Veterinary Surgeon - Cornwall

Penzance, Cornwall
Attractive salary dependent on experience £35,000 to £60,000."
07 Apr 2021
05 May 2021
Contract Type

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Offering a perfect work-life balance in Cornwall, we are looking for a part-time or full-time vet with at least 2/3 years’ experience to join our client focused, modern practice.

The Practice
As an independent small animal practice, we are accredited with the RCVS Tier 2 PSS. We are a friendly, inclusive team who love our work and the area we live in and our experienced directors have a genuine desire to support and mentor vets and nurses in developing their clinical skills. Well equipped and highly regarded in the locality, we are dedicated to providing continuity of care that can be relied upon 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Offering a wide range of general practice treatment, and operating at a high clinical standard, our business constantly works to raise standards of veterinary care across the region of west Cornwall.

Located just off the coast in a leafy industrial estate on the edge of Penzance.

As a nurse training practice, developing and investing in our team is part of our ethos. Team meetings to discuss cases are held regularly. A close-knit practice, every member has the opportunity to enhance their skills and play a full part in fulfilling the vision and mission. We value being a local employer, part of our community and our role in supporting local and global charities.

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The Role
The role includes the broad range of first opinion practice from consulting to surgery to lab work-ups; all consults are 15 minute appointments with double appointments for skin cases etc. No corporate targets or upselling pressure, the job is about offering excellent quality and service to our loyal and appreciative client base.

Working days are from 8.30 am to 6.30 pm. Part-time contract of 2 or 3 days per week or full-time contract of 4 days per week. The weekend and evening out of hours rota is shared proportionately; part-time position = 8 weekends per year and full time = 13 weeks per year.  

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We are looking for someone who takes a pride in being an excellent general practitioner with ability in all areas of veterinary practice. We require routine surgery and consulting skills, and an interest in medicine is desirable. The candidate will have excellent communication and people skills and enjoy the variety and diversity of small animal practice; they will share our belief that good veterinary care requires both a partnership with the owner alongside the clinical skills of the veterinary team. We aim for high standards of continuity of care, so being able to build a good rapport with the client is an essential skill as is the ability to support and collaborate with colleagues 

The Package

Competitive and generous salary plus:

  • Generous CPD budget with allowance of four days time off
  • enrolment on excellent recent grads scheme (if appropriate),
  • 25 days annual leave (pro-rata for part-time)
  • service based increases in annual leave
  • work mileage,
  • mobile phone provided,
  • RCVS fees paid,
  • VDS fees paid,
  • subscription to a veterinary association of your choice,  
  • discounted veterinary fees for staff,
  • pension benefits.

This is a role which makes a healthy work-life balance possible while developing your career in an area famous for water-sports, coastal pursuits and having a good time.

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