Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Salary:

    Excellent Salary and Benefits

  • Contact:

    Cathy Grimshaw

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -122020-17865

  • Published:

    16 days ago

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We are working with a small animal veterinary practice in the Leigh area of Lancashire that is looking for an experienced Veterinary Surgeon to join them on a full-time permanent basis. They are looking for someone generating enthusiasm by example, whilst being happy and efficient. The right candidate will concentrate on clinical matters whilst recognising that this is a business focussed on excellent client/patient care and communication. 

The Practice:

Our client is a small animal companion care practice and the service that they provide encompasses all facets of first opinion companion animal care provided by a team of Veterinary Surgeons, Veterinary Nurses, and support staff whom they are very proud of. Each surgery is recognised under the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Accreditation Scheme which effectively offers Quality Assurance to customers and Staff.

They provide a sensitive, competitively priced, approachable, and quality service with an emphasis on client and animal care.

Consultations are by appointment only, 15 minutes (less for simple procedures. Longer consultations can be arranged by the Veterinary Surgeon as appropriate.

Their two main priorities are:

Providing exceptional service to clients and patients.

Ensuring their staff has everything that they need to ensure they can complete their work as effectively as possible.

The Role and Candidate:

This full-time position will suit an applicant with some experience but who has a desire to focus on continued learning in a helpful and caring environment. They are a private veterinary practice and not associated with large corporations. The role will include some sole charge work at one or other of the satellite surgeries, in conjunction with work in the supportive environment at the main site. All their nursing staff is all RVN and they are keen to see them working as professionals, alongside the assistance they give to the Veterinary Surgeons’ team.

The position is full time but someone desiring less than 5 days per week will also be considered.

5 day working week, Monday to Friday, with days off during the week in lieu of any Saturdays or Sundays worked. One late night surgery (consults to 8 pm) and the remaining finishes will be between 4 pm and 7 pm, with possible free time during the day. Weekends are on a seven-week rota basis with at least three clear weekends off, two weekends working Saturday morning at either of the branch practices, and the remaining two working at the main branch until 3.00 pm. The Vets also do one Sunday in seven, 10.00 am to 3.00 pm. Work-Life balance is important to all of us and the Vet’s rota reflects that and they consider individual’s needs within the rota. 

General all-round medical competence is essential and surgically they would expect you to be able to do all routine neutering and simple soft tissue surgery

The Package:

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

  • Salary negotiable, commensurate with experience and competence. They usually review after 6 months based on business performance and productivity.
  • CPD that is supported and actively encouraged
  • No out of hours (as this is done through a provider)
  • Considerate rota to support work/life balance

Ref: JN -122020-17865

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