Small Animal Vet Surgeon Job, Buckinghamshire, England - Surrey

£30000 - £50000+ - Small - Vet Surgeon
Ref: 5622 Date Posted: Thursday 30 Sep 2021
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Salary: £30000 - £50000+ pro rata (Depending on experience)

Package: Fantastic package available - all the usual benefits

Type of Work: Small Animal Vet Surgeon

Job Details: Our client is looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join them full time. They are a mixed small animal/equine practice in rural Buckinghamshire, nestled in the Chiltern Hills but with easy access to London and transport links (20mins to M25, 50 mins to central London by train, 40 mins to Heathrow, whenever holidays are allowed!). The small animal and exotics team friendly and supportive. They provide lunch daily and kennelling for staff dogs. They have an onsite hydrotherapy and physiotherapy unit, ultrasound, in house laboratory and digital X-ray. 

Some experience preferred but not essential. Interests in surgery or exotics also would be an advantage. In addition to your excellent clinical and communication skills, you will need to be a people oriented person, who is willing to support and guide your colleagues.

They have 9 FTE vets, one vet cert holder (in small animal medicine, 15 full and part time nurses with 5 cert holders (in ECC, exotics, feline medicine, anaesthesia and behaviour), and 2 hydro-therapists with qualifications in physiotherapy and canine massage therapy. They pride themselves on being a sociable bunch, with an annual bowling contest, summer barbeque, plus other social events through the year. They carry out fundraising for a local dog rescue charity. Sadly, many have these social events have not taken place this year because of COVID 19 restrictions.

Rota: Shift patterns vary but a typical day will start at 8.30am with morning rounds for 30 minutes, followed by a 9am start on operating or consulting. There is one consulting shift a fortnight on average at the branch surgery 7 miles away, which is sole charge (there is a qualified RVN assisting). After a break for lunch (cake optional!), there is an afternoon of consults or ops. They operate a 1 in 6 evening shift until 9pm dealing with any urgent appointments, but any phone calls after this time are taken by a local out-of-hours centre.


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