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Veterinary Surgeon

Employer
Pride Veterinary Centre
Location
Derby, Derbyshire
Salary
The salary for this role would be up to £40,000 depending on experience.
Closing date
24 Dec 2021

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Sector
Animal Health, Exotics, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

The Role
Here at Pride Veterinary Centre we are looking for an exotics veterinary surgeon to join our team! You will spend your day between three main areas. These include:

1)      The Consulting Room - You will be dealing directly with clients and interacting with the other vet teams.

2)     Wards- You will manage the care of inpatients, communicating with owners, generating plans for diagnosis and treatment, and carrying out procedures on your cases.

3)     Prep and Theatre- You will carry out procedures such as dentals and imaging, while in theatre you perform a variety of surgical operations.

There are endless opportunities for you to expand your knowledge and improve your skills by working closely with an Exotic double diplomate (ECZM-SM and ABVP-ECM). You will be able to work efficiently, understanding the time constraints and fast pace of a busy private small animal hospital and with other members of the Referral Team.

This role is solely focused on exotics and is a full time position working 40 hours per week. You will take part in our exotics weekend rota, when you work the weekend, you will have two lieu days the week after, on a rotation schedule basis.

The salary for this role would be up to £40,000 depending on experience.

About Us
We are the largest provider of Veterinary Care in the East Midlands. The hospital is based at Pride Park in Derby and is home to a busy first opinion practice, a multidisciplinary referral service and an out-of-hours service.
The Exotic Pets and Zoological Medicine department at Pride Veterinary Centre is currently comprised of one clinician [a double diplomate (ECZM-SM and ABVP-ECM)], a First Opinion Exotic Vet and 2 Exotic Nurses (soon to be 3 Exotic Nurses). We are now looking to recruit a new exotic vet.
Our current case load for Exotic Pets and Zoological Medicine varies between 20 and 25 new cases a week, between 1st Opinion, 2nd Opinion and Referral Cases. We are seeing approximately 50% small mammals, 25% reptiles, 20% avian, and 5% zoological and wildlife species. The service works alongside various disciplines: internal medicine, surgery, neurology, anaesthesia, ophthalmology, dermatology, imaging, oncology and cardiology.

Applicant Requirements:

1)     Experienced in exotic animal work (ideally a minimum of 2 years exotic/mix animal practice)

2)     Good communication skills, punctuality, ability to work and think clearly under pressure, good interpersonal and enthusiasm for exotic pets and zoological medicine

3)     Be able to work efficiently, understanding the time constraints and fast pace of a busy private small animal hospital

4)     Ability to make decisions, prioritise and delegate.

5)     Commitment to continuous development

6)      Be a member of the RCVS

7)     Good English language both verbal and written

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:

  • 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 focused 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.

Please quote BH4498 when applying for this role.

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Company

This is a unique place to work with the standards expected of a university within private practice. Our standards of clinical work and animal care are high and our staff put client care at the top of the agenda.

Many of our staff have worked within the Scarsdale Veterinary Group for a number of years, however, with our continual growth and development, on occasions vacancies do become available. Opportunities arise within all areas of our business, whether you are a Small Animal vet, a RCVS Nurse, or wish to be a member of our support staff, including our dedicated admin, reception and lab teams. Perhaps you wish to train in a specific area such as Small Animal Nursing – we can help here to, with our ongoing training programmes in line with the RCVS guidelines, why not take a look at the Royal College website at www.rcvs.org.uk for further information.

If you are a younger student considering a career as a veterinary surgeon we would suggest you start with the excellent Royal College of Veterinary surgeons on-line guide and then progress to the individual Veterinary College sites.

At Pride Veterinary Centre we are looking for enthusiastic, motivated, hard working individuals who will compliment the teams we have and who have a desire to work within a professional, friendly and caring environment. All our positions are advertised on our website which is updated on a regular basis.

Think about your future career development and what you want from it, if its job satisfaction in a professional, friendly, caring environment with the opportunity to progress, drop us a line and see what we can do for you. We are very excited about our future – now lets get excited about yours!

Find Us
Location
Scarsdalevets LLP
Pride Veterinary Centre
Riverside Road
Derby
DE24 8HY
United Kingdom
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