Job offer available in Scotland Lecturer in Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery at The University of Edinburgh

A six-month temporary lectureship in Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery will be available from January 2018 based in the University of Edinburgh’s Hospital for Small Animals, on the Easter Bush Campus, on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

Joining a team of three other specialist soft tissue surgeons and covering all aspects of small animal soft tissue surgery, you will play an important role in the provision of a fully integrated clinical service that supports our interesting and varied caseload. You will play a key part in patient and client care, and in the education of veterinary undergraduates in their clinical years and surgical residents in training. You will also contribute to the emergency surgical service out-of-hours, shared pro-rata with the other members of the surgical team (currently on a 1-in-7 rota).

Working in a multidisciplinary environment, where collaboration is actively encouraged, you will be supported by teams of specialists in orthopaedic surgery, neurology, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, oncology, and anaesthesia, among others. The hospital is home to the Riddell-Swan Veterinary Cancer Centre, which provides ready access to advanced imaging technologies, including 64-slice CT, and from early in 2018 1.5T MRI, as well as on-site radiation therapy.

You will hold a veterinary degree and at the time of appointment; be registered with the RCVS; will have significant postgraduate experience in small animal soft tissue surgery; and ideally hold an appropriate European, American, or RCVS Diploma, but we are happy to consider candidates who have successfully completed an approved ECVS or ACVS residency programme.

In the recently completed Research Excellence Framework assessment (REF2014) the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies was ranked first in the UK for research power. In the QS world rankings, we are positioned in the top 10 of veterinary schools worldwide.

Informal enquiries should be to the Head of Companion Animal Sciences, Prof. Richard Mellanby (, or to the Head of Small Animal Surgery, Dr John Mosley (

This post is available on a fixed-term basis for 6 months.

Vacancy ref: 041979

Closing Date: 8 December 2017.

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