European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

Training/Job Opportunities for Interns/Residents

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.

For more information click here.

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.

For more information click here.

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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 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.