Clinician in Equine Practice

University of Glassgow
February 26, 2024
Offerd Salary:£39,347 - £44,263
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Clinician in Equine Practice

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced equine ambulatory practitioner (MRCVS-registered/ eligible) with a strong teaching interest and desire to help shape the future of The Glasgow Equine Practice.

Glasgow Equine Practice launched in June 2020 and is a predominantly ambulatory practice based at, and working with, The University of Glasgow's Equine referral hospital. A high level of patient care is provided to clients in the local area, follow up of cases in the hospital is encouraged and support from specialists is available at all times. Further qualifications in clinical practice and teaching are encouraged and well supported. As our practice is growing rapidly, this is a unique time to join as we invest in our people, facilities and equipment. With this in mind, an interest in business management would be advantageous.

The practice contributes to the Division's and School's activities in the following areas:

• Teaching and assessment of students, focusing on final year students in a practice setting.

• Supporting and increasing the caseload of Glasgow Equine Hospital.

• Enhancement of the Division's and School's reputation through delivery of high quality patient care and customer service.

• Collaborative clinical research.

The Glasgow Equine Hospital is accredited by the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme as an Equine Veterinary Hospital, which includes assessment in categories such as client services, in-patient services, diagnostic services, team and professional responsibility and ambulatory services. The Veterinary School has recently been rated 7th in the World and 1st in the UK for quality of education and training. Clinical audit is undertaken formally, and staff maintain clinical and research links with leading veterinary authorities worldwide, in order to expand skill sets.

We welcome applications from candidates who hold a Veterinary degree, registerable with the RCVS prior to commencing employment.

Job Purpose

To contribute to the activities of the Division of Equine Clinical Sciences, School of Biodiversity, One Health and Veterinary Medicine by developing, managing, and contributing to the clinical service offered by Glasgow Equine Practice.

Main Duties and Responsibilities


1. To develop further and contribute to the clinical service offered by Glasgow Equine Practice

2. To develop and continually update personal skills and knowledge as appropriate to equine practice in support of clinical, teaching and scholarship activities

3. To develop clinical activity which stimulates growth in practice caseload and Glasgow Equine Hospital caseload through referral of patients

4. To participate in promotional activities and events relating to the practice

5. To participate in the practice's out-of-hours service, ensuring adequate cover. This is currently a 1 in 4 rota, which is subject to change

6. To ensure that clinical quality assurance measures are in place and validated

7. To provide leadership to staff associated with the practice

8. To develop a prominent professional profile locally and nationally/internationally, focusing on areas where there is synergy with the Division's and School's activities

9. To ensure compliance with the continuing professional development requirements of Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in relationship to membership and to maintenance of any postgraduate qualifications


10. To contribute to the planning, organisation, delivery and development of the School's learning and teaching activities, focusing on final year BVMS students in the practice setting, as directed by the Head of Division in consultation with the course leaders

11. To contribute to the delivery of a range of assessment activities (using a variety of methods and techniques), engage fully in the examination process and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning

12. To develop, and encourage the development of, creative and innovative approaches to teaching and learning, in accordance with the University's Quality Enhancement Strategy, so that the educational opportunities available to students are maintained or improved.


13. To complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice and other components of the Early Career Development Programme at the University of Glasgow

14. To engage in personal scholarship which is synergistic with day-to-day activities resulting in personal development and an enhanced external reputation

15. To develop opportunities for interdisciplinary and collaborative clinical research, primarily with staff within the Division, School and wider University but also with staff in other Schools, Colleges, Universities and other clinical organisations where appropriate

16. To contribute to clinical research projects/trials through input to design, application for funding, execution and dissemination of findings

17. To attend and actively contribute/participate in national/international events/ seminars/conferences as appropriate to area of scholarship by invitation or otherwise.


18. To contribute to the further development and management of a dynamic, high quality, equine 1st opinion practice, by working together with School Management, Professional and Administrative staff to ensure that it runs efficiently

19. To work towards and then achieve Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons' General Practice " Ambulatory • Practice Standards Award for the practice within 2 years

20. Contribute to performance and development review processes of staff working within the practice in accordance with University Strategy.

21. To act, as directed by the Head of Division, to advance the personal development of staff working within the practice

In addition to the above for appointment at Grade 8:

22. To provide effective leadership to the practice in relation to its development and management

23. To ensure direct supervision, advice and expertise is provided for the practice team

24. To facilitate scholarship and provide mentorship to junior clinical staff, staff associated with the practice and assist with the identification, planning, organisation and delivery of training requirements by supervision of clinical duties and research projects



A1. Veterinary degree, registerable with the RCVS prior to commencing employment.

For appointment at Grade 8:

A2. Postgraduate/ further clinical qualification relevant to equine practice, e.g., RCVS Certificate, RCVS Advanced Practitioner status, or evidence of development of advanced clinical skills relevant to equine practice


B1. Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, Recognising Excellence in Teaching or equivalent.

B2. Evidence of training and experience in research (MSc/PhD or equivalent).



C1. Demonstrated ability to deliver high quality clinical service in equine 1st opinion practice.

C2. Broad expertise of equine practice, corresponding to training, experience and qualifications.

C3. High standard of oral and written communication skills and presentation skills.

C4. Self-motivated, able to think strategically and plan for contingencies.

C5. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

C6. Ability to accept collegiate responsibilities and act accordingly.

C7. High standard of presentation skills.


D1. Evidence of interest in and development of business management skills relevant to equine practice.



E1. Proven experience of management of own case load in equine practice.

E2. Evidence of experience in teaching, especially of veterinary undergraduate students.

E3. Proven experience of communicating clinical information effectively to owners individually in relation to their horses.

For appointment at Grade 8:

E4 Evidence of leading initiatives which resulted in an increase in practice caseload. E5 Evidence of supervision and mentorship of junior colleagues.


F1. Evidence of contribution to clinical research.

F2. Evidence of participation in initiatives which resulted in an increase in practice caseload. F3. Business management relevant to equine 1st opinion practice.

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 7/8, £39,347 - £44,263 /£48,350 - £56,021 per annum.

This post is full time and open ended.

The successful candidate will be enrolled onto the University's Early Career Development Programme (ECDP). This will provide you as an early career academic staff member to be developed and supported over a specified timeframe to facilitate the advancement of your academic career. Information on the programme can be found on our website at: https: // www.

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www., benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University https: // www.

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. for more information.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Patrick Pollock, Clinical Director, [email protected]

Vacancy Ref: 137449, Closing Date: 26 February 2024.

Vacancy Ref : 137449 Close Date : 26-Feb-2024 23:45

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