Open Position: Lecturer in Farm Animal Practice

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced colleague to join our Farm Animal Section.

Our Farm Animal Practice provides first-opinion services to local farms (predominantly beef and sheep, with some dairy), along with consultancy and referral work by senior members of the team. We also maintain a Farm Animal Hospital primarily for undergraduate veterinary teaching, but also have isolation facilities for referral cases. RDSVS is an approved institution for both ECBHM and ECSRHM Residency programmes.

Working closely with colleagues, you will be active in the development of the Farm Animal Practice and Hospital, and the provision of its veterinary services. You will teach undergraduate students in all aspects of farm animal husbandry and disease. You will also be involved in, and help develop, our consultancy and referral caseload. The Farm Animal Section has a strong and diverse clinical research programme, and you will be expected to provide a significant contribution to the Section’s clinical research output, with scope for development according to your interests.

We are looking for an MRCVS with relevant farm animal experience and ideally further postgraduate qualifications. You need to work as part of the team, and communicate well with colleagues, clients and students.

This job is with the first opinion farm animal practice, and driving a University car is an essential requirement for this position (as the post holder will have to drive to farms to do their work). You will hold a full driving licence, free from significant penalties, and will be expected to be, or be eligible to become, an Official Veterinarian (Local Veterinary Inspector).

This is a full time position, with a salary scale of £40,792 – £48,677 plus University benefits.

For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Alastair Macrae on 0131 651 7474 or

Ref: 047959 Closing date: 13 June 2019