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Permanent Veterinary Surgeon, Colchester

  • Location

    Colchester

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:

    ASAP

  • End date:

    n/a

  • Salary:

    £40,000 to £55,000 p/a (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Cathy Grimshaw

  • Contact email:

    info@recruit4vets.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    JN -062021-20942

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-11-25

Permanent Veterinary Surgeon, Colchester

We are working with a lovely small animal practice near Colchester that is looking for a full-time Veterinary Surgeon to join their established, friendly, supportive team, who enjoys the challenges of first opinion veterinary practice as well as guiding recent graduates. You will have post-graduate experience within a small animal practice and ideally, the successful candidate may hold or have started a Certificate although consideration will be given to less experienced veterinary surgeons demonstrating a genuine passion for first-opinion veterinary care.

The Practice:

A purpose-built practice that is fully equipped to enable vets to provide a first-class service to their patients. Facilities include digital radiography (including separate dental radiography in a bespoke dental suite), ultrasonography, piped gases, multi-parameter monitor, flexible and rigid endoscopy, cautery, class IV laser therapy, tonometry, and forced-air warming for patients. Situated in the heart of Constable Country, the beautiful scenery made famous by the work of John Constable is on hand for those who like outdoor life; the coast and Alton Water Reservoir is also on hand for those who enjoy life on the water.

Certificate study is encouraged, be that RCVS Cert AVP or GP Certificates; recently completed and in-progress Certificates include Medicine, Surgery, and ECC. Within their team, they have a certificate holder in imaging which allows internal referral for more in-depth abdominal ultrasound in particular, and a monthly visit from a Cardiology Diplomate not only provides excellent care for patients but allows up-skilling of Cardiology knowledge within the team.

The Role and Candidate:

Our client is looking for an enthusiastic Veterinary Surgeon to join their friendly and supportive team. A typical day starts at 08:15 with reassessing any patients returning from Vets Now and admitting patients for ops. All patient admissions are made by the veterinary team allowing their dedicated team of Registered Veterinary Nurses to focus on caring for in-patients and preparing day patients for surgery. This is a full-time position, working 4 days a week. No OOH. 1 in 3 Saturdays mornings until 13:00. You would be building up and maintaining your own client base.

Welcome bonus and relocation package on offer!

They offer 15-minute appointments as a minimum allow vets to provide a first-class service to clients and appointments are available for clients throughout the day with vets having staggered breaks throughout the day. Typically vets will have two sessions on "ops" each week allowing them to book in cases they have seen to operate on or work up; seeing cases through is encouraged in an environment where plenty of support is available if required. The final appointments of the day are booked for 18:45 allowing ample time in the evenings to maintain a healthy work-life balance and there is no sole-charge work, typically 4-5 vets will be working on any given weekday with two on a Saturday morning.

The Package:

Salary £40,000 to £55,000 PA depending on experience. Welcome bonus and relocation package on offer!

Benefits (subject to pro-rata) 

  • 5 weeks paid holiday, not including bank holidays
  • 5 days paid CPD leave
  • £1250 CPD Allowance per annum
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • VDS Membership paid
  • BVA Membership paid
  • Service-based holiday entitlement increases
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave, and surrogacy pay
  • Enhanced paternity pay
  • Birthday leave
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Pension
  • CPD/training support
  • Paid bereavement leave
  • Company sick pay
  • Employee opinion survey
  • Free uniform in a number of roles
  • Annual pay reviews
  • Social events
  • Sponsorship for overseas employees
  • Academy & Leadership courses
  • Focus on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Free flu jabs

Ref: JN -062021-20942

Interested? Click on the apply button below and we will be in touch with further details