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Small Animal Staff Surgeon / Clinical Veterinarian in Soft Tissue Surgery (Maternity Cover)

£42,149.00 to £53,348.00 (plus Market Pay Supplement dependent on experience and subject to approval)

Are you seeking experience in a University teaching hospital?

Do you have a passion for soft tissue surgery, teaching and/or research?

The Department of Veterinary Medicine wishes to appoint a soft tissue surgeon to join our experienced team of ECVS diplomats for maternity cover. We are keen to hear from individuals who might be interested in working with us for the full duration of maternity cover (12 months or the return of the postholder, whichever comes first) as well as those that may be interested in working with us for a shorter period.

This is an opportunity to work in a well-equipped, multidisciplinary referral hospital, with a positive team spirit and a friendly, enthusiastic working environment. The soft tissue caseload is varied and interesting, with a particular emphasis on oncological surgery, brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome and urology. Support with case management is available from within the team and from other services in the Department.

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. The successful applicant will be expected to participate in the out of hours rota, for which a non-pensionable allowance is payable.

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 (41 days including the 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, and offer defined benefits pension schemes.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Laura Owen, by email:

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

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Applicants should complete the online application process in addition to submitting a Curriculum Vitae (CV), covering letter outlining suitability for the role and contact details for two referees.

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

Further particulars for the role and information about the Department

Please note that applicants may be invited to visit and/or interview prior to the closing date, so an early application is encouraged.

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

Please quote reference PP28915 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.

Further information

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