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

£30,000 - £50,000+ - Veterinarian
Ref: 8692 Date Posted: Saturday 18 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 Veterinary Surgeon to join their team. Your job will be split between the main hospital site and one branch surgery. The 4-day week rota is fixed ensuring continuity to clients and staff. Most working days are between 8.30-6 pm. Occasional evening shifts will be rewarded with time off during the day. The out of hours work is all based at their main hospital. They are staffed 24/7 with nurses on site. OOH shifts included a weeknight every other week and weekend work on a rota shared between all staff. The weekends are shared between 3 on-call vets.

They have a lovely facility with huge waiting room, 6 consult rooms, laboratory, cat, dog, small mammal, and exotics wards. They have 4 large operating theatres with separate radiography, dental and ultrasound suites. They also have an onsite hydrotherapy unit. The equine and farm departments are based out of the main hospital making it a busy and sociable workplace. They are a supported by a large and dedicated staff of nurses, nursing assistants, reception and a hydrotherapist. They have 7 branches based across Northumberland. They are located about 15 minutes north of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in a beautiful market town. They are 10 minutes from amazing beaches, hills, castles, shopping, and nightlife - all of which add to the social lives of their staff and help achieve that all important work life balance. They aim to provide a supportive and progressive working environment to allow the right candidate to excel.

They have 25 vets, 22 vet nurses working to complete their varied caseload. They have certificate holders in exotics, surgery, medicine, cardiology and behaviour to support and encourage development in the team. The right candidate will benefit from using these supportive and knowledgeable staff to develop their skillset or to add additional breadth to their senior vet team. They have their own R&P social group who organise events for fun and charity throughout the year. The team is very close and the working day is filled with plenty of laughs and pizza!

They require a small animal vet to join us. They are able to accommodate either a senior vet wishing to develop their skillset or a younger vet wishing to benefit from access to experienced, knowledgeable and supportive vets. You will need to enjoy working as part of a team and also be able to do some branch work as the sole vet (a receptionist and at least one nurse will always be present). The benefit of their large team is that they can tailor this role to suit the correct candidate; either consulting based, or surgical roles can be created.


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