Permanent Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Permanent Lead Veterinary Surgeon

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    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Salary:

    Up to £55,000 pa depending on experience

  • Contact:

    Ryan Thwaite

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  • Job ref:

    JN -082020-16075

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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We are working with a small animal practice that is based in Rayleigh Essex that is looking for an experienced Veterinary Surgeon to join them as their Lead Veterinary Surgeon. This is a full-time permanent role that would suit that is confident with sole charge, with ideally 3-5 years' experience in practice. You will be supported by a Head Nurse and a Student Nurse.

The Practice:

Our client offers a range of services for their patients, including microchipping, neutering, and vaccinations. The practices in the Essex region are supported by a 24 Hour practice based in Southend, which extends their access to a variety of further services, including Ultrasound, CT Imaging, and MRI. This practice a drive away from the famous Southend Pier and a multitude of shops, restaurants, bars, and shopping centres.

Our client is a community of passionate veterinary professionals committed to providing truly exceptional care. They are set on building something extraordinary: creating the most forward-thinking and innovative place in the veterinary industry. Their mission to deliver progressive, around the clock care means their employees have the very best equipment and treatment options available, including in-house MRI machines and state-of-the-art operating theatres.

They provide ongoing support to their teams, both in practice and through a dedicated training centre. This empowers you to get the very best from the advanced equipment while being on your journey to veterinary excellence.

The Role and Candidate:

Our client is seeking a Lead Veterinary Surgeon to drive their practice forward! The ideal candidate will be confident sole charge, with ideally 3-5 years' experience in practice.

You will be a motivated individual who possesses leadership qualities, excellent communication, and a passion for patient and client care. Strong management and mentor skills are essential as you will play a crucial part in the team. 

The practice has access to a variety of equipment and provides a range of services. Your role will be vital in maintaining the high standards that this practice boasts. The team at Rayleigh is supportive and well experienced. 

This role covers 39 hours a week over a 4-day shift pattern, offering an attractive work-life balance.

The Package:

In return, our client is offering a very competitive package which includes:

  • A very competitive salary of up to £55,000 p/a depending on experience
  • An attractive profit-based commission package
  • Accommodation allowance of £9,600
  • Vehicle or £2,500 vehicle allowance
  • £1,500 CPD allowance with 3 days CPD leave, and in-house CPD training VDS, RCVS, BVA fees paid
  • 5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Fantastic career progression
  • A colleague of the month awards, Hills staff feeding schemes, plus many more benefits available!

Ref: JN -082020-16075

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