Veterinary Surgeon (Shelter Medicine Programme) - Camden, North London
1 year full time, fixed term contract (Parental Leave cover)
We have an exciting opportunity for a clinician to complement our shelter medicine team based in our partner cat shelters in North London, for one year as parental leave cover. As a role model for RVC students, excellent communication skills and the ability to provide and receive feedback are essential. An understanding of shelter medicine, a certificate or strong experience in feline medicine and a strong focus on the importance of preventative health care is essential. Including confidence and experience in providing a high quality, high volume neuter service.
The post holder will oversee final year RVC veterinary students spending time at the shelter learning first day skills and how to deliver high quality shelter medicine care. Your role will be to ensure delivery of the RVC’s clinical and teaching goals in an efficient and caring way, including teaching of neuter and dental surgeries. Confidence in your own skills as well as experience in clinical teaching, is beneficial.
You will be mainly based (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) at the RSPCA Central and North East London cat foster unit in Finsbury Park, a state of the art cat shelter. Every Wednesday you will provide care for the cats and the friendly team at Wood Green the Animals Charity in North London. Weekend and evening cover is not expected and normal hours of work are 8.30 am - 4.30 pm unless in exceptional circumstances.
We offer a generous reward package including 6 weeks annual leave pro rata, and unlimited free access to RVC online CPD to support personal development plans.
Job reference: CSS-0079-18
The closing date for applications is 23 May 2018
Interviews are likely to be held on 30 May 2018
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