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Veterinary Surgeon - Ashford, Kent

Employer
Barrow Hill Veterinary Hospital
Location
Ashford, Kent
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
19 Aug 2021

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

We require a budding Veterinary Surgeon to join our team, complementing our PgCert (SAS) holder and other veterinary surgeons to offer surgical services to our clients in South Kent. The role is 4 days per week with shift patterns from 8am-6pm, 9am -7pm, 10am-8pm and a duty inpatient shift from 11am-9pm. 1:7 weekends with time off in lieu. No primary out of hours cover, just cover of inpatients with dedicated night nurses on site.

Barrow Hill Veterinary Hospital is a Tier 3 RCVS accredited hospital with an amazing array of facilities. The hospital benefits from on-site CT, Kyon TPLO/TTA kit plus ALPS plates, upgraded ultrasound (Imotek 3) and Karl Storz scopes (gastroscope, bronchoscope, arthroscope, laparoscope. Many of our vets and nurses are embarking on advanced certificates including ECC, Medicine, Anaesthesia, Surgery and Diagnostic Imaging. We have inpatient rounds daily at 1:45pm to discuss inpatient care and any interesting hospitalised cases or work-ups booked in that day.

We have a total of 12 vets across three sites, with up to six vets in on one day at the hospital. At present with have 18 RVNs (both full-time and part-time), four student nurses and two kennel assistants. We endeavour to have fun during our working days and often there is the radio on in the background of our large prep room.

We are looking for someone with clinical experience with at least one year of UK veterinary experience. Attainment of a surgical certificate [BSAVA PgCertSAS, CertAVP (GSAS) or PgCert (SAS)] or near completion of a certificate would be ideal and experience in orthopaedics and/or laparoscopy would be ideal. Additional clinical interests can be supported through our high hospital and branch caseload.

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

•             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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Company

Our main, purpose built, hospital, in Ashford, is fully equipped to provide the highest levels of up to date care, on the site at Barrow Hill where there has been a vets since the early 1900’s.

This is Ashford's only hospital standard practice, independently inspected by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and awarded its highest classification for a veterinary practice.

Our governing body, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, classifies practices from tier one to tier three. We are tier 3, the highest standard. Some practices opt not to join this voluntary standards scheme at all, but this ensures that we can guarantee our clients the best standard.

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Location
Barrow Hill Veterinary Hospital
Maidstone Road
Ashford
TN24 8TY
GB
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