Sunday, November 24, 2013

Resident ECZM Veterinary Surgeon to the RZSS

Resident ECZM Veterinary Surgeon to the RZSS
Short Description: 
A vacancy has arisen for a Resident ECZM Veterinary Surgeon to the RZSS (Based at Edinburgh Zoo – 3 Years Fixed Term Contract)

Long Description: 
About Us
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) owns and manages Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park. Both parks are premier visitor attractions, offering visitors a fantastic day out. Of equal importance is our excellent international reputation for our conservation and education programmes and we are looking to the future with confidence. We’ve been a charity since our founding in 1909 and maintain a keen commercial edge to ensure we can sustain our excellent reputation. Our mission is to inspire and excite our visitors with the wonder of living animals, and thus to promote the conservation of threatened species and habitats.

Resident ECZM Veterinary Surgeon (Based at Edinburgh Zoo – 3 Years Fixed Term Contract)
Reporting to the Head of Veterinary Services, this is a fantastic position within the Society as the Resident Veterinary Surgeon will be trained for over 3 years in preparation for examination by the European College of Zoological Medicine (Zoo Health Management). The successful candidate will be responsible, under direction from the Head of Veterinary Services and/or Head of Living Collections, for overseeing the health and welfare of all animals kept by the RZSS at their two sites, Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park. This will include preventative health measures and planning, relevant disease testing, quarantine assessment of new animals, suitable treatment of any ill or injured animals, as well as post-mortem examination of deceased animals when this is judged to be of importance to other animals in the collection or as directed by the Head of Veterinary Services.

About You
The ideal candidate will hold a veterinary degree and be a current (or eligible) Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. They should also preferably hold a post graduate veterinary qualification in zoological medicine and have demonstrated experience with zoological collections. In addition, they should be 2 years qualified as a veterinary surgeon and be eligible to practice in the UK. Up to date knowledge of current veterinary techniques and best practice is essential as is the ability to work as part of a team to build effective relationships with colleagues. This role would suit an enthusiastic individual who can demonstrate a quality approach to work.

If you have specific questions regarding the role, please contact Simon Girling, Head of Veterinary Services –

Closing date: Wednesday 18th December 2013.

How to apply
To apply for this role, please download the Resident ECZM Veterinary Surgeon to the RZSS job profile and complete an  Application Form (1.89 MB Word Doc) and an  Equal Opportunities Form
CV’s are welcomed and should be submitted along with the Application Form.
Once completed you should email it to

Applications may also be sent in the mail to:
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland 
Edinburgh Zoo - HR Team 
134 Corstorphine Road 
EH12 6TS 
Registered charity number: SC004064
Closing date: 18 Dec 2013

Salary: Competitive

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