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Veterinary Surgeon

Dragon Vets, Rissington
Upper Rissington, Cheltenham
Salary up to £70,000 dependent on experience and hours
Closing date
12 Jun 2024
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Veterinary Surgeon
Dragon Vets, Rissington 
Salary up to £70,000, dependent on experience and hours

This role will involve working at a fully equipped, modern branch practice complete with separate dog/cat waiting areas and consult rooms, parking, digital x-ray, ultrasound, operating theatre and dental machine. 

A typical day would involve consulting in the morning, operating late morning/early afternoon and consulting again in the evening. Typical caseloads would include routine neuters, lumpectomys, dentals, and basic workups. We are fully supportive if our branch vets want to undertake more surgery at the branches then transfer to our main Prestbury 24h branch for subsequent overnight care, and also have the facility to refer in-house for more complicated cases. 

Rota patterns that work for you

We understand that life is diverse, and so are your needs. That's why we're excited to offer flexible working hours. You decide what works best for you, whether it was condensed hours or a set working pattern, we want to make it easier to balance your job with the rest of your life. We believe in creating a positive environment where you can do your best work while enjoying the things that matter most to you.
This can be a full-time or part-time role working between 18 and 40 hours per week from between 9:00am-7:00pm. There will be a 1:4 Saturday morning rota and potential for a weekend and bank holiday out-of-hours rota if that is something you are interested in. 

About us here at Dragon Vets

We are a busy, well-established multi-branch practice based in Gloucestershire, with our main hospital-type branch based in Prestbury in Cheltenham. 
Dragon Vets has steadily grown to become a very busy primary and referral practice whilst maintaining an excellent standard of care and caring attitude towards its patients and their owners. We are looking to continue expanding our referral side at the main Prestbury clinic over the next few years focusing on medicine, surgery and cardiology, and continue to support our branch practices in functioning as independent, fully equipped, excellent first opinion practices.
We also have our own dedicated out-of-hours team who provide cover for the region.

Our standard branch practice equipment/facilities include Idexx in-house lab machines, digital x-ray, ultrasound, dentistry machines and operating theatres. Dental x-rays are offered at the Charlton Kings branch, and separate cat/dog consulting rooms are offered at all but the Tewksbury branch. At the Prestbury branch, we also benefit from CT, multiple scopes, expansive surgical kit, more comprehensive Idexx in-house lab machines. 

Come and join our established and supportive team!

We are a large, dedicated and very friendly team of vets and nurses who have been providing veterinary care in the area for over 100 years!

Our team currently consists of 22 Veterinary Surgeons, 16 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 3 Student Nurses, 2 Animal Care Assistant and 8 Receptionists. We are a team of experienced general practitioners, but also have our own areas of special interest, such as medicine, surgery (both soft tissue and orthopaedic), cardiology, ophthalmology, and dentistry.

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 with 40 hours paid pro rata
•    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.

Please quote BH11051 when you apply.

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Dragon Vets, Rissington offers a fully refurbished and equipped clinic with full diagnostic (blood/urine testing, x-ray, Ultrasound) and surgical capabilities. Whether your pet needs to see our team for simple health treatments such as vaccinations or flea/worming medication, or requires detailed investigations or an operation, our experienced veterinary team are able to offer these comprehensive services at an affordable rate.

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8 Sopwith Rd
Upper Rissington
GL54 2NL

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