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Veterinary Surgeon - Barnstaple, North Devon

Market Veterinary Centre
Barnstaple, Devon
Salary range £35,000 - £55,000 depending on experience.
Closing date
11 Oct 2021

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Animal Health, Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
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Job Details

The Role
We are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our team. Day to day duties include consultations, diagnostics and operating, largely based in our Barnstaple surgery as part of a 3-vet team. The role will be full time, 40 hours per week which can be spread over 4 or 5 days. There will be some Saturday surgeries (9am-5pm), approximately one per month. Currently out of hours cover is required at a rate of 1 in 5/6 1st call, rising to 1 in 7/8 next year. Salary range £35,000 - £55,000 depending on experience.

About Us
We are a longstanding, two-site, mixed practice in beautiful North Devon. The role will be predominantly in our Barnstaple branch which is 100% small animal and some exotics. We are well equipped to allow comprehensive workups, and you will be encouraged to own your cases. We complete a wide range of surgical procedures; our equipment includes standard and dental x-ray, full lab, endoscopy (rigid scope, flexible endoscope and bronchoscope, ultrasound, tonometer, orthopaedics, k-laser. Barnstaple is a vibrant town, well placed to access the breath-taking, world-famous surfing beaches, stunning coastal walks, and peaceful Exmoor, yet still within easy reach of major road, rail links as well as Exeter airport for access to the wider country and beyond.

We have a great opportunity to join our welcoming and supportive team of 11 Vets, including 2 certificate holders in surgery and medicine. We have a great team of 11 RVNs and 2 animal care assistants. Helping us all and our clients, we have a dedicated team of 12 customer support. At Market Vets you will receive the support you need to become the vet you aspire to be, build confidence, and find satisfaction from being a highly valued member of our team and our appreciative clients. We aim to give the encouragement and opportunity to develop in whatever direction you would like. We aim to enjoy our day and working with each other, providing a high level of customer and animal care, in a supportive and fun environment.

Applicant Requirements
We would love to hear from either new/recent graduates, or more experienced vets, to discuss if this is the job, practice, and area of the country for you. Enthusiasm, compassion, and the desire to enjoy being part of a great team, while giving great service to our clients, are what we expect.

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 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 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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We are a modern, well equipped and highly experienced Veterinary Practice with a long history of looking after the animals of North Devon.

Our location, at the heart of South Molton and Pottington, Barnstaple, enables us to remain as much a part of the community as we have always been. We pride ourselves on getting to know many of our clients personally and have enjoyed looking after many generations of animals.

We offer a 24 hour call out service for genuine emergencies outside normal surgery hours and can provide drop in facilities for minor problems and advice - so whatever the problem we are always available.

Our modern surgeries are fully equipped with state of the art operating facilities, digital radiography, ultrasound, emergency hospitalisation and an on-site laboratories and pharmacy. Likewise we actively encourage Continuing Professional Development among our staff so that we can always offer the latest treatments. Some of our vets also hold postgraduate qualifications.


Find Us
The Surgery
Southley Road
South Molton
EX36 4BL
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