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Intern Veterinary Surgeon (0613)

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  • Salary:
    £26,897 per annum
  • Poscity
  • Poscountry
    United Kingdom
  • Area:
    Research & Operational Support
  • Vacancy Type:
    Fixed Term Contract
  • Full or Part Time?:
    Full Time

The Donkey Sanctuary is an international animal welfare organisation, offering care and protection to donkeys and mules worldwide. We are working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering, and their contribution to humanity is fully valued. We are achieving this by transforming the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people worldwide through greater understanding, collaboration and support, and by promoting lasting, mutually life-enhancing relationships.

We are recruiting for two Intern veterinary surgeon positions, which are suitable for newly or recently qualified graduates who are keen to develop their equine skills but also have an interest in equine welfare. You will be based at our fully equipped veterinary hospital near Honiton, Devon.

Hospital-based duties include assisting with anaesthesia, imaging and in-patient care. The intern also be involved in ambulatory work on any of our six local farms that care for 2,700 animals. In addition to routine equine work we take a herd health based approach to our veterinary care providing evidence based management advice. The intern will be expected to undertake a supervised research project. The Veterinary Department will be supporting the RCVS Approved Graduate Development Programme (VetGDP).

We are a friendly team of 9 vets and 6 nurses, who enjoy our work and are passionate about donkeys and their role in the world.

If you feel you have the qualities, skills and experience to fulfil these varied, rewarding and vital roles, and would like to be part of the evolving program of change taking place within the charity, we would love to hear from you. Based in Sidmouth, Devon – “an area of outstanding natural beauty” – these are full-time, 12 month, fixed term contracts one to start September 2021 and another to start March 2022.

Closing date for completed applications: Sunday 21 March 2021.

The Donkey Sanctuary is a Disability Confident Employer.

The Donkey Sanctuary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people (children and adults), and expects all staff and volunteers to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to safer recruitment processes, including an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check where required for the post.

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Brookfield Farm
Brookfield Farm, Farway Common Road, Honiton, Devon, United Kingdom, EX14 9SU
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