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Veterinary Surgeon x 2 FTC

2 x Veterinary Surgeons

Fixed Term Contract, full time

Location: One position at Putney Animal Hospital, London and one at Harmsworth Animal Hospital.

Salary: circa £38,143.30 - £41,174.65 per annum including accommodation allowances

Closing date:  Friday 4th November 2016

Hours: full time position 35 hours per week

The role:
The Putney and Harmsworth Animal Hospitals provides frontline veterinary services for animals that are most in need.  Animals are presented at the Hospital by eligible owners and by RSPCA Inspectors and Animal Collection Officers.

This role offers an exciting and varied small animal caseload, working alongside experienced vets within a supportive team environment. This is an excellent career opportunity for a small animal vet to increase their clinical expertise in all aspects of small animal surgery and medicine.

The role is ideally suited to a confident, enthusiastic candidate with a willingness to get stuck in and an ability to work well under pressure.  Good team working and excellent communication skills are vital due to the shared responsibilities of the role.

Our provision of high quality veterinary care within a non-commercial environment results in a rewarding veterinary role with a direct, positive impact on animal welfare.

Key responsibilities include:

Performing consultations and treatment of owned and unowned animals.

Undertaking a wide variety of surgical procedures for the animals in our care.

Sole charge consultation and minor surgery at our Southall clinic (currently being refurbished).

Reasonable night and weekend OOH rota (1:7 pro rata).


Membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Previous clinical experience preferable

The RSPCA is the largest animal welfare charity in England and Wales. Our purpose is to end cruelty and promote kindness to animals and to alleviate their suffering.

An application form and job description can be downloaded from this web page. Alternatively please contact:

Putney: Emma Sydenham, Putney Animal Hospital, 6 Clarendon Drive, London, SW15 1AA or

Harmsworth: Samantha Favy, Harmsworth Animal Hospital, 22 Sonderberg Road, N7 7QD

Please send your completed application form to the appropriate address above (email preferred) by the closing date of: Friday 4th November 2016.  Note we do not accept CVs.

The RSPCA also offers excellent benefits for permanent roles; including private healthcare, defined contribution pension scheme, childcare vouchers and employee assistance programme.

Ending cruelty, promoting kindness and alleviating suffering to animals

We value diversity and encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Registered in England and Wales, number 219099


How to apply..

1. Download a detailed job description and application form from the downloads area below.

2. Please send your completed application to the address on the application form quoting the reference number on the front of the envelope.

3. Completed application forms only will be accepted, which must be received by the closing date.

4. Please note that as a charity, in order to contain costs, we are unable to acknowledge individual applications.

5. If you have not received a letter within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.


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