Veterinary Surgeon

Veterinary Surgeon

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    Permanent Full-Time

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    over 1 year ago

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We are currently recruiting for an established veterinary practice in Somerset, who are looking for a small animal Veterinary Surgeon to join them on a full-time permanent basis. 

The Practice: 
This Practice has been in existence for well over 100 years and was initially primarily involved in horse and farm animal work. 

Since 2009 the practice has grown from 6 full-time vets to 11 vets, four of whom are part-time. There are four surgeries all of similar standing in terms of staffing, facilities and opening hours. A small animal management computer system (Jupiter Voyager) is shared across the Practice facilitating access to clinical notes and vets diaries from any surgery. Vets would normally be limited to working in the same one or two surgeries. On occasion, attendance may be needed at the other surgeries and it is important that vets are familiar with the layout and workings of all the surgeries. The working week is now 4 days recognising the input required for out of hours duties and the wish for more leisure time in this attractive area. 

The Role:
This is a full-time role working 4 days per week with a 1:6 share of on-call duties which include midweek and weekends (mid-week on call negotiable, weekend on call is required).

The normal working day starts from 0830-0900 until 1700 or 1830, generally, there would be one early (1700hrs) finish per week but this may be affected on occasions by annual leave or sickness. Surgeries are open to the public from 0830 hours and consultations begin at 0900 hours.  Vets are expected to arrive in a timely manner such that they are ready to assess in-patients or deal with other matters beforehand.  Currently, surgeries run from 0900 to 1030 and then operations until 1300.  After lunch, there are surgeries between 1400-1530 and 1630-1830 hours, or 1600 to 1700.  

It is expected that there will be some give and take in so far as some days there may be a longer lunch break and others a shorter time.  If there is a quiet spell they do not expect vets to stay on site (although they must remain contactable and available).  Conversely, if a minor procedure is required at the end of the day they would like to think that this could be undertaken.  Support staff including a nurse are generally present until at least 1900 hours.

The Candidate: 
You will be a good team member, it is important that you can integrate into the community and with the veterinary team. A good social life, personal hobbies and a keenness to settle in a new environment would be advantageous. You must be eligible to work in the UK and hold a valid driving licence.

Role: Permanent Veterinary Surgeon
Type: Small Animal
Location:  Somerset
Start: All dates considered
Hours: Full-time, 4 days per week 
Weekends: 1:6
Out of hours: 1:6
Salary: Will be discussed at interview - commensurate with experience
Benefits: 20 days holiday, 5 days CPD, plus 8 days bank holiday.
Ref: PW/27228

To qualify for this position, you must be fully registered with the RCVS and you must be eligible to work in the UK.

What happens next: Click APPLY to apply for this role and a member of our team will be in touch if you have been successful.

To discuss the role in more details:
Please call or email our team to discuss the specific details for this role such as practice details, exact location, salaries or any other queries you may have. Please also quote reference PW/27228 when enquiring about this vacancy.

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