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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