Veterinary Neurology

This is a three year Residency and Masters in Veterinary Science programme that satisfies the requirements for the certification by the European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN).

On a daily basis I learnt so much and I would not have wanted to do my residency anywhere else.

Will

This is a three year Residency and Masters in Veterinary Science programme that satisfies the requirements for the certification by the European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN).

The programme will prepare you for the certifying examination in the speciality of veterinary neurology as well as providing an introduction to clinical research in veterinary neurology. You will spend the majority of time conducting clinical duties in the Small Animal Referral hospital of Langford Vets as part of the Neurology service. This will include seeing referred neurology cases under the supervision of board-certified neurologists, managing hospitalised patients and also undertaking weeknight and weekend duties on a shared rota with the other neurology residents. You will also be closely involved in the teaching and assessment of veterinary students and veterinary nurses during clinical rotations. You will also gain experience in equine neurology on a consulting basis through the equine hospital.

You will receive training in all aspects of veterinary neurology and neurosurgery.  The neurology service at Langford Vets is one of the largest and best equipped centres in the UK with permanent onsite 1.5T MRI and 16 slice CT, a fully equipped electrodiagnostics unit, a 3T research MRI scanner, ultrasonic aspirator, and dedicated ICU.  We have expertise in hypophysectomy surgery, placement of vagal nerve stimulators for idiopathic epilepsy, and spinal stabilisation with custom-made 3D printed implants and drill guides. An integral part of neurosurgery training is provided through the “theatre realistic” wet lab facility within the post mortem room. 

A recent introduction to the Residency training programme is the incorporation of a taught Masters in Veterinary Science. The Masters programme 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 research project design, statistics, paper writing, journal critique and clinical teaching.

Selection criteria for the Residency / Masters in Veterinary Neurology

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

  • Evidence of attendance at Neurology-related CPD events / courses
  • Motivation for self-development of clinical skills in neurology 

Further information

If you have any queries about the Neurology Residencies please contact Dr.Tom Harcourt Brown or Dr.Francois Liebel 
For general information about the program see FAQs, email cvs-postgrad-enquiries@bristol.ac.uk or see: Residencies

How to apply

Adverts for these training positions will go out on www.jobs.ac.uk and on the subject specific College website between September – October, the preceding 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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