Veterinary Clinician (Out of Hours)

University of Glasgow - School of Veterinary Medicine

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.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.


  1. To contribute to performance and development review processes as appropriate in accordance with University strategy.
  2. To undertake divisional/school level administration as requested by the Head of School/Division.
  3. To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan, Glasgow 2020 – A Global Vision

Standard Terms & Conditions
Salary will be on the Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £33,943 - £38,183 per annum plus 18% Out of Hours Allowance.

This position is to cover maternity on a month to month basis up to 6 months, or until the substantive post holder returns from maternity leave, or in the event of her resignation, whichever date is earlier.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

The University has been awarded the Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award.
The University is committed to equality of opportunity in employment.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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