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Veterinary Ophthalmologist

South Devon Veterinary Hospital
Abbotskerswell, Newton Abbot
Competitive Salary
Closing date
10 Dec 2021

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

We are looking for an Advanced Practitioner in Ophthalmology to join our Diplomate and ECVO Residency trained clinical team. Ophthalmology caseload only, exceptional facilities (including CT). Experienced, supportive colleagues, strong nursing team. Great work-life balance.

We work to the highest possible standards and give great care to patients (not just get them in and out of the door). Our consultations are 30 minutes. You will join a team of experienced, supportive colleagues, and will be aided in clinical expertise and surgical skills so that with time you will be able to manage the most difficult cases.

We aim to ensure a good work:life balance. Daily hours in a “typical” day are 08:00-1800. Out of hours calls are share on an equal 1:3 rota. Part-time hours are to be discussed at interview.

We have been open since 2009 in our purpose built practice to the highest hospital standards. We offer referrals in Ophthalmology, Endoscopy, Surgery, Orthopaedics, CT scanning, Cardiology, and Physiotherapy.

The practice is exceptionally equipped e.g. on site CT scanner, digital X-ray, digital dental x-ray, range of flexible videoscopes/ fibre bronchoscope, rigid endoscopes, laparoscopy/thoracoscopy equipment, multiple capnographs/multiparameter monitors, ultrasound with range of probes, High resolution ocular ultrasound, ERG, full range of surgical equipment, specialist ophthalmology equipment (slit lamps, tonometers, operating microscope, Fundus camera, indirect Ophthalmoscopes etc).

We are in Abbotskerswell, a lovely village in the heart of South Devon between the sea and Dartmoor. It’s a great location for outdoor activities, but also with easy access to the larger centres of Exeter, Torbay, and Plymouth.

There is a great supportive team environment in the practice and we would love to hear why you’d like to join us!

We are looking for a vet with experience and drive, keen to get involved in practice development as well as provide great patient and client care. There is very strong support for staff development and time and funding for CPD is exceptional. Our ideal candidate will be confident using computers. All candidates must be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or eligible for membership; hold a UK recognised veterinary qualification; have clinical experience as a first opinion veterinary surgeon; have a good command of the English language to be able to function in clinical situations and interact with staff members and clients

Our rota, staff benefits package and salary are benchmarked against other jobs and we genuinely believe it can’t be beaten! Benefits include a generous salary (where experience and further qualifications are further rewarded), extra leave for long service, a shift pattern designed to promote a great work-life balance– we’re happy to chat you through the details!

We offer a very generous CPD allowance both in terms of time and funding – this is tailored according to individual staff goals but can include time and funding for further study.

We have a staff pension scheme in place and other schemes such as childcare vouchers where appropriate.

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.

Please quote BH4334 when applying for this role.

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South Devon Veterinary Hospital is inspected and accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) as part of the Practice Standards Scheme. We are the only Veterinary Hospital in Teignbridge and the only independently owned Veterinary Hospital in the whole of South Devon. Only a very small proportion of veterinary practices in the UK have achieved this level.

Find Us
01626 367972
The Old Cider Works
Newton Abbot
TQ12 5GH
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