University College Dublin, Ireland - Resident in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (Small animal track)

Date Posted: 
January 23, 2014 - April 23, 2014

College/Management Unit: College of Agriculture, Food Science & Veterinary Medicine
School/Unit: School of Veterinary Medicine
Post Title & Subject Area (if relevant): Resident in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (Small animal track)
Post Duration: 3/4 years
Grade: Postgraduate student
Closing date: 13.00 February 14th 2014

Position Summary

The School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin invites applications for the position of Resident in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (small animal track) to commence in April/May 2014.

This is a four year training position with the following aims:

  • To provide clinical training predominantly in the field of small animal diagnostic imaging in an approved residency programme
  • To obtain a professional doctorate within UCD- DVMS
  • To provide an introduction of and experience in clinical research
  • To develop communication and teaching skills.

The Resident will be expected to enrol and successfully complete certification for the Diploma of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging – Companion Animals (DipECVDI-CA).

They must also enrol for a postgraduate professional doctorate qualification (Doctor of Veterinary Medical Specialisation – DVMS within UCD). There will be a formal Stage Transfer Assessment for the professional doctorate at approximately 18 months.

The successful applicant must have a veterinary qualification registerable by the Veterinary Council of Ireland (see A special interest in achieving further qualifications in veterinary diagnostic imaging is required. Applicants must be at least two years graduated and have completed a one-year internship (or its equivalent) demonstrating broad training and experience as dictated by the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging.

Stipend: €24,000 – 26,000 depending on year of registration

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The Resident has a clinical training commitment of at least 36 weeks per annum. The remainder of the available time (12 weeks excluding holidays) is for other scholarly activities including the conduct of a research programme, the writing of publications, participation in taught modules, attending conferences and other training opportunities, including externships.

Activities include:

  • Development of practical skills pertinent to the DipECVDI
  • Regular written reporting of the daily cases
  • Participation in relevant (clinical) research projects aiming for at least two publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Regular participation in out‐of‐hours emergency service
  • Teaching veterinary and veterinary nursing students during their clinical rotations
  • Attendance at and participation in rounds, journal clubs, seminars and taught modules relevant for the DipECVDI and the professional doctorate programme
  • Other tasks considered appropriate by their line management

Selection Criteria

Selection criteria outline the qualifications, skills, knowledge and/or experience that the successful candidate would need to demonstrate for successful discharge of the responsibilities of the post. Applications will be assessed on the basis of how well candidates satisfy these criteria.


  • A veterinary qualification eligible for registration with the Veterinary Council of Ireland (see
  • At least two years qualified and completion of a one-year internship or its equivalent (as per ECVDI guidelines -
  • Demonstration of a clear interest in veterinary diagnostic imaging and in obtaining further qualifications in the discipline.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Proficient speaking and writing skills in the English language
  • Computer skills with mac and pc


  • A demonstrable interest in undergraduate teaching
  • Proven track record in presenting and teaching
  • A clear proven interest in clinical research
  • A postgraduate qualification and evidence of prior publications
  • Motivation to succeed

Further Information for Candidates
The University:
The College/Management Unit:
The School/Programme Office:

Relocation and Interview Expenses

  • Will not apply

Informal Enquiries ONLY to:

Name: Hester McAllister
Title: Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
Email address:

Name: Antonella Puggioni
Title: Lecturer in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
Email address:

Name: Cliona Skelly
Title: Lecturer in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
Email address:

Name: Emma Tobin
Title: Lecturer in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
Email address:

Application procedure

Candidates should forward electronic copies of their current curriculum vitae, letter of intent, proof of English proficiency and contact details for two referees to the Senior Executive Assistant, Bridget Coughlan at by 13.00 February 14th 2014.

Short-listed applicants will be contacted regarding interview timetabling. These are likely to be held in late February/early March 2014.