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Veterinary Surgeon

Unicorn Vets
Ashurst, Southampton
Salary range £35,000 - £44,000 depending on experience.
Closing date
14 Dec 2021

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

The Role

We are looking to bring in a Veterinary Surgeon to our great cohesive team. Based primarily at the Park branch, you will do a mix of consulting and surgery. You must be confident as there will be periods of sole charge, though there will always be the back-up of another vet at one of the other sites. Occasionally will need to cover at one of the other branches in time of sickness and holiday. Salary range up to £55,000 depending on experience.

About Us

We are a group of three practices, proud to be progressive and practice evidence-based medicine. Diverse client base. Usual mod cons, e.g. digital x-ray, new in-house lab machines, endoscopy, cardiac and abdominal ultrasound. Young, enthusiastic team with a focus on patient welfare and clinical standards. Whilst we are proud to deliver an excellent 'GP' service, we also encourage team members to develop their interests. We have a wide variety of skills within the group and due to a great team relationship, we enjoy case discussion. Our practices are in a great location - easy access to the New Forest, the South Coast and of course London. The area is home to excellent schools and is a lovely place to set up home.

Currently 6 vets, with a good breadth of knowledge and experience. Two of these came through the IVC new graduate scheme and we are proud to support this. Large number of nurses, both registered and student and an experienced reception/office team.

We would love a candidate that enjoys teaching and sharing cases, but can also work alone and enjoy the challenges that come with this. We need a vet that can form good relationships with clients and isn't afraid to talk about costs - our clients appreciate open and up-front discussions about treatment options.

The group is always open to ideas for team days out and for supporting the community - we are hoping to get back to this now restrictions are lifted. The vets have regular meetings off-site - we will expect you to join in!

Applicant Requirements 

At least 1 year qualified as will need to be sole charge on occasion. MRCVS. Interest in learning and progressing clinical abilities a must.

Benefits (subject to pro rata)

•             Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service

•             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

•             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

•             Sponsorship for overseas employees

•             Initiatives focussed 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.

Please use BH4153 as a reference when applying for this role.

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Unicorn Vets have been in existence over 20 years in the city of Southampton and we were previously known by our three separate surgeries: Park, Fairfield and Ashurst.

Our vets are friendly and highly experienced, with an excellent support team of nurses and receptionists - all of whom are dedicated and committed to providing a high-quality service.

Our aim is to ensure that, when clients leave our surgeries, they feel that both themselves and their pets have received the best care and attention possible.

Find Us
023 8034 3434
84 Burgess Road
SO16 7PP
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