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Veterinary Surgeon - Bridgwater Somerset

Blake Vets
Bridgwater, Somerset
Competitive Salary
Closing date
5 Jan 2022

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Animal Health, Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time
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Could you be the small animal vet we are looking for to join our team in Somerset? With NO EMERGENCY OOHs (inpatient cover only)

Friendly, busy, supportive team with four certificate holders including medicine, dermatology and surgery to help you progress your career. Large team of nurses (8 RVNs) as well as a nurse on site all night for inpatient care. We are also have 4 SVNs and 1ANA.

4-day week 8.30-18.00, No emergency duty. 1 in 7 weekends (Saturday/Sunday), 1 in 7 Saturday mornings (Monday AM off in lieu) From 4th January we will be outsourcing our emergency out of hours care, we will continue to provide inpatient care.  We are open to discussion on more flexible hours for the right candidate to maintain work life/ family balance. 

Salary range​ £29,000 - £50,000​ (Full-time)​ depending on experience and skill.

Purpose built main practice with two other branches. Usual equipment, dental x-ray, ultrasound, endoscopy, laparoscopy, in-house blood machines.

We are an IVC practice usual benefits such as private medical insurance, enhanced maternity package, discount scheme, VDS cover etc. You will also receive a minimum £1500 CPD allowance per year with five CPD days. 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays.

We also offer a relocation package if you are from out of the area, we are close to areas of outstanding natural beauty such as the Quantock hills.  We are a short drive to the beach and easy links to the hustle and bustle of the city life with Bristol and Exeter nearby. 

Please quote BH2658 when applying for this role.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.

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The practice offers a wealth of knowledge and years of experience to pet owners from its veterinary teams in Bridgwater and Burnham on Sea. There are seven vets and nine nurses operating from the two sites covering an area stretching from the Mendips to the Quantocks and from the Bristol Channel out across the Somerset Levels.

Blake Vets can trace its roots back to circa 1895  and originally had it's Bridgwater premises in the town centre before moving to its current purpose built surgery on Showground Road, just off Taunton Road in 2004. 

Since 2008, we have focused soley on providing high quality care to companion animals in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Jim Hughes, Sue Webster and Richard Bruce are the directors of the practice and are assisted by four other experienced veterinary surgeons.

We have a strong nursing team of six qualified and two student nurses to support the vets led by our Head Nurse Rachel Watkins RVN who has over 20 years of veterinary nursing experience.   

Qualified and student nurses are skilled professionals who take consultations and perform certain minor surgical procedures. They are able to give advice on all aspects of small animal care, take blood pressure measurements and blood samples and clip nails to name but a few of their skills.

We are committed to the whole team's continued development, from the office staff, receptionists, nurses to the vets through post-graduate training, both in-house and externally.  Everyone is encouraged to develop their own personal skills and interests within the practice. Some areas of special interest include eye problems, skin conditions, heart disease, reptiles, diagnostic imaging, feline medicine, soft tissue surgery, dentistry and oral healthcare for life of our dogs, cats and rabbits.

All patients who need to stay in overnight are given 24 hour, on-site, nursing care at our Bridgwater surgery

Burnham on Sea Surgery

Our surgery at Burnham on Sea has 2 consulting rooms, one operating theatre, a kennelling area and a well stocked waiting room which has a wide variety of pet food, toys, shampoos and dental products for your pet.  We carry out minor surgical procedures at this surgery including routine spays, castrates, lump removal and dentals. All major surgery is carried out at our Bridgwater site.

Find Us
The Veterinary Centre,
Showground Road,
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