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Veterinary Surgeon - Dewsbury

Richmond House Veterinary Centre
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
Competitive Salary
Closing date
7 Jul 2021

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

Veterinary Surgeon required for maternity cover at Richmond House Vets, Dewsbury

The Role
We are looking for a lovely veterinary surgeon to join us for a period of maternity cover, with the possibility of a more permanent post. A normal day in the life would consist of a good mixture of consult and surgery work depending on the rota for that day. We would try to incorporate operating time each day particularly if the vet surgeon was to be on a later finish with evening consultations. There would be client calls and some telephone consultations and of course reporting on any in patient that vet surgeon was responsible for. We are a busy practice but try to have breaks during the working day particularly if on a later finish. As a minimum we have a break at lunchtime and in later afternoon before evening clinic starts.

Rota is averaged out over 6-week rotation
Weekdays start at 9:00am
2 days finish after evening consults at 8:00pm
1 day finishes after afternoon consults at 4:00pm
1 day finishes at 1:00pm
1 day finishes at approx 3pm
One week in 6 is a bonus week, with 2 days off and then 2pm start for 3 days with 8pm finish

Weekend work
2 out of 6 weekends (consisting of 2 Saturdays full day and one Sunday 10am to 12 midday)
No OOHs as we use OOH service provider

About Us
We are a busy first opinion practice located Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. We provide a full range of medical and surgical services to a wide spectrum of clients and their beloved pets. We offer all routine surgery plus some more advanced soft tissue and orthopaedic procedures. We have fully equipped operating room with ultrasonic instrument cleaning and vacuum sterilisers separated from non-clean procedure areas, including a separate diagnostic x-ray/ultrasound room. We can offer in house blood testing using the latest Idexx analysers and also Sedivue analyser for urine sediment analysis. We have facilities to offer blood pressure testing, cryosurgery, to perform suction and have a fully integrated dental machine. Our USP has in the past been our dedication to providing great service at reasonable costs for our appreciative clients. Dewsbury is in a great central location in the fabulous county of Yorkshire, with many great locations close by including beautiful countryside and buzzing city locations

We enthusiastic team consists of 7 veterinary surgeons with varying amounts of experience, led and fully supported by the clinical director. They are supported by 7 caring nursing staff and a great team of permanent and part time reception staff overseen by the practice manager. We have a culture of consideration and kindness in the practice toward the patients but also to staff members.

Our main aim with patients is always to provide the highest-level clinical care we can, regardless of whether the client is insured or has less to spend in these challenging times.

Applicant Requirements
We would be happy to have an enthusiastic veterinary surgeon join us to cover maternity leave for one of our team. There is a possibility that the position may lead to a more permanent role in the future for the right candidate. We are looking for a veterinary surgeon with some previous experience ideally in a similar small animal practice setting. Confidence and proficiency in performing routine operations comfortably including caesarean section would be desirable. However, if necessary, we could accommodate a veterinary surgeon looking to gain further experience in these areas and we would be happy to offer support if needed for performing surgery and handling medicine cases. A most important attribute would be the ability to get on well in a team and with our valued clients.

Benefits (subject to 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
•    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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