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Veterinary Surgeon

Employer
Wildlife Aid Foundation
Location
Leatherhead, Surrey
Salary
Salary £40,000 pro rata
Closing date
28 Feb 2024
Phone number
01372XXXXXXX

Job Details

A unique opportunity to work at one of the UK’s busiest wildlife hospitals.

The Wildlife Aid Foundation is one of the UK’s busiest wildlife rescue charities. We operate in an exciting, fast-paced environment, caring for British wildlife.

Our team is dedicated, friendly and well-respected.

The role includes the admission, triage, and treatment of injured, orphaned, and sick wildlife, with the primary purpose of returning them to the wild. The caseload is varied and is a mix of medical and surgical cases. It will sometimes involve live, in-the-field rescues and interventions.

About Us

The Wildlife Aid Foundation is one of the UK’s busiest wildlife rescue charities. Based in Surrey we operate a wildlife hospital and rehabilitation centre, looking after thousands of patients a year. No two days are ever the same and we operate in an exciting, fast-paced environment, caring for all native British wildlife species.

Our team is dedicated, friendly and well-respected and we offer a welcoming, nurturing workplace.

The well-funded charity was established over 40 years ago and is embarking on the next phase of its development, preparing to move to a new, purpose-built HQ in the next five years, the centrepiece of which will be Britain’s newest state-of-the-art wildlife hospital.

It’s an exciting time for us and we are looking for a dedicated team player to come on the next stage of the journey with us. 

The Role

The primary purpose to return them to the wild. The caseload is incredibly varied and is a mix of medical and surgical cases. It will sometimes involve live, in-the-field rescues and interventions.

There is the opportunity for shift work and on-call emergency work.

During certain times of the year the role will be demanding but hugely rewarding and we are happy to explore flexible working options for the right candidate. 

Successful Candidate

The Wildlife Aid Foundation is seeking a dedicated and experienced wildlife veterinarian to join one of the UK’s busiest wildlife hospitals. The successful will be able to work well under pressure, as well as be able to operate under their own initiative. You should be efficient with your workload as certain times of the year produce higher patient numbers, meanwhile, the level of care provided should never waiver. You must be personable and a good communicator as you will also be leading a team of volunteers who assist with the animal care throughout the hospital. The nurses, auxiliaries and volunteers will often look to you for direction, so we would expect the successful candidate to always aspire to better those around them, helping the team to deliver the highest standards of animal welfare.

The Package

Salary £40,000 pro rata.

This opportunity offers an incredible opportunity to grow your skills and experience becoming a wildlife specialist. Wildlife Aid admits 7,500+ patients a year, treating over 150 different species of British animals – an unparalleled opportunity not to be missed out on.

To apply, please send a copy of your CV, with a cover letter by clicking the Apply Now button.

Company

The Wildlife Aid Foundation is dedicated to the rescue, care and rehabilitation of sick, injured and orphaned wild animals. Established in 1980, the charity's veterinary hospital in Leatherhead, Surrey deals with more than 20,000 wildlife emergencies every year. Our policy is to return every patient to the wild once they have recovered. The Foundation's work is the focus of the popular TV series Wildlife SOS on Discovery Channel's 'Animal Planet'. The founder of the Foundation is the environmental broadcaster and campaigner Simon Cowell MBE

Company info
Website
Location
Randalls Farm House
Randalls Road
Leatherhead
Surrey
KT22 0AL
United Kingdom

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