Residency Training Programme in Small Animal Surgery



Be part of one of the UKs leading small animal referral centres!

Applications are invited for Willows’ world-class ECVS Residency Training Programme in Small Animal Surgery, commencing in July 2021.

Joining one of the UK’s largest and most established referral centres you will be working alongside our World leading multi-disciplinary team including four 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, and 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.

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 200+ personnel.

Centrally located, Willows is within easy reach of Birmingham, Birmingham International Airport and the national rail and the motorway networks, and only a short drive away from historic Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and the beautiful Warwickshire countryside.

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


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
  • Wellbeing and Employee Assist programme
  • Access to our well-being and relaxation suite
  • Unbeatable learning environment
  • Stunning state-of-the-art purpose-built facilities.

Closing Date

The closing date for applications is Friday 5th February 2021

Interviews for the positions will be held on Thursday 11th March 2021

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: chris.shales@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: Tinderjit.Khatkar@willows.uk.net or via post to:

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