The Clinique Vétérinaire d’Ophtalmologie Ophtalmo Vétérinaire Inc. is offering a 3 year ECVO residency position.

This program will start in July 2018 and the expected end is July 2021.

The primary objectives of the program are:


To successfully train the candidate to veterinary ophthalmology practice.


To prepare the resident for the successful completion of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ECVO) board certification process.

This includes the responsibility for hospital patients and training in the medical and surgical aspects of veterinary ophthalmology, including large and small domestic animals, non-domestic and laboratory animals. The resident will be under the supervision of Dr. Franck Ollivier, ACVO and ECVO diplomate. There will be additional training in other selected specialties (anesthesia, imaging, pathology, ACVO Basic Science course) in order to meet the requirements of the ECVO.

The program will take place in a new and modern small animal clinic, opened in March 2016, with all of the diagnostic and surgical equipment necessary for excellent training opportunities and state-of-the-art veterinary care.

The secondary objectives are:


To introduce the resident to ophthalmic research: the resident is required to complete a clinical research project and submit at least one written manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed journal prior to completion of the residency. This publication must be “accepted for publication” prior to the end date of the residency program.


To develop effective clinical and didactic teaching skills. The resident will therefore will be asked to give presentations to veterinary medical students, interns and general practice veterinarians.

The salary

The salary offered for the position is competitive and will increase each year. The resident will have the same medical benefits that the other members of the clinic.

Pre-requisites for acceptance into the program are:


DVM degree or its equivalent and be able to practice in the province of Québec, Canada. The candidate needs therefore to be registered with the Ordre des Médecins Vétérinaires du Québec (OMVQ) before starting the program.


One year general internship or at least two year in general practice.


An excellent level in French and English (spoken and written) as it is imperative to be able to function in a clinical situation with frequent and intensive doctor-client contacts.

The following application materials are required:



A personal statement describing background, reasons for applying to the residency and career goals.


An updated Current curriculum vitae.


Three letters of recommendation from faculty members or practitioners who have worked directly with the candidate. These letters should address aptitude and performance in intellectual and creative pursuits pertinent to scientific research, knowledge of veterinary medicine, clinical skills, ability to apply knowledge in a clinical situation, and ability to communicate and work with others. These letters should be sent directly by the letter writer to Dr Franck Ollivier (contact below); they should not be forwarded by the applicant.


Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions (veterinary schools) attended.


A copy of the DMV diploma and the OMVQ registration number.


Applications must be received by January 22nd, 2018.


By mail:

Clinique vétérinaire d’ophtalmologie – Ophtalmo Vétérinaire Inc.
5666 Sherbrooke West Street, Montreal (Québec) H4A 1W7 Canada

After a review of the applications, we may invite a selected number of applicants for a personal interview.

Candidate selection

No later than February 25, 2018 by phone and email.