Permanent Senior Veterinary Ophthalmologist - Bristol

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    £55,000-£75,000 p/a (DOE)

  • Contact:

    John Watchorn

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -042022-24925

  • Published:

    29 days ago

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Permanent Senior Veterinary Ophthalmologist - Bristol

Type: Small Animal

Location: Bristol

Practice: Referral Veterinary Hospital.


  • The Ophthalmology department has an incredible reputation and prides themselves in not only giving the best possible treatment and care to patients and clients but also in creating a supportive and encouraging working environment for colleagues.
  • The dedicated Ophthalmic surgical suite is fully kitted out with the latest facilities including an Oertli OS4 phaco/VR machine, endolaser, high-frequency ultrasound, ERG, and cross-linking to name but a few!

Team: Currently, there is a team of 9 Ophthalmologists and an amazing nursing team who are dedicated to Referral Ophthalmology only. They are looking for a senior Ophthalmologist to work alongside them and give specialised advice and treatment when appropriate.  

Role: Our client is looking for a Senior Ophthalmologist to join their dedicated team. The successful candidate will be an essential part of a well-established Ophthalmology team with an excellent reputation for the gold standard patient and client care.

Hours: Both full-time and part-time/flexible working would be considered across 4/5 days per week.

Weekends/OOHS: 1:4 weekends and 1 night per week on-call for out-of-hours emergencies.

Duties: Your job role will be to manage your own referral caseload, offer Ophthalmic consults, and perform high-end surgical procedures. You will be able to independently treat emergency ophthalmic patients both surgically and medically. 

Applicant Requirements 


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology minimum requirement
  • AVP status expected and preferred but not essential will be expected to obtain ASAP if not held
  • Experience in working in a referral Veterinary Ophthalmology department is expected but not essential
  • High level of clinical competence in diagnostic procedures, medical and surgical management of a wide range of common ophthalmic conditions
  • CT experiences an advantage

Salary: Competitive Salary - Commensurate with experience (between £55,000-£75,000 p/a)


  • Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service
  • CPD paid days and allowance
  • L&D opportunities through the Group Academy
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • BVA Membership paid
  • VDS cover
  • Birthday leave
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Service-related company sick pay
  • Sponsorship for overseas employees
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities

Ref: JN -042022-24925

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