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Senior Veterinary Surgeon - Clay Cross, Derbyshire

The Charlesworth Veterinary Surgery
Clay Cross, Chesterfield
Competitive Salary
Closing date
26 Aug 2021

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Animal Health, Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
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Senior Veterinary Surgeon required at Charlesworth Veterinary Surgery, Clay Cross

The Role
The Charlesworth team are searching for an ambitious and enthusiastic vet who would enjoy the new challenge of becoming a clinical director role for our lovely, Derbyshire practice. There are no OOH requirements, you would be working a 4.5 day week, with 1 in 5 weekend mornings. We enjoy a very varied caseload, offering both medical and surgical cases. If you are relocating to the area, we can provide temporary accommodation for you whilst you settle in. You would be joining a capable and knowledgeable team, where cases are discussed, and case-continuity is encouraged.

There is potential within this position for future advancement to a Clinical Director position as part of our succession planning.

About Us
The Charlesworth Veterinary Surgery is a two-site small animal practice in Derbyshire. Our larger branch is in Clay Cross, supported by our second base in South Normanton. We are a team of 5 Vets, 7 RVNs and 3SVNs with a large support team. We are well equipped with all the usual kit, including digital x-ray, ultrasound and a full in-house lab, with the addition of a k-laser to support our chronic pain services. We are a supportive practice and encourage regular case discussions. Case continuity is also very important to us. As a team we care to the best of our abilities for our patients, our clients and for each other.

We are a dedicated, talented group of like-minded professionals - it's a busy role but you will have strong support from a wise and experienced management team -  an excellent, efficient reception team and an exceptional, super-friendly nursing team who are hungry for knowledge and keen to achieve the highest standards of care -  our emergency team are on sight so peace of mind for overnight care and a much improved work/life balance - we are all committed to developing and improving our practice and are determined to make it the best it can be - we would love another passionate, experienced vet to bring their own unique skills and ideals for a happy team dynamic and top notch client/patient care to join us on this journey.

Applicant Requirements
You will be an RCVS registered Veterinary Surgeon with competence in all routine medical and surgical procedures. Specific interests are welcomed and encouraged, so just let us know where your passions lie. Travel between branches is necessary, so you must have your own transport.

· 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 LGBTQ+ 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.

Job Ref: BH2017

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The Charlesworth Veterinary Surgery is a companion animal practice. The practice was established by Chris Charlesworth in Clay Cross in 1979 and has been caring for the pets of Chesterfield, Clay Cross, Alfreton and surrounding areas ever since.

Chris has now retired but the practice continues to be an independently owned and run, non-corporate practice, with you and your pets' interests foremost. 

Our aim is to do what is right for you and your pet.

We have large waiting rooms, consulting rooms, modern theatres, plus a dedicated preparation and dental procedure room, an ultrasound machine, blood pressure measurement equipment and an extensive laboratory which allows us to provide same day results for the majority of our blood tests.

It is important that you are able to make the best decisions with regard to the care and wellbeing of your pet so we take the time to explain your pets treatment options to you.

Our Veterinary Surgeons and Nurses are trained to high standard so you can be assured of excellent treatment for your Pet and peace of mind for you. If you are unsure about anything please ask.

We provide many services including Pet Health Plan, Repeat Prescription, Out of Hours and Emergency care, some helpful Nursing Clinics. Our website has advice on Vaccinations for your pet, Dental Care and First Aid and many other helpful topics. You can also download Practice documents and forms to read and complete at home. We hope you can find our website useful and you can always contact us at any time for appointments and questions.

We like to mention that in addition to our assistance for private patients, we work extensively with a number of charities, particularly GAANS, SNAR, the CPL and the PDSA. We are happy to support them and we thank everyone for their help.

Find Us
01246 862266
55-59 The Broadleys
Clay Cross
S45 9JN
United Kingdom
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