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Veterinary Surgeon - Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

Barton Lodge Veterinary Centre
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Competitive Salary
Closing date
4 Jun 2021

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

We are looking for an enthusiastic veterinary surgeon to join us full time. Part time applications will also be considered. Responsibilities involve consultations, vaccinations, medical and surgical work-ups and treatment of cases. The rota allows for a good work/life balance, which averages 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8am - 7pm and includes a day off. The Saturdays are worked 1:2, 8am – 1pm. We are closed every Sunday and Bank Holiday.

Barton Lodge is situated within an easy walking distance of Hemel Hempstead town centre. We are close to a lovely park and the town offers a variety of facilities close at hand. We have a high level of modern equipment including in-house laboratory, video endoscope, tonopen, ECG, digital X-Ray, an MyLab 25 Gold E-SAOTE ultrasound scanner and dental X-Ray. Separate cat and dog wards and all our rooms are air conditioned. You can see photos of the practice on Google. We have a low staff turn around with over half of the team working with us for 10 years or more. We are a host practice for Vets Now, which provides great continuity for our friendly and loyal clients but also frees you from out-of-hour duties.

The successful qualified veterinary surgeon candidate would need to have good customer care, effective communication with clients and colleagues in order to deliver a high standard of patient care. CPD is encouraged and well supported with an excellent CPD budget and additional staff benefits. The development of specific interests is encouraged and supported including study to certificate level. The experienced vets at the practice would be mentoring any new graduates.

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
•             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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Barton Lodge Veterinary Centre provides the best of modern veterinary treatments for pets and their owners in our caring environment. Our veterinary practice is run by veterinary directors Roger and Cathy Wickenden. Situated in central Hemel Hempstead we are also in easy reach for travelling from Berkhamsted, Kings Langley and Bovingdon. We are in a convenient location for clients, on the junction of Midland Road and Alexandra Road. There is a large free car park right next to our practice building. 

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Barton Lodge Veterinary Centre
1 Midland Rd
Hemel Hempstead
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