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Small Animal Vet Wirral Vets, Prenton, Merseyside Upton Rd, Birkenhead, Prenton CH43 9RW, UK

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time or Part Time
Posted on: 20 Nov 2023

Veterinary Surgeon required at Wirral Vets, Prenton, Merseyside

Job Description

Veterinary Surgeon
Wirral Vets: Upton Veterinary Clinic, Liverpool
Up to £75,000 DOE and up to £5,000 Welcome Bonus, up to £5,000 Relocation, plus sponsorship for all international candidate that require it

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our team here at Wirral Vets! We are a busy first opinion 3 practice group requiring an enthusiastic new team member to join our team. The role is a mix of consulting and operating/procedures. We can offer you the opportunity to build a caseload that suits your clinical interests. Also, we’re keen to offer full certificate support for you own development. We have a range of demographics forming our growing client base, with many insured clients or just those wanting the best for their pets, allowing comprehensive medical workups and extensive soft tissue & orthopaedic surgeries. We also work closely with a local RSPCA and undertake a significant volume of work, primarily on cats , as well as 'case animals' for RSPCA inspectors. 

Work life balance that works for you

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. A typical full time role would involve working 40 hours per week, along with 1:5 Saturdays (09:00 – 17:00). However, as mentioned above we can offer flexibility to create a role that works around your life style. 

An experienced and supportive team

You will be joining our excellent team of Vets, Nurses and Support staff. Our team are supportive and you will have all the coaching and mentoring you need. We are a progressive practice that never sits still! We actively encourage our staff to pursue their own clinical interests. Wirral is lucky to be complemented by 

Here’s what the team have to say

“I started working at Wirral Vets as a new graduate 7 years ago and I've been here so long that I'm now in the position of lead vet! I really appreciate my supportive team of nurses, the good number of surgical cases and also the work we do with local charities. We are a close knit team who really support one another and try to enjoy our days in work as much as we can. We are always striving to better ourselves and the practice and we look forward to welcoming new team members who share the same team spirit and work ethic.” – Katherine, Senior Vet

Join our modern practice in a traditional setting

Our main premises at Upton were purpose built in 2017 and provide a well-designed spacious and functional working environment with 4 air-conditioned consult rooms. We have large air-conditioned operating suite, X-ray and hydrotherapy suites, separate cat and dog wards, a huge prep-room plus a separate pharmacy. We have a comprehensive range of toys including our own In-house lab (including Idexx Lasercyte Catalyst & Sedivue; Imagyst AI cytology reader) DR digital X-ray, dental X-ray, Doppler ultrasound, multiparameter anaesthetic monitors plus an extensive range of soft tissue and orthopaedic equipment. Separate cat and dog kennelling. Upstairs we have a large staff room complete with sofa and Nespresso machine, CD and PM offices, store, laboratory, isolation and laundry rooms. Our 2nd site is fully equipped with CR xray, dental xray, full idexx lab, modern anaesthetic units, multiparameter anaesthic monitoring etc and the 3rd site is set up for more routine procedures with the ability to send more complex cases to the other sites.

Come work in a truly wonderful part of the country

The Wirral Peninsula is bounded by the River Mersey, River Dee, and the Irish Sea, and has beautiful beaches, plenty of 'green spaces', and some fabulous places to live potentially with the sea right on your door step. Kitesurfing, walking, sailing, kayaking etc are popular in the Wirral for those who like the outdoors, and with Wales only 25 minutes’ drive away there are endless opportunities for those who have any outdoor interests. Liverpool is only 10 minutes train or drive for some culture, shopping, or just a 'night out'. 

Explore our additional benefits

At Wirral Vets, we value our people and recognise their significance in our success. We invest in our people to provide the best possible environment for our team. In addition to a competitive base salary, we offer the following benefits:

We value your 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

We care for your health and wellbeing

  • 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

We prioritise your development

  • £1250 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 Programme
  • We support with professional memberships
  • BVA membership
  • VDS cover

We also offer additional perks

  • 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.

For a confidential chat or to discuss this role in more detail please contact Marcus Alphonso, Talent Partner, on / 07977242350. Please quote BH10803 when you apply. 

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