Residency Training Programme in Small Animal Surgery



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

Applications are invited for Willows’ world-class ECVS Residency Training Programme in Small Animal Surgery, commencing in July 2022.

Joining one of the UK’s largest and most established referral centres you will be working alongside our World-leading multi-disciplinary team, including five Soft Tissue and five Orthopaedic Specialists supported by colleagues in Neurology, Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Emergency, and Critical Care, Anaesthesia and Diagnostic Imaging. In-patient care is a priority and includes 24-hour Veterinary and Nursing cover, with support from a team of Interns. Our hospital facilities are of the highest quality. They include on-site Siemens 64-slice CT, Siemens 1.5T MRI, two in-theatre mobile image intensifiers, two digital X-ray rooms, ultrasonography, video endoscopy, and an extensive range of other advanced surgical equipment.

The final selection process will comprise two stages, the first of which will take place on Thursday 6th January 2022.  Those successful in the first stage will then be invited to progress to attend an interview on Thursday 13th January 2022.

If you would like to learn more about the Residency in Small Animal Surgery, please contact Chris Shales, Programme Director: or call 0121 712 7070. Additional information is available at

Unfortunately, restrictions imposed due to COVID-19 mean that we are currently unable to accept visitors to the hospital. However, shortlisted candidates may be given the opportunity for a detailed discussion with Chris Shales regarding details of the Residency programme before interviews take place.


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 250 associates.


Professional Perks

Professional Perks

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • Birthday leave
  • Structured in-house teaching, supervision, and support
  • Generous CPD allowance
  • Company pension scheme
  • A Wellbeing  Programme which includes a wellbeing suite and an Employee Assist programme
  • Unbeatable learning environment
  • Stunning state-of-the-art purpose-built facilities


Closing Date

The closing date for applications is Friday 3rd December 2021

Interviews for the positions will be held on Thursday 13th January 2022

Find Out More

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

Chris Shales, Programme Director:

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 or via post to:

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