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Clinical Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics)

£41,526.00 to £52,559.00 (plus Market Pay Supplement dependent on experience and subject to approval)

Due to expansion of our services we are looking for an additional orthopaedic surgeon to join our experienced team of ECVS diplomates.

This is an opportunity to work in a well-equipped, multidisciplinary referral hospital, with a positive team spirit and a friendly, enthusiastic working environment.

Our caseload is interesting and varied, ranging from the investigation, diagnosis and treatment of lameness, through to the management of complex fractures and limb deformities. Support with case management is available from within the team and from other services in the Department. Personal development is encouraged and supported.

The role primarily involves the provision of clinical services within the hospital, alongside teaching and supervision of Senior Clinical Training Scholars, Junior Clinical Training Scholars and Students with the opportunity to develop clinical research interests.

Applicants should have significant experience in a Small Animal Hospital environment, have attained or be eligible to sit the examination for the Diploma of the European or American College of Veterinary Surgery, and have a veterinary degree registerable with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

We offer a supportive and engaging environment with generous paid annual leave (33 days for full time employees, plus public holidays). In addition we are able to provide competitive staff benefits and services, including family friendly policies, numerous discounts on shopping, health care, financial services, and public transport. We also offer defined benefits pension schemes and tax-efficient bicycle, car lease and charity-giving schemes. If required, time off clinics for exam preparation can be accommodated.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Helen Boyle by email:

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Applicants should submit a CHRIS/6, CV, covering letter outlining suitability for the role and contact details for two references.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Please quote reference PP18763 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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