Veterinary Surgeon - St Leonards-on-Sea
We are looking for a full time veterinary surgeon, preferably with a few years’ experience to support our clinical director and junior vet. We have a varied workload and a loyal client base. The ideal candidate must have experience in all aspects of routine first opinion practice, and any areas of interest will be supported and encouraged. Currently our vets work 4 days a week and 1 Saturday morning in 3, and there is no on-call or out-of-hours as we have a dedicated night clinic nearby. The role also has the potential for career progression to become the Clinical Director.
We are a small, friendly team - several of us having been here for many years! We are located in a seaside town, which has various attractions and the all-important seafront promenade, complete with many restaurants and great views. Our surgery has digital x-ray, ultrasound and in-house laboratory equipment as well as a dedicated surgical room, separate kennels and cattery and upstairs staff room. We are a team of 11, comprised of 2 vets, 4 RVN's, 1 SVN and 4 support staff, several having been here for many years and the PM having been here since the practice opened in 2009. We have even had staff that have left and come back! The clinical director is a cardiology certificate holder and takes referral cases from the local area and charities.
We are near the sea, with Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea being joined by a 7km seafront promenade, ideal for early morning runs, evening strolls or weekend cycling. There are plenty of outdoor activities, including hiking, sailing clubs, kayaking clubs and other outdoor activities, groups and individuals. There is also a large park for exploring and relaxing in.
We would like an experienced veterinary surgeon who is comfortable with routine surgeries and dentistry. We welcome anyone undertaking or wishing to undertake certificate studies, particularly orthopaedic as we have a large range of equipment to support this. A good sense of humour and willingness to become part of a team is essential, as is the ability to engage with a client base that has a lot of interesting characters. We need someone who is willing to muck in with everyone, be a team player but also keen to potentially take on a more leadership style role as we move forwards.
A good, all-round vet who values each member of the team for the importance their role plays within our business.
Benefits (pro rata):
- 5 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays
- 5 days paid CPD leave
- £1250 CPD Allowance per annum
- Private Medical Insurance
- VDS Membership paid
- BVA Membership paid
- Service based holiday entitlement increases
- Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
- Enhanced paternity pay
- Birthday leave
- Discounted veterinary fees
- My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships
- Cycle to Work scheme
- CPD/training support
- Paid bereavement leave
- Company sick pay
- Employee opinion survey
- Free uniform in a number of roles
- Annual pay reviews
- Social events
- Sponsorship for overseas employees
- Academy & Leadership courses
- Focus on employee wellbeing
- Relocation packages
- Career progression opportunities
- Free flu jabs
As a BAME and LGBT+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long term health conditions, and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.
If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.
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