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Small Animal Vet Luxstowe Vets Liskeard PL14 3QF, UK

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time or Part Time
Min Offered: £ 34,000 per year GBP
Posted on: 11 Jun 2024

Small animal veterinary surgeon required

Job Description

***Veterinary Surgeon – Luxstowe Vets – Liskeard, Cornwall***

 

Are you a Vet looking to join a supportive practice? We can offer the guidance you need to flourish here at Luxstowe Vets within a friendly and experienced team!

 

The Role:

Full or part-time. Applications also welcome from recent/new graduates.

 

Reasons to Work with Us:

  • Salary of £33,000 to £60,000 depending on experience
  • 6.8 weeks holiday including bank holidays
  • Generous basic CPD allowance of £1750, with certificates supported and funded
  • Professional fees for RCVS, Veterinary Defence Society, plus one other paid for
  • Visas sponsored
  • Healthshield cash plan
  • Reduced rate on private health care
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Company pension
  • And more!

 

** We prioritise a good work-life balance!

  • Practice closes at 6pm – duty vet from 5.15pm
  • Protected time for admin/phone calls
  • 1 hour lunch break
  • OOH’s arranged in 8 week blocks (you will have 6 weeks with no OOH’s duties). During on call week no daytime practice duties or Wednesday night (as cover already in place)
  • Weekend rota over 2 consecutive weeks:

Week 1 - Saturday morning consults (9am-12.30pm), then you’ll be off until 6am Sunday when you’ll be on-call until Monday at 8.30am, work until 1pm and then you’ll be off until Wednesday.

Week 2 - you will consult on Saturday morning, then be on-call until 6am Sunday, plus you’ll get the following Wednesday off.

 

About Us:

We are a progressive RCVS accredited practice based in beautiful south-east Cornwall, with our main clinic at Liskeard, and branch surgeries in Looe and Torpoint. After over 120 years of looking after the local animals, both large and small, we became a small animal practice in 2017. We are very lucky to have a team that really is one in a million, we currently have 9 vets with an average of 16 years’ experience each.

We have exciting plans for 2024 including a brand-new main site and we are keen to grow our team to 10 or 11 vets.

Luxstowe Vets has excellent facilities with an extensive range of modern equipment including digital and dental x-ray, laparoscopy/endoscopy/bronchoscopy, ultrasound, tonometer, slit lamp, diathermy, cutting-edge anaesthetic monitors, plus orthopaedic kit, and we’re always open to requests for new equipment to ensure you can follow your interests.

We pride ourselves on improving everyone’s quality of life, by not only providing gold standard care to our patients and clients, but also to our team. Our relaxed work environment means everyone enjoys working together and are always willing to lend a hand! With an open approach to sharing ideas, we feel we as a team can shape to future of our practice!

Our skilled team brings a wealth of experience:

Our clinical director Tom loves surgery and mentoring, he’s already trained 5 vets up in laparoscopy and alongside our other vets, often undertakes more complex surgeries including orthopaedic procedures like TTAs and fracture repairs, as well as soft tissue procedures including BOAS, diaphragmatic or perineal hernias and lap assisted gastropexies and biopsies.

Our other clinical director Ben holds a certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice.

Erin and Niamh are our Vet GDP Advisors and actively supports our new grad vets. Niamh is also studying for a surgery certificate.

 

About the Area:

Liskeard is a beautiful market town, full of independent shops, cafes, pubs, and fantastic architecture. It’s also a great hub from which to explore Cornwall, due to its prime location between the stunning countryside of Bodmin Moors to the north and the dramatic Cornish coastline to the south.

We enjoy getting together outside of work, whether we go to the beaches, take on an escape room or do something more adventurous like our recent visit to the Adrenaline Quarry water park. We also have practice events including our Christmas party, summer BBQ or our vets meetings /curry nights.

 

About You:

Whether you’ve only recently graduated or you’re an experienced vet looking to increase your skills and develop your own niche, we can offer you the supportive environment and guidance needed to flourish. We’re always keen to learn and embrace new skills, which is why we were the first practice in Cornwall to start using laparoscopy about 5 years ago. Currently 75% of the spays we perform are laparoscopic and we also have patients referred from neighbouring practices.

For more information or an informal chat about this exciting opportunity or to arrange to pop in and meet our fantastic team contact Fiona Pugh at fiona.pugh@luxstowevet.co.uk.

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