Martin McDowell Small Animal Veterinary Locuming
across the UK

Locuming Services

My name is Martin McDowell DrVetMed MRCVS and I am an experienced small animal veterinary surgeon offering veterinary locuming services in southern England and Wales.

Experience

I have 9 years of experience in practising small animal veterinary medicine both in the UK and abroad. I worked for 5 years in a small animal practice in Wales until 2012, after which I started locuming across the UK.

If you would require my locuming services and would like more information, please contact me through the contact form on this website. My CV and references are available on request.

Client feedback from work at Prospect Vets in Halifax

We just wanted to say how brilliant Dr McDowell was! He saw us well before the time and he was so very caring and nothing seems too much trouble. The service we received was above our expectations.

Locum work

My name is Martin McDowell DrVetMed MRCVS and I am a fully qualified veterinary surgeon in the UK. I have been locuming since February 2012 and I am interested in working locations in England and Wales (up to about Manchester and Leeds).

RCVS

RCVS registration no. 6441157

Sole charge or teamwork

I have no preference on working either sole charge or to be part of a team. I can work OOH.

Details
  • I am surgically and medically competent.
  • I have no preference on working either sole charge or to be part of a team. I can work OOH.
  • I have no specific location preference but would concentrate on areas of England (up to about Manchester and Leeds) and Wales.
  • I have a full and valid UK driving licence.
  • I have my own professional indemnity insurance through VDS (indemnity limit £100,000)
  • I have incorporated a limited company for trading Pet Doc Martin Ltd. (more information on the company HERE)
  • I have my own car but I am only insured for commuting to and from the workplace. Additional charges may apply.
  • I require the use of sterile surgical gloves for sterile procedures except cat castrates. My glove size is 7.5.

My own kit

To make things easier I have some own kit:

  • Littmann Classic II Paediatric Stethoscope (not the one on the photo)
  • Littauer 11cm stitch removal scissors
  • 5″ dressing removal scissors
  • stitch-cutting scissors
  • own smart short-sleeve consulting shirts
  • surgical scrub tops (non-sterile)
  • iM3 winged dental elevator set (1-6mm) – charges apply for use of this equipment
Personal details

Some more personal stuff:

  • Age: 41 (as of October 2013)
  • Nationality: UK/British
  • Base: Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

About Pet Doc Martin Ltd.

About the Company

  • Company formed in January 2012
  • Registered in England and Wales, no. 897095
  • VAT no. 127 9940 79
  • Registered Address: 71 Glebelands, Johnston, Haverfordwest, SA62 3PW
  • Accountant: Evens & Co. LTD, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire
  • Cloud accountancy system: SageOne Accounts

About the Website

  • Application: WordPress
  • Theme: Coalition by Kriesi
  • Host provider: WebhostUK.net on linux servers using the LAMP stack

 

Contact

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Past experience

Emergency work

Night duties:

  • Goddards in Wanstead veterinary hospital, London  (sole charge), 12 nights
  • Goddards in Stone Lion veterinary hospital, Wimbledon , London (sole charge), 4 nights

Day duties:

  • Southside emergency clinic, Birmingham (sole charge), 4 days
  • Vet24, Milton, Cambridge (mostly sole charge), 2 days

Sole charge

  • Pet Doctors, Botley
    Consultations and surgery, 8 days
  • All Animals Veterinary Clinic, Grays
    Consultations and surgery, 10 days
  • Abbey vets, Shrewsbury
    Consultations and surgery, 2 weeks
  • PetCare, Rustington
    Consultations and surgery, 5 days + 2 weeks
  • Prospect Vets, Halifax
    Consultations and surgery, 5 weeks + 2 weeks + 2 weeks

Multi-vet practices

  • PDSA Vet Savers, Northampton
    Consultations and surgery, 5 days
  • Medivet, Norwich
    Consultations and surgery, 12 days
  • Lydon Veterinary Centre, Birmingham
    Some consultations, mostly surgical, 4 days
  • David F. Wadsworth Veterinary Surgeons
    Consultations and surgery, 20 days
  • The Fenton Veterinary Practice (my old practice)
    Consultations and surgery, 9 days
  • Gourley Veterinary Surgeons (CVS)
    Consultations and surgery, 5 weeks
  • Rufford Vets, Rufford and Southport
    Consultations and surgery, 6 weeks
  • Congleton Veterinary Centre
    Consultations and surgery, 16 weeks (my longest locum yet!)