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Veterinary Surgeon - Ireland (0379)

  • Salary:
    €48,000 per annum
  • Poscity
  • Poscountry
    Republic of Ireland
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  • Vacancy Type:
  • 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 have an excellent opportunity for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our friendly team in Ireland. You will undertake routine and emergency clinical care of all animals resident at The Donkey Sanctuary.

In addition to routine equine work, we take a herd health based approach to our veterinary care providing evidence based management advice. You will need excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as you will be liaising with other departments within the Donkey Sanctuary including Farms and Welfare and assisting with the training of visitors, veterinary students, and volunteers. At times, you will deputise for the Head of Veterinary Services; communicate effectively on all matters relating to the veterinary team to ensure the smooth running of the department.

Experience of donkey medicine and surgery, and of working for an equine charity, is desirable. This position will be suitable for a fully qualified, MVB, MRCVC or DVM with experience of equine practice and a welfare driven attitude to veterinary medicine.

If you feel you have the qualities, skills and experience to fulfil this varied, rewarding and vital role, and would like to play a major role in leading the evolving programme of change taking place within the charity, we would love to hear from you. Based at Hannigans Farm, County Cork, Ireland. This is a full-time, permanent contract, working 39 hours a week plus evening and weekend work as part of a rota.

Closing date for completed applications: Sunday 9 February 2019.

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, and may be Garda vetted where required for the post. The Donkey Sanctuary is an equal opportunities employer.

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