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Veterinary Surgeon

Paxton Veterinary Clinics Ltd
South Norwood, London (Greater)
Salary is £35,000-£60,000 dependent on experience
Closing date
9 Nov 2021

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The Role
We have an amazing opportunity for an experienced Veterinary Surgeon or graduate to join our amazing team at Paxton Vets. The rota will include an average of 5 days a week, with 1 in 3 Saturdays consulting only 9:00am-5:00pm with the following Friday and weekend off. No OOH, no Sundays and no Bank Holidays!

We all like a mix of consulting and surgery, so each Vet gets the chance to do both every day. Consulting blocks are on average 2.5 hours, with 15 minute consultations, and emergency slots to allow catch ups or genuine emergencies.

The salary is £35,000-£60,000 dependent on experience with enhanced CPD allowance and a generous relocation allowance

About Us
We are a thriving 2 site RCVS Accredited practice in South London, established 90 years this summer! Situated in a lovely part of Crystal Palace, South London; we are surrounded by parks, museums, and galleries. There are excellent transport links via train and tube to all the other sights of London within 20 mins, only 30 mins by train from Gatwick and 1 hour away from the Brighton coast.

We are very well equipped with digital x-ray, endoscopy, ultrasound and multi-parameter monitors at both our clinics. You will always be surrounded by fantastic support; we work as a cohesive team and always keen to share knowledge.

We have a team of 5 wonderful Vets with a wide range of interests, (2 Vets have Feline Medicine Certificates), plus 4 Veterinary Nurses and support staff. We are a very family friendly team in a happy, positive, and supportive workplace. We will always encourage and support your development into any areas you want to go into.

Applicant Requirements
You will be a keen Veterinary Surgeon with a passion for small animals. The role entails a mix of first opinion consulting and surgical caseload. You will have full clinical freedom and will be able to work up your cases from start to finish.

We would be happy to be speak to graduates and experienced vets of all levels. For experienced candidates, there is also the chance to share the Clinical Director Role and learn more about the management of the team and business.

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata
•    Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service
•    CPD paid days and allowance
•    L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
•    Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
•    Private Medical Insurance
•    BVA Membership paid
•    VDS cover
•    Birthday leave
•    Discounted veterinary fees
•    Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Service-related company sick pay
•    Sponsorship for overseas employees
•    Initiatives focussed 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.

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The Paxton Vet Clinics comprises of two clinics, located on either side of Crystal Palace. Both sites offer the same equipment and standard of care. Both have been established Veterinary Clinics for over 40 years, and serve clients and their pets living all over South East London, including Crystal Palace, Dulwich, Penge, all the Norwoods, Croydon, Thornton Heath, Beckenham, Sydenham, Streatham and their surrounds. Our Head Vet Helen Spencer has worked here since 2003, taking ownership of both clinics in 2007.

We have a dedicated team of 3 Veterinary Surgeons, 4 Veterinary Nurses, 2 Animal Care Assistants and 2 Receptionists who work along side each other to provide the best care for our patients and their owners.

We are proud to have been awarded RCVS Accreditation in 2010, which is a voluntary scheme we were keen to be part of. It means that both clinics have passed rigorous inspections by our Governing Body the RCVS (Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) in order to gain the certification.

Find Us
0208 6533 355
30 Clifton Road
South Norwood
SE25 6NJ
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