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Veterinary Surgeon (Maternity Cover) - Skipton, North Yorkshire

Kingsway Veterinary Hospital
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Competitive Salary
Closing date
29 Oct 2021

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Animal Health, Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
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Job Details

The Role
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced veterinary surgeon to join our team here at Kingsway Vets to provide maternity cover for a period of 12 months. There is a large and varied case load of both medical and surgical cases, mainly dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs. Duties are split between consulting, operating, work ups, hospital/inpatient care and out of hours duties. Sole charge will be required during out of hours. Postgraduate studies in all areas are encouraged and supported. Details of hours and rota below.

•    4/5 days per week
•    Core working day 8.30am - 5.30pm
•    Vet rota 1:7 (Kingsway operate their own out of hours with nursing staff on site 24/7)

About Us
Kingsway is a RCVS accredited small animal veterinary hospital based in Skipton, North Yorkshire, a market town in the Yorkshire Dales. We have provided veterinary care for over 80 years, successfully combining a traditional ethos of care with progressive modern medicine. We are proud to be a referral centre for orthopaedics, cardiology and soft tissue surgery. Our purpose-built facilities include an in-house lab, ECG, digital x-ray, rigid and flexible endoscopy, ultrasound with colour flow Doppler and 24 hour on site nursing care.

Our team are professional and caring. You will be supported by multi-disciplinary certificate holders and because of the skills within the team most cases remain in our hospital without the need for external referral.

Applicant Requirements
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated RCVS registered veterinary surgeon with experience to join our team. You will be confident in performing routine surgery e.g. castrates, spays, lump removal, dentals and extractions. Skilled at communicating with clients and colleagues and share our passion for excellent client and patient care. You will be able to work within our busy team to provide the top-quality veterinary care that we are proud of. Confidence with sole charge OOH shifts is expected.

•    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 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.

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Our team of fully qualified, experienced vets and nurses are dedicated in providing the very best of up-to-date care in a professional and compassionate manner, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This means you will see a familiar face most of the time.

We are able to draw on many years of experience and use modern, state of the art equipment and facilities to ensure that your pet can receive the very best of care. Several of our vets have gained further qualifications in their field of interest which has allowed us to provide a referral service to local practices for orthopaedics, spinal, soft tissue surgery and cardiology.

We also recognise the importance of preventative health care and regularly run free nurse health clinics such as diabetes, senior health checks, weight checks, rabbit clinics and dental awareness campaigns. The nurses also give free friendly advice about your pet's healthcare to try and ensure that he or she can lead a long healthy and happy life.

About Kingsway Vets Our main surgery is at Skipton which has just had a full refurbishment in February 2012. We also have two branch surgeries, all of which are easily accessible. Cross Hills surgery which can be used for neutering clinics and minor procedures and Silsden is used for consulting only.

Find Us
01756 793224
73 Otley Road
North Yorkshire
BD23 1HJ
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