Agility Team GB – Vet (Junior & Senior Team)

Role Outline

The role of the vet is to provide any necessary veterinary treatment for the Teams whilst attending the championships (JOAWC, EO’s, FCI AWC) abroad and to ensure travel paperwork and required treatments are complete before and during the event.

Additional Tasks

  • Dog paperwork check at the Try out events
  • Involved in the running of team selection events.
  • Online presentations to the teams (on fitness, injury prevention, nutrition, hydration, travel)
  • Advice and help with warm up and cool down routines both pre event and during.
  • Assistance with injuries during events
  • Offer professional services regarding tailored fitness plans for team dogs
    -Speed, conditioning and strengthening
    -Identifying and resolving individual weaknesses
    -Injury prevention

Logistics

Attendance and active role at the all events will be a requirement. Online presentations will need to be scheduled for evening presentations. Attending the championships (JOAWC, EO’s, FCI AWC) is compulsory. The vet must have professional indemnity insurance and ensure that it is valid abroad.

Fee & Expenses

For attending each championship event a £300 fee will be paid by the Kennel Club.

Any professional services offered which are outside of the specific Agility Team GB role, will not involve Agility Team GB and any services will be paid for by the individual handler.

Petrol costs will be covered for attending training sessions and events in the UK. Additional travel and living costs such as flights, car parking and hotels will be covered but must be agreed in advance with the Team Manager and receipts provided, alternatively these may be booked directly by the Kennel Club. Living expenses to an amount agreed by the Kennel Club will be provided where you are required to stay away from home.

Summary

The vet will ensure Agility Team GB has travel paperwork and treatments in order and canine
medical cover whilst abroad. In addition, they will be able to offer their services for Team members
wishing to improve their dog’s performance capabilities.

Please note that DBS checks will be carried out on the successful applicant.

All candidates that wish to apply for this role should email agility@thekennelclub.org.uk with a cover
letter and CV by Friday 3rd July 2020.

 

 

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