Veterinary Officer

Veterinary Officer

Job Type: Veterinary Officer working in Wildlife Conservation

Salary: £42,153 pa DOE

Hours: 37.5 hours pw.

You will be required to work an average of one weekend per month and one bank holiday per year with the flexibility to work additional weekends and bank holidays.

Location: London

Job ref: 513

Here at Vetfinders we are helping our clients, a wildlife conservation charity, find their next hire.

The Veterinary Officer (VO) will support the health and welfare of all animals, predominantly as a clinician.

 

There will be active involvement in the teaching of students; graduates enrolled on the MSc Wild Animal Health and Wild Animal Biology courses, and undergraduates on placement in the Department. The successful candidate will contribute to conservation programmes as appropriate, for example providing technical support to breeding programmes for endangered species in the UK and abroad.

 

This is a great time to join my clients organisation, they are currently working developments and exhibits along with new Science and Conservation Plans.

 

This position will be towards strategy in the following areas:

  • A world leading centre of research excellence in conservation science.
  • Accelerating the translation and use of research to maximise conservation impact.
  • Building capacity in students and conservation professionals through our unique education and training environment.
  • Inspiring new and diverse audiences to care about and better understand biodiversity conservation, particularly in the areas of wildlife health, saving threatened species and interactions between people and wildlife.

 

Role

37.5hr week

Monday to Friday

You will be required to work an average of one weekend per month and one bank holiday per year with the flexibility to work additional weekends and bank holidays.

Excellent work/life balance

The role includes:

  • Assisting with the development of the wildlife health workplan to establish how their focus on this priority area will translate into action, ensuring our science leads to practice and vice versa.
  • Reporting and publishing appropriate clinical research material in journals and textbooks, maintaining and developing a departmental portfolio that supports the wider scientific profile of my clients organisation.
  • Ensuring continuous best practice veterinary care (including preventive medicine, diagnosis, treatment, disease surveillance and gross post-mortem examination) for all animals.
  • Providing wildlife health input to, and participation in, science, conservation and zoos & engagement projects that require it, to create synergy and ensure wildlife health factors are considered and addressed.
  • Providing input to the planning and design of new animal facilities at, as appropriate, to ensure the highest standards of husbandry and care.
  • Training students on courses, through formal teaching and practical and clinical training, to increase wildlife health capacity internationally.

 

The Practice / Place of work

Our clients vision is a world where wildlife thrives and we’re working every day to achieve this. From investigating the health threats facing animals, to helping people and wildlife live alongside each other, they are committed to bringing wildlife back from the brink of extinction. Through the work of their pioneering scientists, their dedicated conservationists and their unrivalled animal experts, they guide and enable others in the UK and all across the world. Inspiring, informing, empowering – working for wildlife.

 

They aspire to achieve the highest standards of care, providing both clinical and pathology facilities.

To promote good health, my clients operate a detailed programme of preventative medicine, performing health checks regularly to catch any potential disorders early and working closely with nutrition experts to provide the animals with a healthy diet.

The Vets maintain a comprehensive database of written and photographic clinical records, which can be used to pre-empt future illness and as a reference for vets treating similar animals.

My clients also supply vital field support for direct conservation action and prepare the wildlife vets of the future through their teaching of undergraduate and graduate veterinary students.

 

Person Specification

Qualifications & Experience

  • Membership of the RCVS essential.
  • Specialist training / experience through residency training, fellowship, other certificates (CertAVP) and / or board certification, i.e., ACZM or ECZM (ZHM) is desirable.
  • Proven experience in the veterinary care of zoo and wild animals across a wide range of species essential.
  • Experience in practical training of veterinary techniques and teaching in an academic environment is desirable.
  • Experience in the use of remote drug-delivery firearms and systems is desirable.

Knowledge

  • Clear evidence, through long-term affiliations and memberships, of a commitment to and knowledge of, the conservation, health and welfare of wild animals is desirable.
  • In-depth knowledge of relevant legislation, including that pertaining to zoo licensing, animal welfare, the European Council ‘Balai’ Directive, CITES, animal health, health & safety in zoos, COSHH, firearms and veterinary medicines is desirable.

Other

  • A record of relevant peer-reviewed publications and presentations is desirable.
  • A valid UK driving licence and the ability to travel independently between sites is essential.
  • A current UK firearms license, or ability to fulfil the necessary criteria to obtain one is essential.
  • Official Veterinarian status (in relevant qualifications), or the ability to become an OV is essential.

 

Benefits

This role offers a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package including:

25 days holiday

Stakeholder pension where the employer minimum contribution is 7%,

Complimentary attraction tickets and more.

 

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Reference ID: 513

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: £42,153 DOE per year

Benefits:

  • This role offers a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package including:
  • 25 days holiday
  • Stakeholder pension where the employer minimum contribution is 7%,
  • Complimentary attraction tickets and more.

Schedule:

  • 37.5hr week
  • Monday to Friday
  • You will be required to work an average of one weekend per month and one bank holiday per year with the flexibility to work additional weekends and bank holidays.
  • Excellent work/life balance

Education:

  • Qualified Vet is essential
  • Membership of the RCVS essential.

Experience:

  • Qualified Vet is essential
  • Specialist training / experience through residency training, fellowship, other certificates (CertAVP) and / or board certification, i.e., ACZM or ECZM (ZHM) is desirable.
  • Proven experience in the veterinary care of zoo and wild animals across a wide range of species is essential.

Licence/Certification:

  • RCVS

 

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