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Veterinary Surgeon (permanent and FTC)

Employer
RSPCA
Location
Greater Manchester, Salford
Salary
Circa. £37,600 per annum plus 4% shift allowance
Closing date
22 Nov 2021

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Sector
Small Animal, Mixed Animal, Charity, Hospital, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

Job title:  Veterinary Surgeon 

Location:  Greater Manchester Animal Hospital

Salary:   Circa. £37,600 per annum plus 4% shift allowance (pro rata for FTC)

Hours:  Full Time (35 hours)

Closing date: 10:00 Friday 12th November 2021

We’re looking for two full time Veterinary Surgeons to join our amazing team RSPCA at Greater Manchester Animal Hospital, one on a permanent basis and one on a fixed term basis for six months. 

Our Greater Manchester Animal Hospital has a large and varied caseload and can accommodate up to 100 animals at any one time with over 20,000 animals passing through the doors annually, this is mainly small animals but can also include wildlife. The hospital provides a 24 hour veterinary service for sick or injured animals. 

You’ll be joining a team of 11 Veterinary Surgeons, supported by 15 Nurses and Hospital Assistants who are dedicated to providing care to vulnerable animals and supporting the RSPCA to improve welfare and prepare animals for finding new loving homes.  

We’re looking for a pragmatic vet that is confident in routine surgery, has an interest in animal welfare work and shelter medicine. You’ll need to be a good communicator and enjoy working as part of a team.

If you’d like to join our team and make a real difference to animal welfare we would love to hear from you!

What you’ll be doing:

  • Performing consultations and treatment of owned and unowned animals
  • Undertaking a wide variety of surgical procedures for the animals in our care including high volume/quality cat neutering
  • Providing veterinary opinion and support for welfare prosecution cases (training will be provided)
  • Undertaking emergency and out of hours duties on a roster basis
  • Implementing RSPCA policies in regards to the re-homability of unowned animals including following a structured decisions making process (training will be provided)
  • Identifying and coordinating research projects, and providing support and advice to other RSPCA colleagues
  • Providing veterinary advice to public clients and RSPCA colleagues
  • A willingness to be filmed for media work is an advantage

You’ll have:

  • Membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Previous clinical experience 
  • The ability to perform routine consultations and routine surgeries quickly and safely
  • The ability to be sensitive to the financial constraints of owners in the treatment of their animals

What’s in it for you?

You’ll have an opportunity to work for the largest animal welfare charity in England and Wales. 

We value and recognise our employees’ contribution and are proud to offer an extensive benefits package that includes:

35 hours standard working week, 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days with service; a generous pension scheme with associated life assurance and group income protection scheme; access to private healthcare scheme; support for professional development after qualifying period and access to our employee assistance programme.

How to apply: 

To apply, submit your CV and cover letter indicating if you have a preference over the permanent or fixed term vacancy by the closing date 10:00 Friday 12th November 2021. 

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close the advert early once sufficient submissions are received.

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

We strongly believe in being an innovative, diverse, and inclusive organisation and recognise that diversity in all of our people will help achieve that purpose and our mission more effectively. We strongly encourage and seek applications from a wide diversity of candidates and in particular welcome applications from minority ethnic, black, and candidates with disabilities, who are currently under-represented at the RSPCA.

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