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Orthopaedic Clinician (Fixed Term) - Rossdales Veterinary Surgeons - Newmarket

14 Nov 2023 BEVA

Orthopaedic Clinician (Fixed Term) - Rossdales Veterinary Surgeons

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced orthopaedic clinician to join our busy team at Rossdales Equine Hospital and Diagnostic Centre in Exning, Newmarket. The successful applicant will be confident investigating lameness and poor performance cases to a high standard. This position is fixed term to cover maternity leave, initially for 12 months.

Our Hospital and Diagnostic Centre welcomes around 3000 horses through its doors annually and has specialist teams for diagnostics, surgery, internal medicine, sports medicine, dentistry and reproduction. The Diagnostic Centre team comprises five senior clinicians (a mixture of specialists in sports medicine, surgery and diagnostic imaging) and their veterinary assistants, supported by a large team of experienced interns, veterinary technicians and radiographers. Diagnostic facilities include computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear scintigraphy, digital radiography and ultrasound, a large lameness work-up area, an all-weather arena and lungeing areas.


The successful applicant will have experience of primary responsibility in lameness and poor performance investigations, and ideally hold a post graduate qualification in a relevant speciality. Confidence and ability to investigate sport and pleasure horse cases to a high level will be necessary, as well as skills in diagnostic ultrasound and interpretation of radiographs and scintigrams. Excellent communication skills, with both clients and colleagues, will be essential. Experience in pre-purchase examination will be required.


The position will be based at the Exning site and will occasionally involve some travel to other practice sites and clients’ premises.This is a full-time position, working 5 days per week with some contribution to the referral service out of hours rota.

Professional indemnity insurance, BEVA membership and one other professional membership will be paid for by the practice.

The successful candidate will be able to take advantage of an excellent CPD package which promotes learning both externally and with access to the internationally renowned Rossdales CPD programmes.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualification level and will be discussed with individual applicants.

Applicants must be eligible to register with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and must have the right to work in UK.

Clinicians currently working abroad are welcome to apply, but must be registered with the RCVS at the time of interview. Fluency in written and spoken English is essential.

For further information, please see the full job descriptionā€‹.

We offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • Enhanced holiday
  • Opportunity to buy and sell holiday
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced family schemes, including maternity and paternity leave
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • Health Shield
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Employee Activities / Events


Application Process

If you would like to discuss the role, please contact Tim Barnett by email at tim.barnett@rossdales.com, or by telephone on 01638 577754.

To apply, please submit your Curriculum Vitae and a letter to support your application along with details of two referees (referees will only be contacted should you be selected for interview and with your prior consent) to recruitment@rossdales.com.

Closing date: 8th December 2023.

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