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Senior Veterinary Surgeon 

Dave Cumber Vets
Weymouth, Dorset
Salary up to £68,000 depending on experience
Closing date
14 Mar 2024
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Senior Veterinary Surgeon  - Dave Cumber Vets, Weymouth 
Salary up to £68,000 depending on experience 

Are you an experienced veterinary surgeon who is looking to make the next step in your career? Dave Cumber Vets requires a senior vet who can ensure animal welfare is the first consideration in seeking to provide the most appropriate attention for the animals in our care. This should be carried out using knowledge of animal physiology, nutrition, and medicine with your practical skills to diagnose illness, prescribe medicines, and perform imaging tests, laboratory tests and surgery.

Other Duties: 
⦁    To contribute to the management, organisation, and financial performance of the practice by working with the practice director
⦁    To provide support and guidance to colleagues as appropriate
⦁    Contribute to discussions and meetings on the management of the practice as required by the clinical director(s)
⦁    Deputise for the clinical director(s) when the clinical director(s) are absent
⦁    When on duty provide leadership and guidance to less experienced vets, and support less experienced vets to develop in their role
⦁    Assume responsibility for surgical and medical cases at all times
⦁    Be fully responsible for the safety of the clients and staff within the practice when animals are being treated or handled
⦁    Understand and comply with your legal obligations in relation to the prescription, safekeeping and supply of Veterinary medicinal products
⦁    Continually supervise, train and educate the veterinary nurses
⦁    Treat all colleagues and clients with courtesy and respect
⦁    Ensure the security of the premises when leaving
⦁    Maintain personal CPD as per RCVS guidelines

Your work-life balance is our priority 

This is a full-time role working 40 hours per week, over 4 days. 
The role would be primarily based in our Weymouth surgery but may also extend to our Dorchester branch practice. The rota will include occasional sole-charge and 1 in 5 Saturdays, with no OOH allowing for a great 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. 

Why Join Dave Cumber Vets? 

Situated in the idyllic seaside town of Weymouth on the Dorset coast, the beach is a 10-minute drive away. with lots of attractions nearby for children and adults alike. Local Public transport is very convenient, with both bus and train services to the larger towns of Bournemouth and is on the main line to London, making it the perfect place to relocate and still be able to get out and about. We are very lucky to have a purpose-built premises with modern and wide-ranging equipment. We have a well-equipped internal laboratory, two digital x-ray machines, 2 dental suites with x-ray facilities, endoscopy, laparoscopic surgical equipment, 2 ultrasound machines and 5 operating theatres.

About the Team and Culture

We actively encourage development within the team and are keen to promote excellent service to our clients within first opinion practice. While no skill bias is required, due to the nature of our facilities and our team the ideal candidate should have a passion to provide a high level of care. Any applicant would be supported by the team to ensure they were comfortable and confident as they developed into the role. We have 5 vets, 15 nurses, 9 receptionists and the practice director, across 2 sites.

Are You the Perfect Fit?  

We are looking for an experienced veterinary surgeon with a proven track record and previous experience in sole charge, driving the team to achieve a high standard of care and service to our patients and clients. You must have excellent communication skills. Be a team leader and thrive in a busy environment.

Because our employees matter

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 -

Work-life balance
⦁    7.6 weeks annual leave
⦁    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
Professional Memberships
⦁    BVA membership
⦁    VDS cover
⦁    RCVS fees
⦁    Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
⦁    Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
⦁    Discounted staff pet care

Please quote BH10321 when you apply. 

To submit your application, click the apply button.


Here at Dave Cumber Veterinary Surgeons in Weymouth and Dorchester, we want to make sure you have a great first visit, so relax as our team is friendly, experienced and here to help you and your pet.

All our staff contribute to the care of your pet, from your first phone call to book an appointment to the moment your pet is returned to you after treatment.

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D1 Link Park
Chickerell Link Road
United Kingdom

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