• Martin McDowell MRCVS

    Providing locum services to veterinary practices around the UK.

  • Martin McDowell MRCVS

    Providing locum services to veterinary practices around the UK.

  • Focus

    I hold the ISFM Advanced Certificate in Feline Behaviour (Distinction) since October 2018. I have a special interest in internal medicine, abdominal ultrasound and feline medicine.

Dr Martin McDowell DrVetMed ISFM AdvCertFB MRCVS

Locum veterinary surgeon for companion animals

Current availability

See my availability calendar on the left (in the menu). This is linked to my live calendar information.

However as my situation can change please contact me for further details.

Locum Services

I’m Martin McDowell DrVetMed MRCVS, an experienced small animal veterinary surgeon offering vet locum services round the UK but preferably in Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Shropshire and south-east Wales.

If you would require my locum services or would like more information, please get in touch with me through this contact form. My CV and references are available on request.

Experience

I have 14 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 full-time across the UK.

Availability

An almost live view of my availability calendar from Google G Suite

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Martin McDowell

Martin McDowell

Dr Martin McDowell DrVetMed ISFM AdvCertFB MRCVS

About Martin

My name is Martin McDowell DrVetMed ISFM AdvCertFB MRCVS and I am a fully qualified veterinary surgeon in Herefordshire, UK. I have also been involved with the WVS in January 2015 with veterinary voluntary work at the Carriacou Animal Hospital. Read more on my personal blog here

I am have gained the ISFM Advanced Certificate in Feline Behaviour (ISFM AdvCertFB) with distinction.

14

years practicing

7

years locuming

76

locum jobs done

About Martin

Born in 1972, based in Herefordshire with a UK/British nationality

  • RCVS registration no. 6441157. See certificate on the right.
  • I hold the ISFM Advanced Certificate in Feline Behaviour (Distinction) since October 2018
  • I am surgically and medically competent.
  • I can do the odd on call but am unable to do night work, where a lot of cases are to be seen during the night and/or presence at the practice premises is required.
  • I have no specific location preference but would concentrate on areas within commuting distance in Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Shropshire and south-east Wales.
  • I have a full and valid UK driving and motorcycle licence.
  • I have my own professional indemnity insurance for 100% domestic pets (risk group D) through VDS (indemnity limit £250,000). More info available on request.
  • I have incorporated a limited company for trading: Pet Doc Martin Ltd.
  • If you would like to book me through a more established locum agency, please contact Trisha Smith at Vets2Go (01280 706679). Extra agency fees apply.
  • I have my own car but I am only insured for commuting to and from the workplace. It cannot be used for home visits.
  • Locuming since January 2012

My own kit

To make things easier I have some own kit:

  • NEW in 2019! Instadose +, smarter radiation monitoring

    Instadose + Smarter Radiation Monitoring

    Instadose + Smarter Radiation Monitoring

  • Littmann Classic II Paediatric Stethoscope (not the one on the photo)
  • Opticlar LED pocket otoscope and opthalmoscope
  • Petzl LED headtorch
  • Littauer 11cm stitch removal scissors
  • 5″ dressing removal scissors
  • stitch-cutting scissors
  • own smart short-sleeve consulting shirts (with an assortment of colourful bow-ties)
  • surgical scrub tops (non-sterile)
  • iM3 winged dental luxator/elevator set (1-6mm) – a small fee applies for use of this equipment

Skills matrix

A list of skills and how competent I am to perform them.

Legend
4I feel very comfortable with this technique/procedure and have performed many times
3I feel comfortable with this technique/procedure and have performed occasionally
2I have limited direct experience of this technique/procedure but would feel competent to use/perform without further specific training
1I do not feel comfortable with this technique/procedure and would require further support/training before performing alone

Testimonials

Client feedback from work at Prospect Vets in Halifax (2014)

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.

Client feedback from work at Prospect Vets in Halifax (2014)

… we appreciated that you were gentle with Tiger in the last minutes of her life and that you showed real concern for her well being throughout.
Thank you.

Alan Turnbull, director of Crossways Veterinary Surgery, Horsham (July 2016)

I thought I would write a short note to say how impressed I and all my staff have been with your work these last two weeks. You have been well received by the clients and your sense of humour meant you fitted in with nurses and vets alike. We shall book you again so I can have even longer Summer holidays!

Chris Lloyd, RVN at Lowesmoor House Veterinary Centre, Worcester (August 2016)

I enjoyed working with Martin, he was very easy to work with and would have no problem working with him again in future, very good with clients and pets!

Andy Matthew, director of Natterjacks Vets, Poole (March 2017)

Thanks again for all your help over the last four weeks – you were a lifesaver and have been delighted with feedback from staff and clients alike

Helen Duffy, Manager at Carmel Vets, Wolverhampton, October 2018

Martin is brilliant, staff and clients loved him. Thank you Martin hope we get to work with you again.

Book me for locum work

Send an e-mail to me(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)martin.vet or fill in the form below. Please note I am not a veterinary practice. The contact form is intended only for veterinary practices looking for locum cover. Messages from the general public cannot be replied to.

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