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Veterinary Surgeon

Shinfield Vets
Reading, Berkshire
The Salary will range from £45,000-£60,000.
Closing date
10 Dec 2021

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

The Role

Here at Shinfield Vets we are looking for an experienced Veterinary Surgeon, who is a team player and happy to provide clinical support to the rest of the team.

We would be happy for you to jump straight into a Clinical Lead role or to start as a Senior Vet and progress from there. We can provide leadership training and HR support.

The rota is a 4-day week FTE, and the standard shifts are from 8am-6pm or 9am-7pm, with 1:4 weekends. However, part-time and flexible shift patterns are available to fit around other commitments. Each consultation is 15 minutes, double when needed. We have excellent diary management: there is allocated admin time, some appointments are released on the day and we limit the vaccines per day. No out of hours! The Salary will range from £45,000-£60,000.

About Us

We are an RCVS accredited Small Animal practice with an excellent reputation based in Reading, a vibrant city surrounded by beautiful countryside. We currently have 3 vets (you would be an addition), 5 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 4 Student Veterinary Nurses, an outstanding client care team and practice manager.
We have amazing facilities at Shinfield Vets, they include: digital dental x-ray, Doppler ultrasound, video endoscopy, Idexx lab, ECGs, slit lamp, iCare tonometry, HDO.

We have a diverse range of clients -we work for the local CP, RSPCA welfare assist, RSPCA inspectors, PDSA and Blue Cross; as well as having many fully insured clients

Applicant Requirements 

We are looking for an experienced Veterinary Surgeon, who is a team player and happy to provide clinical support to the rest of the team.

Benefits- Subject to Pro Rata:

  • Relocation package available 
  • Sponsorship for overseas employees
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service
  • Paid overtime 
  • 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
  • RCVS Membership paid 
  • 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
  • Initiatives focussed on employee wellbeing
  • 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. Please use BH4068 as a reference when applying for this role.

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Shinfield Vets is an independent, family owned and operated small animal veterinary surgery located in South Reading and has been caring for pets in this area for over 35 years.  The practice is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as a member of The Practice Standards Scheme.

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Shinfield Vets
Shinfield Road
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