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Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon

Molecare Veterinary Practice
Newton Abbot, Devon
Salary range £30k - £50k dependent on experience.
Closing date
10 Jan 2022

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

Molecare pic 2Small Animal Vet - We offer Autonomy, Recognition & Appreciation!

We are a growing small animal practice based outside Newton Abbot in Devon that offers its employees:

•    Active involvement in the day-to-day management, direction and development of the practice
•    Autonomy to make day-to-day decisions to improve systems, processes and client engagement.
•    Continuity of patient and client care
•    An alternative to the corporate ‘recipe’
•    A steady pace with a well-managed diary and respected home times
•    Regular team meetings and appraisals
•    A wonderful team offering a smooth and organised day!
•    Superb equipment – especially our flashy new ultrasound machine and handheld dental x-ray unit (aka ‘Nelly’)!

Molecare pic 1Molecare Vets may be small but our hearts are large. We believe that the whole team are responsible for the health of our patients. We strongly encourage our Pet Healthplan for preventative care and insurance for the unpredictable. We value a team that are honest, courageous, knowledgeable, and show commitment to caring for our clients, the patients and keeping harmony within the team.  

We celebrate the different characters and personalities in our team, who all bring various talents and strengths to our team, all working to the same common goal of offering our clients the highest standards of pet care.

The Position:

Full/Part-time Veterinary Surgeon

We’re looking for an experienced (5 years +) Veterinary Surgeon who is confident to be in sole charge.

The Package:
•    The salary we are offering is dependent on experience and specialisms.
•    £1,500 CPD allowance
•    6.5 weeks holiday
•    4 day week (3 if part-time)
•    Weekend work includes Saturday 8.30-1pm only, this is a rota shared by the 4 vets.
•    Outsourced out of hours giving you the night to rest
•    A good pension, Life insurance, and extra company benefits

•    5 years + qualified
•    Solid Surgical skills
•    Experience of being in sole charge
•    There is no ‘I’ in TEAM – We adopt a team approach to the care of our clients, patients and in ensuring the smooth running of the day. The vet team is made up of 4 vets with a 4 day week. We all help to ensure good client/patient care while allowing each other our days of rest. Working well together with good communication skills is key to this.

Molecare pic 3Responsibilities:
•    Consultations
•    Routine and emergency surgery
•    As the Senior members of the practice, all vets are expected to have an active involvement in the direction and development of the practice, including helping to manage and effect these changes.
•    Complaint Handling/managing difficult situations
•    Working alongside the Vets, Head Nurse and Practice administrator to maintain the smooth running and clinical standards of the business

Why Should You Apply?

•    We respect, appreciate and value our team member’s
•    We know the importance of having autonomy- some control over your everyday life
•    We are passionately independent, we manage our practice here, not in some remote head office
•    We believe Veterinary care is changing and that our role is to build the collaborative bond between our vets, our client’s and their pets. You can be an instrumental part in this journey.
•    We respect that everyone needs time to decompress and rest to be at their best. We don’t want to burn out any of our team members. So, we strive to be flexible and realistic in our time management with regular breaks from the operating and consulting diary to allow time to achieve the accompanying clinical administration and phone calls within the working day.
Don’t just take our word for it – here’s what our clients say …

Molecare pic 4Molecare Veterinary team is a collective beacon of fortitude in an industry that has seen major changes in recent years.  The service is personal and the clinical care is delivered in a modern and attentive setting. The treatment we experienced with our dog was exemplary. The fees are fair, and every effort is made to listen to the customer. The vets and nurses are extremely knowledgeable and have broad experience across a range of disciplines. The reception administration coordinators rarely receive accolades , but they too deserve a special mention for their constant efficiency , and their polite and cheerful client interaction. Over the years we have required the services of vets across the South West of England, as well as practices in London. This practice is the best of them all by a country mile!

How to Apply
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We look forward to hearing from you!


Welcome to Molecare Veterinary Practice based at our Newton Abbot branch, Devon.  We are a small animal practice treating cats, dogs, small animals as well as other family pets.

Our experienced team of veterinary surgeons and nurses are dedicated to providing the very best care for your pets.

We offer a comprehensive range of pet healthcare and veterinary facilities in a modern, friendly and professional environment.  Our brand new surgery is fully equipped with the latest digital x-ray facilities as well as an in-house laboratory enabling us to diagnose and treat your companion quickly and efficiently.

Our team are always on hand to provide you with essential advice from nutritional advice to preventative healthcare to any concerns or problems relating to your pets. We endeavour to make sure your pets feel comfortable and welcome at our practice and get the care and attention they deserve.

We understand your pets are important to you and we offer a personal and friendly approach offering not just treatment but support  advice and information to help keep your pet in the best of health.

Find Us
Molecare Veterinary Practice
Battle Road
Heathfield Industrial Estate
Newton Abbot
TQ12 6RY
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