These residencies are designed for qualified veterinary graduates holding a degree registrable with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons who wish to specialise in specific disciplines related to small or large animal practice.

All Residents are also registered for a Master's degree in Veterinary Medicine (MVetMed)

This is a three year training programme that fulfils the credential requirements of the European or American College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. Residents will be supported by a team of six ECVAA Diplomates, one double ECVAA / ACVAA Diplomate, two experienced staff clinicians and twelve anaesthesia nurses. . An anaesthesia service is provided for the full range of disciplines in the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals (QMHA), as well as for the Equine Referral Hospital (ERH) and Farm Animal service. Residents will be able to develop their clinical anaesthesia and analgesia skills allowing them to successfully manage both routine and complex cases in a wide variety of species, as well as becoming adept at coping with complications.

There is a large clinical component to the programme but you will also be involved in student teaching and clinical research. Residents will have the opportunity to spend time with other clinical disciplines within the RVC and you will be expected to develop a thorough knowledge of the natural course and therapeutics of medical and surgical diseases in the practice of veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia.

You will also need to understand the problems encountered in the application of diagnostic techniques such as radiographic procedures, ultrasound scanning and MR imaging, and the influence of anaesthetic methods on these problems.

Visiting the QMHA

If you wish to visit the QMHA prior to applying for a residency then please contact Ludovic Pelligand (lpelligand@rc.ac.uk) or Dr Kata Veres-Nyeki (kveresnyeki@rvc.ac.uk).

Selection criteria for the Residency in Anaesthesia

Along with the attributes and qualifications required it is also desirable if you have:

  • Completed a 1-1.5 years of rotating internship or a 1-1.5 years of internship in anaesthesia or small/large animal medicine/surgery, or having 1-1.5 years of equivalent clinical experience validated by the ECVAA Credentials and Education Committee Provide evidence of commitment  to growth and development of the field of anaesthesia and analgesia.

Further information

If you have any queries about the Anaesthesia programme please contact Dr Kata Veres-Nyeki (kveresnyeki@rvc.ac.uk)  or Dr Ludovic Pelligand (lpelligand@rvc.ac.uk).

For general information about the programme see:  Comparative Residencies   

How to apply

For details see How To Apply

Closing date:  Sunday, 5th January 2020            Interview date:  Tuesday, 11th February 2020

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