Resident in Equine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
An opportunity has arisen for a residency in Equine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation at our state-of-the-art Equine Hospital and Diagnostic Centre based in Exning, near Newmarket.
The successful applicant must be confident in basic lameness investigations and possess a good working knowledge of equine anatomy, physiology and the sport horse industry. They must be a
good team player and be capable of working under pressure.
Prior completion of a rotating equine internship (or equivalent) is essential.
Subject to contract, the hours are as follows:
Monday to Friday 08:00 – 18:00 with a one hour unpaid lunch break and Saturday 08:00 – 12:00
Contribution to the Hospital Clinician out of hours rota
Role overview – Primarily employed as an assistant vet in our Diagnostic Centre team.
The main aspects of this role include (but are not limited to):
- Assisting with clinical cases, mainly complex cases with an emphasis on sport horses.
- All aspects associated with orthopaedic practice, to include;
- Lameness evaluation
- Diagnostic local analgesia
- Radiography interpretation
- Ultrasonography interpretation
- Assisting, where necessary, with the acquisition of scintigraphic and radiographic images.
- Where appropriate, providing supervision and training for the interns in orthopaedic work.
- Taking responsibility for equipment used for orthopaedic work.
- Care of patients including daily management.
- Developing competence in sports medicine and rehabilitation (training will be provided if required) to the level of postgraduate qualifications.
- Performing night and weekend duties on the hospital clinician rota.
- Assisting interns, surgeons and internal medicine department in the work up of emergency admissions when necessary.
- Ensuring excellent communication with clients and empathy for the proper handling of referred cases.
- Where diagnosis is not possible, discuss and inform client of any further tests or treatment options. Treatment must be prescribed and/or supplied according to the requirements of the VMD and with due attention to all relevant legislation.
- Liaison with Clinical Director responsible for the client, especially if the case is complicated or there is a problem.
- Ensuring excellent communication with referring vets, and to offer advice and expertise as required.
- Ensuring veterinary reports are written and sent promptly.
- Maintaining appropriate contemporaneous orthopaedic records.
- Assisting colleagues in other areas of the Practice as required, including the Hertfordshire Practice.
- Sharing knowledge and expertise within the Rossdales team.
- Lecturing and teaching - client events, CPD and conferences as required.
- Carrying our clinical research and publishing as appropriate.
- You must perform your duties with attention to H&S considerations for yourself and clients.
- Where radiographs are required, ensuring that all relevant radiation safety guidelines are followed and appropriate PPE is used.
- Complying with standards set for the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme.
- Any other duties reasonably requested by the Practice.
Application Process and Timeline
To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter via the apply button and state the job title in the subject line.
Applications close Tuesday 27 July 2021.