European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

Training/Job Opportunities for Interns/Residents

The ECVO residency is meant to provide the opportunity for highly motivated individuals to become competent veterinary ophthalmologists with career options in clinical practice, research, teaching, or industry. During the residency, the resident shall become an integral part of our clinical service. His/her learning process will allow him/her to actively remain at the most actual state of knowledge for the speciality of veterinary ophthalmology.

The ophthalmology internship position is full-time (40-hour week); and the successful candidate will contribute to our weekdays and weekends on call and out of hours ophthalmology clinic rotations. The ideal applicant will have a minimum of two years of experience in general practice or completion of a rotating internship at a multi-disciplinary hospital.

The current ophthalmology team includes 3 ECVO diplomates, 2 residents and an ophthalmology intern. The ophthalmology case load is around 6000 cases for companion animals and 50-80 cases for horses per year.

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The Italian Eye Clinic Visionvet (close to Bologna- Italy) offers a position for ECVO Internship in Veterinary Ophthalmology with Supervision of Dr Manuela Crasta (DVM, PhD, Dipl ECVO).
The candidate ideally should demonstrate basic principles in ophthalmology. At the end of his internship program will be highly considered for the Residency program, of 3-years duration, which follows the guidelines of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ECVO) and provides the prerequisites for subsequent board certification.
The internship will have a duration of 12 months.

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Animal Eye Services is located in the beautiful city of Brisbane in South East Queensland, Australia. We are looking for an enthusiastic and friendly Veterinary Ophthalmology Intern to join our amazing specialist ophthalmology practice!

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The Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the University of Liège, Belgium offers a one-year position for an ophthalmology intern. The position is available from March 2024.
Our clinic is fully equipped with cutting-edge technology, providing you with all the necessary tools to diagnose and treat a wide range of ophthalmic conditions, from dogs and cats, horses to exotic animals.
The current clinical team is composed of ECVS, ECVIM-CA, ECVN, ECVDI, ECVAA, ECVECC, ECAR, ECVCN, ECVD, ECVIM-CA cardiology diplomates and residents/interns.
The current ophthalmology team includes an ECVO diplomate, a board-eligible resident and an ophthalmology intern. The ophthalmology case load is around 1000 cases for companion animals and 300 cases for horses per year.

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Are you a veterinary surgeon looking to specialise in Ophthalmology? We are oering an exciting opportunity for an internship in Ophthalmology at our specialist UK veterinary referral centre.

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Vet Eye Care welcomes applications for a 12-month ophthalmology specific internship. The program is expected to begin in March 2024.

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We are offering an exciting opportunity for a veterinary surgeon interested in a career in Veterinary Ophthalmology who possesses the right combination of a strong work ethic, a sense of humour, and an open-minded approach to join our excellent and dedicated Ophthalmology Service. You will become part of our Specialist-led multi-disciplinary clinical team, which includes highly motivated residents, specialty and general interns, highly skilled nurses, and incredible support teams.

The ophthalmology internship position is full-time (40-hour week); and the successful candidate will contribute to our weekdays/weekends/bank holidays on call and out of hours ophthalmology clinic rotas. The ideal applicant will have a minimum of two years of experience in general practice or completion of a rotating internship at a multi-disciplinary hospital. While a postgraduate qualification in ophthalmology would be advantageous, it is not mandatory. Proficiency in both written and spoken English at an excellent level is expected.

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University of Edinburgh, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Applications are invited from veterinary graduates for a DVetMed (Residency) in Veterinary Ophthalmology. The role is based within the Hospital for Small Animals (HfSA) at the School’s Easter Bush campus. In this full-time training position, the resident will undertake clinical duties in the Veterinary Ophthalmology Service while working towards the ECVO Diploma and a doctorate of veterinary medicine degree.

Closing date for applications: 14th October 2023

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Join Perth Animal Eye Hospital's dedicated team as a Veterinary Ophthalmology Resident! Located in the heart of Perth, this specialized ophthalmology practice offers cutting-edge technology, a diverse caseload, and expert mentorship. Ideal candidates are passionate, compassionate, and have excellent communication skills. Enjoy an attractive remuneration package, flexible parental leave, and the opportunity to shape your career in a leading ophthalmology practice. Contact Victoria Nguyen at victoria.nguyen@vet.partners or +61422882885 to take your ophthalmology training to the next level.

