Paragon approved by ECVS as centre for residency programmes

We are proud to report we have been approved as a centre for veterinary residency programmes by the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) and David Barker will be our first resident.

We have recruited seven diplomates since November 2018, with the increase in caseload and specialist expertise on site enabling us to successfully apply for the accreditation.

We now have specialists in emergency and critical care (ECC), soft tissue surgery, orthopaedics, oncology, medicine, neurology and anaesthesia and analgesia.

David, who is completing a programme which will incorporate both soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, said: “I am very happy to have the opportunity to complete my ECVS residency at Paragon as it really is a great environment to work and to study.

“Working with the dedicated team of specialists and supporting staff gives many opportunities to learn and develop as a surgeon and I am excited to continue to work here after the residency.

“Paragon is in the process of starting residency programmes in other disciplines and it truly will become a centre of multi-disciplinary veterinary science and education.”

Paragon clinical director and ECC specialist, Sophie Adamantos, said: “To be approved for a residency programme, you have to prove you can support the caseload required and provide the training which the residents will need, so we are naturally very pleased to have achieved this milestone.

“The accreditation shows we have the integrity and caseload to support the programme, which is a notable achievement for a new referral centre.

“We have a growing team of diplomates so this opens the door for clinicians in other disciplines to receive specialist-level training at our centre.”