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Veterinary Surgeon - Halstead, Essex

Catley Cross Veterinary Clinic
Halstead, Essex
Competitive Salary
Closing date
2 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

We are currently looking for a Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon to join our friendly team in Halstead, Essex. This is a full time role working 40 hours per week over 4 days a week. Variable shift pattern 8am-7pm with 1 in 6 Saturday mornings 9am-12pm and 1 in 6 weekends Saturday 8am-4pm and Sunday 8am-12pm. Our out of hours are covered by Vets Now. The role will involve contributing to all sides of small animal veterinary roles, both consults and theatre, with the ability to follow up your own cases within a supportive environment. We have a diverse range of clients whose requirements are equally varied.

We are a busy small animal and equine rural practice located on the Essex Suffolk borders with a friendly team of 6 veterinary surgeons, 8 experienced veterinary nurses and several kennel assistants. You will be joining a larger practice all working from the same site. Usual diagnostics, ultrasound/CR radiography/endoscopy, visiting peripatetic medics/ophthalmologist if required. This is a friendly and supportive team with a collaborative approach to the more complicated cases.
Our ideal candidate will have some experience, who is happy to work as a team member and has good communication skills with both their colleagues and clients. Empathy and an excellent bedside manner are essential.

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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The Practice, previously known as Taylor and Lees, extended from its original site in Sudbury town centre to its current location in 1990 under the guidance of Robert Lees. The practice has since expanded to employ eight veterinary surgeons, two equine veterinary nurses (EVN’s) and twelve lay staff.   The new office, reception facilities and five further in patient stables were built in 2003 and a horse walker was installed in January 2009. Work has just been completed on a new building in the southern corner of the yard with a purpose built examination room and living accommodation above. About Us The Clinic has been recognised as a Tier 2 (Equine) practice; this is in recognition of attaining a set level of standards and quality.

Find Us
Catley Cross Stables,
Catley Cross,
Wickham St Paul,
CO9 2PE.
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