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

£30,000 - £50,000+ - Veterinarian
Ref: 8656 Date Posted: Friday 10 Jun 2022
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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 part-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 08:15am with reassessing any patients returning from Vets Now and admitting patients for operations. 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.

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, you would have one session on "operations” each week allowing you to book in cases you 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 18:45pm allowing ample time in the evenings to maintain a healthy work-life balance and there is no sole-charge work.

Rota: This is a part-time position, working 18.75 hours a week over 2 days. There will be 1 in 3 Saturdays mornings until 13:00pm.

They are a purpose-built practice situated in the heart of Constable Country, the beautiful scenery made famous by the work of John Constable is close by for those who like outdoor life; the coast and Alton Water Reservoir is also on hand for those who enjoy life on the water. The surgery is fully equipped including 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.

The area has great independent shops, bars, pubs, bakery, and restaurants as well as a supermarket and main-line rail station, with Liverpool Street just an hour away. They are midway between Ipswich and Colchester and each town offers plenty of opportunity for sporting and cultural pursuits, between them being home to Ipswich Town Football Club, Dance East, Mercury, and Wolsey Theatres as well as the fabulous Colchester Zoo. Stansted Airport is in easy reach at 50mins by car and the port of Harwich is just 15 miles away for those who enjoy travel to Europe and beyond.

There are five FTE Veterinary Surgeons, clinically supported by seven FTE Registered Veterinary Nurses as well as six Support Staff. Practice Management is shared with the site surgery some nine miles away.

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.


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