Small Animal Vet Surgeon Job, Isle of Man - Isle Of Man

Up to £50,000, DOE - Small - Veterinarian
Ref: 9311 Date Posted: Thursday 28 Jul 2022
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Salary: Up to £50,000, Depending on Experience

Package (Subject to Pro Rata):

  • 20 days annual leave plus 10 days bank holidays (increasing based on length of service)
  • Paid day off on your birthday
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • £1200 CPD Allowance plus 5 days paid leave
  • Research Funding
  • BVA & VDS fees paid
  • Pension Scheme

Type of Work: Small Animal Vet Surgeon

Job Details: Our client are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Veterinary Surgeon to join their team of caring and professional vets and nurses who provide the very best of care to companion animals. They offer a friendly, support team environment, with medical and clinical freedom. 

Consulting sessions are 3 times daily and are strictly by appointment only. Each Vet has a morning where they are scheduled to operate. Those vets who are not scheduled to operate usually assist with operations after the morning consults, if necessary.

This is a full-time role, working approximately 40 hours during the week over 4 or 5 days. Saturday mornings are currently on a 1:3 rota. 

Given the island location, our client provide their own OOHs service. Their clients appreciate the continuity and familiarity that this offers. On call is one night per week. Weekends are usually 5-6 per year. On Saturdays, the on-call vet would work in the clinic along with a second vet up until 12:30pm. After this time, the clinic is closed, and attendance is as and when required.

This practice has been established on the Isle of Man for over 30 years. It is a mixed practice, with 3 branches across the island. The main clinic is in Douglas, with branches in Castletown and Peel.

The main clinic has 3 consulting rooms, a large prep area, with separate theatre, and a further separate room for dental procedures. They have a large kennel space and they also have digital radiography, ultrasound and in-house idexx equipment.

A little about the further two clinics:

One has 2 consulting rooms, they do also operate at this branch, where there is again kennels, prep room, and separate theatre, with an in-hour idexx machine. The other is for consulting only, this busy clinic has recently reopened following a move to new premises and a full refurbishment.

The Isle of Man is a beautiful place to live. With easy access to beaches and open countryside, lovely restaurants and cafes, there is plenty to do.

The Isle of Man is very multicultural with people having relocated there from all over the world. It is a welcoming place, and there is something for everyone, no matter what you enjoy.

There are also good connections by air and sea to the UK and Ireland, if you want to explore further afield. 

There are lots of different sporting clubs and events. The island is probably well known as the host of the famous Isle of Man TT Races. This motorcycle festival is held each year in early June, and sees competitors racing on the islands roads over the 37.73 mile-long mountain course. The island is also well known for being home to the tailless Manx cat. 

This is a team of 7 Vets. As a mixed practice, some of the vets are truly mixed and do small farm, and equine work. Some of the Vets are purely small animal only. They are very well supported by a team of 9 lovely, experienced Veterinary Nurses. They have an excellent support team of 13, who do a brilliant job as receptionists, administrators, as well as multiple other roles. They have a visiting ophthalmologist to whom they can refer complicated ocular cases. They visit the island every 2-4 weeks.

Our Client support and do the veterinary work for the ManxSPCA. This is an island charity which cares for all animals, but predominantly cats, dogs, and wildlife. Their aim is to rehome animals where at all possible, and with wildlife to release them back into heir natural habitat.

Skills & Requirements: As an experienced Vet, you will support the Practice Director and Senior Vet in the running of the practice. You should be capable of all routine surgeries, as well as GDVs, and other abdominal and soft tissue surgeries. Skills in medicine cases and also ultrasound would be favourable. Due to logistical issues with referring to the UK Centres, there is a lot of scope for following through with complex cases. As interest in teaching/leading junior vets would also be advantageous. You must have RCVS Membership and a valid UK Driving License. 


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