The Small Animal Clinic of the Vetsuisse Faculty in Bern is seeking applicants for an Ophthalmology specialist
(posted 9/8/17)  

Open Position

Ophthalmology Specialist, 50-80% Clinical Appointment

The Small Animal Clinic of the Vetsuisse Faculty in Bern is seeking applicants for an Ophthalmology specialist with the main focus on clinical work in small animal Ophthalmology for early 2018. The hospital has sections of internal medicine, surgery and neurology as independent units as well as different smaller clinical sections (ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology) and two large sections of anesthesiology and diagnostic imaging supporting the clinical units. The hospital itself runs a busy intensive care unit and a 24 h emergency service using interns and residents with back up of senior clinicians.

The small Ophthalmology Unit with 2-3 part time doctors, 1 dedicated nurse and specialized anesthesia support seeks to have a clinical service covering 5 days per week. The holder of the position is planned to team up with another Diplomate working 40-50% in clinics. The main duties include direct clinical patient care in the small animal hospital as well as clinical education for interns and final year students. The up to date surgical equipment allows standard and advanced ophthalmic surgery. Clinical work in the adjacent equine hospital is possible but usually limited to one day per week. Participation in the afterhours emergency back-up system of the clinic is not planned. The position is planned as a minimal 50% position upgraded up to 80% allowing the candidate to have time to prepare necessary prerequisites for an academic career. The position would also be feasible for a residency trained Ophthalmologist preparing for board exams. The usual employment time however runs approx. 6 years in this type of position. A prolonged clinical appointment is possible depending on the clinical workload of the hospital. As our clinic sees mostly German and French speaking clients, it would be very favorable if potential candidates could communicate in German and/or French. Highly motivated persons with ECVO or ACVO Diploma or board eligible candidates or with similar qualifications should apply by e-mail to Prof. David Spreng,

Additional Information can be obtained directly through:
Prof. D. Spreng DECVS, DACVECC:
0041 31 631 22 99

University of Bern
Vetsuisse Faculty Bern
Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine
Lšngassstrasse 128
CH-3012 Bern