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Veterinary Surgeon - Thorpe St.Andrew, Norwich

Employer
Medivet
Location
Norwich, Norfolk
Salary
Salary of up to £60,000 PA
Closing date
9 Mar 2024

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Sector
Small Animal, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

Job Details

Medivet have an opportunity for a veterinary surgeon to join the well established team at our practice in Thorpe St. Andrew, Norwich on a part-time basis.

Thorpe St. Andrew is a lovely and soon to be refurbished, branch partner led practice with a team of two vets supported by a head nurse, two RVNs, two student nurses and two patient care assistants. They see a general medical/basic surgical caseload and have a lovely, friendly client base. Gerhard, the branch partner has been with Medivet for 20 years (all of those at the same practice!) and has recently become a vet GDP advisor.

This is a permanent, part-time role working 20 or more hours a week plus 1:3 Saturdays (morning at Thorpe and afternoon at the hub practice, Horsford) We're open to being flexible where we can so get in touch and let us know what works for you.

Employee benefits:

  • Relocation package of up to £2000.
  • £1500 CPD allowance and 3 days paid CPD leave per year.
  • 5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Payment of RCVS, VDS & BVA fees.
  • Funded certificate opportunities.
  • 24 hour access to wellbeing and employee assistance program.
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity leave.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Paid sabbatical.
  • Additional paid leave for exceptional attendance.
  • Hapibenefits – Discounts on shopping, entertainment and meals out.

We can also support Certificates of Sponsorship for a Tier 2 (General) Visa if you meet the criteria and are eligible to register as a veterinary surgeon with the RCVS upon arrival in the UK.

This is the perfect opportunity to take the next step in your career by joining the growing Medivet community, we want to be the best place for vets and nurses to work and we're putting in the effort to do that. For more information contact daniel.scratcher@medivet.co.uk

Role accountabilities:

  • Perform a wide range of surgical procedures.
  • Conduct thorough pre-operative assessments and post-operative care to ensure patients receive the best possible care.
  • Collaborate with the team to develop treatment plans and provide clients with care instructions.
  • Utilise diagnostic laboratory, imaging and ultrasound testing where required.
  • Prescribe medication.
  • Promote preventative care by advocating and administering routine vaccinations and immunisations.
  • Educate clients on positive lifestyle choices and preventative care for their pets.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to members of the support team.
  • Ensure compliance with veterinary ethics and relevant statutes, policies & procedures.
  • Maintain patients medical records.

Your skills and experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Medicine (BVetMed) or equivalent.
  • Registration with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) to practice in the UK.
  • Understanding of relevant veterinary laws, regulations, and RCVS guidelines.
  • Proficiency in diagnosing and treating a wide range of medical conditions in animals.
  • Surgical skills for performing routine and complex procedures.
  • Knowledge of anaesthesia protocols and pain management.
  • Ability to provide compassionate care and ensure the well-being of animals.
  • Knowledge of animal behaviour and communication.
  • Strong diagnostic skills and experience in using diagnostic equipment such as X-rays, ultrasounds, and blood analyzers.
  • Effective communication with colleagues and ability to explain medical conditions and treatment plans clearly to clients with empathy and compassion.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with other veterinary professionals, including veterinary nurses and support staff.
  • Critical thinking skills to diagnose complex cases, make informed treatment decisions, handle emergency cases and provide critical care to animals.
  • Adherence to high ethical standards in veterinary practice.

About us:

Our veterinary surgeons are at the front line of delivering exceptional care and play an integral part of each one of our sites, from routine health checks to advanced surgeries you’ll work directly with patients and clients to offer care that’s bespoke to them and provide essential support to lead vets or branch partners in delivering a gold standard experience.

We’re always looking for people who aspire to stand out in their field and it’s this vision and enthusiasm that forms the foundation of how we work. Our mission to deliver progressive, around the clock care means our employees have the very best equipment and treatment options available. We recognise the amazing work our people do and we strive to offer the best possible reward package in the veterinary sector.

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