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Equine Veterinarian - Endell Equine Hospital - Salisbury

10 Jul 2024 BEVA Member

We are seeking an Equine Veterinarian with Advanced Dentistry Focus at Endell Equine Hospital, Salisbury. 

Endell Equine Hospital is a well-established tier 3 hospital providing care to the horses in the Wiltshire, Hampshire and Dorset areas. We strive to perform the best equine medicine possible and our ambulatory team have access to the exceptional hospital facilities and equipment to achieve this.  The hospital has a history of providing dentistry including advanced procedures in house. We have invested in some new equipment and personnel with experience in this field to improve our dentistry offerings. Due to a move to another country, we are now looking for someone to head up our dentistry offerings. There is a caseload to be built in the area for someone with the drive to do this. We're looking for a vet with either an existing advanced dentistry qualification or someone looking to pursue certification in advanced dentistry. 

Our team currently consists of 7 ambulatory vets, 1 specialist surgeon, 2 hospital interns, 4 clinical nurses, 2 grooms and numerous support staff. All of our 7 ambulatory vets have their own complementary skills and interests (e.g. surgery, sports medicine, stud work, internal medicine etc.) and where possible the caseload will be molded around the applicant's interests. A fully stocked fleet car will be provided for all work activities. Flexible and part-time working patterns are supported. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Routine and emergency ambulatory equine work 
  • Triage and collaborate with in-house specialists in diagnosis and management of complex cases requiring hospitalisation.
  • Maintain strong relationships with clients and vets through excellent communication and attention to detail.
  • On call requirements 
    • 1 in 5 OOH cover (1 in 4 during the stud season)
    • OOH supported by Equicall every other week and weekend so that only hospital responsibilities are required on Equicall weeks, so effectively 1 in 10 for ambulatory on call.
    • The on-call duties include ambulatory calls and receiving/triaging hospital cases.
    • A well-deserved day off in lieu after a weekend on call is standard 

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Degree in Veterinary Medicine and Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS) 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to establish rapport with clients and team members.
  • Full UK driver's license
  • We conduct Bristol student's equine rotations at the hospital, so an interest in teaching is welcome.
  • Dentistry qualifications desirable

Check out our virtual tour which shows our state-of-the-art facilities: Equine Vets Salisbury | Equine Vets Wiltshire & New Forest (endellequinehospital.co.uk)

 Dentistry specific facilities include:

  • Equipment
    • Video oroscope
    • 5 motorised burrers, including 2 battery operated
    • Routine dental instruments
    • Alumispec
    • Pegaso intra-oral extraction set
    • Equus jet - battery-operated oral flush and diastema flush 
    • Diastema burrs
  • Access to local specialists for mentorship and further training/collaboration
    • They have additional equipment to be able to perform MITSE and fillings/restorations. We are happy to purchase this equipment once we have someone to use it.
    • In-house surgeon for surgical extraction if necessary as well as sinus procedures 
  • Regular dental clinics have been run in the past and we would like this to be restarted to help establish dentistry caseload

For those who don't hold a certificate, we are very supportive and encouraging of RCVS certificates and other post-grad qualifications. We also encourage ambulatory vets to direct their caseload into the hospital as appropriate to make use of the facilities and staff. 

Benefits: Alongside a salary of £42,000 - £65,000 DOE, we offer an excellent range of benefits as part of the CVS group, head on over to our benefits section here to learn more: https://www.cvsukltd.co.uk/careers/employee-benefits/

Click on the ‘Apply Now' button to join our team. For more information on the role, talk to our Clinical Director Andrew via email: Andrew.Jones@endellequinehospital.co.uk