Veterinary Surgeon - Somerset

Salary will depend on experience
17 Jul 2019
14 Aug 2019
Small Animal
Contract Type
Full Time

Full-time vet position with good work-life balance and plenty of support.

The Practice
We are a very independent practice with exciting plans for the future and can’t wait to find the right vet to join us and help take us there.

Our wonderful team of vets, nurses and receptionists provide a friendly, supportive service to our clients and their pets, and we are proud to offer our own OOH service from our recently renovated Wincanton surgery.

Don't let OOH work put you off! Keep reading...

Our main branch is in Wincanton, Somerset, with satellite branches in Gillingham (Dorset), Milborne Port and Mere (Wiltshire). Based in the Blackmore Vale, a lovely rural area with great links to London and cities in the South West (if you like a city buzz) thanks to the A303 and mainline train stations in many surrounding towns. Less than an hour to the beautiful Jurassic coastline of Dorset too!

The Role
We could tell you about all the toys and perks but the basics you would like to hear are:

  • Full-time vets work a 4-day week with a long weekend every 5 weeks
  • We work 8.30am – 6pm and rarely run late
  • Consulting blocks are never longer than 2 hours at a time and we have 15-minute appointments as standard
  • Time built into your rota for paperwork and phone calls – no staying late at the end of the day to catch up
  • Morning and afternoon tea breaks as a team – a good time to chat about cases, or the latest TV shows

Out of hours is currently 1:5 and shared equally. We are very flexible with swapping, and there is always someone around to lend that extra hand for a GDV or help interpret an x-ray/blood results/someone's handwriting. As we only cover our own OOH in a relatively rural location the on call is very reasonable, usually with plenty of time spent at home. Having a social life while on call is definitely possible!

Successful Candidate
Our practice is looking for that special person to come along and complete our team – we are happy to support new graduates and those returning from a break, but also those with ambitions to further their clinical and surgical skills into more specialist areas. We currently have one certificate holder and another vet working towards a certificate and have a visiting Orthopaedic service when necessary. CPD is generous and any requests are considered. Graduate Scheme on offer for New Grads too!

We are looking for a people person with a can-do attitude and a real team member – we need someone who knows there’s no ‘I’ in TEAM (but there is TEA).

The Package
Our successful candidate will receive a competitive salary dependent on experience, VDS cover, pension standard CPD allowance is 5 days but any request for CPD will be considered, including certificate funding and support. A Graduate Scheme is on offer for new graduate applicants.

Salary will depend on experience, and will take into consideration the latest SPVS Salary Survey results.

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