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Veterinary Surgeon - Bridgwater Somerset

Employer
Blake Vets
Location
Bridgwater, Somerset
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
13 Jul 2021

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

We are a small animal practice looking for someone who is keen to learn and happy to provide sole charge, including OOH when necessary. The rota is for 1 in 9 nights on duty, 4 day working week with an average of 38 hours in the practice plus on call. Time off in lieu for days worked at weekends.
 
We are a long established purpose built practice with a close knit team and low turnover of staff. We are proud to cover our own out of hours and have 24 hour on site nursing care. We are a 3 centre practice with 2 surgeries in Bridgwater (just off junction 24 of thee M5) and a branch surgery in Burnham on Sea. We have always invested in our staff and our surgery and have all the mod con’s expected of a progressive practice including dental x-ray, laparoscopic equipment, Gen11, ultrasound.
 
We are looking for an experienced friendly vet with practice experience, who is a team player but happy to take sole charge when necessary. We have an experienced team of 11 veterinary surgeons including 3 certificate holders so plenty of support is available. Certificates are encouraged and supported. A vet with medical bias would be preferred but not essential.
 
Benefits (subject to pro rata):
 
•             25 days paid holiday not including bank holidays
•             5 days paid CPD leave
•             £1250 CPD Allowance per annum
•             Private Medical Insurance
•             VDS Membership paid
•             Service based holiday entitlement increases
•             Birthday leave
•             Childcare voucher scheme
•             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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Company

The practice offers a wealth of knowledge and years of experience to pet owners from its veterinary teams in Bridgwater and Burnham on Sea. There are seven vets and nine nurses operating from the two sites covering an area stretching from the Mendips to the Quantocks and from the Bristol Channel out across the Somerset Levels.

Blake Vets can trace its roots back to circa 1895  and originally had it's Bridgwater premises in the town centre before moving to its current purpose built surgery on Showground Road, just off Taunton Road in 2004. 

Since 2008, we have focused soley on providing high quality care to companion animals in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Jim Hughes, Sue Webster and Richard Bruce are the directors of the practice and are assisted by four other experienced veterinary surgeons.

We have a strong nursing team of six qualified and two student nurses to support the vets led by our Head Nurse Rachel Watkins RVN who has over 20 years of veterinary nursing experience.   

Qualified and student nurses are skilled professionals who take consultations and perform certain minor surgical procedures. They are able to give advice on all aspects of small animal care, take blood pressure measurements and blood samples and clip nails to name but a few of their skills.

We are committed to the whole team's continued development, from the office staff, receptionists, nurses to the vets through post-graduate training, both in-house and externally.  Everyone is encouraged to develop their own personal skills and interests within the practice. Some areas of special interest include eye problems, skin conditions, heart disease, reptiles, diagnostic imaging, feline medicine, soft tissue surgery, dentistry and oral healthcare for life of our dogs, cats and rabbits.

All patients who need to stay in overnight are given 24 hour, on-site, nursing care at our Bridgwater surgery

Burnham on Sea Surgery

Our surgery at Burnham on Sea has 2 consulting rooms, one operating theatre, a kennelling area and a well stocked waiting room which has a wide variety of pet food, toys, shampoos and dental products for your pet.  We carry out minor surgical procedures at this surgery including routine spays, castrates, lump removal and dentals. All major surgery is carried out at our Bridgwater site.

Find Us
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Location
The Veterinary Centre,
Showground Road,
Bridgwater,
Somerset
TA6 6AJ
United Kingdom
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