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Vacancy – Senior Histology Technician (Veterinary Pathology)

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IZVG Pathology is currently seeking to recruit an experienced Senior Histology Technician.

International Zoo Veterinary Group (IZVG) was founded in 1976 and is the largest freelance zoo medicine practice in the world, working exclusively with non-domestic species. IZVG Pathology was established in 2003 and provides dedicated anatomic pathology services for the practice’s zoo, aquarium and wildlife conservation work. IZVG Pathology works from our own fully equipped post-mortem facility and histology laboratory situated within IZVG’s main building in Keighley, West Yorkshire. Keighley is on the edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and within easy travelling distance of the Lake District, and close to the larger cities of Leeds and Bradford.

The role: The role: We are recruiting a full-time Senior Histology Technician. We seek a histologist with significant diagnostic laboratory experience. You will run our diagnostic histopathology laboratory, provide technical expertise and manage a second histology technician, taking immediate responsibility for a histology caseload comprising marine aquarium fish, non-domestic mammalian (particularly primate), avian, and lower vertebrate species, as well as invertebrates. Position holders will be responsible for managing and undertaking the processing of routine diagnostic specimens and associated documentation in our Keighley laboratory, and will be expected to ensure the efficient running of all technical aspects of our diagnostic histopathology service. In addition, holders may be required to provide technical support for veterinary diagnostic post-mortem examinations under the direction of our veterinary pathologists. The further development of established departmental technical protocols (SOPs, risk assessments) and liaison with IZVG staff in other departments and our clinical vets is part of the role.

Qualifications and experience: HNC, BSc or an equivalent qualification, preferably in Biomedical Science. Appropriate further training in histology in a medical or veterinary laboratory environment. A minimum of 5 years working within a histology laboratory environment, with evidence of competence in all routine aspects of histological processing. Additional experience in other laboratory disciplines including cytology, diagnostic microbiology, parasitology and post-mortem/mortuary technique would be beneficial. It is expected that candidates will be comfortable working with veterinary cadaver material.

Remuneration: The post carries a competitive salary, 23 days annual leave, company pension scheme with employer contribution. Further training will be encouraged and supported.

Contact: Informal enquiries are welcomed to the Principal Veterinary Pathologist Dr Mark Stidworthy by email or telephone 01535 692000 (laboratory) or 07771 567506 (mobile).

To apply, send a completed application form, a letter briefly outling past experience and future goals and your CV to c.kelly@izvg.co.uk.

The closing date is Monday March 29th, 2021 at 9am, or until a suitable candidate is found.

Please see the job specification for full details.


Vacancy - Assistant Veterinary Pathologist: Aquatic, Zoo & Wildlife Species

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IZVG Pathology is currently seeking to recruit an experienced Assistant Veterinary Pathologist.

International Zoo Veterinary Group (IZVG) was founded in 1976 and is the largest freelance zoo medicine practice in the world, working exclusively with non-domestic species. IZVG Pathology was established in 2003 and provides dedicated anatomic pathology services for the practice’s zoo, aquarium and wildlife conservation work. IZVG Pathology works from our own fully equipped post-mortem facility and histology laboratory situated within IZVG’s main building in Keighley, West Yorkshire. Keighley is on the edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and within easy travelling distance of the Lake District, and close to the larger cities of Leeds and Bradford.

The role: Working alongside our existing principal veterinary pathologist, who will be your direct line manager, with two histology technicians, and supported by zoological medicine clinical specialists, you will take immediate responsibility for a caseload that comprises significant numbers of marine aquarium fish, non-domestic mammalian (particularly primate), avian, and lower vertebrate species, as well as invertebrates. Diagnostic histopathology will be a major part of your daily work, for IZVG’s own clients and for external clients including veterinary surgeons and referral laboratories. Necropsy examinations are also a frequent and irreplaceable feature of our work, occasionally necessitating travel off-site. A network of external collaborators enables us to source additional diagnostic testing as necessary. Opportunities exist for input into conservation projects in association with field biologists and vets, and to publish and present your work nationally and internationally.

The person: MRCVS (or immediate eligibility) and a postgraduate qualification in Veterinary Pathology are essential (FRCPath, DipACVP, DipECVP or equivalent), as are robust diagnostic and communication skills. We are particularly seeking experience and enthusiasm for fish pathology, and experience with other non-domestic animal pathology would also be an advantage. Whatever your prior experience you will be expected to demonstrate a genuine interest and enthusiasm for aquatic species pathology and a willingness to develop relevant expertise rapidly. You will have a commitment to providing the best quality diagnostic service to our clients. Experience of research methods and a track record of publication would also be desirable.

Remuneration: The post carries a competitive salary along with additional benefits including medical insurance. Relevant CPD is encouraged and funded and there are considerable in-house training resources.

