Tuesday, April 5, 2016


(Based at Edinburgh Zoo – 3 Years Fixed Term Contract)

About Us

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) owns and manages Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park in Kingussie.  Both parks are premier visitor attractions of Scotland that provide an amazing animal experience as well as an excellent day out!  RZSS has a worldwide reputation for its conservation and education programmes, and the very heart of our mission is to connect people with nature and safeguard species from extinction.  We’ve been a charity since our founding in 1909 and maintain a keen commercial edge to ensure a sustainable, bright and exciting future.
As well as our wonderful animals we have a highly professional, diverse and friendly staff community too.  So, in working for RZSS you've not only got a great job in a very interesting organisation - you're also part of an amazing cause too!
ECZM Resident Veterinary Surgeon 
Reporting to the Head of Veterinary Services, this is a fantastic position within the Society as the Resident Veterinary Surgeon will be trained 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 must 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.

Closing date: Sunday 24 April 2016. 

For full information on how to apply, please visit the RZSS vacancy page and follow the instructions. 

If you have specific questions regarding the role, please contact Simon Girling, Head of Veterinary Services – sgirling@rzss.org.uk

Registered charity number: SC004064

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