Veterinary Surgeon required at Kingswood Vets, Woking
Do you want to be part of a friendly, dynamic team with a surgery cert holder, visiting cardiologist and orthopaedic surgeon to learn from?We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic Veterinary Surgeon to join our team. We offer a good mix of consults and theatre time but are happy to flex to suit the right candidate this role could suit a consult only vet or someone pursuing a certificate. During the week, we are open 08:00 - 19:00. We are looking for a candidate to do 20-30 hours per week, preferably with 1:4 Saturdays (alternating am only and all day). We are genuinely flexible about how the hours are split it can be 2-3 long days or 4-5 shorter days. There is no OOH or bank holiday work.
The salary for this role is up to £65,000 (FTE) depending on experience.
Kingswood Vets is a well-established local practice in Woking. We moved to a new purpose-built hospital premises in 2018. We have 4 consult rooms, 2 theatres, dental and imaging rooms, separate dog, and cat wards We have a really good mix of well-insured clients wanting gold standard plus RSPCA and other charity work. We have all the usual toys and more including tonopen, slit lamp, surgical diathermy, digital dental x-ray. Plenty of time to work up cases with support available if needed.As work life balance is important to us, Woking is full of things to do, we are surrounded by golf courses, country parks like Lightwater Country Park, RHS Garden Wisley, unspoiled scenic walks which include Pyrford Lock, a theatre, galleries, and The Living Planet Centre. We have great transport links though being around 30 minutes from London Centre on the train
We are a team of 10 Veterinary Surgeons (6.5FTE), 10 Nurses (8.5 FTE, 7 Registered Veterinary Nurses and 3 Student Veterinary Nurses) with an amazing support team of 12 who do all the hard work to keep the practice running smoothly. We have a surgery certificate holder, dental vet, imager, and a vet part way through an ophthalmology certificate plus a visiting cardiologist and orthopaedic surgeon to learn from. The rota is organised to allow dedicated time for admin to we can ensure we have the time needed to work up cases and provide the excellent care our clients deserve.
We are looking for a candidate with a minimum of 2 years’ experience, who is passionate about the provision of high-quality service to patients and clients. Candidates will need to be competent in routine consultations with any specialist interests being welcomed and supported.
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 40 hours paid pro rata • Certificate support • 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 cover• RCVS fees Additional• 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 BH8708.
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