Veterinary Surgeon - Birmingham

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Location
Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
03 Feb 2021
Closes
03 Mar 2021
Ref
W21.0210
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Part Time

Contact Details

RSPCA Birmingham Animal Hospital are looking for two veterinary surgeons with clinical experience to join us at our flagship charity hospital and animal centre.

The Practice
The Hospital is based in a lovely rural setting, has excellent motorway access and is 20 minutes drive from central Birmingham. It consists of a friendly and enthusiastic team of 6.5 vets, 20 RVNs and 9 support staff. 

Location
Birmingham Animal Hospital (Newbrook Farm) B32 4AX

The Role

Job title:      Veterinary Surgeon (fixed term and casual opportunities)
Location:      Birmingham Animal Hospital (Newbrook Farm)
Salary:       Varied
Closing date:     10:00 Tuesday 2nd March 2021

RSPCA Birmingham Animal Hospital are looking for two Veterinary Surgeons with clinical experience to join us at our flagship charity Hospital and Animal Centre.

Casual (£24 - £28 per hour)

The first of our opportunities is a casual post with no guaranteed set hours or days. However generally the working day would be from 8am to 3.30pm or 2pm to 9pm. You’ll be filling in gaps in the routine hospital roster whilst our full time vets are redeployed to support the Inspectorate with case work, attend court, deal with large unpredictable influxes of animals that require veterinary care.

Part Time, Fixed Term Contract (Circa. £37,605 per annum plus 4% shift allowance pro rata)
We’re also recruiting a part time Veterinary Surgeon (17.5 hours per week - 2d week 1, 3d week 2) to join us on a fixed term basis for 12 months joining us from the end of June.

The Hospital is based in a lovely rural setting, has excellent motorway access and is 20 minutes drive from central Birmingham. It consists of a friendly and enthusiastic team of 6.5 vets, 20 RVNs and 9 support staff.  

We have an excellent range of equipment including:

  • Ultrasound/cardiology probe/colour doppler
  • Endoscope/bronchoscope
  • Tonopen
  • ECG
  • Inhouse lab
  • Multiparameter anaesthetic monitoring
  • Independent pulse Ox CO2 monitors, DCP/ SOP plating systems

This is a shelter medicine/ surgery based role and comprises nearly 100% small animal companion work (with a small amount of wildlife). We are looking for a vet that is confident in routine small animal surgery and has a strong interest in welfare work.

What’s in it for you?
As a team we all enjoy working to a high welfare and clinical standard and a feeling that we are working for the benefit of the patient first and foremost. The Veterinary team is responsible for the health and welfare of all RSPCA owned animals presented to the Hospital.

The work consists of:

  • Rescue and rehabilitation of injured/ ill strays and victims of cruelty
  • Shelter medicine/ surgery for the onsite animal rehoming centre
  • Welfare support work for the RSPCA Inspectorate
  • Surgical referrals for surrounding RSPCA animal centres and branches
  • Wildlife triage
  • Liaising with and supporting local RSPCA animal centres and branches via telephone consultations and email communications by answering queries relating to veterinary/welfare/rehomeability decisions
  • A subsidised veterinary service for the public on low-incomes
  • The main bulk of work consists of 90% RSPCA generated animal work and 10% general public work.  Public clients are on means tested benefits and generally very appreciative of the service we provide

The nature of our work involves pragmatic decision making and the ability to take a logical and cost effective approach to clinical conditions.

Clinically the work focuses on consulting of Inspector generated animal welfare cases and members of the public. Diagnostics (radiography and both cardiac and abdominal ultrasonography), dentistry, neutering, emergency trauma, surgery, shelter and preventative medicine.

Successful Candidate
This is a shelter medicine/ surgery based role and comprises nearly 100% small animal companion work (with a small amount of wildlife). We are looking for a vet that is confident in routine small animal surgery and has a strong interest in welfare work.

The Package

The package consists of
●    Generous pension scheme with associated life assurance and group income protection scheme
●    Private healthcare scheme
●    The opportunity to work for the largest animal welfare charity in England and Wales

To submit your application click the apply button.

An application form and job description for each role can be downloaded from the RSPCA jobs page.

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications are received.

Please send your completed application form via email to: resourcingteam@rspca.org.uk by the closing date of Tuesday 2nd March 2021 and quoting VS2288 for the casual vacancy and VS2684 for the FTC vacancy.

Should you wish to arrange an informal chat regarding the above roles please contact Joanna Szkutnicki, Senior Clinician at joanna.szkutnicki@rspca.org.uk

Interviews will commence as soon as suitable applications are received via Google Meet (due to Covid-19).

All online information and documents are available in alternative formats, including Braille and large font, upon request from the Resourcing team.

Equality, diversity, and inclusion are at the heart of our organisation. We seek to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all.

Ending cruelty, promoting kindness and alleviating suffering to animals.

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