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Veterinary Surgeon - Alfreton, Derbyshire

Scarsdale Veterinary Group
Alfreton, Derbyshire
Salary £50000-£55000 dependent on experience
Closing date
17 Nov 2021

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Animal Health, Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time
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Veterinary Surgeon required at Scarsdale Vets in Alfreton, Derbyshire
Do you want to work in a new, purpose-built building, with all the latest equipment and have the freedom to decide on the direction of your practice? If so, Scarsdale Vets can offer this at our Practice in Alfreton, Derbyshire.  We are looking for a team to help us relaunch the practice and grow it to its full potential.  Full training and support will always be available.
The team
The practice was first opened in 2019 but due to the pandemic has been shut since March 2020. We are now looking for a brand-new team to relaunch this great offering to the local area. This Practice will accommodate a Small Animal Vet and Practice Veterinary Nurse, and a team of three client care advisors, all working together. There will be the support of our Branch Practice Manager, and the wider Scarsdale team.   As one of the first to join the practice you will be involved in creating the team and shaping the service.
The role
This role is 4 days per week with 1:2 Saturday Mornings. There are no OOH as this is looked after by our hospital in Derby. This role can adjust to fit your career.  If you want to learn about managing the practice yourself, we can help you, or if you prefer to concentrate on building the services you enjoy, we can help with that too.  How involved in the leadership and running of the team you are is up to you! There is no timescale, so the role can grow with you. Building and maintaining your client base will be a key element of your responsibilities.  You will have autonomy for your cases plus the full support of our hospital facilities and expert knowledge from the first opinion day and night teams and the referral services in Pride Park.
With proven experience of small animal care, you will have a good working knowledge of core clinical procedures and will provide excellent client care.  Our customers come back to us again and again because they know we care. There will be some sole charge work at this practice, so you will need to be confident in making decisions.
Required skills and experience….
1. Qualified Vet with proven small animal work experience
2. Great customer service skills
3. Excellent core veterinary skills
4. Ability to prioritise and delegate
5. Commitment to continuous development
Would be good to have….
1. Drive to grow your own practice
2. Relevant veterinary certificate or business-related post-graduate qualification
3. A local working knowledge of our competitor practices
Professional Perks and Benefits
1. Develop your own career plan and path whether that be clinical or leadership
2. Attractive remuneration package
3. Opportunity to establish your own local practice (without the financial outlay)
4. Excellent Learning and Development Opportunities
5. Discount pet health scheme
Personal Perks
1. Birthday off work
2. Death in Service cover
3. Increase in holiday allowance with service
4. Private health care
5. Practice focus on health and wellbeing
We welcome visits from potential applicants to see our fantastic facilities, and you can have the opportunity to meet some of our other practice employees too. To arrange an informal visit please email and we will arrange a suitable date.
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 position please quote job reference BH1030

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Scarsdale Vets is an exciting, dynamic place to develop a rewarding career.

Our Mission Statement:

We are a local independent team with an ethos focused on outstanding client and animal care. We provide a vibrant aspirational and inclusive working environment enabling staff to maximise their potential.

Many of our staff have worked within practice for a number of years, however, with Scarsdale’s continual growth and development we are always looking for enthusiastic, motivated, hardworking individuals who will complement the teams we have, and who have a desire to work within a professional, friendly and caring environment.  We believe that if you enjoy your work and have a supportive team around you then you will produce the best results for our clients.

Our standards of clinical work and animal care are extremely high. We have worked with the University of Nottingham for the past seven years and we share best practice and protocols into everything we do.

Opportunities arise within all areas of our business, whether you are a Small Animal, Farm or Equine Vet, an RCVS Nurse, or wish to be a member of our support staff, including our dedicated business support, client care and lab teams.

Think about your future career development and what you want from it.  If it is job satisfaction in a professional, friendly, caring environment with the opportunity to progress, drop us a line and see what we can do for you. We are very excited about our future – now let’s get excited about yours!

Find Us
01332 678333
Scarsdalevets LLP
Pride Veterinary Centre
DE24 8HX
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