Full-Time Veterinary Surgeon - Swindon
Small animal clinician who is good at medicine, diagnostics and surgery.
The practice operates from two sites in Swindon and one in Royal Wootton Bassett. The main premises is at Purton road and the two branches are both about five miles from there. All three premises are fully staffed and all have operating facilities. A high nurse to vet ratio makes the working day more successful and satisfying while using the full in house laboratory and diagnostic facilities. There is also good back up from the many receptionists and additional management staff. Although we provide a high level of veterinary service we try to maintain a happy atmosphere at work and an open culture at work. It is therefore of prime importance that our staff get on well. Hopefully work is anything but a chore but we still value our time off for outside interests.
Our Vision: being the best first opinion practice in the area offering an exceptional and ethical approach to client care and veterinary treatment to pets and their families. This, at a profit that will allow us to be a respected training centre for nurses and with a high level of continuing professional development of all our staff.
Suitable candidates must be able to contribute to our provision of high quality care so medical and surgical skills must be sufficient to cope with the majority of routine cases.
There is a team of five vets with the senior vet based at Purton Road and the assistant vets will alternate between one of the branches and the main clinic. The working day is a mix of consulting and diagnostics and surgery every day with the vets encouraged to follow through their own cases as much as possible. First consults are at 9 and the last consults are at 6:30pm so you are usually finished in time to enjoy the evenings after work.
The suitable candidate must be capable, confidant and caring. A special interest would be desirable but more importantly the candidate needs to be competent in all aspects of medicine, diagnostics and surgery.
The starting salary will vary depending on experience but is always subject to review and we monitor performance monthly. The rota is a basic four day week with a relatively early finish compared with practice averages. On top of this you will be on a one in five rota to provide weekend cover. Out of hours emergency work is taken care of by Vets Now whose premises are in the centre of Swindon. CPD budget is £1,500pa and we will support any candidate who wishes to pursue further studies ( two are currently enrolled on certificate programmes).
Healthcare and pension packages are offered.
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