Approved Residency Training Programme in Small Animal Diagnostic Imaging
Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service, Solihull, West Midlands, UK 

Applications from highly motivated and ambitious colleagues are invited to undertake a Residency Training Programme in Small Animal Diagnostic Imaging, to start in September 2018.

This clinical training position is designed to prepare the successful candidate for the ECVDI small animal track board examinations. The imaging facilities at Willows comprise GE 1.5T MRI, 16 slice CT, Logiq S8 ultrasound, two digital X-ray rooms, and two in-theatre image intensifiers (GE fluorostar, and Philips BV Pulsera). Images are reviewed and reported in a dedicated viewing room and stored on a Fuji PACS, from which they are available on over 100 workstations throughout the practice. There is also off-site VPN access to PACS when required. The successful applicant will work alongside five board certified radiologists, a radiographer and a large imaging support team, with further support from colleagues in orthopaedics, neurology, ophthalmology, anaesthesia, cardiology, soft tissue surgery, oncology, dermatology and internal medicine.

The training post will also involve an equine component, which will be hosted by our friends and colleagues at Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic, 104 Butchers Lane, Mereworth, Maidstone, Kent. Under the guidance of two further board-certified radiologists, amongst many well qualified clinicians in a multidisciplinary team, the resident will receive clinical training in all aspects of equine diagnostic imaging, in order to prepare them for the ECVDI board examinations. Imaging facilities at this institution include digital x-ray, GE logiq E9 and P5 ultrasound, Hallmarq MRI, GE CT and Mediso scintigraphy. The training post will include approximately five months of training at this site.

This full-time post will run from September 2018 in order to prepare the resident to sit the ECVDI board examinations practical examination in January – February 2022 (i.e. three years and five months). Participation in a shared out of hours rota, as well as routine hours clinical work is expected.

Applicants should be registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons to practice in the United Kingdom and should have graduated from an institution that has been approved by the European Association of Veterinary Education Establishments (EAVEE). A minimum of one-year general clinical training programme (internship) participation or equivalent of two years’ general practice is mandatory. A thorough knowledge of both conversational and medical English is important.

The position will be competitively remunerated and the package includes four weeks annual leave plus public holidays, generous time off and funding for CPD and study, plus a company pension scheme. Membership fees for RCVS, VDS and one other professional body will be paid. Willows is centrally located within easy reach of Birmingham, Birmingham Airport, London and the National Rail and motorway networks, but only a short drive away from historic Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and the beautiful Warwickshire countryside. Willows hold the Investment in People Award at Silver level.

For further details, please contact the Head of Radiology, Andrew Parry, at

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Please apply online at: or in writing including a letter of intent, current CV, three references and an application form – the latter can be downloaded from our website or sent to you by calling Tinderjit Khatkar on 0121 712 7070.

Closing date for applications is 30 April 2018.
Interviews will take place on 10 May 2018.