Professor and Chair of Veterinary General Practice

University of Edinburgh
September 03, 2023
Offerd Salary:£63,673
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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  • Easter Bush Campus, Roslin, EH25 9RG, GB
  • Posting Date

    02/15/2023, 09:03 PM

    Apply Before

    03/09/2023, 06:59 AM

    Job Schedule

    Full time

    Health and Safety Requirements

    Key hazards identified (plan is in place)

    Criminal Record Check

    Disclosure Scotland check required

    Contract Type

    Open Ended

    Job Description

    Grade UE10: salary from £63,673 per annum


    Full-time: 35 hours per week


    The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced veterinary clinician to lead the newly formed Division of General Practice.

    The Opportunity:

    The RDSVS is creating a world-leading Division of General Practice, in order to promote the activity and benefits of careers in veterinary general practice, and help support general practitioners both in Scotland, the wider UK and internationally. You will work with teaching colleagues to emphasise areas of the veterinary undergraduate curriculum specific to general practice, including highlighting key areas of general practice to students (such as Inglis rotation, Dick Vet Small Animal Practice, farm and equine), and develop present Final Year selective rotations in remote and rural practice.

    You will develop existing links within Scotland including with the Highlands and Islands Veterinary Services Scheme, Glasgow University Veterinary School and SRUC to support veterinary practitioners in general practice, including CPD and telemedicine provision, to support retention and recruitment of vets into general practice. You will enable research collaborations with general practitioners, and promote veterinary research relevant to general veterinary practice. You will liaise with key groups in Scotland, UK and overseas to support veterinary service provision in remote and rural areas, including government and veterinary associations, and develop links with the medical and dental profession in Scotland encountering similar issues.

    Your skills and attributes for success:

  • An MRCVS with clinical experience in general veterinary practice
  • Strong leadership experience, especially in managing change
  • Understanding of the primary care landscape in the UK and/or overseas
  • Experience in teaching, either in an academic or veterinary practice background
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    For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Alastair Macrae on 0131 651 7474 or [email protected]

    As a valued member of our team you can expect:

    An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement of 40 days, a defined benefits pension scheme , staff discounts, family friendly initiatives , flexible working and much more. We work on a rural campus which is convenient for Edinburgh and with easy access to the Scottish Highlands. Potential for further study/ support for career development, CPD allowance and ample opportunities for in-house training. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

    The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

    If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work webpages

    The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office's English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.

    About Us

    As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow's greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.

    About the Team

    The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is a one-of-a-kind centre of excellence in clinical activity, teaching and research. Our purpose-built campus, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Pentland Hills Regional Park, is home to more than eight hundred staff and almost eighteen hundred students, all of whom contribute to our exceptional community ethos.

    The School comprises:

    · The Roslin Institute

    · The Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Systems

    · The Roslin Innovation Centre

    · The Hospital for Small Animals

    · Equine Veterinary Services

    · Farm Animal Services

    · Easter Bush Pathology

    · The Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education

    We represent the largest concentration of animal science-related expertise in Europe, impacting local, regional, national and international communities in terms of economic growth, the provision of clinical services and the advancement of scientific knowledge.


    The School is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and participates in the Veterinary Medical Colleges Admissions Service (VMCAS). We are consistently ranked the best vet school in the UK by both the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide and the Guardian League Tables. We are consistently ranked among the best in the world by global rankings.

    The School is a global education provider with over 1,800 undergraduate, postgraduate and research students from around the world. We provide world- class education to improve the health of animals and human beings alike and are leaders in veterinary education, research, and clinical practice, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The Roslin Institute collaborates closely in delivering research-led teaching to undergraduate veterinary students, and promoting clinical veterinary research and translation. The unique association with leading medical and veterinary schools (through the University's College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine) with a genuine commitment to the concept of One Medicine, also enables the translation of expertise and knowledge into human health and vice-versa.

    Research Impact

    In a joint submission to the latest UK Research Excellence Framework exercise, research at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies (R(D)SVS) and Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) has been ranked number one in the UK for agriculture, food and veterinary sciences by combining Times Higher Education's ratings for each institution. The judgement, based on the quality and breadth of research, maintains the R(D)SVS and SRUC's position as the strongest provider in these subject areas. The institutions' research environment was classified to be 100 per cent world leading or internationally excellent for agriculture, food and veterinary sciences research. The Vet School and SRUC submission was also assessed as being 100 per cent world leading or internationally excellent in terms of the impact its research work has on wider society.


    The School holds a Silver Athena SWAN award and the Roslin Institute holds a Gold Award in recognition of their commitment to advance the representation of women in veterinary medicine and animal science. It is home to a thriving and diverse community of staff and students, with access to facilities including campus allotments and apiary, cycle storage and showers, walking and running trails, two restaurants and a modern gym.

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