Wildlife Charity looking for additional veterinary support

A local wildlife charity is looking to take on additional veterinary support for its casualties in care by employing a veterinary surgeon part time. East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) currently has two vets which work when available to help casualties coming into care, but due to an increase in the number of casualties now being dealt with the charity is looking for another vet to come on board providing additional support.

"Sadly we can't afford to employ a vet full time, and the two current vets registered to our charity also have veterinary practices where they work, limiting their availability and the number of cases they can help with, so we are looking for another vet who would be willing to help with 1 or 2 evenings a week sparing 1 or 2 hours at a time depending on the demand" said WRAS founder Trevor Weeks.

In September 2010 WRAS opened its new Casualty Care Centre on the A22 at Whitesmith between Hailsham and Uckfield, and has been taking in more casualties than ever before. "We currently have to limit the number of casualties we take in, to ensure that we can provide suitable care and treatment, having another vet on board will help improve this" said Trevor Weeks.

WRAS's Casualty Care Centre is registered as a Veterinary Premises with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

"We are looking for a vet who is interested in wildlife, who is not species selective when it comes round to treatment. We hope that a combination of our knowledge of wildlife rehabilitation and the veterinary surgeons knowledge will work side by side in rehabilitating as many casualties back to the wild as possible, the hours are flexible and will vary," said Trevor.

WRAS deals with a wide variety of wildlife casualties from cat attacked bird, to road casualty foxes and crashed swans to oiled covered guillemots.

Anyone interested in applying for the part time job should Trevor Weeks on 01825-873003 to arrange an informal interview at the charities rescue centre.

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Press Contact: Trevor Weeks, Director, East Sussex WRAS, 07931 523958

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