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Veterinary Surgeon - Bourne

Alder Veterinary Practice - Spalding
Bourne, Lincolnshire
Salary of £37,000-£50,000 DOE
Closing date
1 Feb 2022

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Veterinary Surgeon required at Alder Vets, Bourne, Lincolnshire

The Role
We have an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic, empathetic and skilled full time Veterinary Surgeon to join our small yet busy team at Alder Veterinary Practice. The role is hugely varied consisting of consults and operating on a daily basis. Our teams are friendly and supportive and are always willing to step in and work together in times of need. Together, we work really hard to give our clients and their pet's individual care and the best service possible. We are a practice that is continually looking to improve, develop and we actively encourage CPD which funded.

  •  Salary of £37,000-£50,000 DOE
  • 40-hour (4-day week)
  • No OOHs or bank holidays (OOHs covered by VetsNow)
  • Saturdays 1:5 

About Us
We have two very well-established surgeries in the Lincolnshire market towns of Spalding and Bourne where we have developed a strong client base for well over 20 years. Both practices are well equipped with digital radiography, ultrasound, dental and in house blood testing equipment. We have good sized theatres and consult rooms for first opinion cases. We also work very closely with various referral practices to be able to offer that option if needed.

Our Spalding branch has very recently been refurbished to a high spec finish and our Bourne branch is next on the list! Currently we are still working on a closed-door policy with clients only coming into the practice for end-of-life visits. This is being reviewed regularly with staff safety being of paramount importance.

Our friendly team work well together and comprises of 3 Vets, 5 experienced RVNs, 4 Nursing Assistants and 3 Receptionists. None of us could do our jobs properly without each other, we all fully support each other and aspire to provide the highest standards in client and animal care.

Applicant Requirements
The ideal candidate will be a RCVS Veterinary Surgeon, experienced and confident in all first opinion duties. Unfortunately, this role would not be suitable for a New Graduate as there is an element of sole charge with this position. Excellent communication skills, the ability to work well within a team and listen to both your clients and your colleagues is essential. Providing an exceptional standard of animal care and excellent customer service should be in the forefront of your mind and something we all work towards at the practice. You will have the opportunity to work with experienced vets who can help to develop your skills and knowledge and as a team we can support you in your career at Alder.

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
  • VDS cover
  • 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. 

When applying for this position please quote job reference BH3096.

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The Alder Veterinary Practice is privately owned by Wayne Smith, who has lived and worked in the area for 18 years. The practice is committed to providing personalised care to their clients and community.

We're dedicated to animal care, with 45 pets between us! We are a modern, well equipped practice with ultrasound, x-ray, cryosurgery, in-house blood analysis and full surgical facilities.

Find Us
01775 766646
58 Bourne Road
PE11 1JW
United Kingdom
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