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Veterinary Surgeon - Meir Park, Staffordshire

Lime Trees Vets
Salary £32,000-£36,000 DOE (subject to pro rata)
Closing date
1 Nov 2021

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

The Role

We are currently looking for a Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon to join our friendly team at Lime Tree Vets, working within our hospital at Meir Park and our branch in Cheadle. This is an incredibly varied role with ample opportunity to progress and further develop, we welcome new graduate applications. This is a full-time position, five days per week, covering 1 in 3 Saturdays.

Your time will be split between working between our hospital and at a branch enabling a client base to be built at both locations and the continuity of your cases. Case-continuity is highly encouraged and there is ample scope for personal development, this role also offers a competitive salary and a lot of support from a friendly and capable team. For those with an interest in teaching, there are opportunities to become clinical mentors.

Salary £32,000-£36,000 DOE (subject to pro rata)

About Us

We are a supportive and approachable team looking forward to finding a like-minded colleague with an outgoing personality and positive mental attitude to work alongside us. Our dedicated and clinically strong team are hard-working individuals who also enjoy socialising outside of working hours also, offering rock climbing and running groups to join for any like-minded individuals.

We aim to provide the best possible client and patient care, and our facilities reflect this. We are an ISFM Accredited Cat Friendly Clinic, with cat-friendly waiting areas and separate cat ward. We also have two dog wards, one for large and one for smaller dogs, and a separate ward for exotics. 3 operating rooms, two for soft-tissue surgeries and one for orthopaedics cases, as well as a separate suite for minor ops or chemotherapy. Endoscopy, ultrasound, CT scanner on site, fully kitted lab, we also offer referral services at our Hospital in Meir Park.

Applicant Requirements

We are looking for an RCVS registered Veterinary Surgeon with excellent communication skills, who is friendly and keen to further develop their skills. High standards of client and patient care are essential, as well as the ability to work well within the team. New graduates are encouraged to apply, as we are able to provide support and guidance. New graduate applicants should be enthusiastic and willing to learn new skills as well as be keen to add to our team with their own individual strengths. We are looking for someone who has a desire to practice good medicine and surgery and shows empathy towards our clients and their pets. We are keen to nurture the careers of all of our staff members and so further qualifications will be actively encouraged and supported.

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

•    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.

When applying for this role please quote job reference BH3369.

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Founded by David Crooks in the 1950s as a traditional mixed practice in the manner of ‘All Creatures Great and Small’, we have now grown to supply modern veterinary care from our Cheadle surgery and hospital at Meir Park while still maintaining our original philosophies and caring for your pets as much as you do.

We supply caring and professional veterinary services to pets in Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme and the Staffordshire Moorlands. As we provide our own 24/7 out of hours service, you will always be seen by one of our regular vets.

We also offer referral services in small animal surgery and internal medicine at our hospital in Meir Park.

Find Us
01782 385285
Meir Park Veterinary Hospital
Lysander Road
Meir Park
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