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Veterinary Surgeon - Basildon

Basildon, Essex
Competitive Salary
Closing date
18 Aug 2021

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Animal Health, Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
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Veterinary Surgeon
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Our thriving small animal surgery in Basildon, Pipps Hill is seeking a personable veterinary surgeon to join our friendly and established team! Our practice has grown steadily since its’ opening and we are excited to be celebrating our 8th birthday this year! We are based inside Pets at Home on the busy Pipps Hill Retail Park and offer free onsite parking and convenient access to major transport routes including the A13 and A127.

We see a real variety of cases with a ratio of approx. 60:40 dogs to cats. We perform lots of orthopaedic procedures in-house including patella luxation, fracture repairs, cruciate surgeries with TPLO and we also carry out a wide variety of soft tissue surgery such as soft palate resections, tumour removals and abdominal surgery.

We work in a lovely, purpose built practice with state of the art equipment including digital X-ray, flexible and rigid endoscopes and easy access to a 16 slice CT scanner. Because we benefit from a fully equipped endoscopy suite, we encourage the use of minimally invasive procedures like otoendoscopy for diagnosis and treatment of ear disease, rhinoscopy, bronchoscopy for BAL, gastroendoscopy and colonoscopy, lap assisted biopsies, enterotomy, cystotomy and ovariectomy.

You will be joining a supportive team of 4 vets, 6 registered veterinary nurses, 2 student nurses 4 receptionists, 1 client account manager and 1 practice manager. We hold a variety of individual interests within the team including orthopaedics and diagnostic imaging. We offer a generous CPD allowance and are happy to support the sponsorship of certificates or further studies for the right candidate.

You will be confident with all routine surgical and medical cases and enjoy seeing cases through from start to finish, whilst building strong, lasting relationships with patients and clients. An interest in orthopaedics would be an advantage but not essential! Clinical support is provided at all times and candidates with surgical inclinations will certainly get hands on support/experience in our operating theatre! One member of our talented vet team is currently enrolled on a post-graduate certificate in surgery, another is going through the Vets4Pets Graduate Programme. They both very much enjoy working at our busy practice and learning new things on daily basis.

Full Time is ideal but part time can be considered,  with a 1 in 4 weekend rota (Saturday and Sunday). There is no OOH responsibility with this role however you will be comfortable with some sole charge at the weekends and occasional mid-week shifts.

In return, we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous CPD allowance
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Paid memberships (RCVS, BSAVA, VDS)
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Exclusive company discounts and rewards

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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