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Veterinary Surgeon - Durham

Abbey Vet Centre
Durham (County)
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

We are looking for a veterinary surgeon to join our great team on a full time basis. Working hours will include 4 x 9 hour days with 1:4 Saturdays. There are no OOH requirements, as we use Vets Now. Our vets enjoy good rota flexibility and specific requests are accommodated wherever possible. Just let us know your preferences.

We are a 100% small animal two-branch practice with a team of 12 experienced veterinary surgeons and 9 registered veterinary nurses. Three of our veterinary surgeons are enrolled into certificates. We have an excellent relationship with surrounding referral practices and a very positive reputation amongst local pet owners. We are proud to focus on quality, not quantity and believe it is important that staff get time to work up all cases. The majority of our staff have worked here for a long time and we have very low turn-over. They would be delighted to speak to you to share their experiences.

We're looking for a Veterinary Surgeon with some post qualification experience - it would be preferable if you can do basic ops like castrates, spays, dentals and uncomplicated mass removals yourself - of course help is available when needed but some independency is an advantage. Consults will have to be done independently but again; help is available. The most important thing we are looking for is motivation and a positive attitude!

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
  • 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
  • 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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Abbey Vets are an accredited Veterinary Practice based in the City of Durham, and in Chester-le-Street.

Christopher Whalley started Abbey Vets small animal practice at Neville's Cross, Durham in April 1994. Since then the practice has grown, offering a professional, high standard, caring veterinary service.

A small branch was opened in Chester-Le-Street in November 1996 and has since developed into a purpose built main surgery on Pelton Fell Road in Chester-Le-Street, which opened in February 2006.

Find Us
0191 3845115
Newcastle Road
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