Contact: Informal enquiries are welcomed to the Principal Veterinary Pathologist Dr Mark Stidworthy by email or telephone 01535 692000 (laboratory) or 07771 567506 (mobile).

To apply, send a completed application form, a letter briefly outling past experience and future goals and your CV to c.kelly@izvg.co.uk.

The closing date is Monday March 15th, 2021 at 9am, or until a suitable candidate is found.

Please see the job specification for full details.


IZVG Welcomes New Vet Stephanie To The Team



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We’d like to introduce Stephanie Grimmett, who joined the clinical team in February 2020. Stephanie graduated from the University of Queensland in 1998, having spent part of her undergraduate years working with fish, horses and koalas. After stints working for the RSPCA and in private practice, she worked in the Aquatic Animal Health Program at Cornell University. Welcome to IZVG Stephanie.

Vacancy - Histology Technician (Veterinary Pathology) - Maternity Cover

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IZVG Pathology is currently seeking to recruit an experienced Histology Technician to provide maternity cover. This is a full-time role working in our laboratory in Keighley, under the supervision of a Senior Histology Technician..

IZVG Pathology is a leading provider of post mortem and histopathology services for zoo, wildlife, exotic pet and aquatic species, and has been providing these for veterinarians, zoos and aquaria in the UK and overseas since 2003. We are based in Keighley, West Yorkshire, and are a department of the International Zoo Veterinary Group (IZVG).

To apply, send a completed application form and your CV to finance@izvg.co.uk.

The closing date is Sunday December 8th, 2019 at 5pm, or until a suitable candidate is found.

Please see the job specification for full details.


***** APPLICATIONS FOR OUR ASSISTANT VET POSITION HAVE NOW CLOSED*****

Vacancy - Veterinary Assistant With Interest In Aquatic Medicine, UK

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IZVG is looking for an Assistant Veterinarian (full-time). The position is based in Yorkshire but travel will be expected mostly in the UK and Europe and occasionally further afield.

IZVG is the largest full-time zoo, aquatic and exotic practice in the World. The successful applicant will require MRCVS status, at least 3 years experience, good clinical skills and a proven desire to work in the field of aquatic animal medicine. Relevant MSc/Cert/Diploma is preferred. Salary will be commensurate with experience. IZVG will provide training, CPD, car and benefits package.

To apply, send a completed application form and your CV to finance@izvg.co.uk.

The closing date is 11th October 2019, or until a suitable candidate is found. Interviews to be held on 17th October 2019.

Please contact IZVG on finance@izvg.co.uk if you have any questions.


Karen Archer Becomes A List 1 Secretary of State Zoo Inspector



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Following the successful completion of the recent Zoo Licensing Inspection course and fulfilment of the shadowing requirements we are pleased to announce that vet Karen Archer has been appointed as a Secretary of State Zoo Inspector under List 1.


IZVG Welcomes New Vet Harvey To The Team



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We’d like to introduce Richard Harvey, who joined the clinical team in June 2019. Harvey qualified from the Royal Veterinary College and joins us after a varied career in emergency medicine, military practice, and extensive conservation work in Africa. Welcome to IZVG Harvey.

Andrew Greenwood Retires after 43 years



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It's the end of an era at IZVG as today marked the beginning of Andrew Greenwood's official retirement from the practice.

Andrew joined David Taylor as a partner in 1973 and, in 1976, they together formed the International Zoo Veterinary Group. An internationally recognised expert in avian diseases and marine mammal care, he is a Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Though out his career, Andrew has acted as veterinary advisor to a huge number of zoo groups and committees including various BIAZA and EAZA taxonomic and veterinary groups, EAAM, EAZWV, AAV to name but a few. Andrew has been a zoo inspector and was instrumental in bringing in the Zoo Licensing Act to the UK, when on the Zoos Forum, which was later included in to European Law. Andrew has served on the Council of Durrell Wildlife Trust and the Zoological Society of London.

Not to leave out threatened species in the wild, Andrew as provided veterinary advice to the Mauritian Wildlife Trust for species recovery programmes for many years, was a Trustee of the World Parrot Trust and Wildlife Information Network and was one of the founders of Wildlife Vets International.

In addition, Andrew has written and contributed to many published papers on a wide range of topics from marine mammal health, to supplement feeding of wild echo parakeets and zoological history.

On a lighter note Andrew has been the vet on many productions that involved animals including One by One (about David Taylor) and more recently BBC’s Our Zoo (about the start of Chester Zoo). Andrew featured in Flying Vets, a series about International Zoo Veterinary Group’s work.

Although we're certain Andrew will pop in and see us, he will be missed by us all at IZVG.

Our warmest wishes for your retirement Andrew

March 29th 2019


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