Veterinary Surgeon

Riverside Vets, Spalding
Spalding, Lincolnshire
Salary up to £75,000 per annum depending on experience
Closing date
19 Mar 2024
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The Role

We have a unique opportunity for a full-time or part-time Veterinary Surgeon to join our long-established friendly team here in Spalding, Lincolnshire. 

Your time will be split between 1st opinion consultations and theatre work, providing a varied workload. Our current team have a wealth of experience and hope to support those with varied experience levels. The standard full-time rota consists of working a 4.5-day week (Monday to Friday) with NO WEEKENDS.

We are also in a fortunate position to be able to offer a number of rota patterns including child/school friendly rotas, non-weekend rotas and mixed morning and afternoon focused rotas to fit around your lifestyle. 

Work-life balance that works for you

We are happy to discuss both full-time and part-time rota variations that flex with you and your lifestyle as we know that everyone has demands and priorities outside of their career and we want to make it easy for you to strike the right balance. 

Salary is up to £75,000 per annum depending on experience, pro rata for part time. Plus, up to £5000 relocation allowance and up to £5000 welcome bonus 

About Us

Riverside Vets has been in Spalding for over 100 years and in that time has built up an exceptional reputation for its client and patient care. We are a 100% small animal, 1st opinion practice that is accredited with the RCVS and holds the silver ISFM award. Our team is well-established, and we pride ourselves on our professionalism and teamwork. Spalding is a large market town on the Welland River in south Lincolnshire, it has a surplus of small attractions, like Britain’s tallest windmill, an authentic blacksmith’s forge and Medieval churches. However, if you enjoy the hustle and bustle of the big city, you can make the easy commute and be in London city within 2 hours.

About the Team and Culture

Our friendly team consists of 4 experienced Veterinary Surgeons, 3 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 3 Student Veterinary Nurses and 3 Veterinary Receptionists. Between our Veterinary Surgeons, they have a keen interest in Acupuncture, cardiology, and Ophthalmology. We are proud to say our team is much more like a family and we have an embedded ethos of encouragement and support throughout the practice. We are a busy practice and therefore we can be faced with challenges, but we are always there to help each other get through. This is a very rewarding role and one with autonomy that you can very much make your own.

Applicant Requirements

We don’t mind if you are fresh out of vet school looking for your first role, or have many years of experience behind you, we have an opportunity here for you. Our biggest requirements are that you’re an avid team player, passionate about the work you do, have an excellent bedside manner and a positive can-do attitude. We are ultimately looking for the right individual to complement our existing team.

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:

Work-life balance
- 6.6 weeks amount of holidays per year
- Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
- 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

- £1,500 CPD allowance per year
- Certificate support 
- Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
- Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
- All our Vets and 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

- 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. Please quote BH10795 when you apply. 

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At Riverside Vets, our experienced and dedicated team are here to offer you and your pet the very best in veterinary care. We pride ourselves on being a small and friendly team meaning you will benefit from a more personal experience with continuity of care for your pet.

Our practice has been based in Spalding for over 100 years and is easily accessible from Boston, Peterborough, and all the smaller villages in between. We also have lots of free on-site parking to make your visit as easy as possible.

We are accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and have achieved silver status by the ISFM for being a cat friendly practice.

Company info
Riverside Veterinary Surgery
Cradge Bank
PE11 3AB
United Kingdom

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