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Veterinary Surgeon - Fakenham, Norfolk

Summerhill Veterinary Centre
Fakenham, Norfolk
Competitive Salary
Closing date
21 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

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our team here at Summerhill Veterinary Centre, Norfolk. As a Veterinary Surgeon within our friendly team, you will be required to complete consults, diagnostics and surgery. You will be required to own your cases with the support of the team when required.

At Summerhill you will be encouraged to be the vet you want to be with support if you wish to further your skills and expertise. You will be working 3-5 days per week, which can flexible and we are open for negotiation on this. Hours of work 08:30-17:30, or 19:30 if wanted (but not necessary).

A share of 1:6 nights and weekends on call only, as emergency call out dictates. Nurse on call at same time.

We are a 6-vet small animal practice. We have 4 vets with certificates, in small animal surgery, emergency and critical care, ophthalmology, small animal medicine and diagnostic imaging. Nurses with certificates in behaviour, surgical nursing, critical care. We have dedicated operating theatres, consultation rooms, nurses consult and treatment rooms.

We encourage nurses to nurse and utilise their skills as nurses to the maximum. We perform wide range surgeries, soft tissue and orthopaedic with full surgical facilities and instrumentation, including arthroscopy. We have dental and normal x-ray- both digital, video endoscopy, flexible and rigid scopes, ECG, full colour doppler ultrasound, slit lamp, tonometer. Full lab facilities including haematol, biochem, blood gases, electrolytes, blood clotting. We are a single site with a team that encourages everyone to play to their strengths and assist each other, while offering the very best for all our clients in a compassionate and friendly way. We have 2 VetGDP advisors. We are 10 miles from the north Norfolk coast, near the broads, in market town, but close to Norwich and only 2 hrs from London by train.

Alongside our vets we have 12 nurses, 8 support staff. RCVS recognised advanced practitioners in Emergency and Critical Care, Small animal Medicine and Ophthalmology. Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Practice Sciences. Nurses’ certificates in surgical nursing, critical care and diploma in behaviour. We are looking for either a new or recent graduate or some-one with more experience. We would encourage the successful candidate to utilise all their skills and take ownership of what excites them, all support needed will be given.

We are happy to take a new graduate or an experienced vet. We would like an enthusiastic, compassionate vet, who is a good communicator, loves the role and wants to provide the best service possible. We would like someone with a happy disposition, who is flexible and wants to be part of a great team.

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

·         VDS cover

·         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

·         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 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.

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We are a 100% small animal practice, so care primarily for dogs, cats and rabbits. In addition we treat ferrets, guinea pigs and small rodents. Our sister practice Wensum Valley Vets treats farm animals and horses.
We are close to Fakenham town centre on Queens road, near the Millennium park. The building is set back from the road, with signs to indicate our position. There is ample car parking alongside and behind the practice building. 

Find Us
14 Queens Road
NR21 8DB
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