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Permanent Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location

    Pembrokeshire

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Start date:

    ASAP

  • End date:

    NA

  • Salary:

    £32,000-£42,000 p/a (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Ella Snowball

  • Contact email:

    info@recruit4vets.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    JN -122020-17939

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-12-31

We are working with a mixed veterinary group in the Pembrokeshire area that due to expansion is looking for an ambitious and energetic full-time small animal veterinary surgeon the join them on a permanent basis.

The Practice:

Our clients' vision is to be a premier small animal veterinary practice, with a highly trained and contented team. They aim to provide high quality evidence-based veterinary care, with compassion. Located in Pembrokeshire, West Wales, surrounded by beautiful beaches, country walks, and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, they are very much a rural practice. Their main small animal surgery offers surgery, dentistry, internal laboratory, ultrasound, radiography, and endoscopy. One of their branches has an internal laboratory, dentistry, and surgical facilities and is the site of the aquatic treadmill for hydrotherapy, and where rehab/physio nurses are based.

Although rural, they pride themselves on providing a first-class small animal service, being able to practice excellent medicine with great clients. The small animal client base does have a bias towards dogs, but they see plenty of cats, small furries, and the occasional exotic and bird. 

The Role:

Your main work would include routine consultations, diagnostics, and surgical procedures. They aim to give all small animal vets a share of the surgical workload with the most complex surgery being conducted in-house by an RCVS AP in Small Animal Surgery.

They encourage and fund CPD and the development of clinical interests, and they currently have one vet who is studying towards a certificate in small animal practice, alongside the surgery certificate holder and a diplomate in anaesthesia. This is a great place to increase confidence and experience in your veterinary skills, as you really will encounter many different cases, yet have a team around to discuss and support your decision-making. 

This is a permanent full-time role where you will be working 4.5-day week in general, with a combination of early finishes (1 pm once a week), standard finishes (5 pm), and later finishes (7 pm on your night on-call). 

The weekend rota is on a 1 in 6 Saturday mornings 08:30-13:00 and will include on-call over that weekend.

They cover their own out-of-hours work, and the successful candidate will bring the number in the rota up to 7. 

The Package:

They are a friendly and experienced team of vets and staff who will be able to provide you with the support you need to develop your skills whilst working in this busy practice, allowing you some choice in your clinical pathway.

In return for all your hard work and dedication, our client is offering a competitive package that includes:

  • The annual leave allowance is 33 days per year (including bank holidays).
  • Included will be your RCVS fees, BVA, and VDS memberships.
  • Salary varies with experience (from £32,000-£42,000 p/a).
  • 5 days and £1750 for CPD, though flexibility can be considered for those wishing to pursue further qualifications. 

Ref: JN -122020-17939

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