Veterinary Anaesthetist

Salary range £75,000 to £95,000 per annum
05 Jul 2018
02 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title:   Veterinary Anaesthetist

Department: Clinical Services

Reporting to: Clinical Director


Address: Fitzpatrick Referrals Orthopaedic and Neurology, Halfway Lane, Eashing, Surrey GU7 2QQ

Role Description:

Fitzpatrick Referrals is a world renowned veterinary referral centre based in Surrey, UK, an area of outstanding natural beauty and within easy reach of both the south coast and the vibrancy of London. It has a specialist orthopaedic and neurology centre in Eashing and a specialist oncology and soft tissue hospital in Guildford.

We are committed to providing the highest standards of patient care and are now seeking an additional anaesthetist to join our team and contribute to our continued success and development.

Both centres provide an interesting and varied caseload and involves interaction with diplomate level specialists in orthopaedics, soft tissue surgery, neurology, oncology and diagnostic imaging to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care. With an outstanding team of people our clinics contain the latest facilities and equipment expected of an advanced referral practice.

You will join our expanding team and provide anaesthesia service to secondary and tertiary referral cases, in addition assist in the training of veterinary anaesthesia to residents, interns and veterinary nurses.

The successful candidate will have in-depth experience in the treatment of critical care patients.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

Anaesthesia service
•Deliver an effective, efficient and integrated anaesthetist service to meet our four outcomes - clinical care, client satisfaction, financial resolution and team harmony
•Work with the wider practice team to contribute your skills, efforts and personal strengths to help ensure a harmonious team ethos at all times and develop services at the practice
•Provide an effective anaesthesia service secondary and tertiary referral cases
•Assist with the training of veterinary anaesthesia to residents, interns and veterinary nurses including practical instruction and demonstrations
•Assist with the management and care of emergency and critical patients
•Communicate with floor coordinators on resources and timings of cases going into theatre, imaging and recovery
•Maintains records

Additional duties
•Participate in CPD programmes
•Represent and promote the practice, its aims and values
•You may be required to carry out such other duties consistent with your position to meet the needs of the Practice and as the Practice may from time to time require

Person Specification 

The skills, abilities, experience and knowledge outlined below provide a summary of what is required to carry out this job effectively. They also form part of the selection criteria which will contribute to any future appointment. Please ensure that you show how you meet the criteria outlined below in your application.


•In-depth experience in the treatment of critical care patients
•Board eligible (ACVA or ECVAA)
•MRCVS or hold a veterinary degree registrable with the RCVS
•Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
•Ability to work on own initiative
•Good organisational and time management skills
•Ability to work under pressure
•Compassionate and caring
•Enthusiastic and highly motivated
•Excellent written and spoken English
•Right to work in the United Kingdom
•Our values

•Board-certified (ACVA or ECVAA)Post-board referral practice experience preferable but not vital
•Proven track record of influencing and motivating clinical teams
•Awareness of the operational aspects of a busy clinical environment
•A proven interest in critical care
•Ability to support, facilitate and contribute to a team
•Proactive in learning and personal development
•Keen to teach and mentor
•Receptive to change  

Application and Selection Process

Further Particulars

•For an informal discussion about the position, or to apply please email our recruitment team
•Closing date for applications: Friday 3rd August 2018 at 12 noon
•Candidates selected for interview will be notified by w/c 13th August 2018. If you do not hear from us by then your application has been unsuccessful
•Permanent contract and full-time hours

•Salary range £75,000 to £95,000 per annum commensurate with qualification and experience
•We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including PMI, Life assurance, Employee Assistance Programme, generous CPD allowance, workplace pension and free on-site parking