Permanent Emergency Critical Care Veterinary Surgeon - Solihull, West Midlands

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  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    From £50,000 upwards (DOE)

  • Contact:

    John Watchorn

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  • Job ref:

    JN -062022-25585

  • Published:

    8 days ago

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Permanent Emergency Critical Care Veterinary Surgeon - Solihull, West Midlands

Type: Small Animal

Location: Solihull, West Midlands

Practice Type: Our client is one of the leading small animal referral centres in the world, and has been delivering the highest possible standard of pet healthcare for over 30 years.  Their vision is to provide an unrivaled clinical, patient, client, and team experience that is recognised for excellence across the world. Their values centre around the care of patients, clients, referring vets, each other, and the environment to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS. 

Services: Their service teams include orthopaedics, neurology, ophthalmology, internal medicine, clinical nutrition, oncology, soft tissue surgery, cardiology, dermatology, Emergency and Critical Care (ECC), anaesthesia, analgesia, diagnostic imaging, and physiotherapy. 

Facilities: They have extensive surgical and diagnostic facilities with a superbly equipped Intensive Care Unit. In-patient care is a priority, with 24-hour care provided by their team of Interns, Nurses, and other Clinical Support staff. The practice is iCatCare accredited at Gold Level. In joining them, you will have the opportunity to work alongside internationally renowned Specialists across our multi-disciplinary team, including Internal Medicine, Soft Tissue Surgery, Oncology, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Cardiology, Dermatology, Imaging, Anaesthesia, and Emergency and Critical Care. They are proud to be accredited by Investors in People at the extended silver level. They are dedicated to providing excellent working conditions, care, support and development for our 240+ associates.

Team: They have an exceptionally friendly, professional, and dedicated team of nurses who give a warm and supportive welcome to new members of staff. This is an ideal chance for keen individuals to work in one of the UK’s leading referral centres and develop their nursing skills. 

Your role: The successful applicant should have at least two years of postgraduate experience in small animal practice and share their values of providing the best possible levels of care. There will be ample support and great case exposure for those interested in enrolling on a certificate, or plenty of scopes to develop your skills further if you already have a postgraduate qualification. The position could also suit individuals with ambitions to undertake Specialist training in the future. 

Your responsibilities:

In contrast to other emergency services, the rota allows working during evenings and days with no dedicated overnight shifts. Emergency vets would work in a great hospital working closely with ECC specialists and interns, and working alongside regular primary care vets and specialists in multiple other disciplines, giving excellent support 

Learning and development are strongly supported 

They are therefore looking for: 

  • Vets qualified for at least a few years
  • Primary care experience very useful
  • Experience in emergency work also very useful 
  • All round lovely people who can fit into a team 

The Hours: This well-remunerated position has working hours consisting of 5–7 day blocks of dayshifts or backshifts (evenings) with some on-call. Weekend work would typically be 1:3 to 1:4; a rotating rota gives regular blocks of 14 days off to ensure an outstanding work-life balance. 

Professional perks:

  • Competitive salary, ranging from £50,000 upwards depending on experience 
  • Structured in-house teaching, with supervision and support where necessary 
  • Professional membership fees
  • Generous CPD allowance with opportunity for additional certificate funding  
  • Wellbeing and Employee Assist program
  • Company pension scheme 
  • Private medical insurance 
  • Enhanced sick pay 
  • Outstanding equal parental leave scheme
  • Access to our wellbeing and relaxation suite
  • End of the month treats and free fresh fruit for all staff
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Discounted gym membership 
  • Unbeatable learning environment
  • Stunning state-of-the-art purpose-built facilities

Ref: JN -062022-25585

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