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Veterinary Surgeon

County Vets
Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
Salary up to £75,000 per annum, depending on experience
Closing date
2 Aug 2024
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County Vet Group are looking for a Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon to join their dedicated, friendly and supportive team.  All clinical interests are welcome. We are managed at a local level by our Clinical Director of 16 years, maintaining a family feel where patients and our people are at our heart of everything we do.

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We are a great place to work and have a career... Some of our incentives include:

  • Salary of up to £75,000, dependent on qualifications and experience
  • Joining reward of £5,000
  • Relocation Package up to £5,000
  • Tied into a Learning Agreement / Certificate costs with your current employer? Let us know, we can help!
  • With visiting specialists from Orthopaedic to Soft Tissue to Cardiology, we have access to our Groups Support Clinical Hub Network of advanced practitioners to help increase the clinical knowledge of our Vets
  • Access to Vet Oracle, our Vet to Vet Telemedicine service
  • CPD and certificate financial support available and encouraged
  • Key working groups on initiatives such as Menopause within the workplace and our EDI strategy across our group

Who are we?: Based in Newcastle under Lyme, close to the town centre, we have a caseload that allows our teams to develop! The team at Friarswood comes with a varied skill level, where everyone really has the chance to shine. Where required, we make use of visiting specialists to keep the experience in house with an aim to grow and develop talent within our own team. This also helps keep our clients bonded and allows us that continuity of care.

County Vets are part of our leading Veterinary Group, CVS. We aim to provide the best clinical care as well as providing a great place to work. Our Veterinary professionals are given the freedom to make the best clinical decisions for their patients whilst sharing best practice. We are clinically focussed, fostering a collaborative approach and creating supportive working environments to be able to achieve career aspirations. With a network of 500 practices across the UK, Netherlands and Australia, once you join us we will be able to satisfy your career, development and professional goals!

We have laparoscopic kit, brand new digital x-ray, dental x-ray and lots of other bits and bobs to make day to day life and work up of your cases easier. All supported by an experienced and supportive nursing team. Our wider team consists of cert holders in medicine along with vets and nurses working on their certifications.

Development of our people is important and we'd be keen to support you with any areas of interest, anyone looking at or working on a surgical certificate would complement the team very well.  We are blessed to be supported by an OOH provider and have no Sunday or Bank Holiday working.

Our Rota and working options: Our vacancy is currently full-time, but happy to discuss part-time arrangements. Our full-time vets prefer working 4 days a week but we are open to ideas that suit you! An hour for lunch and some admin time is given daily. Our vets do work Saturday mornings on a rota basis. We do also have an option for a Vet to work between our Sandbach and Alsager practices which would offer variety and a good mix of working at different sites with different people.

Our Rewards package includes:

  • CPD Allowance and access to a suite of internal courses developed by our in-house learning & development team of Vets and Nurses
  • Free Knowledge Hub offering over 260 courses and 235 webinars covering a variety of clinical and non-clinical topics
  • 6.6 weeks annual leave plus the option to buy a further 2 weeks or sell up to 1 week!
  • Forward thinking policies including fertility treatment, Pregnancy Loss, extended sick pay, enhanced Maternity and Paternity leave
  • Wellbeing initiatives including access to over 280 wellbeing champions across our group
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • CVS Save as your earn scheme – purchase discounted shares in the company and benefit from the Groups increase in share price over that time!
  • Health cash plans, discounted critical illness cover, 8 weeks' pay to support exceptional life events
  • Practice Bonus Scheme
  • Workplace Pension
  • Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme
  • Discounted Gym memberships
  • Cycle to work scheme, tax relief scheme when purchasing bikes
  • RCVS and VDS fees paid
  • Discounted Treatment for your Pet

Want to check things out before applying? Pop in for a cuppa, tell us when suits youFeel free to get in touch or call/text on the number provided.

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