Veterinary Surgeon – non-corporate practice - East Grinstead

Portland Vets
Horley, Surrey and some days in East Grinstead, West Sussex.
Competitive salary
31 May 2018
05 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

2 days a week (Mon/Tue) and 3 hours on 50% of Saturday mornings. Sole charge. Non-corporate practice. One weekend in 5 or 6 working at the East Grinstead Hospital. No overnight OOH.

The practice:
Portland Vets started 14 years ago in East Grinstead. The founders still run the Portland Vets East Grinstead. In 2013 a branch surgery in Edenbridge was opened in joint ownership with another vet. Our new Horley surgery is also a joint ownership practice. It is extremely well located, with substantial off road parking and space to expand.

It is a completely new purpose built surgery with the intention to open in September. Equipment will include Idexx Lab, X-ray and Dental X-ray, dental equipment, separate cat and dog wards, underfloor heating and air-conditioning throughout. At our hospital we have vet interns living on site overseeing at night the in-patients. We have an orthopaedic vet attached to Portland Vets, and have considerable in-house skills in Ultrasonography, Laparoscopic surgery, etc.

Located on the A23 town centre roundabout in the north side of Horley, near where the new 1600 houses are being built.

The role:
The candidate must be comfortable in a sole charge environment and must be able to do routine surgery. With the main hospital is only 20 mins away cases can be referred if needed. The job role for a part-time vet, but is there is a large and a small flat above the surgery for use by staff or rented to the public. Potentially a candidate could also work part-time for Portland vets and live on site, whilst locuming for other practices in the area, moving to a full-time role in Portland vets as the practice grows.

The successful candidate:
Personable, competent, caring and want to do high quality veterinary medicine. Ability to work well in a small team and interact proactively with a larger hospital.

The package:
Remuneration is based on experience and depends if accommodation is needed. MRCVS membership and one other association subscription would be included. Up to £1000 of CPD a year.

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