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Location:  Newmarket, Cambridge

Institution:  Dick White Referrals (DWR)

About us

Dick White Referrals (DWR) is one of the largest specialist multi-disciplinary veterinary referral centres in Europe, offering outstanding levels of clinical care in state-of-the-art facilities.


Our dedicated vets, nurses and nursing assistants, supported by the client care teams

teams, are committed to providing the highest quality surgical and medical care

for pets. Many of our clinicians are nationally or internationally recognised specialists in their field and bring unique experiences to care for pets.


We accept referrals in Anaesthesia, Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Dermatology, Diagnostic Imaging, Emergency and Critical Care, Internal Medicine Neurology and Neurosurgery, Oncology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Physiotherapy and Soft Tissue Surgery.

We have comprehensive and established clinical and non-clinical programmes for training, development and CPD.

Visit this page to read about our vison, mission and values.


Your role and responsibilities

Dick White Referrals (DWR) is pleased to invite applications for a resident position in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. Dick White Referrals is a small animal referral centre, with a busy and challenging case-load and state-of-the-art facilities (including 5 theatres, 4 dog wards, dedicated cat ward, MRI, CT, digital radiography, ultrasound, on site, laboratory with clinical pathology and histology, intensive care, water treadmill and physiotherapy unit), offering secondary and tertiary referral service for small animals in soft tissue surgery, orthopaedic surgery, neurology/neurosurgery, minimally invasive surgery, interventional radiology, internal medicine, emergency medicine and critical care, cardiology, cardiac surgery, oncology, ophthalmology, diagnostic imaging, dermatology and physiotherapy. The centre is currently undergoing expansion, with expected completion date in early 2023.


DWR is an ECVAA (European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia) training centre, offering a standard training programme supervised by 7 ECVAA diploma holders, based at DWR and at Newmarket Equine Hospital (NEH), where the anaesthesia team of DWR provides an in-hour anaesthesia service. Externships will be organised to gain experience in farm animals and exotic/wild animal anaesthesia. DWR has been offering a residency training programme in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia since 2009, with more information available on


The suitable candidate will join a team of 7 ECVAA Diploma holders, one anaesthesia clinician, two Post Residency Clinical Fellows, two residents, one anaesthesia intern and five anaesthesia nurses. You must be enthusiastic, interested and with some experience in anaesthesia, analgesia and intensive care, keen to work as part of a team. As part of ECVAA pre-residency requirements, you must have done at least a one-year rotating internship (or have at least two years’ experience in general practice), with an anaesthesia internship being desirable, but not essential. Candidates must be UK resident or entitled to reside in UK under UK immigration law, be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons by the time of the starting date of the position and hold a driving licence valid in UK. If not of English mother language, candidates must have good knowledge of spoken and written English, preferably certified by examination.


The successful candidate is expected to spend approximately 75% of the time in clinic (DWR and NEH, clinical externships), will have in total approximately 15 weeks per year off clinic (including 7 weeks of annual leave), allocated to study, external rotations, work on research projects, CPD. The on call out-of-hours rota for DWR is approximately 1:6. A CPD allowance is available on top of the salary. An attractive benefit package is also provided.



  • Annual inflationary salary review
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Birthday leave
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Annual CPD allowance
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Income protection scheme
  • Private health
  • Enhanced Maternity leave
  • Enhanced Paternity leave
  • Shared parental leave and adoption leave
  • RCVS fees covered, if applicable

Part of an amazing global family

The future of the veterinary world is at the heart of everything we do. We are all individuals, but two important things bring us together: a commitment to excellence and our passion to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

We are part of Linnaeus that is owned by Mars, that makes us part of their 70,000 Veterinary Health Associates who spend their days thinking about the 400 million pets of the world and how to improve their lives. Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets.

Our Associates are fundamental to our success and we are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team.

Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.


The deadline for applications is 1st May 2022, with the interviews soon afterwards and a starting date in August.


For details regarding the residency programme, please consult DWR website, where a description of the residency programme is available on the anaesthesia page, or contact Dr Federico Corletto ( Candidates wishing to apply to the position should send to Dr Corletto a curriculum vitae, a letter of intent and the contact details of two references.