Residency Training Programme in Small Animal Diagnostic Imaging



Be part of one of the UK’s leading small animal referral centres!

Applications from highly motivated and ambitious colleagues are invited to undertake a Residency Training Programme in Small Animal Diagnostic Imaging, commencing in November / December 2021.

Willows Diagnostic Imaging team, comprising six Specialist Diagnostic Imagers, two Residents, a highly experienced Radiographer and six Imaging Nurses, provides exceptional imaging support for our multi-disciplinary Specialists across Medicine, Soft Tissue Surgery, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Orthopaedics and ECC.

This clinical training position is designed to prepare the successful candidate for the ECVDI small animal track board examinations. Imaging facilities at Willows are second to none, comprising:

  • Siemens 1.5T Magnetom sola
  • 64 slice Siemens CT
  • Samsung RS85A Ultrasound
  • GE Logiq S8 ultrasound
  • Two digital X-ray rooms
  • 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, including via Osirix equipped workstations. Siemens Syngovia DICOM reading software is also available throughout the hospital. There is also off-site access to PACS when required.

This full-time post will run from the end of November / early December 2021 in order to prepare the resident to sit the ECVDI board examinations practical examination in January – February 2025 (i.e., three years and two months). There is a shared out of hours rota.

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 in primary care practice and completion of a general clinical training programme (rotating internship), or several years of experience in high-level primary care, is mandatory.  A thorough knowledge of both conversational and medical English is essential. An RCVS approved certification of advanced veterinary practice (CertAVP) is an advantage but not essential.

Why Willows?

Our philosophy is very much one of friendly co-operation between all members of the team with a collaborative culture between clinicians working across every specialism. Willows is proud to be accredited by Investors in People at the extended silver level, and we are dedicated to providing excellent working conditions, care and support for all of our 220+ personnel.


Professional Perks

  • 33 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Birthday leave
  • Structured in-house teaching, supervision and support
  • Generous CPD allowance
  • Company pension scheme
  • Wellbeing and Employee Assist programme
  • Access to our well-being and relaxation suite
  • Unbeatable learning environment
  • Stunning state-of-the-art purpose-built facilities
  • End of the month Treat Day
  • Cycle to Work scheme.

Closing Date

The closing date for applications is Friday 30th July 2021

Interviews for the positions will be held on Friday 13th August 2021

Find Out More

If you would like to find out more about the Residency Training Programme in Small Animal Diagnostic Imaging please contact:

Andrew Parry, Head of Radiology: andrew.parry@willows.uk.net

or call 0121 712 7070

For the full job description please see below -


To Apply

To apply for the position please include a covering letter of intent and your current CV to Tinderjit Khatkar: careers@willows.uk.net or via post to:

Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service
Highlands Road
West Midlands
B90 4NH.