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Senior Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon - Cumbria

Eden Veterinary Centre
Carlisle, Cumbria
Competitive Salary
Closing date
17 May 2021

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

Senior Veterinary Surgeon required at Eden Vet Centre, Carlisle.

The Role
This role is open to full time and part time applications working 33 hours (part time) 38 hours (full time) per week over 4 days with 1 in 2 Saturday mornings and no out of hours. Our senior veterinary surgeon will perform first opinion consultations, routine surgery, and more complex surgical cases. You will also be expected to provide clinical support, guidance and advice to the veterinary nursing team and less experienced veterinary surgeons.

About Us
Eden Vet Centre is a dedicated companion animal practice located on the North of Carlisle. We have an excellent veterinary nursing team of 4 and provide our own out of hours cover with an on-call veterinary nursing rota. We are outgrowing our premises and anticipating expanding our facilities within the next 12 months. We have a sister mixed practice (Border Vets) in Longtown whose mixed veterinary surgeons provide our on-call rota and provide some clinical hours during the week.

We have a two veterinary surgeons working exclusively at Eden Vet Centre, one of whom performs consultations only leaving a higher surgical caseload for the other veterinary surgeons. Our culture is to provide the highest level of care for patients and clients by communicating the most appropriate treatment options for their circumstances. Our clinical staff are very accessible to our clients and we have a reputation for excellent care and service.

Applicant Requirements
We are looking for a confident veterinary surgeon who is experienced in companion animal practice. A certificate holder would be welcome and a candidate with leadership skills or leadership potential would be advantageous.

•    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
•    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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Eden Vets was born in the wake of the Foot and Mouth outbreak in 2001. Our owner, Charlie Foster, runs the large animal practice at Border Vets in Longtown but knew that sadly it would take time for many farmers to build up their livestock again.   So Charlie used the time to establish our small animal vets, finding our premises on Kingstown Road and converting them into the homely and welcoming practice we use today.   Both practices are now thriving businesses.  (And we are pleased to say the Cumbrian farmers proved their grit and resilience). For more information about our current Farm and Equine work, please click here.

Our building on Kingstown Road used to be a family home with a smallholding – many of our clients remember visiting as children and getting to know the goats, guinea pigs and other small animals that lived here. We’re delighted the property is still a sanctuary for animals and we like to think the previous residents would have approved.

Our red-brick building still looks like the family home it used to be, removing some of the fear your pets may experience about going into a medical environment. We want them to feel like they’re visiting friends. Our reception area, with individual seating and access to refreshments, leads on to two treatment rooms where we take the time to get to know you and your pet and work out the best possible treatment plan.

Everyone at Eden Vets is passionate about animals and the practice has strong connections with a large number of animal charities. As well as supporting the work of the RSPCA, Cats’ Protection League and Blue Cross we’re particularly pleased to offer our expertise to a couple of local charities who do great work in our community: The Penny Jones Animal Hospice in Hethersgill and The Animals Refuge at Wetheral Shields.

We’re an approved veterinary nurse training practice, helping ensure there are more talented nurses being created in our area.  We’re particularly proud of the nurses who gain their qualifications while working for us and then go on to become fully-fledged members of the Eden Vets team.

Find Us
01228 541999
213 Kingstown Road
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