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Veterinary Surgeon

Alder Veterinary Practice - Bourne
Bourne, Lincolnshire
Salary up to £75,000 depending on experience
Closing date
2 Feb 2024
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We are looking for an enthusiastic, empathetic, and skilled Veterinary Surgeon to join our small yet busy team at Alder Veterinary Practice. The successful candidate will be confident in all first opinion duties and comfortable with sole charge on occasion. You will be joining our well-established team of 3 Veterinary Surgeons; the role is hugely varied and will include consults and operating daily and caring for our very loyal and friendly client base. This position is split over two sites in Bouse and Spalding with 75% of your time spent in Bourne however this is negotiable to a certain extent depending on your requirements and personal circumstances

We are in the fortunate position to be able to offer a mix of rotas to accommodate all working patterns including working mums and dads with a school friendly rota. For context, our full-time rota is 40 hours per week across 4 days, with 1:5 Saturdays 8:30am to 12pm. No bank holiday or out-of-hours are involved as we are covered by VetsNow.

Work life balance that works for you

Our flexible approach to rota patterns and working hours truly tips the scale on your work life balance. We know that everyone has demands and priorities outside of their career and we want to make it brilliantly easy for you to strike the right balance. Whether you are looking to fix or flex your work patterns, we can find the right solution for you.

About Us

We have two very well-established surgeries in the Lincolnshire market towns of Spalding and Bourne, both of which have a loyal client base of well over 20 years. We are situated close to the historic town of Stamford where you can visit Burghley House, Burghley Horse Trials, or Rutland Water, and Peterborough is approximately half an hour away with direct train lines into London.

Both practices are equipped with digital radiography (recently purchased and upgraded to DR system), ultrasounds, endoscope, and in-house blood testing equipment. We also have good-sized theatres and consult rooms for our varied first opinion cases. Our Spalding branch has very recently been refurbished to a high spec finish and our Bourne branch is next on the list!

Our friendly team comprises of 3 Veterinary Surgeons, 4 experienced Registered Veterinary Nurses, 3 Nursing Assistants, and a full team of Receptionists. None of us could do our jobs properly without each other! We are a very encouraging team who are always willing to step in and work together in times of need and we work hard to provide the highest standards in client and animal care. Our Veterinary Surgeons will always talk through all options of care with our clients to ensure they are making the most informed choices, and we work closely with various referral practices to be able to offer that option if required.

Applicant Requirements

We are looking for an experienced Veterinary Surgeon who is comfortable with sole charge on occasion but also confident in all first opinion duties. You should have good communication skills and be able to listen to both your team and your clients. Animal care should be at the forefront of your mind.

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:

  • Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service
  • £1250 CPD allowance with 5 days paid pro rata
  • L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • BVA Membership paid
  • VDS cover
  • Birthday leave
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Service-related company sick pay
  • Sponsorship for overseas employees
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities

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. Quote BH10150 when applying for this role. 

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At Alder Vets, we believe that top quality veterinary care doesn’t necessarily have to have a top level price tag. We pride ourselves on the level of service we offer to all clients and their pets. All of our Veterinary Surgeons have many years’ experience in practice, so you can rest assured that your pet is in the best possible hands at all times. Our skilled team can perform many complicated operations and procedures too, reducing the need for referral elsewhere.

It can sometimes be difficult to keep up with your pet’s veterinary care, especially if they need extensive treatment or fall ill unexpectedly. For that reason, we offer guaranteed same-day appointments if your pet needs an urgent check-up or assessment.

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01778 422863
15 Exeter Street
PE10 9NW
United Kingdom

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