Head of Service/Senior Surgeon - deadline 31st January 2020

Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery Service

 We are offering an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated colleague to join our Small Animal Surgery service at DWR to focus on orthopaedic surgery.

DWR is a busy, purpose built specialist, referral only, small animal veterinary hospital based in Six Mile Bottom, Suffolk, UK, located only 10 miles from the vibrant and historic University city of Cambridge, with excellent road and rail connections to London, the Midlands and the stunning East Anglian coast. Stansted airport is also only 30 minutes away by car. 

The hospital is fully equipped with the surgical, diagnostic and hospitalisation facilities commensurate with a flagship specialist veterinary hospital and also has an onsite reference laboratory with both in-house clinical pathology and diagnostic histopathology. As part of our ongoing drive for excellence, we are building a 30,000 sq.ft. extension that will double the size of our facilities and create a truly world class hospital. 

Aside from the excellent, positive and collaborative working environment that places great value on team-work, DWR offers a competitive remuneration package including a generous salary, pension provision, private health insurance, income protection and life assurance schemes and family focused leave provision alongside annual study leave and CPD allowances. 

DWR was founded in 2003 by Professor Dick White and has grown rapidly to become one of the largest Specialist veterinary referral centres in Europe, currently employing 42 specialist veterinary clinicians, 30 residents and 17 interns who, along with our 250-strong support staff, provide 24/7 referral-only services for patients across England in soft tissue surgery, orthopaedic surgery, ophthalmology, diagnostic imaging, neurology, anaesthesia and analgesia, internal medicine, oncology, dermatology, cardiology, physiotherapy, clinical pathology and histopathology.  

As we are also an Educational Partner of the University of Nottingham, the successful candidate will be awarded Honorary Associate Professor status with this institution. Clinical research activity and participation is, therefore, positively encouraged and colleagues currently collaborate with scientific, medical and veterinary institutions across the UK and further afield in many ongoing studies. 

Due to an increasing caseload the orthopaedic surgery department is expanding and we now seek to recruit an additional Orthopaedic Surgeon to our team. As well as a proactive, friendly working environment and world class clinical standards this position offers excellent career prospects, with the position of Head of Service open to interested candidates. We currently have two full time Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeons, who are supported by four ECVS Residents, a dedicated Surgical Intern and team of qualified Theatre Nurses, as well as a team of four Soft Tissue Surgery Specialists.

Successful applicants will be Board-Certified in Small Animal Surgery or Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery by the American, European, Australian or Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and be eligible for RCVS Specialist status. Applications from experienced residency trained candidates, eligible to sit the qualifying specialist examinations for these colleges, will also be welcomed.

For more information, or to apply, please contact Dr Rob Foale, Clinical Director, Director and Partner, in complete confidence:

T: +44 (0)1638 572012/590271

RCVS and EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Hon. Associate Professor of Small Animal Medicine, University of Nottingham
Clinical Director, Director and Partner, Dick White Referrals
Station Farm
Six Mile Bottom


We are always happy to discuss flexible, locum and part time working options, and are an Equal Opportunities Employer.