Equine Veterinary Surgeon (Maternity Cover)
Application Closing Date:30th June 2021
Interview Date:W/C 12th July 2021
We are actively seeking a dedicated and compassionate Equine Veterinary Surgeon to deliver first opinion clinical care to over 350 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules, across our two Lincolnshire sites.
The successful applicant will have a degree in veterinary surgery and medicine and be an active member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. They should also have at least three years clinical experience working within a busy equine practice or organisation. A broad understanding of equine welfare policies is desirable and recent experience working within strict health and safety and biosecurity measures would also be beneficial.
We would most like to hear from individuals with strong clinical skills and an interest in both medical and orthopaedic cases. Excellent organisational and communicational skills is also required as is the ability to work flexibly, adapting to changing priorities as they occur. To fit into our team, you should be professional, confident, have a can do attitude and thrive on collaborative and supportive team work.
In return we offer interesting and varied clinical work, covering a wide variety of health and welfare needs in a professional, supportive and friendly working environment. Your weekly caseload will include routine clinics, medical and orthopaedic diagnostic procedures, plus emergency and welfare work.
We have excellent facilities and equipment including stocks, treatment rooms, digital x-ray, ultrasound and video endoscopy. We have an in house laboratory, regular routine and advanced clinics with an Equine Dental Vet, farriers on site five days a week and monthly visits from a Physiotherapist. We also have a full time Veterinary Nurse to support our Vet team and run the laboratory. You will be working directly with welfare intakes, long term residents and our horses being prepared for ridden lives in foster homes. A full UK license is essential.
Working in aid of neglected animals is incredibly rewarding and on top of that we can offer you a great place to work, a competitive salary of £37224 – £42088 per annum and a very attractive benefits package including many health and wellbeing benefits. There is a strong focus on maintaining a healthy work/life balance.
This role is offered on a temporary basis initially for 12 months, subject to the return of the substantive post holder.
The hours of work are 37.5 hours per week, to be worked Monday – Friday, with some occasional weekend, evenings and out of hours duties.