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Small Animal Rehabilitation Therapist (Maternity Cover) - Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital

We are pleased to announce that Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital is planning to expand services to its clients and veterinary practitioners.

Cork Canine Rehabilitation Centre (CCRC) are currently seeking a Small Animal Rehabilitation therapist to cover maternity leave. The centre is currently operated by two full-time Rehabilitation Therapists and a Physiotherapy assistant. 

What we are looking for: 

The selected therapist is expected to play a key role within the rehabilitation team and will assist in the day to day running of the centre. This will involve assessing and treating in-patients and out-patients of Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital, patients referred to CCRC from referring veterinary practices. The successful applicant will be expected to develop home exercise programs to meet the patient's individual needs. Treatment may be a combination of land and water based physiotherapy. The successful candidate will be expected to communicate with hospital staff, clients and referring veterinary surgeons through verbal and written communication. Maintaining hospital records with appropriate clinical information and pricing is important. 

  • Qualifications in Small Animal Rehabilitation therapy, Veterinary Physiotherapy or Canine Hydrotherapy will all be considered.
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Focus and determination
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong References
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member
  • 1-2 years post graduate experience in small animal practice. Exceptional new graduates may be considered.

 What we can offer:

Our fully operational physiotherapy/hydrotherapy suite contains a hydrotherapy pool, Biomag PEME and LASER, TENS, NMES, and various therapeutic equipment. The working hours are Monday to Friday 40 hours per week, set hours will be discussed with no night duty or weekend duty. The role is a 6 month contract which may extend to 10 months. You will also have access to the following Staff Benefits: Up to 7 weeks holiday + Bank Holidays' (of equivalent time off if on rota for clinical roles) with our Buy and Sell Holiday Scheme, gymflex and much much more

This may be the perfect opportunity for the right candidate to further their experience and career in veterinary physiotherapy

Further details of the advertised positions can be found on our web site or by contacting Shane Guerin or John Cunningham.


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Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital
Vicars Road, Togher, Cork, Southern Ireland, T12 K26P
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    attractive salary + benefits package
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    Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital
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  • Application Closing Date:
    28 February 2019
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