Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging

This is a four year combined Residency and Masters in Veterinary Science programme that satisfies the requirements for certification by the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (ECVDI).

A really unique aspect of the residency at Bristol is extensive training and primary case responsibility


The programme will prepare you for the certifying examination in the speciality of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (Large Animal) as well as providing an introduction to clinical research by completion of a Masters in Veterinary Science. The position will concentrate on large animal (particularly equine) diagnostic imaging, but the scholar will be given sufficient opportunity to gain experience in small animal diagnostic imaging to fulfil the requirements for the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging diploma. Your role will involve managing hospitalized cases and undertaking weeknight and weekend duties in the equine centre on a shared rota. You will also be closely involved in the teaching and assessment of veterinary students and veterinary nurses during clinical rotations. 

The candidate will be given comprehensive training in all areas of equine imaging and lameness workups. The Resident will have case responsibility under supervision (predominantly in the area of equine imaging and lameness) as well as assisting other clinicians with investigation of the full variety of equine referral and first opinion cases. The post will carry primary responsibility for day-to-day provision of the equine scintigraphy service.

A recent introduction to the Residency training program is the incorporation of a taught Masters in Veterinary Science qualification. The Masters program will allow the resident to achieve a recognized Masters qualification in addition to being able to complete credentials to enable the candidate to take the European Diploma qualification. The taught Masters will include work place based assessments and specific training in project design, statistics, paper writing, journal critique and clinical teaching.

Selection criteria for the Residency / Masters in Small Animal Veterinary Surgery

Along with the attributes and qualifications required for all Residents applicants it is also desirable if you can demonstrate:

  • Evidence of attendance at Veterinary diagnostic imaging / equine CPD / courses
  • Motivation for self-development of clinical skills in equine diagnostic imaging
  • Some experience with more advanced imaging techniques for example scintigraphy

Further information

If you have any queries about the please contact Dr. Kate Bradley, Prof. Alistair Barr or Dr. Lucy Meehan
For general information about the program see FAQs, email or see: Residencies

How to apply

Adverts for these training positions will go out on and on the subject specific College website between September – October of the preceeding year, with a closing date in November and interviews in January.

Applications for residencies at the Bristol Vet School need to be submitted via Hobsons. For details see How To Apply.

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