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Veterinary Surgeon - Cornwall

Mounts Bay Veterinary Centre Ltd
Penzance, Cornwall
Attractive salary dependent on experience £35,000 to £60,000."
Closing date
1 Feb 2022

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Mounts Bay paddleboardingDo you want to learn something new? Paddleboarding, gig-rowing, surfing, sailing, cliff enduro running, scuba diving, deep sea fishing, kite surfing? Or develop your artistic flare in St Ives or Newlyn… These are all literally on our doorstep in Mount’s Bay, Penzance.

Yes we offer 4 days clinical CPD as a standard but also 4 days of learning a new activity as part of our package.  If you want to join a local club, we will contribute up to £500 in membership fees to get you started.

Our practice is located a few minutes’ walk from the beach – our photo shows the view you could enjoy on your lunch break (you will have those!) or for an evening walk on the way home. This is a beautiful part of the world, and we will make sure that you have time to enjoy it to the full. Full time is 4 days a week (but if you wish to work less we can also accommodate this) and you will not find extra days suddenly dumped on you; we do our own OOHs because we think that is important, this is shared out 1-in-5 with nurse support and minimal inpatient demands.

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We believe we can offer you an oasis in the midst of a potential current veterinary desert of targets and stress. If you want to avoid burn-out and enjoy time with friends and family doing the things you love, you can, while still finding your work-time stimulating. If you want to pursue your dream certificate, you can do so in a supportive environment. If you are looking to be part of a team with excellent general practice skills, you have found it.

The Practice
As an independent small animal practice, we are accredited with the RCVS Tier 2 PSS. We are a friendly, inclusive team who love our work and the area we live in and our experienced directors have a genuine desire to support and mentor vets and nurses in developing their clinical skills. Well equipped and highly regarded in the locality, we are dedicated to providing continuity of care that can be relied upon 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Offering a wide range of general practice treatment, and operating at a high clinical standard, our business constantly works to raise standards of veterinary care across the region of west Cornwall.

Mounts Bay - Consult roomLocated just off the coast in a leafy industrial estate on the edge of Penzance.

As a nurse training practice, developing and investing in our team is part of our ethos. Team meetings to discuss cases are held regularly. A close-knit practice, every member has the opportunity to enhance their skills and play a full part in fulfilling the vision and mission. We value being a local employer, part of our community and our role in supporting local and global charities.

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The Role
The role includes the broad range of first opinion practice from consulting to surgery to lab work-ups; all consults are 15 minute appointments with double appointments for skin cases etc. No corporate targets or upselling pressure, the job is about offering excellent quality and service to our loyal and appreciative client base.

Working days are from 8.30 am to 6.30 pm. Part-time contract of 2 or 3 days per week or full-time contract of 4 days per week. The weekend and evening out of hours rota is shared proportionately; part-time position = 8 weekends per year and full time = 13 weeks per year.  

mount vets 3Successful Candidate
We are looking for someone who takes a pride in being an excellent general practitioner with ability in all areas of veterinary practice. We require routine surgery and consulting skills, and an interest in medicine is desirable. The candidate will have excellent communication and people skills and enjoy the variety and diversity of small animal practice; they will share our belief that good veterinary care requires both a partnership with the owner alongside the clinical skills of the veterinary team. We aim for high standards of continuity of care, so being able to build a good rapport with the client is an essential skill as is the ability to support and collaborate with colleagues 

The Package

Competitive and generous salary plus:

  • Generous CPD budget with allowance of four days time off
  • enrolment on excellent recent grads scheme (if appropriate),
  • 25 days annual leave (pro-rata for part-time)
  • service based increases in annual leave
  • work mileage,
  • mobile phone provided,
  • RCVS fees paid,
  • VDS fees paid,
  • subscription to a veterinary association of your choice,  
  • discounted veterinary fees for staff,
  • pension benefits.

This is a role which makes a healthy work-life balance possible while developing your career in an area famous for water-sports, coastal pursuits and having a good time.

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A small animal practice on the beautiful coast of West Cornwall overlooking St Michael's Mount and the bay. 

Mounts Bay Vets was founded in 2010 by vets, Luke Stevens and Anna-Marie White. We are small and friendly practice, forward thinking, with a strong customer base. As our caseload has grown, we have expanded and invested in a wide range of modern equipment - a purpose designed unit,  the practice premises has been equipped to a very high standard as well as being a sunny and light working environment.

Our team of receptionists, nurses and vets are very experienced and supportive. We are a Training Practice for veterinary nurses and also have student vets seeing practices with us, one of whom joined us as an assistant vet almost two years ago.

Find Us
01736 330331
Units 15 D & E Cuxhaven Way,
Longrock Industrial Estate,
TR20 8HX
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