Ophthalmologist Specialist

A unique opportunity has become available for an experienced Ophthalmologist to provide maternity cover for our Ophthalmology referral team. The successful applicant will ideally hold, or be eligible to sit, a European, American or RCVS Diploma (or equivalent), have had significant exposure to ophthalmic surgery, and share our aim of providing the best possible levels of care for pets, clients and referring Veterinary surgeons. The position will be available from March 2020 for 6-12 months as full time cover, however part time or intermittent locum cover would also be considered.

Why Willows?

Willows is proud to have been providing a Specialist-level referral service in Ophthalmology for over 25 years, attracting referrals from an extensive catchment area. With approximately 180 personnel, including almost 60 Veterinary Surgeons our philosophy is very much one of friendly co-operation between all members of staff, creating a supportive and good-humoured atmosphere.

The Ophthalmology team members work closely together and alongside our other Specialist-led teams in the disciplines of Anaesthesia, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Orthopaedics, Soft Tissue Surgery, Oncology, Dermatology, Cardiology, ECC and Diagnostic Imaging. This truly multi-disciplinary Specialist service allows our Ophthalmologists to offer the best levels of patient and client care, whatever the problem may be.

The position will be well remunerated with a fantastic package including six weeks holiday, plus two weeks allowance for funded CPD, a week for approved committee or examining commitments. 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 180+ personnel.

Professional and Personal Perks
  • Up to five weeks holiday (dependent on length of service), plus Public Holidays
  • Membership of a company pension scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Membership of BVNA
  • RCVS registration
  • Generous CPD allowance
  • Access to our newly launched well-being and relaxation suite
  • End of the month Treat Day
  • Cycle to work scheme

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

Find out more:

For more information please contact:

Rodrigo Pinheiro de Lacerda, Head of Ophthalmology: rodrigo.pinheirodelacerda@willows.uk.net


Toby Gemmill, Clinical Director toby.Gemmill@willows.uk.net

T: 0121 712 7070

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