Veterinary Officer: Zoological Society of London (ZSL), based primarily at 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, on a 2-year Fixed Term Contract, responsible for the health and welfare of all animals in ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. The position will be based primarily at Whipsnade.
As one of ZSL’s Veterinary Officers you will work between both sites in order to meet the needs of the Veterinary Department. 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 the care and preventative medicine programmes, research and conservation activities, including support for ZSL’s conservation programme and native species reintroductions.
It is essential that you have a proven track record in zoological and wildlife medicine, with excellent communication and organisation skills, and a good publication, presentation and research project history is desirable. 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. A desire to work towards further qualification (e.g. RCVS or European College of Zoological Medicine diplomas) is anticipated.
Apply with full CV, including current salary package, with covering letter, to HR Department, ZSL, Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable , LU6 2LF, UK or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Friday 28 December 2012
It is important that you are legally permitted to work in this country and will therefore need to provide us with evidence of your right to work in the UK.
Founded in 1826, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is an international scientific, conservation and educational charity: our key role is the conservation of animals and their habitats. The Society runs ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, carries out scientific research at the Institute of Zoology and is actively involved in field conservation overseas. For further information please visit www.zsl.org. The Zoological Society of London is a registered Charity. No: 208728
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