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 in Essex. They have 6 sites working around a central, accredited Small Animal Hospital. At the hospital one vet will consult in the morning, one will take care of the ward patients and one will start on the ops list. Once consults are finished and wards are able to be left with the nurses both these vets will help with the ops list. Consults are then carried out by all vets during the afternoon/evening. If the vets starts at a consult only practice they would come to the hospital in the middle of the day to operate and return to complete consults in the afternoon. For vets at a standalone branch they would consult in the morning, then work through that branches op list before consulting at the other end of the day.
They are a RCVS accredited small animal hospital, with 5 other branches all a short drive from the hospital. The hospital has a full lab, separate isolation, cat and dog wards. They have an orthopaedic theatre, lots of surgical kit including laparoscopic equipment and various endoscopes. Both the hospital and standalone operating branches all have digital x-ray with three out of four having ultrasound facilities. They have a fantastic, friendly team of vets, nurses and support staff, that have a wide range of interests, and who provide support to each other whilst working within their busy clinic. They can offer excellent surgical and medical facilities as well as an interesting and varied caseload. They have all the usual kit that you would expect from a hospital standard clinic and undertake in-house orthopaedic procedures alongside laparoscopic spays and other laparoscopic procedures.
They have 12 FTE vets, one of which is a certificate holder in surgery, 16 nurses, with a high proportion of RVN's, including surgical nursing diploma holders plus 4 VCA's and a dedicated reception team. They are active in the community and often sponsor local events. Although they are a big team they are a close team that all support each other. During non covid times they like to let their hair down regularly with a good party or just by celebrating personal events with each other. The main hospital has a main line train station for easy access to London and they are within driving distance to the East coast. They have a good mixture of surrounding country side and town and they are half an hour to Stanstead airport.
Rota: The role involves 40 hours per week based on a 4 day week, within a rota system of 8am - 7pm. This role encompasses varying shifts and clinic duties but branch continuity is prioritised for both staff and clients. They are a host practice for Vets Now, therefore no out of hours cover is required. They run an emergency only overlap service at the weekend for their clients only, from 2pm-6pm on Saturday once they have closed, and on Sunday from 8am to 6pm. This is based on a 1:10 rota. There is also a Saturday morning consult session, based on a 1:3/4 basis. Part time applications will also be considered.
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