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Location:  Exning, United Kingdom

Institution:  Rossdales Veterinary Surgeons

Specialist in Equine Anaesthesia

Rossdales Veterinary Surgeons is seeking to appoint a dedicated veterinary surgeon to take a lead role in anaesthesia provision in our busy and renowned equine veterinary hospital, based in Exning, UK. This is ideally a full-time role working 45 hours per week Monday to Friday, however part-time working will also be considered. This role will include equal provision of the anaesthesia on call rota, plus other hours including bank holidays and weekends may be required in accordance with the Practice needs.


The successful candidate will be expected to provide a clinical anaesthesia service including training and support for the interns performing general anaesthesia. To integrate with the team, providing expertise and assisting other clinicians with the delivery of standing sedation, critical care and pain management.


Our critical care patients encompass all age groups and we have a busy neonatal caseload with excellent facilities for both neonatal and adult intensive care.


Clinicians are supported by a highly skilled nursing team and hospital-based interns.


Duties include:


  • Provision of general anaesthesia and chemical restraint, providing supervision and training for the interns in anaesthesia, taking responsibility for equipment used for general anaesthesia; Input into the care of hospitalised patients; Performing out of hours service to support the junior intern; Ensuring excellent communication with clients, referring vets and to offer advice and expertise as required; Maintaining appropriate contemporaneous medical and anaesthetic records; Assisting colleagues in the ambulatory practice if required (for example field anaesthesia and pain management); Sharing knowledge and expertise within Rossdales team, lecturing and teaching – client events, CPD and conferences as required; Carrying out clinical research and publishing as appropriate.


The ideal candidate will possess:


  • Hold or be eligible for a further qualification in Veterinary Anaesthesia at European or American Diploma level; Preferably hold or be eligible to apply for RCVS recognised specialist status; The ability to maintain calm under pressure, be a team player and integrate with our multidisciplinary specialist team; Highly motivated with outstanding attention to detail, excellent client management skills with a high level of accuracy, verbal and written communication skills.


Benefits Package include:


  • Enhanced holiday, opportunity to buy and sell holiday; Life Assurance; Employee Assistance Programme (EAP); Enhanced family schemes, including maternity, paternity and parental leave; Employee Discount Scheme; Health shield; Workplace Pension Scheme.


Salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience.


Application Process and Timeline

Please contact Cat Mackenzie by on or call Cat on 01638 577754 for further information or informal discussions regarding the job.

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter to

Closing date:  20 January 2023