for each institution, particularly the possible periods, durations, as well as required language skills. Please note that facilities may charge fees for the visit. Afterwards contact the local supervisor to make further inquiries and assess the feasibility of a visit. As soon as the applicant and local
supervisor have come to an agreement, the application form must be filled in and signed by both. Applications are open until the 1st of June 2018 and must be signed and submitted to travel committee at travel-grant@eveccs.org.

The travel grant committee will evaluate all applications, considering the candidate’s profile, curriculum vitae, interest in ECC and capacity to communicate in language spoken at the visiting institution. The winner of the grant will be announced at the next EVECC congress in Venice. The winner will be noticed prior to the congress via mail and will be promoted on the EVECCS website and social media after the congress. At the
end of the visit, we will ask for a short evaluation to both the applicant and the local supervisor. The applicant will write a short report of their visit, for potential use on the EVECCS website, newsletter and/or EVECCS booth at congress(es), to be received by the 1st of June 2018 at the latest.

Please download and complete the attached application forms.