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Veterinary Surgeon - Thirsk 24 Hour

Thirsk, North Yorkshire
Up to £55,000 per year
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Medivet Skeldale Veterinary 24-hour Hospital in Thirsk, North Yorkshire is a thriving practice set in beautiful North Yorkshire. The practice has a history like no other; we are the original home of the one and only James Herriot (Alf White) and we pride ourselves on maintaining the historic client focused ethos.

The well-established team is led by our Branch Partner – Sarah who has celebrated her 10th year with the practice and in now looking to grow the team even further with a Veterinary Surgeon who is comfortable with both routine and emergency procedures.

The practice is a large purpose-built building in Thirsk (although the old surgery in town is worth a visit) and is an RCVS practice standard scheme accredited hospital and emergency service centre, as well as being an ISFM gold level accredited cat friendly practice.

This is a busy practice with a large client base where no two days are the same. The caseload varies from routine consultations to procedures, with emergency and critical care which supports surrounding practices with out of hours service.

The recently refurbished practice consists of 3 large consult rooms, a large operating theatre, dog and cat kennels, an imaging suite consisting of digital radiograph, ultrasound, and endoscopy, dental X ray, well-equipped prep area and a large waiting area. We have dedicated night and day teams which both consist of multiple certificate holders in various disciplines within both our vet and nursing teams.

This is a full-time role working 4 days per week with 1:4 weekend rota, but we do understand how important work / life balance is, so if you feel that part time hours are better suited to you then let’s talk about what that would look like.

Key Benefits:

  • Private Medical Insurance from day one.
  • Health cash plan from day one (covering dental, physio and optical services) with 24/7 Private GP Service.
  • Life Assurance 3 x salary.
  • Access to 24-hour counselling by phone or in person should you feel you need support.
  • 5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays, rising to 6 weeks with length of service.
  • An additional ‘Day for You’, a paid day’s leave for you to use as you wish.
  • Clinical CPD: £1,500 per year plus 3 days’ paid leave
  • Internal CPD and access to Clinical Communities
  • Funded certificate opportunities.
  • VDS, RCVS and BVA fees paid.
  • Sabbatical based on length of service.
  • Interest free Season Ticket Loan.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Discounts on Medivet products and services.
  • Support for Certificates of Sponsorship for a Tier 2 (General) Visa and relocation support.

Role Accountabilities:

Exceptional care is at the heart of everything we do at Medivet. That’s the care for our patients, our clients and for each other – we really want to make a positive difference through every interaction we have. In this role you will:

  • Deliver exceptional clinical care to your patients during consultations and procedures.
  • Provide exceptional care to your clients, giving clear updates on patients.
  • Deliver professional excellence, observing the highest standards of regulatory, practice and operational compliance.
  • Prepare tailored, accurate treatment and care plans for each patient with clear cost estimates.
  • Engage, mentor and develop your team, enhancing their skills and utilising these in the most effective way.
  • Complete clinical handover and arrange transfer of any patient needing out of hours or enhanced care.
  • Pro-actively support and share clinical best practice within and across practices and the wider Medivet community.

Your Skills and Experience:

  • RCVS registered Veterinary Surgeon.
  • Experienced in delivering exceptional care to both patients and clients.
  • Experienced in working effectively as part of a team.- Able to demonstrate clinical leadership skills.
  • Experience of implementing a progressive clinical culture.
  • Experience of supporting nurse consults and schedule 3 procedures, with an understanding of how this contributes to clinic performance and efficiency.
  • Experienced in using coaching and influencing skills to get the best out of every colleague.

About Us:

Medivet is a leading veterinary care provider, with practices across the UK including a number of 24-hour veterinary centres and referral centres. We also have a growing presence overseas with practices in France, Germany and Spain.

We’re proud to support a large, connected and growing community of colleagues who provide exceptional care that’s always there. That’s more than a strapline for us, we truly believe every interaction we have matters and that we can make a real difference. This is as true for our colleagues as it is for our patients and clients. Being part of Medivet means being part of a forward-thinking and caring environment with the very best equipment and treatment options available, and the very best treatment for you as a valued member of the team.

This is the home of talented people like you who want to stand out in their field and whose compassion for animals goes way beyond their job. Join us and be part of our exciting plans for the future.


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