Thursday, August 25, 2011

Veterinary Officer - Whipsnade Zoo

Veterinary Officer, based at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

The Zoological Society of London is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic, experienced zoo and wildlife veterinary surgeon (MRCVS) to join the Veterinary Department as one of its Veterinary Officers responsible for the health and welfare of all animals in ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

It is anticipated that you will be based primarily at Whipsnade Zoo, leading in the care and preventative medicine programmes for ZSL’s large and diverse collections of animals and ZSL’s work in native species reintroductions. Teaching of students, in particular of the veterinary graduates on the MSc in Wild Animal Health, will form a substantial part of your workload. In addition you will participate in research and conservation activities, including support for ZSL’s conservation programmes.

It is essential that you have a proven track record in zoological and wildlife medicine, a good publication, presentation and research project history, with excellent communication and organisation skills. A post-graduate qualification in this field would be beneficial. Working knowledge of the statutory Health & Safety and animal health regulations is essential, with some management experience desirable. You must be a committed team player. Weekend and on-call duties for both collections are shared.

A strong interest in the veterinary management of the larger mammal species, being a committed proponent of animal welfare and having an enthusiasm for continuing professional development are also essential.

Apply with full CV, including current salary package,with covering letter, to HR Department, ZSL, Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable , LU6 2LF, UK or e-mail:

Closing date: Saturday 17 September 2011


Please Mention
 Zoo News Digest
should you apply for this post

For regular updated Zoo News, Views, Reviews and Vacancies please visit
 Zoo News Digest

Please Visit
The Zoo Professionals Book Store
if you are looking for a book. This is an Amazon affiliate and you will get a good deal

 you can subscribe to the largest and longest established zoo related ezine
by clicking

To advertise in Zoo News Digest please see HERE 

Money for Free
If you can write, you can earn. Write about what you like or what you know about. Build up a passive income which will earn you money daily. No catch, no charge. Click on the link below and you could start earning today


No comments: