Veterinary Surgeon required at The Vet Centre
An opportunity not to be missed at The Vet Centre Maids Moreton! This is rare chance to further your career as a Veterinary Surgeon in a practice that has a forward-looking approach whilst maintaining the traditional values of animal care and client trust.Our flexible approach to rota patterns and working hours truly tips the scale on your work life balance. We know that everyone has demands and priorities outside of their career and we want to make it brilliantly easy for you to strike the right balance. Whether you are looking to fix or flex your work patterns, we can find the right solution for you. 1 in 4 Saturday morning. We do our own overnight hospitalisation of any ongoing cases as required, alongside an experienced RVN.
We are a practice with an excellent reputation for providing high quality care whilst still enjoying what we do. We provide a friendly, supportive environment for our staff with a varied caseload alongside the capacity to advance and enhance your skills enabling us to get the most out of being in general practice. We have got the brains, the training, and the kit: we like to use them.
The main surgery at Maids Moreton (near Buckingham) is equipped with full diagnostic, laboratory, surgical and hospitalisation facilities. This enables us to have the satisfaction of investigating and treating our patients to a high clinical standard whilst referring to specialists when appropriate. We perform our own cardiac scans, endoscopy (rhinoscopy & otoscopy all the way through to colonoscopy), laparoscopy (90%+ of spays are “keyhole”), fracture repair and stifle TTA’s; and improve the quality of our surgical procedures and outcomes with bipolar diathermy, harmonic scalpels and “Enseal” equipment. Dental x-rays are available at both sites with air-driven equipment, sharp instruments and “Vet-tome” to make “dentals” a pleasure rather than a chore.
The Vet Centre is a “market-town” small animal vet practice with a staff of 6 Veterinary Surgeons 5 FTE, 6 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 1 Student Veterinary Nurse and a Veterinary Care Assistant providing top class veterinary care at our main site at Maids Moreton and branch at Cherry Lane. We are a long-standing mostly home-grown team with a progressive and welcoming attitude. Buckingham is within a grammar school catchment area.
We are looking for a capable, charismatic, and highly motivated Veterinary Surgeon.
• Ability to work sole charge• Good clinical, inter-personal and communication skills• Capable of handling more complicated consultations and cases• Competent surgical skills (e.g. Caesarean section, pyometra)• The desire and ability to improve and progress your skills further in general first opinion practice - it doesn’t have to be mundane and can be fun, rewarding and very fulfilling!
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- Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service- Your birthday as a paid day offWellbeing- 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 supportDevelopment- £1,250 CPD allowance with 5 days 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 ProgrammeProfessional Memberships- BVA membership- VDS coverAdditional- Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers- Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer- Discounted staff pet careAs 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 and quote reference BH8313.
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