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

£35,000 - £55,000+ DOE - Veterinarian
Ref: 10263 Date Posted: Tuesday 11 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 a veterinary surgeon to join their team. They are looking for a full time Veterinary Surgeon to join their established, friendly, supportive team, who enjoys the challenges of first opinion veterinary practice as well as guiding recent graduates. A typical day starts at 08:15 with reassessing any patients returning from Vets Now and admitting patients for ops. All patient admissions are made by the veterinary team allowing their dedicated team of Registered Veterinary Nurses to focus on caring for their in-patients and preparing their day patients for surgery.

This is a full time position, working 4 days a week. No OOH. 1 in 3 Saturdays mornings until 13:00. You would be building up and maintaining your own client base. They offer 15 minute appointments as a minimum, to allow vets to provide a first-class service to clients and appointments are available for clients throughout the day with vets having staggered breaks throughout the day. Typically vets will have two sessions on "ops" each week allowing them to book in cases they have seen to operate on or work-up; seeing cases through is encouraged in an environment where plenty of support is available if required. The final appointments of the day are booked for 18:45 allowing ample time in the evenings to maintain a healthy work-life balance and there is no sole-charge work, typically 4-5 vets will be working on any given week day with two on a Saturday morning.

A purpose-built practice overlooking the beautiful Stour Estuary, the surgery is fully equipped to enable vets to provide a first-class service to their patients. Facilities include digital radiography (including separate dental radiography in a bespoke dental suite), ultrasonography, piped gases, multi-parameter monitor, flexible and rigid endoscopy, cautery, class IV laser therapy, tonometry and forced air warming for patients. Situated in the heart of Constable Country, the beautiful scenery made famous by the work of John Constable is on hand for those who like outdoor life; the coast and Alton Water Reservoir is also on hand for those who enjoy life on water.

There are five FTE vets, clinically supported by seven FTE RVNs as well as six support staff. Certificate study is encouraged, be that RCVS Cert AVP or GP Certificates; recently completed and in progress Certificates include Medicine, Surgery and ECC. Within their team they have a certificate holder in imaging which allows internal referral for more in-depth abdominal ultrasound in particular and a monthly visit from a Cardiology Diplomate not only provides excellent care for their patients but allows up-skilling of Cardiology knowledge within the team.

They pride themselves on their friendly, collaborative approach as they believe that allows them to best care for their patients and ourselves. They do a lot of work with local Cat Rescue Charities and regularly see Greyhound Trust dogs. They have for several years supported a local charity providing care and accommodation for adults with learning disabilities and like to attend local agricultural shows.

Prior experience of veterinary work in UK is required and ideally the successful candidate may hold or have started a Certificate although consideration will be given to less experienced veterinary surgeons demonstrating a genuine passion for first-opinion veterinary care.

 

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