Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location

    Rustington, West Sussex

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Salary:

    £30,000-£40,000 p/a (FTE) DOE

  • Contact:

    Cathy Grimshaw

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  • Job ref:

    JN -072020-15696

  • Published:

    3 months ago

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We are currently recruiting on behalf of a well-established small animal practice based in Rustington Village, which is on the south coast of West Sussex. Our client is looking to recruit an experienced Veterinary Surgeon on a permanent full-time basis that is pro-active and ambitious. Part-time and flexible hours would be considered.

The Practice: 

This a well-established, independent, first opinion small animal practice that has a large and committed client base. The practice prides itself on providing owners and their pets personable and compassionate medical and surgical support. Their dedicated service is provided in their modern, purpose-built premises which come with a dedicated surgical theatre. They are a small animal RCVS accredited practice, with all the usual toys! Including In-house Laboratory, Automatic X-rays and developing facilities, In-house Dental Suite, Access to Ultrasound facilities, In-house & local OOH, Modern PMS system – RoboVet. The excellent support team consists of 2 full-time and 2 part-time Qualified Veterinary Nurses, 2 receptionists, and a practice manager, working alongside 2 vets. 

The Role:

This is a full-time role working 35 hours a week on average, 4-day week 08:30-19:00 / 08:30-16:00 with 2 early finishes a week. There is a weekend out of hours rota of 1:12 (includes branch work), with 1:3 Saturday mornings, and a no weekday out of hours. The Bank Holidays are on a shared rota. Part-time and Flexible hours would be considered.

Your daily duties will include, consults of 15 minutes, general vet duties, and looking after small animal patients and their owners.

In return, our client is offering an excellent package that includes:

  • 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays
  • Birthday leave
  • Remuneration £30,000-£40,000 p/a commensurate with experience
  • Generous CPD allowance
  • Paid RCVS and VDS Membership
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Discounted veterinary products and services for own pets
  • A relocation package or accommodation may be available for the right candidate

The Candidate:

Our client is looking for a candidate with first opinion practice experience that has a friendly and compassionate bedside manner. You have a desire to bond with clients and build your own client base. You will be a clinically responsible Vet that is:

  • Self-motivated, hardworking, and reliable?
  • Clinically confident and confident with sole charge?
  • Dedicated and willing to go that extra mile to ensure that client satisfaction and clinical services are delivered?

Ref: JN -072020-15696

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