Head of Equine Clinical Orthopaedics

Newmarket, Suffolk
06 Jun 2019
06 Jul 2019

The Animal Health Trust is a large UK-based veterinary charity dedicated to promoting animal welfare through improved understanding of diseases in horses, cats and dogs. The AHT has an equine referral clinic, a multi-disciplinary small animal referral clinic, and a number of research groups. We offer a challenging and rewarding environment in which to work.

We are seeking an experienced equine veterinary surgeon to lead and develop the Centre for Equine Studies’ renowned clinical orthopaedics service. A strong background in lameness and poor performance and a specialist qualification in orthopaedics, surgery, or sports medicine is
required for this role.

We are looking for a colleague who is keen to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, to further develop our facility in a rewarding and friendly environment. The successful candidate must be an enthusiastic, self-motivated, hard-working team player, who sets themselves high
standards and pays attention to detail. Opportunities to be involved with and/or lead equine orthopaedic research projects are encouraged, as we have an extremely experienced and diverse research team on site.

The Centre for Equine Studies is a first-class facility with excellent inpatient facilities, floodlit trot up area, a large, newly resurfaced manège, ultrasound, CR radiography (about to be upgraded to DR), standing and GA MRI, scintigraphy, class IV therapeutic laser and shockwave, and stocks specially designed for hindlimb diagnostic analgesia. All the indoor diagnostic areas have rubber flooring. Our facilities are designed with ridden assessments in mind, with poles and jumps, a large riding field, and skilled in-house riders. We have full surgical facilities, a skilled team of anaesthetists, and our front of house team are knowledgeable and supportive. There are opportunities to perform and develop a service performing in-house orthopaedic and
oncological surgeries for the right candidate, if desired, but this is not essential for the role.

Starting salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications. We offer an excellent work-life balance with a generous CPD allowance. Our remuneration package includes an excellent pension scheme with USS, 27 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays and a 24 hour employee assistance scheme.

For further information please contact Anna Hollis, Director, Centre for Equine Studies by emailing anna.hollis@aht.org.uk or by telephone on 01638 751908.

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