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Veterinary Surgeon

Employer
Lockwood Veterinary Group
Location
Willenhall, Walsall
Salary
Salary up to £70,000 FTE depending on experience
Closing date
19 Jun 2024
Phone number
07977XXXXXX

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Lockwood Veterinary Group

Veterinary Surgeon
Lockwood Vets, Willenhall near Wolverhampton
Full-time and/or Part time
Up to £70,000 FTE dependent on experience plus a welcome bonus of £5,000 FTE.

 

The Role

Are you a passionate vet who really cares about their patients and clients and wants to be part of something special? Then we have a great opportunity here for you at Lockwood Vets.

Here at Lockwood Veterinary Group, we are looking for an enthusiastic Veterinary Surgeon to join our team at Lockwood Vets near Wolverhampton. You will be working alongside a fantastic team of vets, nurses and support staff. 

Our surgery certificate holders routinely perform orthopaedic procedures such as TTA and TPLO. In the group we also have certificate holders or undertaking in exotics, ECC, imaging, medicine and a vet with a special interest in Ophthalmology and also a visiting cardiologist working up cases using Echocardiography/ECG.

There will be some sole charge days at this practice, so you will need to be confident with good general surgical and medical skills. Just a few miles away are several of our other branches where the teams of senior vets and nurses are on hand to provide additional support.

You will have the time and clinical freedom to fully work up and manage your cases with friendly support available at all times. Days are structured to ensure that you will have your share of the consults and operations and enjoy a varied caseload. 
 

Work life balance that works for you

We understand that work life balance is more important than ever and we are committed to We understand that work life balance is more important than ever, and we are committed to supporting our teams to achieve this. We're open to receive applications from those looking for part-time or flexible working patterns. Our goal is to help you find the balance that suits your needs, so we're willing to have a conversation to explore what works best for you.

Typically, this role would be full-time worked over a four-day week, between 9 am and 6:30 pm plus Saturdays from 9 am to 5.00 pm on a rota basis. No out-of-hours requirements will be needed.
 

About Us

Lockwood Vets is part of the larger Lockwood Veterinary Group. We are a reputable, friendly, compassionate and progressive group. Established for nearly 30 years, we have 9 branches across the West Midlands, East Midlands and Staffordshire

Based in an excellent location close to the M6 and M5 motorways, within easy access to Birmingham with its train links and the rest of the country as well as two nearby airports. Birmingham is known for the amazing Bullring and Grand Central shopping centre with diverse high-street fashion & household shops. With a fantastic nightlife scene, great restaurants, attractions, history, arts and culture and areas of natural beauty, you’ll have everything you need on your doorstep.

Our staffs Wellbeing is of great importance to us which is why we ensure that the practices have some down time and close for lunch every day. Each month the teams have an extended lunch for a well-deserved break. There are several mental health first aiders in our group who are very approachable and are always there to support you both professionally and personally if you need them.
We are also a big part of the community and also working very closely with local charities,  sponsoring the towns junior football team, and visiting local schools to talk about working in a veterinary practice.  
 

The team and culture

We have a loyal client base, and the practice is highly trusted within the local community for providing exceptional veterinary care. Our dedicated, friendly, experienced team pride themselves on providing the best care for pet and client alike. We have the facilities and resources to enable our staff to work in a low stress, well organised, supportive, friendly, family feel atmosphere. Maintaining a good working environment and job satisfaction for all staff is of high importance to us which is proven in our low staff turnover and longevity in service, with some staff having been with the group from the beginning.

The practice provides a spacious, light and airy perfect working environment with a surgical theatre, and a prep room, and all the usual gadgets including digital x-ray,(dental radiography at our main branch), multiparameter anaesthetic monitoring machine, ultrasonography (Inc. Doppler), endoscopy, ECG. Additionally, we have a comprehensive in-house laboratory (microscopy, haematology, biochemistry as well as Idexx Catalyst for in-house results fast. ISFM cat friendly clinic and RCVS accreditation in progress. We have a good ratio of registered veterinary nurses also with cert holders in ECC, anaesthesia, Feline Nursing, and behaviour.

We have several vets within the group at different stages of their careers who are always ready to help each other out and share their experiences and vast range of knowledge and accomplishments. Whether you have a complicated case or would like support to further develop your skills, our collaborative team are more than happy to help.

There is the opportunity for developing and growing your skills in any area that is of special interest to you. We actively encourage certificates, offering funding and support to our team members.

Work-life balance
•    6.6 weeks annual leave inclusive of Bank Holidays
•    Your birthday as a paid day off

Wellbeing
•    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

Development
•    £1250 CPD allowance with 5 days 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 

Additional
•    Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
•    Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
•    Discounted staff pet care

For a confidential chat or to discuss this role in more detail please contact Hannah Williams, Talent Partner, on the contact number provided.

Please quote BH11690 when you apply.

To submit your application, click the apply now button.

Company

From a vision to deliver high quality, affordable pet care, the Lockwood Veterinary Group has flourished and grown since it was founded in 1994. Now with four surgeries we cover a wide area of the West Midlands and Birmingham, with a geographical range to include cover over Wolverhampton, Walsall, Stourbridge, Halesowen, Dudley and the surrounding areas. From a warm, helpful welcome from our experienced, friendly reception staff, to the high quality, professional care delivered by our team of dedicated veterinary surgeons and nurses, our aim has always been to deliver superior pet care in all situations. Our outstanding surgeries boast state of the art operating suites with dedicated recovery areas, warm, clean accomodation for your pet, and an exciting range of equipment to assist our team of committed veterinary surgeons and nurses in the treatment of your pet. We are open seven days a week for your convenience, and we will always endeavour to offer a same day appointment with one of our vets.

Company info
Website
Telephone
01902 605080
Location
84 Lower Lichfield Street
Willenhall
West Midlands
WV13 1QE
GB

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