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Veterinary Surgeon - Taunton, Somerset

Deane Vets
Taunton, Somerset
Salary from £40,000-£47,000 DOE.
Closing date
4 Jan 2022

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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

The Role

We are looking for a dedicated Veterinary Surgeon to join our friendly and supportive team. You will share all aspects of general practice including surgery, clinical investigation, diagnostics, consultations, and out of hours duties on a rota basis. Our full-time surgeons work four weekdays, with one weeknight on call each week, as well as 1:4 weekends on call (including Saturday morning consultations). We are very willing to consider flexible working patterns for part-time candidates.

Salary from £40,000-£47,000 DOE.

About Us

We are a well-established small animal practice in Somerset, with our main premises in Taunton and a smaller branch in the nearby town of Wiveliscombe. Our practice is fully equipped for small animal first opinion work, and we are constantly improving and upgrading our clinical facilities to provide the highest standard of care for our patients. We are also very fortunate to have a wonderful and engaging client base.

Taunton is a thriving town within easy reach of the coast, as well as Exmoor and the Quantocks, whilst also being conveniently placed for access to the M5 and nearby cities of Exeter and Bristol.

With an emphasis on integrity, communication, and kindness, our dedicated team of six vets, five RVN's, and twelve support staff all work closely together to provide exemplary care for our patients and clients. As a team, we believe in actively supporting and encouraging each other to build confidence, develop skills, and pursue interests in a calm and professional environment.

We work with many local and national charities, including doing some work for our local RSPCA wildlife centre and holding events to raise funds for a variety of causes. Our team members also take the time to engage with our community by giving talks at local schools and holding open days.

Applicant Requirements

We are happy to consider qualified candidates with all levels of experience whether you are just finding your feet in practice, returning after a break, or simply looking for a new challenge in an engaging and supportive environment.

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

•             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

•             Free uniform in a number of roles

•             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 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 BH3694 as a reference when applying for this role.

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

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Deane Vets has practices in Taunton and Wiveliscombe.

In the last 18 months we have invested heavily in separate cat and dog wards as well as state of the art ultrasound and x-ray technology.

We've been caring for all kinds of small animals and pets in Taunton for over 35 years.

We offer large animal veterinary services.  Vaccinations, herd health planning, dentistry and emergency services.


Find Us
01823 333722
Wellington New Road
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