Veterinary Surgeon (Full-time) – Dorset

Puddletown, Dorchester, Dorset
Salary of 32-50K dependent on experience
07 Jan 2021
04 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

We have an exciting opportunity to join our modern, friendly, family run, independent small animal practice in beautiful Dorset. Due to the expansion of our practice we are looking for an experienced veterinary surgeon to join our team as a fifth vet. You would be working alongside a multi- disciplinary team comprising of 4 RVN’s a SVN, an ACA, a COAPE behaviourist and ACPAT physio. Our principal vet is a certificate holder in exotics and we accept referrals from local practices.

The Practice
Our practice is purpose-built and well-equipped, we have access to:
digital x-ray, ultrasound, endoscopes, k laser, cryotherapy and in-house lab facilities.

We work closely with cardiology and orthopaedic specialists who visit our practice regularly. We run our own OOH service which is equally shared between the vets, one weekday overnight and one weekend in four. Our rota provides a good work-life balance, the vets work a four-day week, with one long weekend in four. Each vet works one late clinic and the rest are early finishes at 1700.

The Role
We are looking to recruit an experienced vet and would welcome special interests

  • Full time
  • The role provides a combination of consultation and surgery.
  • We support clinical interests

Successful Candidate
We are looking to the three C’s to guide our recruitment process for a new member of staff. First and foremost, we are looking for character, the ability to be enthusiastic and cheerful as a default, buying into our practices vision and mission statement of keeping our clients pets well, but also being able to enjoy life out of work.

Second is competency, we are looking for a skilled practitioner who can work efficiently and capably manage their workload within the supportive and caring environment we offer at Piddle Valley Vets.  

 Finally, there is chemistry. As a small team, we are looking for someone with just the right spirit who will bring something new to the party and yet be an essential member of our team.

The Package

  • 4-day working week
  • 28 days holiday
  • Pension
  • Professional fees paid
  • Staff discount on own pets
  • CPD encouraged and funded
  • Regular staff and vet meetings

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