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Temporary Veterinary Surgeon - Backworth, Newcastle upon Tyne

Moorview Vets
Backworth, Tyne and Wear
Competitive Salary
Closing date
1 Feb 2022
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The Role

We are currently looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our friendly team in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne on a fixed term maternity cover contract. This can be a full-time or part time role working up to 40 hours a week with regular days off. There will be 1 in 6 Saturdays and bank holidays are shared between our veterinary surgeons which roughly works out to be 1-2 a year. There are no out of hours with this role. All our veterinary surgeons time is split between a mix of consulting and surgery with some also being involved in an emergency and critical care role and dentistry. Consulting is split between our main hospital site at Backworth and our 5 smaller branches. Most of our Veterinary Surgeons split their time between Backworth and 1 dedicated branch.  

About Us

We are a large, multi-site practice in the Northeast of England with a range of experience across the team. We have modern, high-quality equipment including a CT scanner, dental x-ray, DR x-ray and laparoscopy. We aim to provide our patients and clients with a gold standard level of care.

Our practice has a friendly and supportive team, including several certificate holders with a wide variety of interests. There is a great team atmosphere and help is always at hand, especially for those tricky cases! 

Applicant Requirements

We are looking for an enthusiastic, caring veterinary surgeon with excellent communication skills. Applicants of all experience levels will be welcomed. 

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata 

  • Up to £5000 relocation allowance and up to £1500 welcome bonus
  • 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 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.

Please use BH3447 as a reference when applying for this role.

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We are a veterinary practice based in Backworth just off the main road (A186) between the A19 and Whitley Bay. We also have a branch in the town of Newbiggin By The Sea.

Here at Moorview our team of dedicated and friendly staff take great pride in providing the best possible care for you and your pet.

Moorview Veterinary practice also offers referral facilities and services to veterinary practices across the North of England.

Find Us
0191 256 6990
Station Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne & Wear
NE27 0AA
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