Veterinary Surgeon

February 26, 2024

Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    February 26, 2024
  • Expiration date
    February 25, 2025

Job Description

Teamwork is their specialty. They have a fantastic team spirit, and they work hard to ensure that everyone is looked after and feels appreciated.”

Our RCVS practice standards accredited, Silver RWAF rabbit-friendly and Silver accredited ISFM cat-friendly practice has an excellent opportunity for a veterinary surgeon to join their inclusive, friendly, and supportive team!

About Their Practice:

The practice has gone from strength to strength since opening in 2012, with some of the existing team being with them from day one! As well as the practice owner and lead vet who qualified from Liverpool in 2008, you’ll also be joining a team of 3 other vets, 5 RVNs, 3 student nurses, 3 receptionists and a practice manager.

Your development is important to them, so their CPD budget is unlimited with their team including a Medicine certificate holder and nurses with certificates in Anaesthesia and Analgesia, Feline Nursing and Feline Behaviour.

The Role:

This is a permanent position with flexible hours considered, and they’re happy to discuss these around what you’re looking for to achieve a good balance between home and work but will include 1 in 5 weekends, with time off in lieu the week before and after.

Their days are structured well, including time dedicated to catching up on phone calls, lab results and breaks. They close daily for lunch, enabling the whole team to rest and eat, and they have a pantry box available so that there is always something to eat even if you forget your lunch. They frequently have Friday treats, fruit or pastries according to preference!

They all try to ensure that the whole team leaves on time at the end of the day, and if a late finish is needed for a patient, or you miss a lunch break for an emergency, then you will get that time back in lieu. As a team, they make sure they meet regularly and have fortnightly practice meetings that they all contribute to, as well as clinical vet meetings for case discussions and clinical development. They also make sure everyone has a monthly 1-2-1 check-in, with an open-door policy the rest of the time.

About you:

In joining their team and supporting their client community and client base, they are looking for a colleague with solid GP experience, a team player with great communication skills, and someone who shares their passion for providing the highest level of veterinary care.

The practice itself includes all the state-of-the-art equipment you’d expect from a thriving GP practice and offering separate cat, dog and isolation wards and a dedicated nurse consult room. They also work with a peripatetic imaging specialist and surgeons as needed.

Compensation & Benefits:

In addition to this rewarding role, they are also offering:

  • Salary up to £60,000 FTE, commensurate with experience
  • 5.6 weeks holiday
  • Compassionate Leave Day if you lose a pet
  • Extended compassionate leave for family bereavement
  • Private Health Cover
  • Life Assurance 4 x Annual Salary
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Paid memberships (RCVS, BVA, VDS)
  • No OOH (out of hours)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to Colleague Assistance Programmes – Retail Trust, Port of Call and MHFA
  • Exclusive company discounts and rewards – including 20% off at Pets at Home, The Groom Room and Vet Group

If you share their passion for delivering outstanding pet healthcare, great customer service and would like to join their team they would love to hear from you.

They want their colleagues to be as diverse as their clients. Their team is inclusive and celebrates differences.

So, if you have an ambition to be part of the future, please apply.