This is a fixed term contract, starting in April 2021 and continuing for approximately 12 months to cover a period of maternity leave. You will work a 40 hour week, over 4 days (8:30-7) and a share of Saturdays (8:30-12:30), with Time in lieu given. There are no OOH. The role involves a mixture of surgery and consults each day, with minimal sole charge (Saturdays/Wednesdays only).
The practice is well equipped with dental radiography, digital X-ray, ultrasound, comprehensive in house haematology and biochemistry, multi parameter monitoring, bair-hugger, ecg, tonopen, diamond burr and dental drill. Few have a fantastic and proactive nursing team, who run their own consults
We’re a supportive and friendly team who (in non-covid times) have regular social meetings outside of work. Whilst we have been unable to go out, we have run an in-house “bake off” competition instead. We are proud to be involved in collecting for homeless charities (for both dogs and humans) and for local food banks. Several team members are also involved in octopus for a preemie crochet charity. Several team members attend fitness classes together.
Our caseload is varied, with a medical bias. Alex sees lots of ophthalmology cases and second opinions for other White Cross practices. Two team members are currently undertaking certificate study.
We are looking for a highly motivated veterinary surgeon who can thrive in our high-quality practice. Confident and professional, you will be able to work with sole charge. You will have a number of years’ experience in UK Small Animal practice and be RCVS registered You’ll have strong communication skills, the ability to work well in a team and a passion to deliver great clinical quality and fantastic client service. You must be happy with most aspects of general surgery, dentals and dental x-rays.
Benefits (pro rata):
• Generous holiday allowance • 5 days paid CPD leave• £1500 CPD Allowance per annum• Private Medical Insurance• VDS Membership paid• BVA Membership paid• Service based holiday entitlement increases• VDS cover• Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay• Enhanced paternity pay• Extra day of holiday and a personalised gift on your birthday• Free preventative veterinary care for your pets• My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships• Five days to volunteer for a charity of your choice• Practice social events• Opportunity for career development• Contribution towards a Fitbit and weekly challenges• Cycle to Work scheme• Pension• CPD/training support• Paid bereavement leave• Enhanced parental leave pay• Company sick pay• Employee opinion survey• Free uniform • Annual pay reviews• Social events• Sponsorship for overseas employees• Academy & Leadership courses• Focus on employee wellbeing• Relocation packages• Career progression opportunities• Free flu jabs
As a Disability Confident Employer we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long term health conditions, and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.
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