Permanent Night Veterinary Surgeon

Permanent Night Veterinary Surgeon

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  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Salary:

    Competitive - Subject to Experience

  • Contact:

    Tracy Atkinson

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  • Job ref:

    JN -062018-4213

  • Published:

    9 months ago

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  • Start date:

    2019-01-07 00:00:00

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We are working with a practice based in the beautiful coastal town of Bournemouth, Dorset that is looking for a Night Veterinary Surgeon to join them on a permanent basis. This ‘awake’ night role is very flexible working 7 shifts over a 21 day rota (an average of 40 hours). 

The Practice:

The bright, spacious, air-conditioned surgery is purpose built to industry leading standards with a wide range of equipment including modern ultrasound, digital x ray (including dental), extensive orthopaedic equipment, full IDEXX top of the range in house lab, multiple infusion pumps, multi parameter vital stats monitoring, air conditioned consult rooms, large 2 storey standalone practice with multiple operating areas. They currently see 600 – 700 1st opinion consults per week (including small but significant number of exotics, especially reptiles) spread over a 24 hour day including 30 – 40 surgical cases per week. The practice is located in Bournemouth, which is home to the UK’s best beach with 7 miles of golden sand, ideally located for water sports, outdoor activities and with easy access to the New Forest, Purbecks and beyond. Bournemouth has a vibrant nightlife with a well- established university and student scene as well as many great restaurants, pubs and entertainment venues.

The Role:

This night team perform some routine scheduled appointments as well as support the clients with full out of hours emergency cover. This ‘awake’ night role is very flexible working 7 shifts over a 21 day rota (an average of 40 hours). Rotas include all holiday and CPD allowance but shifts can arranged and swapped with other colleagues to suit personal interests or requirements. For the right candidate, this practice would also consider part time applicants who would be willing to job share. You will work alongside regular day colleagues until 10 pm during the week and 7 pm on the weekends, and take sole charge after. The role would suit applicants still wishing to see some routine appointments whilst developing an interest in emergency medicine / surgery and critical care.

The Candidate:

By joining our client you will be part of a team dedicated to providing superb standards of client and animal care. The ideal candidates to join this team will have good general surgical and medical skills and experience in emergency surgery. You must be adaptable and flexible and enjoy the variety provided by the clients and colleagues

In return, our client is offering an excellent package that includes competitive salary flexible CPD allowance with time off to attend courses, and exclusive company discounts and rewards.


Role: Permanent Night Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small Animal

Hours: Full or Part-Time - 7 shifts over a 21 day rota

Weekends: As per rota

Sole charge: Yes

Salary: Competitive – Subject to Experience

Ref: JN -062018-4213

To qualify for this position, you must be fully registered with the RCVS and you must be eligible to work in the UK.

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