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West Midlands - Wolverhampton

Small Animal Vet Carmel Vets, Penn Fields Jeffcock Rd, Wolverhampton WV3 7AF, UK

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Contract, Full Time or Part Time
Posted on: 21 Nov 2022

Vet required for Maternity Cover at Carmel Vets, Penn Fields

Job Description

Why Choose Our Practice?

We believe that feeling happy, valued, and respected at work is vitally important to help you achieve your potential. We care about our team, patients, and clients in that order because we understand that unless you are at your best, the patient care and client experience won’t be the best.
Using Vet led initiatives and building on the friendly and supportive foundation we already have, we have worked hard to develop a strong culture of “civility”. We are looking for a candidate with strong interpersonal skills and a core mindset of kindness and respect.

The Role

This is a fixed term maternity cover position, ending in September 2023. The role is for 38.75 hours per work. We are happy to employ one or more people to cover the rota hours. There is potential for the role to become a permanent position in the longer term.

Duties involve both first opinion consulting and surgery, with some sole charge work during the week and on Saturdays, alongside a receptionist and 2 registered veterinary nurses. You will be primarily based at our Pennfields branch. From time to time, you may be required to work at our Fallings Park practice, to cover holidays or sickness. This is only a short 15 minute drive away.

The full rota involves working 4 days per week between the hours of 8:30 am to 6:30 pm from Monday to Friday, with Wednesdays off, and every other Saturday from 8:30 am until 2 pm. However, we are happy to accept both full/part-time applicants. 

The salary for this role is up to £60,000 (FTE 40 hrs per week) depending on experience.

About Us

Carmel Veterinary Centre is an RCVS Tier 2 accredited, VNTP, two-site small animal practice based in Wolverhampton. Both practices are within walking distance of a local park, which is ideal if you bring your dog to work or just to get some fresh air and stretch your legs at lunchtime. Wolverhampton is ideally based to access both city life and the countryside. We are equipped with ultrasound, digital X-ray, endoscope, bronchoscope and full in house Idexx lab machines. We will be purchasing a dental X-ray machine in the coming months and have lots of enthusiasm and development plans for the future.

We are committed to providing the best possible service and will always try to go the extra mile to deliver exceptional client and patient care. We have recently recruited a fantastic Senior Vet to support our part-time CD and to help us increase the services we offer. They are joining our fantastic team which includes RVN’s, one student veterinary nurse, 2 VCA’s, 1 Animal Care Assistant and a dedicated Clinical Cleaner. Our team are friendly and motivated, and we strongly encourage CPD and self-development. One of our nurses has just completed her ISFM Diploma in Feline Nursing and we are working towards our Fear Free Status. In addition, three members of our team have trained as Mental Health First Aiders. It is important to us that we provide a positive and supportive working environment, to maintain our strong ethos of teamwork and communication.

Applicant Requirements

We are looking for candidates who share our team values, have a strong work ethic and the ability to provide excellent patient and client care. You must be confident with sole charge, enjoy consulting and be a capable surgeon.

Because our employee's matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from:

Work-life balance

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave inclusive of bank holidays
  • 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


  • £1,200 CPD allowance with 40 hours paid, pro-rata
  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
  • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
  • All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
  • Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships

  • BVA membership
  • VDS cover


  • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Discounted staff pet care

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. 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.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch. Please quote BH7302 when you apply. 

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