A normal day at our practice involves a slow start to the morning, where everyone is able to get a cup of tea and chat about any cases coming in. We then have a 1-2 hour morning consult block starting at 9. This is followed by flexible time to perform ops, work up cases, do phone calls and/or take a long lunch. Afternoon consults run from 3-6. There is one dedicated ops vet each day who performs the routine ops along with any of their own cases. Saturday mornings are kept as quiet as possible and are on a 1:4 rota between all vets with time off in lieu. No OOH. Clinical Directors perform their clinical work but are also allocated dedicated admin time to perform their other roles and to catch up with team members as necessary.
Saxon Vets is a 4 vet small animal practice located in rural Suffolk. We are well equipped with digital radiography, a new ultrasound machine including a cardiac probe and multi-parameter anaesthetic monitoring. We are a client-focused practice that prides ourselves on high standards of client care. We utilise 15 minute consults as standard and book 30 minute consults where necessary. Each vet is given plenty of time to research and work up their own cases, as well as being able to book ops in with themselves on any day. The practice is located in the town of Wickham Market, which is close to the beach towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold, as well as being 25 minutes away from Ipswich.
We are a team of 4 full time vets, supported by 1 RVN and 3 nursing students (two of which are due to graduate this year). In addition to this we have two animal care assistants, and a fantastic admin/reception team. We are a practice where everyone gets involved in all areas, and there is a strong teaching culture to ensure everybody learns and grows together. We have a prominent position in the local community, and our vets regularly judge at the Suffolk Dog Day.
The applicant will need to be a MRCVS, ideally with several years post graduate experience in small animal practice. Further study towards certificates is supported and funded. We are a small close-knit team who (pre-covid) had regular social gatherings together and we also love baking so we’d like somebody who likes making (or eating!) cakes. In addition to your excellent clinical and communication skills, you will need to be a people oriented person, who is willing to support and guide your colleagues.
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, 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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