Job Description



Our aim within the practice is to treat our patients as though they were our own animals, and to treat our clients in the way we would wish to be dealt with ourselves. This philosophy should be carried through at all levels, in terms of our demeanour, appearance, professionalism and communication (between vets, clients and staff).

All clinicians are expected to provide a consistently high quality, professional veterinary service for referring veterinary surgeons, referred clients and their animals. You will be fully supported in continually developing your clinical skills in order to achieve the practice ethos of being ‘Committed to excellence’. Effective communication with clients and referring veterinary practices is essential to attain an enhanced uptake of quality veterinary care. 

Scope of role
You will be expected to work closely with the Directors, clinical colleagues (in particular other Oncology Specialists, the Imaging team, Internal Medicine team and Soft Tissue Surgery team), the Practice Manager, and Nurse Manager as well as all other support staff within the practice in order to provide the highest standards of professional care and service for our referred clients and their animals.

Key responsibilities

·         Provision of clinical and professional services for referred clients in accordance with our ‘veterinary surgeons’ guidance notes’ and the instructions of the Directors.

·         Participation in rotas, including ‘out of hours’ service in accordance with the practice requirements.

·         Development of the Oncology service through building strong relationships with existing and potential referring practices, and participation in other promotional activities.

·         Completion of CPD requirements in accordance with the current recommendations of the RCVS and the advice of the Directors, dependent upon personal and practice CPD needs.

Key skills

European, or American Diploma in Veterinary Oncology (or equivalent). 

A professional approach and appearance is expected at all times.

Excellent interpersonal skills and a positive friendly attitude are essential for effective teamwork within the practice, together with the ability to make decisions and communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues at all levels.

A commitment to practising the highest standard of veterinary medicine, upholding the RCVS code of ethics is expected at all times.



Dr Penny Watson
University of Cambridge
Madingley Road
Cambridge CB3 0ES
United Kingdom

Executive Secretary:

Dr Remo Lobetti
Bryanston Veterinary Hospital
PO Box 67092
2021 Bryanston
Republic of South Africa

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