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Senior Veterinary Surgeon

White Cross Vets, Alvaston
Derby, Derbyshire
Competitive Salary
Closing date
4 Jan 2022

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Animal Health, Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

The Role
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Veterinary Surgeon to join our team here at White Cross Vets, Alvaston!

As the successful candidate, you will be required to provide high quality clinical care to all pets and to provide an outstanding client experience whilst helping to create and maintain an efficient clinic. As a Senior Veterinary Surgeon, you will work alongside practice management to ensure successful day to day running of the practice and undertake management responsibilities in the absence of the Clinic Director. Our team members uphold and adhere to the White Cross Vets Principles both within the clinic and when representing White Cross Vets externally at all times.

A normal day at Alvaston consists of a mixture of surgery and consults each day, so you must be happy with most aspects of general surgery, dentals and dental x-rays.

About Us
Practices that truly look after their team members are hard to come by. That's where White Cross Vets stand out as a Sunday Times Top 100 Company to Work For (6 years running!)

We have a fantastic team at Alvaston and all the kit expected in a modern, purpose-built practice. The practice is well equipped with 3 vet, 1 nurse and 1 cat consult room. We have dirty and clean preps, two operating theatres, separate dog, cat and exotics/isolation kennels, a dental room including dental radiography, and imaging room including digital x-ray and ultrasound and an endo/bronchoscopy. The practice is cat friendly, rabbit friendly and chicken friendly and we regularly do puppy parties, weight clinics, behaviour clinics, senior clinics and cuddle clinics.

The team is made up of 4 Client Care Co-ordinators, 4 Veterinary Surgeons, 5 RVNs and 1 Student Veterinary Nurse. Alvaston is a lovely, supportive practice who prides itself on trying to create the best working environment possible to ensure staff wellbeing, job satisfaction and team morale. Individual interests are encouraged and supported by the entire team. We love charity work and regularly run events and fundraising and have registered PAT dog assessors. At Alvaston, we like to work hard and play hard, enjoy socializing outside of and regularly top with White Cross Vets FitBit leader board with our sporting achievements. We recently spent the day as a team at an adventure park which involved a disco bouncy castle, space hoppers, gladiator podium, super hero sumo wrestling, racing sausages and much more!

Applicant Requirements

We are looking for an experienced Senior Veterinary Surgeon to join our lovely Alvaston team. Offering a great work/life balance with no OOH, a 4 day week and a share of Saturday mornings. Our team is built on a foundation of learning, compassion and growth.

Confident and professional, you will be able to work with sole charge. You will relate to our core principles of quality, integrity, responsibility and growth, fitting seamlessly alongside our friendly practice teams as you work with team to provide a quality experience for pet owner and pets alike.

•         Minimum of 3 years experience in a Small Animal Practice
•         Previous management experience desirable
•         RCVS registered
•         Strong communication skills
•         Ability to work well in a team
•         A passion to deliver great clinical quality and fantastic client service
•         Desire and passion to care for pets as if they are your own

The senior position is an exciting opportunity for someone to progress clinically, promote best practice and assist with management. The role would suit a candidate who is passionate about providing great care and customer service and who enjoys promoting and encouraging others to be the best they can.

Benefits (subject to pro rota)
•         6 weeks holiday plus bank holidays
•         Increasing holiday based on length of service
•         Extra day of holiday on your birthday
•         5 days paid CPD leave
•         £1500 CPD Allowance per annum
•         Private health insurance
•         VDS Membership paid
•         BVA Membership paid
•         Free preventative veterinary care for your pets
•         Five days to volunteer for a charity of your choice
•         Up to four days PETernity leave
•         Contribution towards purchasing a Fitbit and weekly leader board challenges
•         Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
•         Practice social events
•         Opportunity for career development
•         L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
•         Cycle to Work scheme
•         Pension
•         Enhanced family friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/share parental and surrogacy pay
•         Paid bereavement leave
•         Service related company sick pay
•         Social events
•         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 only employ pet owners. This means that everyone on our team understands how to look after a pet and how to provide the best pet care.

We strongly believe in investing in our teams through regular training and professional development.

Our team love working for us so much that they voted us into the Sunday Times Best 100 Small Companies to Work For list – six times in a row! Find out why here. We aim to be the best vets to work for in the UK. We have phenomenally low staff turnover, so we get to know every pet we treat and our clients see the same faces every time they visit.

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