Permanent Head of Neurology

Permanent Head of Neurology

  • Location

    Newmarket, Cambridgeshire

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Salary:

    £100,000- £150,000 p/a DOE

  • Contact:

    Paddy Wood

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -102019-12773

  • Published:

    almost 3 years ago

  • End date:

    2021-08-02 00:00:00

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:

    2019-09-02 00:00:00

We are working with a leading veterinary research practice in Newmarket, Cambridgeshire that is looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join them as their Head of Neurology. This exciting opportunity is a permanent full-time position which would be suitable for a vet that holds or is eligible to sit the ACVIM- Neuro / ECVN (or equivalent) diploma and have had significant exposure to Neurology in a referral setting.

The Practice:

The Practice is a leading veterinary and scientific research charity dedicated to the health and welfare of animals. The Small Animal Referral Centre is a specialist-led multi-disciplinary referral centre, set in the beautiful grounds of 120-acre stately home just outside historic Newmarket (the centre of British Horse Racing). This is also the home of the equine referral clinic, diagnostic laboratory services, and scientific laboratories which undertake pioneering research into diseases and injuries of horses, dogs, and cats.

You would be joining a large team of specialists offering dermatology, internal medicine, neurology/neurosurgery, soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, oncology, ophthalmology, and supported by anatomic and clinical pathology, diagnostic imaging and anaesthesia. The diagnostic imaging equipment includes a GE Signa 1.5T Echospeed MRI machine, a GE Brivo 385 16 slice CT

scanner and two Siemens c-arm image intensifiers.

The 45-strong nursing team includes registered veterinary nurses, animal nursing assistants and ward assistants. The rehabilitation team includes a qualified veterinary physiotherapist and a hydrotherapy team, with an underwater treadmill and swimming pool on site. The practice boasts state of the art facilities to cater to all of the major disciplines and for the Oncology department, the facilities are as follows...

  • Varian Clinac 23EX linear accelerator
  • High-density radiation (brachytherapy) Varian GammaMed Plus IX
  • Eclipse and Aria planning systems.
  • Strontium 90 plesiotherapy ophthalmic applicator
  • Dedicated chemotherapy room with Pharmagard negative pressure isolator

About the area:

Newmarket is a market town in the English county of Suffolk, approximately 65 miles (105 kilometres) north of London. It is generally considered the birthplace and global centre of thoroughbred horse racing and a potential World Heritage Site. Newmarket is also only a stone’s throw away from the historic university town of Cambridge.

The Role:

As the Head of Service, you are responsible for the management of the Neurology department including providing clinical leadership and ensuring effective management and support for senior clinical staff, as well as managing your own Neurology caseload.

If you would rather apply for a position as a Neurologist , but not as Head of Service, your candidacy will also be welcomed.

The number of hours and days you work is negotiable, however, a typical role would be 35 hours per week over 4 or 5 days. The post will include an out-of-hours emergency service provision, shared amongst the team.

The Ideal Candidate:

The successful applicant will hold, or be eligible to sit the ACVIM - Onc or ECVN (or equivalent) diploma and have had significant exposure to Neurology in a referral setting. You will have an excellent team of support staff who will give you the opportunity to concentrate on your clinical caseload and to work in a pleasant and supportive atmosphere.

Remuneration will be very competitive and will be commensurate with experience. Between £100,00 -£150,000 p/a dependent on experience and potential work pattern.

The Summary:

Role: Permanent Head of Neurology

Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week over 4 or 5 days

OOH: Yes

Salary: Between £100,000 -£150,000 dependent on experience and potential work pattern

Ref: JN -102019-12773

To qualify for this position, you must be fully registered with the RCVS and you must be eligible to work in the UK.

What happens next:

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