Job Details: We are looking for an enthusiastic and friendly small animal veterinary surgeon to join our clients team on a permanent basis. Ideally you may have some experience, so someone who may have been looking to move from their first practice since graduating or someone who is looking to expand their experience of small animal practice to include leadership – whatever it may be, they have a role for you. They encourage their staff to develop their specific interests and they will support you every step of the way, including the study to certificate level.
Their flexible approach to rota patterns can truly enrich your work life balance. They know that everyone has demands and priorities outside of their career and they want to make it easy for you to strike the right balance. Whether you need to do the school pick up, need reduced hours during school holidays or would simply like a more flexible rota pattern they can fix or flex their patterns to suit you. A standard working day for their vets starts at 8.30am and finishes at 6.30pm with the majority of their team working four days a week with a fixed day off, however, if you have something else in mind, they don’t mind working with you.
They have different shift patterns, as follows:
*9am – 12pm consults then 2pm – 3pm / 4pm – 5.45pm
*9am – 12pm consults then 4pm – 5.45pm
*8.30am – 4pm in theatre (you dictate your breaks) then consult 4pm – 5.45pm.
There will be a share of 1:6 Saturday mornings which consists of consulting 9am – 12pm, if any inpatients require to be cared for over the weekend the vet is responsible for transferring these to their out of hours provider after consults, although this happens infrequently.
They have outsourced out of hours however alongside the nursing team there is some inpatient cover Monday to Friday. The diary is a mixture of operating and consulting time at their main branch with a couple of half days between 9am – 11am or 2pm – 6pm consulting at their smaller branch. This is sole charge consulting only. Admin time is provided between consulting, however, if additional is needed they will always work to accommodate their vets’ needs.
They are usually a 6-vet team, and they have a couple of wonderful locums who are regulars so their permanent staff can take their annual leave allowing them to work at a sensible pace. If you have an interest in a particular veterinary area, they will endeavour to ensure you are given the support and funding to pursue those interests. They have three OVs and two VetGDP qualified vets. Their nursing team consists of 6 super RVNs, 1 (soon to be 2) amazing SVNs and 2 awesome ANAs, all of whom are dedicated to patient care and work to support the vets including undertaking consultations. They benefit from RVNs with special interests in canine and feline behaviour, ECC and breeding.
- 6.6 weeks annual leave
- Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
- Your birthday as a paid day off
- Private medical insurance
- Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
- Cycle to Work scheme
- Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
- Non-accidental injury support
- £1250 CPD allowance with 5 days paid pro rata
- Certificate support
- Learning and development opportunities
- Access to Vetlexicon – their online encyclopaedia provider
- All their Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
- All their Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via their Care Fund
- Infection Prevention and Control Programme
- Quality Improvement Programme
- BVA membership
- VDS cover
- RCVS fees
- Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
- Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
- Discounted staff pet care