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Veterinary Surgeons - Ipswich, Suffolk

Ipswich, Suffolk
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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Surgery Information / Job Description

Our Partners, Sandra and Lucy, at Ipswich Vets4Pets are looking for veterinary surgeons to join their established and successful team! The practice offers easy access to the A12 and A14 as well as the beautiful nearby coast and countryside and London is just one hour away by train. The practice is within walking distance from the train station.

Sandra qualified from the RVC in 1997 and opened her practice 8 years ago. It gave her the opportunity to combine her love of being a Vet with her passion for creating a happy and supportive work environment. You will be joining a friendly and supportive team made up of 3 vets, 5 RVNs (including Head Nurse, Lucy, who has also now become a Partner), 2 Veterinary Care Assistants and 6 Receptionists. The team hold a variety of interests including animal behaviour, animal welfare and one member of the Vet team is currently working towards their Certificate in Surgery.

Person Specification

The team are looking for two personable Vets with confidence in routine surgical and medical cases and someone who enjoys building relationships with patients, clients and the team. Due to the experience within the existing team, we are looking for Vets with a minimum of 2 year’s experience.

Ipswich Vets4Pets are a busy practice with a friendly team. Low stress handling of their patients is the core of their ethos. There is a real variety of cases, including those from the local animal rehoming centre. They see a large amount of small furries, rabbits in particular, as well as a large amount of cats and dogs. You will have access to excellent facilities including digital x-ray, ultrasound and in-house Idexx equipment; Catalyst 1, Lasercyte and Sedivue. In addition, you will also be working within a close team who have voted Ipswich Vets4Pets as the happiest workplace ever worked at!

There are two positions available, one is on a fixed term contract for maternity cover and the other is for a permanent role. With a weekend rota of just 1 in 2 Saturdays (08:30 – 14:00), no sole charge or out of hours, these roles ensure an excellent work/life balance!


In return, Sandra and Lucy offer:

• Competitive salary - £45,000 (depending on experience)

• Pension scheme

• CPD funding including support for Certificates

• Annual pancake night and a steady supply of biscuits and cake!

• Pastoral care, emotional wellbeing and support

• Paid memberships – RCVS, BVA, VDS

• Exclusive colleague discounts including with High Street retailers and restaurants

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Established in 2001, Vet4Pets and Companion Care provide management services to their network of small animal veterinary practices across the UK.

Practices are located either within Pets At Home stores or as standalone units, both under the highly successful joint venture business model. Vets4Pets and Companion Care form the Pets At Home Vet Group, operated with their Joint Venture Vet Partners.  As at 1st January 2015, The Pets at Home Vet Group operated 308 Vet practices across the UK, including 121 standalone and 187 in-store practices under the Vets4Pets and Companion Care brands and as at 14th November 2014, The Pets at Home Vet Group employed 841 veterinary surgeons and we are now the largest small animal veterinary group in the UK. Each Vets4Pets and Companion Care practice offers a comprehensive range of treatments from vaccinations, neutering, general healthcare and advice to the more specialised services of intensive care medicine and surgical procedures.

The Support Office is based in Kingston Lisle, Oxfordshire and employs over 145 colleagues to help support the business needs of the joint venture partners (JVP) and their teams.

Our business is underpinned by core values – “We get better every day”  “We put pets first”  “We take pride in what we do”  “We have fun”  “We do what we say we will do” and “We have fun”!

As you would expect from the market leader in small animal veterinary care we offer a supportive and friendly working environment together with career development opportunities and an excellent package and benefits that includes; competitive salary, CPD allowance and exclusive company discounts and rewards - including 20% off at Pets at Home, Rideaway, The Groom Room and the Vet Group.

If you share our passion for delivering outstanding pet healthcare and great customer service and would like to join our team, then we would love to hear from you.

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Isambard House
Fire Fly Avenue
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