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Experienced Veterinary Surgeon Required – Small Ruminant Artificial Breeding Services (MOET and Laparoscopic AI)

 Animal Breeding Europe Limited is seeking a Veterinarian , with demonstrable experience in the field of Reproduction, to provide contracted seasonal support to our veterinary team in the delivery of artificial insemination (AI) and Embryo Transfer (MOET) services for sheep and goats across the UK and Ireland during the peak breeding season (July to October).  Veterinarians will provide both on-farm and on-centre services requiring extensive travel throughout the UK.

 Successful candidates will be responsible for:

  • Delivery of commercial artificial sheep breeding services to AB Europe standards and best practice at all times (including quality assurance on semen, embryos and on ewe reproductive health).
  • Delivery of large and small-scale Laparoscopic Artificial Insemination services (300 ewes per day)
  • Delivery of Embryo Transfer procedures on high quality, valuable pedigree ewes and embryo freezing services.
  • Semen collection, semen assessments, freezing and thawing. 
  • Provision of advice to clients on ewe management pre and post-surgical procedures.
  • Provision of ram fertility testing and advice to clients on ram management and semen quality.
  • Completion of all paperwork required for regulatory and commercial processes.

 Specification

Professional accreditation and experienced veterinarians must be registered with the RCVS for provision of services to the UK and the Republic of Ireland. You must be able to demonstrate experience of successful large-scale laparoscopic AI and ET procedures in sheep, including small ruminant anaesthesia.  AB Europe will provide the veterinarian with Professional Indemnity insurance through the Veterinarian Defence Society for work undertaken on behalf of ABEurope.

 Duration

This is a highly seasonal activity for which support is required from July to the end of October. Veterinarians must be able to commit to providing at least 50 days work during the breeding season.

 Hours of Work

The work is scheduled centrally and a programme of work provided to the veterinarian team.  Due to the intensive nature of the work, contracted specialists are required to work up to 14 hours per day for a scheduled number of days that will not normally exceed 10 consecutive days in any one stretch.  Work is delivered across the UK and Ireland.

 Facilities and Transport

AB Europe will provide each veterinarian team with all the necessary surgical equipment and consumables together with a vehicle for on-farm schedules.  AB Europe will also supply a trained technician who will accompany the veterinarian on each run of visits and support the surgical procedures.  Veterinarians must have a full, clean driving licence.

 Exclusivity

The Veterinarian will provide contracted services exclusively to AB Europe during the period of July – end of October.  The veterinarian will not be able to supply artificial sheep breeding services to any competing breeding company or veterinarian practice in the UK/Ireland.  There is no restriction on the veterinarian undertaking such work overseas outside of the contracted period.

 Professional Accreditation and Experience

Veterinarians must be registered with the RCVS for provision of services in the UK and the Republic of Ireland and must be able to demonstrate at least 3 years’ experience of successful laparoscopic AI and ET procedures in Sheep.

Remuneration

Veterinary support is contracted on an AB Europe specialist consultant basis at a rate of £400 - 500 per day.  A payment for £35/hour is made for any administration, semen freezing or rams semen assessment work undertaken.  AB Europe will reimburse the costs of all travelling, hotel and out-of-pocket expenses that is reasonably incurred in providing these services.

Payment will be issued following receipt of an authorised invoice. 

Applications

Veterinarians with the relevant experience are invited to submit a CV and covering letter to:

Mr Geraint Thomas

General Manager

East Mains

Ormiston

East Lothian

EH35 5NG

Or to geraint@abreeds.co.uk

Closing Date:   31st October 2018

 

IVF Embryologist

Based in Ormiston, East Lothian.

 Animal Breeding Europe Limited is a small UK based company specialising artificial insemination and embryo transfer in both sheep and cattle. This is an exciting / excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our cattle IVF team based in Edinburgh.

 The successful candidate will be responsible for:

 Supporting the day to day activities to ensure the smooth operation of our on farm service.

  • Performing IVF, IVC and embryo Vitrification and freezing
  • Providing support to vets on TVR Days
  • Collect, grade and transfer fresh embryos into recipients
  • Freeze embryos for both domestic and overseas work.
  • Clean and sterilise all surgery equipment when required
  • Ensuring all records associated with IVF are recorded and maintained .ie. Donor & recipients paperwork and drug records. 

 This is a full time position and the Successful candidate will be involved in the day today running of the laboratory, processing oocytes and help with on centre & on farm collection. Previous experience of working in a Lab is preferable but experience of IVF in Cattle is essential.

 Hours of work

The work is scheduled centrally and due to the intensive nature of the work, embryologists may be required to work up to 10 hours per day for a scheduled number of days.  Work may be delivered right across the UK and Ireland. On centre days can be within the normal hours of work which are 36.5hrs per week, office hours of 8.30am – 5pm Mon – Friday.  

Facilities and Transport

ABEurope will provide a vehicle (usually a transit van) for on-farm schedules.  Embryologists must have a full, clean driving licence.

Remuneration

Salary on application.  ABEurope will reimburse the costs of all travelling, hotel and out-of-pocket expenses that is reasonably incurred in providing these services when they are not on centre.

Please send a covering letter and CV to Geraint Thomas, Animal Breeding Europe, East Mains, Ormsiton, East Lothian. EH35 5NG

Closing Date: 31st October 2018

Veterinary Surgeon Required – For training in Small Ruminant Artificial Breeding Technologies (MOET and Laparoscopic AI)

Animal Breeding Europe Limited is a multi-centre, UK-based company servicing the national and international agricultural sectors with advanced reproductive technologies. We provide artificial breeding services throughout the UK and Ireland from our three centres (Edinburgh, Malvern, Belfast). Our services include artificial insemination, diagnosis of infertility, embryo transfer and IVF/IVP in sheep, goats and cattle. We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our veterinary team, to help provide our expanding artificial breeding services.

This is an excellent opportunity, be it to further your interest in reproductive technologies or small ruminants, or to have a career change and diversify away from clinical veterinary practice. We are rapidly growing business, and for the right candidate there will be excellent prospects to meet the needs of your specific interests 

Working as part of a small team, you will be required to have excellent interpersonal skills. You will be an MRCVS and experience in small ruminant surgery would be of benefit. The highly seasonal nature of the work means that the post may suit an individual who wishes to combine a full-time role with other work / travel outside of the peak season. This position will require the applicant to work in both UK and Ireland and, on occasion, internationally. 

The successful candidate will be given full training to provide artificial breeding services, as follows:

  • Inducing and monitoring general anaesthetic procedures in sheep and goats
  • Semen collection and handling, semen freezing and thawing, semen assessment and its practical application within an AI programme
  • Ram fertility examinations and ewe reproductive health advice
  • Advanced reproductive technologies including laparoscopy, artificial insemination, OPU, embryo recovery and transfer.
  • Specific pre- and post- operative care and advice to clients

It is understood that the initial training period may take 1 – 2 years before the successful candidate will be able to provide these services on a commercial basis and become a registered Team Leader.

A full and clean driving licence is essential.

Hours of work and salary

The normal hours of work are 36.5 hrs per week, office hours of 8.30am – 5pm, Mon – Friday, but the seasonal nature of the service provided will require a great deal of flexibility by the candidate in this area.

Please send a covering letter and CV to:

Geraint Thomas

Animal Breeding Europe

East Mains

Ormiston

East Lothian

EH35 5NG

 

Or to geraint@abreeds.co.uk

Closing Date:   31st October 2018

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