Small Animal Associate Vet Surgeon Job, Tyne and Wear, England - Tyne and Wear

£35,000 - £55,000+ DOE - Veterinarian
Ref: 10248 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 currently looking for a night-time Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Surgeon to join their friendly team in Tyne and Wear. This is a full-time role working 7 nights on and 7 nights off. Part-time options are also available, for example 7-on, 21-off with or without day shifts in between but they are happy to discuss alternatives. Flexibility and other part time options are also available. Accommodation can be provided away from the practice and there is also a bedroom with en-suite bathroom for the night shifts. 

The night-time emergency and critical care team supports their busy hospital, 4 branch surgeries and an additional 3 partner practices. The clinical team is led by Advanced Practitioners and Certificate holders in surgery and medicine. Several of their Veterinary Surgeons have or are working towards Certificates/AP status, with one of their night Veterinary Surgeons working towards an Emergency and Critical Care certificate. The hospital is very well equipped, with dedicated and advanced surgical and medical facilities and equipment. They have a wealth of emergency and critical care essentials, including comprehensively equipped laboratory on site, and a very good working relationship with other local out of hours providers and the Pet Blood Bank. The location is ideal for access to the coast and countryside of the Northeast, in addition to all the culture and amenities of Newcastle and Gateshead.

They are a team of 12 daytime Veterinary Surgeons, 2 night-time Veterinary Surgeons, 16 Veterinary Nurses and 6 Nursing Assistants. They have an Advanced Practitioner in surgery and a medicine certificate-holder, with several vets also holding or working towards advanced qualifications (including one night vet in the final year of the BSAVA ECC Certificate). The integration of their daytime and night-time teams ensures optimal patient care and fantastic teamwork. This ethos is important to us, with frequent socials and pizza fuelled in-house CPD (both lunchtime and evening). They are a host practice for the Pet Blood Bank and work with several local charities.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in small animal clinical work and be confident in dealing with emergency medical and surgical cases. Experience in sole-charge emergency and critical care work would be an asset. They would also welcome applications from existing certificate-holders or those working towards an advanced qualification.


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