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Veterinary surgeon – Behavioural Medicine referral practice

An opportunity has arisen for a full or part time veterinary surgeon with potential for a residency position in a busy referral veterinary practice in small animal behavioural medicine, working under the direction of the Clinical Director and as part of a clinical team of vets, rehabilitation trainers and a veterinary physiotherapist. Candidates must have a special interest in behavioural medicine and preferably a postgraduate qualification in the field. RCVS Advanced Practitioner status in Companion Animal Behaviour is an advantage and an interest in chronic pain management is also beneficial. Responsibilities include: • Conducting online and face to face diagnostic behavioural medicine consultations and formulating bespoke treatment programmes for patients and their caregivers • Prescribing medication as appropriate in relation to emotional disorders and chronic pain management • Advising clients on use of pheromones, nutraceuticals and other adjunctive therapies as appropriate • Working closely with the rehabilitation trainers and veterinary physiotherapist to ensure comprehensive care for patients • Providing support for clients via telephone and email following consultations • Conducting review consultations for the purposes of reviewing progress of the case and monitoring medication • Taking the out of hours phone on a rota basis • Providing email advice and support for local veterinary practices via our Behavioural Advice Subscription Service • Performing necessary clinical related administration duties Behavioural Referrals Veterinary Practice offers a referral service in small animal behaviour medicine. Practice Principal Sarah Heath BVSc PgCertVE DipECAWBM(BM) CCAB FHEA FRCVS is both an RCVS and an EBVS ® European Veterinary Specialist in Behavioural Medicine as well as a Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist. She was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in recognition of her work in establishing behavioural medicine as a veterinary discipline. The vet team offers a comprehensive service in the diagnosis, treatment and management of behavioural disorders and related chronic pain where appropriate. The tailor-made behavioural modification programmes are complemented by a follow up service provided by the team of rehabilitation trainers and a veterinary physiotherapist. Applicants should send their CV and covering letter to