Ideally, we are looking for a locum cover between June and December 2021, but shorter terms may also be considered. In addition, there is a possibility to extend the contract upon mutual satisfaction.

The hospital’s anaesthesiology team supports both the small animal and equine clinics and performs all sedations and general anaesthetics needed for diagnostic imaging and surgical procedures as well as radiotherapy, giving staff the opportunity to truly work across the breadth of their specialty. The team consists of two European Specialists in anaesthesiology (Dip. ECVAA), one board-eligible Anaesthetist, two ECVAA residents, four small animal anaesthesia interns and three equine interns. Our team is supported by two part-time Veterinary Anaesthetists as well as three dedicated Anaesthesia Nurses and three Anaesthesia Technicians that complement the small animal anaesthesia service.


You are/have:

  • DVM degree  external linkrecognized by the Dutch Register for Veterinary Professionals;
  • preferably board-certified (ACVAA or ECVAA) as a specialist in veterinary anaesthesiology, or completed a residency in anaesthesiology. Experienced anaesthetists that have concluded a minimum two-year anaesthesia internship may be considered;
  • clear affinity and demonstrable extensive experience in the field of clinical anaesthesia of companion animals and horses;
  • flexible, pro-active and a team player;
  • willing to perform on-call duty in an out-of-hours rota (1 in 4 to 1 in 5).


We offer a temporary position (0.8 – 1.0 FTE), initially for a period of 6 months. The gross salary – depending on previous qualifications and experience  – ranges between €3,746 and €5,826 (scale 11/12 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions  external link (multiple choice model). More information about working at Utrecht University  external linkcan be found here.

About the organisation

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University  external link, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine  external linkhas a unique position in the Netherlands. Not only is this the only institution where Veterinarians are trained, but is is also where Researchers are working together on innovative scientific research. In addition, the faculty provides specialist clinical care in the largest academic veterinary hospital in Europe. Thanks to this position, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is a point of contact for all veterinary matters, both nationally and increasingly internationally. The faculty employs approximately 900 Veterinarians, Scientists and support staff and counts 1,500 students.

The Department of Clinical Sciences  external link(DCS) is part of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and includes a training institute, research institute and a fully-equipped academic veterinary teaching hospital, the  ‘Universiteitskliniek Utrecht’. The university clinic boasts a large fully equipped small animal hospital with six ORs, an ECVECC-run ICU and a medium care unit, with busy medical and surgical services (including orthopaedics, neurology, cardiology, dentistry, oncology, but also behavioural consultations, dermatology and opthalmology). Immediately neighbouring the small animal clinic, the university complex also houses a busy equine hospital with more than 100 box stalls, an OR suite with four ORs including a dedicated OR for standing procedures, a 24/7 neonatal foal ICU (in season) and a 24/7 emergency referral clinic as well as an ambulatory equine service. The diagnostic imaging department supports both equine and small animal clinics, and features a 1.5T MRI and 64-slice CT scanner, scintigraphy, state-of-the-art digital x-ray and ultrasonography, as well as an angiography suite for interventional cardiology procedures.

Annually, in the small animal hospital alone, approximately 13,000 outpatient consultations take place and over 3,500 anaesthetics are performed. The equine hospital performs approximately 400 elective procedures, 80-100 exploratory laparotomies, and 100 standing CTs annually, with patients from within the Netherlands and abroad.

Additional information

For more information, please contact J.C. de Grauw,  external linkvia  external link. Please do not send your application letter to this e-mail address.


Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. To apply, please send your curriculum vitae, including a letter of motivation via the button below.

Due to the coronavirus, interviews will be conducted by video calling.

The application deadline is 31 December 2021.


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