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Veterinary Surgeon (Days and Nights) – St Albans, Hertfordshire

Village Vet St Albans
St Albans, Hertfordshire
Highly Competitive Salary
Closing date
5 Jan 2022

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

Premier Veterinary hospital based in St Albans, Veterinary Surgeon

The Practice

Village Vet St Albans is a well-established, purpose built small animal hospital located in Hertfordshire, an area boasting great countryside and unparalleled access to London. Our facilities are modern complete including full digital diagnostic facilities, on-site laboratory, full operating theatres, separate dog and cat hospital wards, ultrasound, laparoscopy equipment, dental suite, big staff room and ample parking on site. We have a very experienced and empathetic team of vets, nurses and support staff who make this a great place to work. Our clients are loyal and subscribe to our way of working which is to ‘find out the answer’ rather than wait and see’. We look after our staff with generous CPD, rotas that are sustainable, lots of support both clinical and operational and work with an individual focus on developing the potential of all who join our team.

The Role

Want to come and work with us?
•    Care and work-up of complex and interesting cases within an RCVS Hospital and Emergency Centre
•    Day work alongside an established, welcoming team of experienced vets with a range of clinical interests.
•    13 weeks off per year as part of a full-time role
•    25% of your time would be night work to allow for high proportion of emergency medicine whilst the rest of your time in work would include both a mixture of hospital and first opinion as part of a dynamic team. You will know in advance whether you are on hospital/ first opinion to allow good case continuity and a great balance of clinical work

Shift: 42 hours a week: 1 week of nights (Monday – Sunday), 1 week off, 2 weeks of days (Monday – Friday), 1:12 Saturdays, 1:12 Sundays.
•    PATIENT/CLINICAL CARE – Working to high level of clinical care within a team. Village Vet prides itself on working to a very high standard of care and supports RCVS Practice Standards Scheme.
•    CLIENT CARE – We strive for exceptional levels of client service and satisfaction.
•    TEAMWORK – Working within your team, and the wider hospital teams, to contribute your skills, efforts and personal strengths to help ensure a harmonious team ethos at all times.
•    MANAGEMENT TEAM – You will be fully supported and developed to allow you to grow and achieve your full potential.

Successful Candidate

Veterinary Surgeon.
Comfortable working a day and a night rota.
We will consider Veterinary Surgeons at all levels of experience.

The Package

Benefits include;
•    Highly competitive salary.
•    Village Vet Bonus scheme.
•    Great rota.
•    Certifications encouraged and funding available.
•    25 days per annum plus bank holidays plus Birthday Day.
•    £1000 CPD allowance with 5 days off to attend (Higher budget/courses negotiable).
•    RCVS fees paid.
•    VDS Membership.
•    Staff discount scheme.
•    Workplace pension scheme.
•    Generous sick pay allowance.
•    BUPA Employee assistance programme for 24/7 wellbeing support.
•    Dedicated line management with development pathway.
•    Linnaeus free CPD including monthly film readings/journal clubs.
•    Cycle to work scheme.
•    Eyecare vouchers.

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We are also delighted to announce that the Royal College of Veterinary surgeons has awarded Village Vet St Albans ‘Hospital and Emergency Centre’ status under it’s nationwide Practice Standards Scheme. This is the highest level awarded by the College demonstrating the care and facilities provided meet their stringent requirements. The hospital is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week*. This enables the team to provide emergency care 24/7 as well as ensuring our inpatients receive the care and supervision they require.

Village Vet St Albans is a well established, purpose built small animal hospital. We take pride in our excellent reputation for friendliness and a high level of expertise. Our facilities are modern and well equipped with full digital diagnostic facilities, on site laboratory, full operating theatres, separate dog and cat hospital wards and ample parking on site. We have a very experienced and empathetic team of vets, nurses and support staff, some with extra qualifications, to ensure that your pet gets the best care available. Our ethos is to make you feel you have left your pet in very capable hands and in a practice that we are very proud to be part of.

Please come in and meet the team. We are happy to show you around our excellent facility and answer any queries you may have.  Our practice is open 7 days a week so that we are always available to offer your pet the care they need.

Find Us
601 Hatfield Road
St Albans
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