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Veterinary Surgeon (part time)

RSPCA Blackberry Farm Animal Centre

Location: Aylesbury

Salary: Circa £7,400 per annum (FTE £37,000)

Hours: 7

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: Tuesday 31 May 2022

How to Apply: To apply, please complete our online application form quoting reference VS2984 by the closing date on 10:00 10:00 Tuesday 31st May 2022. 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. Ending cruelty, promoting kindness and alleviating suffering to animals.

Are you looking to work on the frontline of an organisation that ends cruelty, promotes kindness to and alleviates suffering of animals?

We’re recruiting a part time Veterinary Surgeon to join us at our Blackberry Animal Centre to provide onsite veterinary care for our animals.

As part of the larger Animal Centre team, this role allows you to have a unique relationship with the animals on site, from intake, rehabilitation through to rehoming, enabling a full case continuity. This role also provides access to the wider RSPCA veterinary team, allowing potential for further opportunities and visits to other facilities.

Here at Blackberry Farm RSPCA most of the animals have been rescued from neglect and bad treatment by their previous owners. They may arrive terrified and it’s up to us to try and work out why and bring them round to trusting people again. We do this on a daily basis with a dedicated team that we’re extremely proud of. The work can be tough, both physically and emotionally but very rewarding.

We look after and re-home cats, dogs, rabbits and other small domestic animals – at any one time we could be caring for over 180 animals. It’s inspiring to think how much more of a difference we can make. If you’d like to be a part of one of the UK’s best known and respected animal welfare organisations, this is your opportunity.

The role will be part time working 7 hours per week on a Monday.

What you’ll be doing as an RSPCA Veterinary Surgeon:

Performing consultations and treatment on animals within our care
Demonstrating competence across veterinary disciplines, including; soft tissue surgery, ophthalmology, clinical pathology and shelter medicine
Training Centre staff in standard procedures and protocols
Undertake overall responsibility for animals within care in regards to animal welfare and veterinary treatment
Implementing RSPCA policies in regards to the re-homability of stray animals including decision making on individual cases
Responsible for the supply, usage and recording of all drugs held and used at the centre

You’ll have:

Membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
Previous clinical experience
Charity sector experience (desirable)
A professional approach to veterinary care and clinic practice
Excellent time management skills

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:

7 hours (35 hours FTE) standard working week, 5 (25 days FTE) annual leave plus bank holidays and increasing with service up to 30 days (pro rata for part time); 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.