Experienced Veterinary Surgeon
Belmont Vets, Hereford
Salary up to £65,000 depending on experience plus up to £5,000 Relocation Allowance
Discover a place to make a difference
A fantastic opportunity for an experienced small animal vet to join our amazing team of vets, RVNs, SVNs and support staff at our single site practice in beautiful Hereford. This is a permanent position for someone looking for full or part time hours. You will work closely alongside the rest of the team, providing clinical support and guidance where needed, as well as managing your own cases. The role will primarily involve clinical work; however, there is scope for some managerial involvement should you be interested in this.
You will be required to work 2-3 days a week for the part time position or the full time role involves working 4 days and having a set day off in the week. Our usual day length is 8 am to 7 pm, however, there is flexibility in these hours. You will be involved in a weekend rota, working no more than 1:5 weekends (8:30 am to 5 pm on Saturday and availability for inpatients on Sunday). There will be 2-3 additional Saturday mornings per year required, 9 am to 1 pm but no out-of-hours work is involved in this role.
We are a single site practice situated in beautiful Hereford, a small market city, surrounded by lovely countryside and on the doorstep of the Wye Valley. We have our own in-house laboratory, digital x-ray, multi-parameter anaesthetic monitoring equipment, ultrasound, ECG, doppler blood pressure machine and K-laser. We have regular cardiology clinics, undertaken by a visiting cardiologist and our orthopaedic surgeries are performed by a visiting orthopaedic surgeon.
...And a phenomenal team
Our team consists of 6 vets, 8 RVNs, 2 SVNs, 1 ANA, as well as our wonderful support team. Our team takes pride in our collaborative and supportive approach to cases and always strives to give the best possible care we can to our patients and clients, while looking out for each other. We are very supportive of advanced learning programmes such as certificates, or just helping to develop our colleagues by support in house with medical or surgical cases. Two of our vets are currently undertaking certificates, one in surgery, another in oncology. As a practice, we like to get involved in local events, such as judging the local dog show, giving talks at local schools, running stalls at events or even just litter-picking in a nearby park.
Are you the perfect fit?
We are looking for an experienced and confident vet who is willing to support and teach their colleagues and to assist in the development of their clinical skills. An ability to stay calm in potentially difficult situations and to communicate clearly with others is important, as is an understanding of the importance of confidentiality. You must be able to work well within a team and have the confidence to lead that team in its clinical development, whilst working closely with the senior management team.
Discover your wellbeing as our priority
We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from -
- 5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays
- Your birthday as a paid day off
- Private medical insurance
- Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
- Cycle to Work scheme
- Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
- Non-accidental injury support
- £1250 CPD allowance with 40 hours paid pro rata
- Certificate support
- Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
- Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
- All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
- All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
- Infection Prevention and Control Programme
- Quality Improvement Programme
- Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
- Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
- Discounted staff pet care
As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.
If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.
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