European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

Training/Job Opportunities for Interns/Residents

We’re in a position to offer a rare and exciting new role in Hong Kong that allows for an Ophthalmologist to come, set up a new specialist area within the Hospital and be the ONLY Specialist in Hong Kong for animal eye-care. You will be working with some of the most qualified professionals in the Veterinary space in the Emergency & Critical Care, Exotics and other specialist fields. The opportunity also comes with the chance to travel to Greater China for workshops and training/teaching of juniors across their 3,000+ clinic’s, hospitals, learning and training centres.

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A Specialist or residency trained ophthalmologist is required to join our established team. A referral clinician who is ready for something exciting and new, with the passion and skills to care for patients, customers and colleagues alike and be an integral part of a truly multidisciplinary team. You will have support from two Royal College Recognised Specialists in Veterinary Ophthalmology and an experienced BSAVA PGCert Small Animal Ophthalmology Certificate Holder.

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Be part of one of the UKs leading small animal referral centres!
Applications are invited for Willows’ World leading three-year ECVO conforming Ophthalmology Residency, commencing in January 2022. As a Resident you will be working as part of Willows’ team of three Ophthalmologists, including two Board-Certified Specialists, and one experienced Ophthalmology Clinician.

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The small animal hospital of the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation, is seeking a colleague to join its ophthalmology team as a resident. The ophthalmology team currently comprises of one ECVO diplomate, one resident and one veterinarian in a training programme for the national ophthalmology certificate. We will soon be supported by a dedicated ophthalmology nurse.

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Optivet Referrals are looking for three Ophthalmology interns, one to start immediately, one on 1st of November and one on 6th of April 2022. 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 Italian Eye Clinic Visionvet (close to Bologna- Italy) offers a position for an Internship in Veterinary Ophthalmology supervised by Dr Manuela Crasta (DVM, Dipl ECVO, PhD).

The candidate at the end of his Internship program will be hightly 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.

Deadline for applications: September 15th.

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We have an intern position opening in 2022, starting in January. The successful candidate will be working alongside ophthalmology specialists and other team members to provide a first-class service to our patients and referring veterinary surgeons.

Interviews will be held in August and September 2021.

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I am looking for an ophthalmologist to join our team.

Currently the team consists of 4 ophthalmologists, 5 technicians, 4 student assistants, 2 receptionists and a maintenance man. The clinic is fully equipped  and offers all state of the art treatments. The majority of our patients are dogs and cats, but we see rabbits, guinea pigs, other rodents, birds and exotics on a regular basis as well as few horses.

The job meets all requirements for a good work - life balance. The clinic is located in one of the best residential areas in the south-west of Berlin close to the veterinary faculty of the University. It is very convenient to reach the city center.

The work-schedule is well-regulated, there are no night and emergency duties while the salary is superior.

Ideally you are already specialized in ophthalmology (diploma or national specialization) or you have a hight interest in ophthalmology. Active participation in clinical research as well as preparing scientific publications is expected. An ECVO residency training is possible. 
Speaking the German language is necessary so if you do not speak German you must be willing to learn it timely. 

In case you are interested please send me your complete application documents to

Dr. Ingrid Allgoewer DECVO

Lindenthaler Allee 9

14163 Berlin

We are looking for an ophthalmology intern to join our well established and busy ophthalmology service. Our specialist lead ophthalmology service currently has 3 clinicians including an ECVO and RCVS Diplomate.
We are looking for a clinician with some experience in ophthalmology, but training will be provided to develop skill set in diagnosis and management of ophthalmological conditions. This 12-month role has the potential to lead to a residency after completion.

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Our referral hospital the SDU-AniCura is accepting applications for a one-year internship in veterinary ophthalmology under the guidance of an experienced board-certified specialist, Rick F Sanchez DipECVO. Extension of the contract in the form of a residency is a possibility, depending on proven capabilities and other factors.

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The Ralph is an independent multidisciplinary referral centre in Marlow, Bucks, west of London. We have recently had our second birthday!

Our current Ophthalmology Intern is making plans for new pastures. We are looking to appoint an Ophthalmology Intern for 12 months to join our team, which comprises one ECVO Diplomate, one ECVO board-eligible ophthalmologist and two ECVO residents, and two ophthalmology nurses.

The Ralph is a workplace that focuses on culture, core values and mission. If you want to know more about this, we would love to hear from you.


TO APPLY: Please email with your CV and a cover letter. This is also the email address for any queries.

The deadline for application is 11 April 2021.



* "The ophthalmology team, led by Heidi Featherstone, is a very knowledgeable, highly skilled and a wonderful, caring group of people. The hospital is multidisciplinary, with great facilities and collaboration between services. The ethos that drives the entire team, makes The Ralph a special place to work towards achieving your goals. I am honoured to be even just a small part of it, striving to offer exemplary care to patients and their carers." (Gabi, Ophthalmology Intern)

The Italian Eye Clinic Visionvet close to Bologna in Italy offers a position for ECVO residency in Veterinary Ophthalmology with Supervision of Dr Manuela Crasta (DVM, Dipl ECVO, PhD). The residency program, of 3-years duration, follow the guidelines of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ECVO) and provides the prerequisites for subsequent board certification.

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AniCura Ars Veterinaria Veterinary Hospital in Barcelona, Spain, is offering a one-year clinical Ophthalmology Internship in 2021. The successful candidate will join two more members of the Ophthalmology Service and will work under the direct supervision of an ACVO diplomate.

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Applications are invited from highly motivated veterinary graduates with relevant clinical experience for a Professional Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (Residency) in Veterinary Ophthalmology based at Easter Bush Campus, Roslin, Midlothian.  You will be based at the Hospital for Small Animals and will gain intensive experience in managing ophthalmology cases.  You will be working towards the European Diploma in Ophthalmology, and, additionally, a doctorate of veterinary medicine degree.

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