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Animal Eye Care seeks an experienced Veterinarian with a passion for Ophthalmology to join our Melbourne-based team. Eligibility for registration in Victoria is required, and ANZCVS Membership is preferred. This is a training opportunity, leading to Veterinary Specialist Registration. You'll attend international courses and meetings, complete Ophthalmology Fellowship Training, and contribute to our ophthalmology-only practice with a diverse caseload. Enjoy a supportive, work-life balanced environment, access to state-of-the-art equipment, and a generous residency package. Contact Robin Stanley at robin@animaleyecare.com.au or (+61) 03 9563 6488 for more details. Visit www.animaleyecare.com.au for further information.

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The Italian Eye Clinic Visionvet (close to Bologna- Italy) offers a position for ECVO Internship in Veterinary Ophthalmology with Supervision of Dr Manuela Crasta (DVM, , PhD, Dipl ECVO).

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The Ophthalmology department at Willows Referral Service is pleased to offer a 1-year ophthalmology internship training programme. Further information can be found on our website: www.willows.uk.net.

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The University of Zürich, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, is accepting applications from qualified individuals for a one-year clinical ophthalmology internship. This program will begin January 8th, 2024, and has the goal to provide a successful candidate with an intensive clinical and basic surgical training experience related to the practice of comparative veterinary ophthalmology.

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Optivet Referrals are looking for three Ophthalmology interns, one to start ASAP. Two to start in January 2024. Ideal candidates are veterinary surgeons with a strong interest in Ophthalmology. The duration of the internship is 12 months, working 40 hours per week over 5 days. A competitive and attractive benefit package is offered.

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The Fundació Hospital Clínic Veterinari offers twelve-month, eminently practical training programs in some specialties that allow graduates who already have a solid foundation in general medicine to gain skills into a specific clinical area. The selected person will collaborate in the daily activities of the Ophthalmology Service to acquire the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge for their future professional development in this specialty

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The purpose of the position is to select a candidate to carry out a residency in the specialty of ophthalmology to obtain the Diploma from the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. This residency will be developed under the guidance of Marta Leiva, Teresa Peña and Francisco Cantero (ECVO Diplomates). The residency program is officially accepted by ECVO.

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Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists have an exciting opportunity for an Ophthalmology Intern to join their team.
The goal of the ophthalmology internship programme is to provide the successful applicant with a mentored experience in all aspects of clinical veterinary ophthalmology, with priorities to include ophthalmic diagnostic and surgical skills, and appropriate case management approaches in preparation for subsequent application to ECVO or ABVO residency training programmes. Additional goals include strengthening clinical reasoning and communication skills.

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The University of Zürich, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is accepting applications from qualified individuals for a three-year Ophthalmology Residency Program ophthalmology. This program will begin October 1st, 2023.

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The Eye Veterinary Clinic in Herefordshire is looking for an intern. The successful candidates for this 12 month position will be working with four ophthalmology specialists, an anaesthesia specialist, four residents and two other interns to help run the clinical service. The focus will be on in-patient care and provision of assistance to the veterinary ophthalmologists.

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Davies Veterinary Specialists are looking for an Ophthalmology intern to start in March/April 2022. The ideal candidate will have completed a rotating internship and loves to work within a team. Some experience in the management ophthalmology cases is essential. Further qualifications, such as post-graduate certification, would be desirable but not a requirement.

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Instructions for placement of an ad, please read carefully:
Ads for job opportunities including clinical, research and/or teaching posts for DipECVO and DipACVO specialists, as well as for official ECVO or ACVO approved training programs (residencies) may be announced through the ECVO Website free of charge for a period of six months. Every ad needs to be submitted via email to ecvo-secretariat@outlook.de in a Word document file with the details of the position being offered. In addition, a separate synopsis paragraph of 60 words or less also needs to be included. The synopsis may be typed into the request email or sent as a separate Word document attachment. The synopsis will be used as the opening to the ad, after which we will ad the following: "For more information click here". This will lead to the Word/PDF document file provided, that the user will be able to download and print.