Experienced Veterinary Surgeon - Grantham, Lincolnshire
Why do we need another Vet?
Due to business growth and the sad news that one of our vets is heading home to Norway, this has left us with a gap for a new family member to join our four-vet team. We are seeking an experienced veterinary surgeon to join us on a full-time basis, (40 hours a week). This is generally spread over a 4.5-day week, but we would consider a 4-day week if that suited you! We are happy to consider part time applicants and shifts can be discussed happily, with some flexibility.
The good news! There are no OOH's, bank holiday's or full weekends! Our out of hours provider is Vets Now and our weekends consist of Saturdays only, on a 1 in 4 basis currently. Time in lieu is provided for this. We offer 15-minute consultations minimum, extended consults can be catered for, for more complex cases. The diary is organised with plenty of room for appointments, emergency block offs/on the day appointments, breaks, catch ups and time for phone calls. There is also a fairly constant stream of tea and coffee to keep you going. If you're unhappy with anything we are always keen to try and work out the best way to adapt and help! We have a range of equipment including dental machine, digital x-rays, and ultrasound. Our teams are friendly and supportive, and we have a wide range of knowledge across the vets and RVNs. We find we work best by discussing cases and sharing opinions, communication is a really important part of the day to day here and we encourage openness and teamwork but also the freedom to explore your own cases as you wish. CPD is a generous allowance and encouraged for personal progression and that of the practice. Salary is D.O.E and skill set, between £30k and £45k.
Both of our practices are situated within walking distance of the town centres. Our mother practice is located in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. This is where the Bray House Story began over two decades ago. A few years later, Bray House Vets in Grantham, Lincolnshire was born. Both practices are equipped with digital radiography, ultrasound, ECG, as well as all the basic necessities for a first opinion practice. We have a visiting referral orthopaedic Vet, who joins us on a need to basis to perform some surgeries for us. Both practices have a separate dog and cat ward to minimize the stress for our inpatients. They are both equipped with reasonably sized theatres and consult rooms and offer generous reception waiting areas (when clients are allowed back in!). Currently we are working on a non-client entry for consults, except for euthanasia's and to make payments where over the phone isn't possible. We help a range of loyal clientele, many of our clients are insured which offers great opportunity to work to the standard we all strive for! There are also clients with lower incomes so it is important to be able to adapt to suit so that they still receive the best care we can give. Overall, they provide an interesting and varied caseload!
The role is not currently suitable for a new graduate veterinary surgeon, as candidates will be required to work independently without support at times. They will need to be able to undertake all manner of routine consults and surgeries on a sole charge basis. We are seeking a competent experienced vet who is able to work by themselves.
- 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
- VDS cover
- 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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