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Veterinary Surgeon - Glasgow

The Veterinary Centre, Glasgow
Glasgow City
Competitive Salary
Closing date
12 May 2021

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Animal Health, Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
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Job Details

The Role
Due to an increasing caseload we have a rare opportunity for an experienced Veterinary Surgeon to join our team. Hours of work will initially be 30 per week, including Saturdays. Hours of work will initially be 30 per week, including every Saturday. There are no OOH requirements. Our roles are varied, with time usually divided between Theatre, Consults and Admin. Theatre days involve working alongside RVNs to operate on a range of small animals. Consult times involve examination of unwell pets, administration of vaccines, running diagnostics, writing up cases and providing clients with the highest standards of service and customer care. Time must also be allocated to monitoring sick and hospitalised patients and working with RVNs to ensure their ongoing care. Admin time is spent catching up with clinical notes, calling clients with updates and completing insurance forms
About Us
We are a modern, clinical practice in the beautiful West End of Glasgow. We occupy a traditional sandstone dwelling that comprises of 4 consult rooms and a fully equipped operating theatre. We have recently undergone a large-scale modernisation project that has involved renovation, upgrading of equipment and facilities, as well as development of services. The practice is also well situated for train and bus services with free on street parking. We have a very strong and supportive team consisting of 5 vets and 4 RVNs. We are RCVS accredited and an accredited nurse training practice. We are a progressive, forward thinking team that is keen to pursue and fund training to develop services and facilities at the practice. The team works closely together and gets on really well. We are like one big family!
Applicant requirements
Due to our busy caseload, knowledge and experience of both routine and non-routine surgeries typical in small animal care is essential; as is experience of dental operations. We require our vets to be highly professional, presentable and have a good knowledge of financial targets and commercial awareness. The ideal candidate must have excellent communication skills and an ability to relate, entrust and empathise with clients. Good organisational and time management skills are also essential to this role.
•    5 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays
•    5 days paid CPD leave
•    £1250 CPD allowance per annum
•    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
•    Pension
•    CPD/training support
•    Paid bereavement leave
•    Company sick pay
•    Employee opinion survey
•    Free uniform in a number of roles
•    Annual pay reviews
•    Social events
•    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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Established in 1945, our continuing aim is to grow in ways which will enable us to offer you and your pets the best standards of care.
In addition to our two partners and two qualified assistant vets we employ qualified veterinary nurses, student nurses and veterinary nursing assistants.

We are proud to be recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as a Veterinary Nurse Training Centre.

We are approved as a Tier-2 Small Animal Accredited Practiceunder the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme.

We treat all domestic animals, and have a special interest in some areas:-

DENTAL HEALTH is a very important part of today's pet health regime. We see and treat many basic dental problems.
We see a large number of RABBITS, which are becoming increasingly popular. Rabbit neutering is now a routine feature in our operations list.

With pets living longer, Geriatric Medicine, in which we have a particular interest,  has become a larger part of our caseload.

All out of hours emergencies are provided for by two dedicated emergency services.

Find Us
0141 339 1228
431 Crow Road
G11 7DZ
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