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Experienced Orthopaedic Clinician - Rossdales Equine Diagnostic Centre (Full-time, 12 months Maternity Cover)

Rossdales Veterinary Surgeons require a full-time experienced orthopaedic clinician to form part of the team at Rossdales Equine Diagnostic Centre.

About you:
The successful applicant will have a minimum of three years primary responsibility at referral level, ideally hospital-based equine orthopaedics with a post graduate qualification in a relevant speciality. You are confident and capable of investigating lameness and poor performance cases to a high level in all types of horses used for all disciplines. Knowledge of the Thoroughbred racehorse will be advantageous. You are experienced at diagnostic ultrasound and able to interpret radiographs and scintigraphy images. You have excellent communication skills with both clients and colleagues and thrive in a busy hospital atmosphere.

About us:
Rossdales Equine Diagnostic Centre welcomes around 3000 horses through its doors annually. The Diagnostic Centre is located on the same site as Rossdales Equine Hospital in Exning, a small village just outside Newmarket. The team at the diagnostic centre comprises 5 senior clinicians and their veterinary assistants supported by a large team of experienced interns, veterinary technicians and radiographers. Facilities include computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear scintigraphy, digital radiography & ultrasound, a large lameness work-up area and all weather arena and lunging areas. At the hospital we have 5 ECVS Diploma-holding equine surgeons all with individual areas of expertise and interest servicing a large diversity of orthopaedic, soft tissue and ENT cases. Professor Celia Marr and Emily Haggett run a specialist referral internal medicine service dealing with a variety of cardiac, thoracic, abdominal, neonatal and urogenital cases. Rossdales Equine Hospital and Diagnostic Centre is one of 3 practice sites: Rossdales Equine Practice is situated just two miles away in Newmarket and is the base for our Newmarket ambulatory service, administration, clinical pathology laboratory, and isolation unit. The third is Rossdales Hertfordshire, our first opinion branch practice servicing clients in Hertfordshire, Essex, South Bedfordshire and surrounding areas.

About the role:
The position will be based at the Diagnostic Centre in Exning. The successful applicant must be available to start no later than 1st September 2016 and the contract will initially run for a fixed one-year term. The position is for 12-month maternity cover period, however, if mutually agreeable and depending on the needs of the practice, there may be potential for extension of the term of this position.

Professional indemnity insurance and BEVA membership will be paid for by the practice and a generous CPD allowance is available. This is a full-time position working 5.5 days per week with some contribution to the hospital-based out of hours service. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualification level and will be discussed with individual applicants.

To apply for this position please send covering letter and a full CV with a recent photograph and the names of two referees to Sarah Powell at sarah.powell@rossdales.com. Referees will only be contacted if you are invited to interview and after the applicant has given specific consent. Clinicians currently working abroad are welcome to apply, but must be registered with the RCVS at the time of interview. Fluency in written and spoken English is essential.

The closing date for applications is 10th June 2016. Start date 1st September 2016.

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