Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Veterinary Associate

Veterinary Associate

Twycross Zoo - East Midland Zoological Society (TZEMS), the World Primate Centre, has over 1,000 animals and is one of the most comprehensive collections of primate species and subspecies in the western world.  We have exciting plans for developing the Zoo further, continuing our work in conservation of endangered species and providing the very best environment that we can.

A position has become available for a Veterinary Associate to work within the on-site veterinary team. This is a new role and a unique opportunity to be part of the development of the on-site veterinary service at a zoo that is undergoing an exciting period of change.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, dedicated team player and experienced clinician for this exciting role.  You will be part of a two vet, one nurse team carrying out the preventative and reactive veterinary care and pathology of all species.  Duties also involve assisting with the training of clinical vet students from the University of Nottingham, research projects, departmental administrative tasks and data management.

The successful applicant will be expected to have:

  • A relevant veterinary degree and be a member  of the RCVS
  • MSc in Wild Animal Health, Certificate in Zoo Medicine or other relevant postgraduate qualification (TZEMZS is an approved centre for the RCVS Diploma)
  • Relevant experience
  • A full driving licence

This is a full-time, permanent position, 5 days per week on a rota to include weekends.  Salary is paid monthly and we provide uniform, 31 days holiday and 5% employer's pension contribution after a qualifying period.

If you are interested, please send your CV with a covering letter to 

Closing date: 22nd June 2012

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