Residency position in Diagnostic Imaging ( Small Animal Biased Track)

Vetsuisse-Faculty, University of Bern, Switzerland

4-year training program
Starting date: October 1, 2019

The Division of Clinical Radiology of the Vetsuissse-Faculty University of Bern offers a 4-year residency position. It includes 36 months of supervised clinical training at the University of Bern, 4-6 weeks externships at other imaging centres, and 5 weeks vacation per year. The remaining time is reserved for research and exam preparation.

Team and facilities: The Division of Clinical Radiology consists of six board-certified radiologists, 1 residency-trained radiologist, 3 residents (including 1 resident from an alternative program) and three technicians maintaining a high quality clinical service for both, small and large animal patients. On-site imaging equipment includes 2 small animal radiography units (one with DSA and fluoroscopy) with digital radiography equipment (Fujifilm CR and DR), one large animal radiography unit, a CT (Philips Brilliance 16), three ultrasound machines (small animals: GE logiq 9; large animals: GE logiq S8) and a 1T-MRI unit (Philips Panorama HFO).

Duties: The resident will be trained and work under the supervision of Diplomates of the European college of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging and follow our approved residency programme. The resident is expected to participate in the emergency service for the small animal clinic, and in the supervision and teaching of undergraduate veterinary students.

Qualifications: The applicant must have a veterinary degree that is recognized in Switzerland and have completed a minimum of one year in a recognized general clinical training programme (internship) or satisfactory veterinary practice equivalent of a minimum of two years. The applicant must have a strong ambition to become a specialist in veterinary diagnostic imaging and take the examinations for the European Diploma in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging.

For more information concerning ECVDI®-approved Residency Program, please consult  Specific information on the Vetsuisse Faculty Bern can be found at  

Pre-requirements are the completion of a one-year rotating internship or an equivalent practical experience (at least 24 months clinical experience since graduation. Fluent German or French is necessary. English is used as a working language in the division.

Application: The application should include a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, and 3 letters of recommendation or names and contact information of three references. After a preliminary selection, the successful candidates will be asked to come for an interview.

Please submit your application no later than June 30, 2019 to:
Or by mail to:
Daniela Schweizer, Prof. Dr. med. vet., DipECVDI
Division of Clinical Radiology, Vetsuisse Faculty University of Bern
Länggassstrasse 128
3012 Bern

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