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Small Animal Associate Vet Surgeon Job, Buckinghamshire, England - Buckinghamshire

£30,000 - £50,000+ DOE - Veterinarian
Ref: 9971 Date Posted: Tuesday 27 Sep 2022

Salary: £30,000 - £50,000+ 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 a veterinary surgeon to join their team. They are seeking an experienced Equine Veterinary Surgeon who enjoys the freedom of ambulatory work but also appreciates the time to use and develop their skills in a clinic environment with operating and inpatient facilities.

Most of their ambulatory work is within a thirty-minute drive of the practice to minimise travel time. The majority of horses they see are leisure/competition horses with an increasing geriatric population (and a few donkeys!) all of whose owners appreciate a practice happy to discuss every treatment option.

The Equine Vet team is supported by 3 experienced Registered Veterinary Nurses and a Clinical Groom plus an Equine Coordinator and a Practice Manager.

The standard working week is 5 days plus out of hours. There will be 1:6 nights and weekends with time off in lieu. You will be on call from home, so you do not have to stay on-site and phone calls are taken by a receptionist.

The normal working hours are from 8:30am to 6:00pm daily, depending on workload, with a one-hour unpaid lunch break.

They are a long-established and busy mixed practice with a varied caseload. They are renowned for their supportive culture, collaborative approach and for having a close-knit team. The practice was an example practice in the BVA Good Workplace project and was one of three finalists in the Pet Plan Practice of the Year Award in 2019. They joined IVC Evidensia in 2019 and have benefitted from a good deal of investment in new equipment.

They have an equine clinic with inpatient facilities and an operating theatre. Visiting Veterinary Surgeons come in to carry out the more complex procedures and they refer abdominal surgeries. There are separate small animal and equine departments, both Tier 2 RCVS accredited. The main site facilities also include a stand-alone pet shop and canine rehabilitation unit. 

Over the years they have built strong links with their local community in the market town and the surrounding area. They host client evenings and have held very popular open days. They visit schools and take part in local shows and careers fairs, also working with and fundraising for local charities. Two members of their team have worked for Mission Rabies in Africa and India.
Nationally, they have provided veterinary services at the 2012 London Olympics plus supervision on film sets for many films and commercials. One of their Equine Vets works at the Horse of the Year Show and they provide duty Vet cover for local equine shows and point-to-point events.

They are looking for an Equine Veterinary Surgeon who wants to be their clinical best in a practice that values individual equine care and excellent client care. Good communication skills are a must as is experience of working independently in first opinion ambulatory practice, managing both routine and emergency cases. An interest in internal medicine is desirable but not essential.

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