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OOH Veterinary Surgeon - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Dragon Vet Centre
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Competitive Salary
Closing date
12 Oct 2021

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Animal Health, Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
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We are looking for an OOH Veterinary Surgeon to join our friendly and supportive team! This is a highly rewarding job, dealing with a wide variety of urgent and critical medical and surgical cases. Inpatient care for a high-end first opinion practice with plenty of time off to enjoy the pleasures of life with excellent renumeration! The role includes working Saturday afternoons, Sunday days, bank holidays and nights.

Providing OOH cover for most of the practices in Cheltenham, Chelvets is based at the Dragon Vet Centre and boasts hi-tech equipment including a GE 16-slice CT, High quality Doppler ultrasound (GE) with a wide range of abdominal and cardiac probes, multiple multi-parameter monitors, rigid and flexible endoscopy and full lab facilities including blood gas. All out equipment is available to OOH staff and use is encouraged.

With 14 vets and 20 nurses, we are a busy first opinion practice, regularly performing referral level work such as TPLO's, thoracotomies and imaging such as CT, endoscopy and echocardiography. We have several RCVS Advanced practitioners in small animal surgery, cardiology and internal medicine and our nurses hold qualifications in nutrition and behaviour.

You will be competent with sole charge, dealing with emergency medical and surgical presentations.

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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Dragon Vet Centre is situated at our purpose built premises on Prestbury Park, home of Cheltenham racecourse.

We offer a comprehensive range of routine and preventative healthcare services.

We are constantly investing in new items of equipment that will aid us in the effective and rapid diagnosis and treatment of many diseases. This allows us to continue to offer you the best possible veterinary care  together with keeping up with rapid advances being made in veterinary medicine and surgery.

We strongly believe that investing in our staff is just as, if not more important than investing in equipment. We actively encourage continuous professional development and we hold regular meetings to ensure all practice members are up to date with the latest developments in veterinary medicine and surgery.

Find Us
01242 580324
Prestbury Park
New Barn Lane
GL50 4SH
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