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Equine Veterinary Surgeon - Fakenham, Norfolk

Wensum Valley Vets
Fakenham, Norfolk
Competitive Salary
Closing date
13 Dec 2021

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

We are looking for an Equine Veterinary Surgeon to join our dedicated team. A typical day at Wensum Valley would include a mix of equine and farm cases with a mix of clinic based work and ambulatory visits. We start with coffee at 8.15am and set the day's diary up. We have informal case chats and are all happy to discuss our cases. We head off on rounds, either on our own or with a tech, or see our patients at the clinic. Our clients are very friendly and appreciative and we do our utmost to keep them happy and spend the day endeavouring to do our very best for them. This is a full time position working 5 days per week with one half day (fixed) plus 1 in 4 weekend rota.

We have a modern, purpose built clinic. There are two equine consulting rooms (one with stocks) and an operating theatre. Outside we have a trot up and lunging area as well as our stables. We have digital X-Ray (wireless), digital ultrasound, endoscopes, gastroscope, Shockwave, Therapeutic laser, Bull fertility testing kit, Easiscan and several HDE dental poweefloat kits.

We are a 5 vet team and we all deal with equine and farm cases. There are 3 receptions/admin/ technicians. We have an extremely friendly and supportive team who look out for each other. We aim to provide a professional service within a relaxed, informal atmosphere - with both each other and clients. We always provide support and back up for any vet whether they are new here or not.

We need a friendly candidate who enjoys communicating with our clients as much as they enjoy the clinical aspect of the job. Our clients are very important to us and we value them all. We expect the candidate to respect that and want to build strong relationships of their own here. They should also be able to communicate well within the practice. We are looking for a team member who is supportive and respectful of those around them.

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 and 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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We are a 5 vet equine and farm practice based in a purpose built clinic on the edge of Fakenham Racecourse. We have a large range of equipment including a recently updated X-Ray set up. We also have Shockwave and a therapeutic K-Laser. We have a farm clinical room, two equine consulting rooms (one with stocks) and an operating theatre.

The caseload is 80% equine, 20% farm (although a farm bias may be beneficial but by no means essential). We have fabulous staff in the office and we are a very supportive practice who value a team approach.

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