Equine Associate Vet Surgeon Job, Staffordshire, England - Staffordshire

£35,000 - £55,000+ DOE - Veterinarian
Ref: 10146 Date Posted: Thursday 06 Oct 2022
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Salary: £35,000 - £55,000+ DOE

Package: Fantastic package available - 

• A highly motivated, stable and supportive team environment
• Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service
• CPD paid days and allowance
• Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
• Private Medical Insurance
• BVA Membership paid
• Sponsorship for overseas employees
• Relocation packages, up to £10,000

Type of Work: Small Animal Vet Surgeon

Job Details: Our client is looking for an enthusiastic Vet to join their busy Ambulatory Practice. Following the relocation of one of their long-term employees, they need a vet who is anxious to develop the skills needed in ambulatory practice and relishes the challenge of overseeing their own cases. The ambulatory vets are supported by a large team of specialists, residents, and interns at their clinic, whilst having a wide range of equine clientele from leading show jumpers to child’s first pony.

This role is 100% EQUINE, based primarily in their ambulatory practice.

In addition to the normal work of a Veterinary Surgeon you will participate in an Out of Hours Rota – which will involve:

  • Fourteen weekends per year of which: Approx. ten are full weekends (Sat and Sunday) and two are half weekends (Saturday with a second call duty on Sunday), two reserved weekends (which may not be required).
  • You will be entitled to a day off in lieu of each weekend worked on ‘first call’ i.e., Sunday to be taken usually on the following Friday (except where special circumstances prevail). A further day off in lieu for each ‘second call’ weekend (may be added together to create whole days off) to be taken on a mutually agreed day.
  • Night duties Mon – Thursday in the week following a duty first call weekend – finishing at 9 am and starting at 4.30 pm. You will not be required to work during the daytime hours of the practice whilst you are on ‘night duty’.
  • It may be expected that one village show or similar event per year will be covered, in exchange for time off or the associated fee.
  • Usually, 1 cover duty per week when not on night duty. (This will vary during holiday periods). Cover duties are from 5.00 pm – 7.30 pm

The Equine Clinic is composed of two GA operating theatres and two standing theatres, a large preparation area including 3 x DR digital X-ray processing, two examination/radiography rooms and four sets of stocks. There is stabling for up to 34 horses and all classes of the horse are cared for. They have a Hallmarq MRI system. Other equipment includes mobile X-Ray machines, multiple ultrasound machines, laser surgery, arthroscopy, laparoscope, shock wave machines, 3m digital gastroscope and two 1.4m fibreoptic endoscopes. They have an in-house laboratory covering an extensive range of tests, along with excellent RVN support.

The equine veterinary team consists of 21 full-time vets, of which are six residents and five interns. They have two European Diplomats in Equine Surgery. One European Diplomat in Equine Dentistry and one part-time European Diplomat in Equine Internal Medicine. There are five other RCVS certificate holders.


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