Opportunities and Jobs

This page is intended as a point of contact for those that are seeking exotic animal or zoological positions. The following opportunities are currently available:

Please contact the webmaster if you would like to advertise an exotic poistion, internship or residency on the BVZS website. Opportunities will be placed for 3 months and then automatically taken down.

Cambridge Veterinary Group

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Exotics Veterinary Surgeon to join our team in the beautiful city of Cambridge. We see a wide range of exotics and have vivaria and heated bird cages to accommodate these species as well as extremely competent nurses, trained in husbandry and anaesthesia. We also provide services for a local Animal Training Centre who host a diverse zoological collection. A leadership role would be considered as well as someone who is willing to train our more junior vets. Ideally the candidate would also be happy to see routine dogs and cats.


The position is parttime (hours to be discussed) and includes 6.6 weeks holiday per annum (pro rata), CPD allowance, Birthday leave and Private Medical Insurance. Salary commensurate with experience.Please submit your CV and interest to Claire Ross (Practice Manager)

Two Residencies in Wildlife Population Health and Zoo Health Management

Closing Date: 3rd January 2021

Applications are invited for a residency (three-year postgraduate programme) in Wildlife Population Health and a second in Zoo Health Management. Both are co-organised by the Royal Veterinary College and Zoological Society of London.


Residents will enrol onto a Master of Veterinary Medicine (MVetMed) programme whilst receiving specialised training involving a combination of taught components, supervised practical work and independent research.

Residents will be expected to prepare to sit the examination for membership of the relevant European College of Zoological Medicine specialty board.

These residencies are open to veterinary graduates holding a degree from a European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVA)-approved veterinary school which is registerable with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.


Applicants are required to have some previous experience in clinical veterinary medicine and surgery (see website for further information).

Important: Candidates who already hold an MSc, PhD or other higher degree are not eligible for these Residencies.

Residency stipend starts at £19,100 per annum and increases by annual increments, conditional to satisfactory progress and assessment.


Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 3rd January 2021.

Interview dates: Thursday 4th and Friday 5th February 2021.

Residencies will commence on Monday 5th July 2021.


For informal discussions about these residencies, please contact:

For further details and to apply for these residencies, please visit https://www.rvc.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/residencies/zoo-health-management-and-wildlife-population-health-complete-version 

PhD Studentship on Disease Occurrence in Red Squirrels

Closing Date: 10th January 2021

3.5 year PhD


This opportunity is open to UK and international students and provides funding to cover stipend, tuition fees and consumable/travel costs.


Applications including a statement of interest and full CV with names and addresses (including email addresses) of two academic referees, should be emailed to .


More details found here: Click Here

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