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Veterinary Surgeon

Grove Vets, Barrow-in-Furness
Barrow in Furness, Cumbria
Salary up to £75,000 pro rata, depending on experience
Closing date
8 Jun 2024
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Veterinary Surgeon- No out-of-hours
Grove Vets, Barrow-in-Furness
Salary up to £75,000 negotiable D.O.E. Welcome Bonus of up to £5,000 and Relocation allowance up to £5,000

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our team here at Grove Vets, Barrow-in-Furness! Working on a range of general practice 1st opinion caseloads including but not limited to dental, diagnostic imaging and orthopaedic cases. We have a hydrotherapy unit working on the rehabilitation of patients recovering from orthopaedic surgery as well as clients with osteoarthritis and weight management. One of our RVNs has just signed up to a physiotherapy and rehabilitation course to run alongside and support with the hydrotherapy unit. Another of our surgeons has a qualification in Ophthalmology plus we have a visiting cardiologist specialist who visits the practice throughout the year and enables our team to be involved in these cases.

Consults are around 15 minutes with time for case workups, we encourage clinical freedom and case continuity and can provide help and support from our experienced team. We are looking for someone who is friendly, enthusiastic and a good team player. 

We can offer up to a maximum of 40 hours per week over 4 or 5 days with a 1 in 4 weekend rota for Saturdays, we do not open on Sundays. We can be flexible and will consider both part-time, flexible working and would be happy to chat through these options in more detail, our people are at the heart of everything we do, and that’s why we know that work-life balance is vital in supporting our teams. 

About Us

We are Grove Vets in Cumbria, and we live in a beautiful part of the world. With nature reserves, Islands, mountains, and outdoor sports all on our doorstep. We have x-rays, dental x-ray, Ultrasound, lab, hydrotherapy and soon to be getting K-laser to aid with rehab. We have multiple beaches, and the Lake District is just a short drive or bus away.

About the Team and Culture

We currently have 5 RVNs, 4 Vets, and 4 support roles. 2 of our vets are specialists for health certs and travel. All our vets have been in practice for years (some 20 years) which hopefully shows we are a positive practice to work for.

Applicant Requirements 

We are looking for a veterinary surgeon with some post-qualification experience, and who is confident in consultations and basic surgery spays, castrates and dental.

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
•    6.6 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 & 40 hours paid CPD leave per annum (pro rata for part time)
•    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

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 BH11687 when you apply.

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We have been a training centre for Veterinary Nurses since 1997 and have recently affirmed our commitment to our feline patients by attaining a Silver Award in the Cat Friendly Practice scheme.The practice has remained committed to a programme of improvement. In 1996 the practice was functioning with just one veterinary surgeon and two nursing staff. Significant growth and dedication to in-house and external training of staff has allowed us to develop into the team that we are today.

Company info
01229 820402
231-239 Rawlinson Street
LA14 1DW

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