Veterinary Clinician (Out of Hours)

University of Glasgow

Job purpose

To deliver an efficient and effective small animal out of hours emergency service for local first opinion practices by providing expertise and clinical activity to the Small Animal Hospital (SAH). To enhance and develop the delivery of clinical teaching to undergraduates and clinical scholars. Thereby to contribute to objectives relating to national and international excellence in clinical service and teaching.

Main Duties and Responsibilities


1. To contribute to the small animal out of hours emergency service by providing a high quality service for pet owners and liaison with external first opinion practices that will consequently maintain a clinical out of hours first opinion and referral workload necessary to support teaching and research activities.

2. To support the provision of high quality medical care to patients in the high dependency and intensive care units of the small animal hospital.

3. To maximise the opportunities available for continued personal training and development and to work closely with the appointed clinical supervisor to ensure this is achieved.

4. To contribute to the implementation and validation of clinical quality assurance measures.

5. To participate in practical/professional and/or clinical practice bodies related to the service area at national and international level as appropriate.

6. To participate in promotional activities and events relating to the Small Animal Hospital.

7. To ensure compliance with the continuing professional development requirements of the RCVS.


8. To engage in the delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities, as directed by the Head of Small Animal Clinical Sciences in consultation with the course leaders.

9. To support 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.


10. To contribute to performance and development review processes as appropriate in accordance with University strategy.

11. To undertake divisional/school level administration as requested by the Head of School/Division.

12. To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan.



A1. Veterinary degree registerable with RCVS.


B1. Full eligibility for or holds post graduate qualification in relevant discipline (internal medicine or emergency and critical care).



C1. High standard of communication skills both orally and written.

C2. Ability to work as part of a team.

C3. Ability to work independently.

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

C5. Ability to provide medical care to small animal emergency patients in the small animal hospital.

C6. Expertise across the field, corresponding to training and qualifications, and ability to provide advice to clinicians and external veterinary surgeons.


D1. High standard of presentation skills.

D2. Understanding and experience of databases and other IT applications/packages.



E1. Post-graduate clinical experience in Veterinary Surgery.


F1. Post graduate clinical experience in small animal OOH emergency service.

F2. Teaching experience at undergraduate level.

F3. Record of clinical publications.

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 7, £38,474 – £43,155 per annum plus 30% Out of Hours Allowance plus an employer pension contribution of 21.6%. (Total salary package £58k to £65k)

This post is full-time and open-ended, however part-time applicants will also be considered.

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, 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

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

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan 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 for more information.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Mrs Sophie Ashworth, [email protected]

Vacancy Ref: 120068,    Closing Date: 28 June 2023.

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