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Equine Surgeon (Diplomat):

Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic is looking to recruit an additional equine surgery diplomate to work alongside our established team of three other specialist surgeons, three internal medicine diplomates, two diagnostic imaging diplomates, a sports medicine diplomate and a certificate holder in equine dentistry. The team is supported by two hospital interns and an excellent nursing team. A residency programme is also supported (currently we are training a surgery resident and plan to start another surgery residency and a diagnostic imaging residency in 2019). The hospital regularly hosts final year equine-track veterinary students from the Royal Veterinary College and University of Nottingham undertaking intra-mural rotations. The clinic is accredited as an Equine Veterinary Hospital by the RCVS Practice Standards scheme and has attained outstanding awards in team and professional responsibility, client service, ambulatory service, in-patient service and diagnostic service. In addition to the hospital, the practice has a large and fully integrated first opinion ambulatory equine practice.

The successful applicant will be expected to diagnose and manage first opinion and referred general surgery and lameness cases, working alongside other surgery diplomates and the hospital team. The role is primarily hospital based but attending occasional surgical / orthopaedic cases in the field may also be necessary, and there are opportunities to develop particular clinical interests. Clinical research is encouraged. The successful applicant will also be expected to provide advice and support for our interns, residents and first opinion team of vets, as well as assisting in the teaching of veterinary students undertaking externships at the hospital, and in providing CPD (both internally and externally).

Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic is a multidisciplinary equine referral centre in the South East of England with a wide range of referral services including Soft Tissue Surgery, Lameness and Orthopaedics, Internal Medicine, Diagnostic Imaging, etc.

It is located in the village of Mereworth in Kent, close to mainline train stations for London, and close to the Channel Tunnel. Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic is part of CVS (UK) Ltd., the UK's largest provider of integrated veterinary services with approximately 450 clinics across UK, Netherlands and Ireland. Further information on Bell Equine can be found on our website at www.bellequine.com and on CVS at www.cvsukltd.co.uk.

The position will be available from December 2018. This would suit someone looking for a full time position (including participation in the out of hours rota), but exact hours, working pattern and out of hours cover can be agreed with some flexibility.

Applicants should be an accredited specialist in equine surgery (“exam-ready” candidates will also be considered).  Employment requires membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Informal enquiries to Tim Mair (tim.mair@btinternet.com) or Edd Knowles (e.j.knowles@gmail.com) and applications (CV and a letter of intent) should be addressed to: Tim Mair, Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic, Mereworth, Maidstone, Kent ME18 5GS

Alternatively, please see the CVS WEBSITE for further information on on the vacancy.