Resident in Equine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Rossdales LLP
Exning, Newmarket
07 Jul 2021
27 Jul 2021
Contract Type

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

For further information about the role, please contact Andy Bathe on or Tim Barnett on or call 01638 577754.

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.

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