Named Veterinary Surgeon
Ref: ALS 2106
On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit a Named Veterinary Surgeon to be responsible for monitoring and providing advice on the health, welfare and treatment of the animals and to assist the Establishment Licence Holder. The successful candidate will be familiar with the husbandry, biology, physiology and clinical issues relevant to the species for which you will be responsible.
- Be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)
- Attended an NVS training course provided by RCVS-approved provider (or attend a suitable course within one year of NVS appointment)
- Be familiar with the main provisions of ASPA
- An ability to concentrate on, and perform, routine & repetitive tasks as an individual and under the direction of Management
- Motivated by working with high attention to detail, in an environment which has set procedures, rules or regulations and without supervision.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Operate a programme of veterinary care and health monitoring
- Be actively involved, on a day-to-day basis, in safeguarding the welfare of the protected animals at the establishment
- Monitor the health and welfare of the animals under your care by regularly visiting all parts of your establishment specified in the establishment licence, ensuring veterinary reports are completed for each animal seen
- Ensure that adequate veterinary cover and services are available at all times at your establishment
- Performance of pre-shipment health checks of groups of animals to be shipped. Authorise / stamp TRACES documents for exports
- Ensuring routine breeder health checks are completed
- Advise on biosecurity issues and be able to advise on quarantine requirements and health screening
- Provide veterinary advice and treatment, where needed and when requested by a personal licence holder to key staff
- Have a thorough knowledge of the husbandry, housing and welfare needs of the animals kept at your establishment, including the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease and the impact of housing and husbandry systems on the welfare and needs of an animal
- Comply with the requirements of the Veterinary Medicines Regulations relating to the supply and use of controlled drugs, prescription-only medication and other therapeutic substances used on animals
- Undertake prearranged (non-urgent) and emergency surgeries
- Performance of NVS audit of facility
- Be an active member of, and play a central role in, the AWERB meetings.
Agenda and its clients only recruit people who are passionate about animal care and welfare, people with integrity who are honest and trustworthy and who have a great work ethic. To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive background and pre-employment screening as an essential part of the recruitment process.