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Veterinary Surgeon

Andale Veterinary Centre
Widnes, Cheshire
Competitive Salary
Closing date
2 Feb 2022
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The Role
Here at Andale Veterinary Centre, we are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our team on a part time basis. The role will include working 2.5 days per week. The two full days are from 9am -7pm with a half day each week to cover maternity leave for a twelve-month period.

Mornings are a mix of operating or consulting from 9am – 12pm with a one-hour admin slot at the end of the morning. Afternoon consultations start at 2pm and run through until 6.30pm with half an hour admin built in. Bank holidays are limited and shared out fairly. Saturday mornings are 1:3, and consulting is 9am – 12pm with breakfast included and time in lieu given back the following Friday afternoon. No out of hours is required as we are covered by VetsNow. There is some flexibility in the days we require cover, currently, it’s Tuesday, Wednesday, and Fridays.

About Us
Andale Veterinary Centre is a single site purpose-built small animal practice with an established client base and a supportive and friendly team. We have off-road parking and two operating theatres, an in-house laboratory, tonometry, and a multi-parameter. We have separate dog and cat wards and imaging rooms including digital x-ray and ultrasound. We are an RCVS accredited training practice and also an RCVS General Practice accredited. We are a cat-friendly clinic and we are working towards being a rabbit-friendly practice also. Andale is situated close to Liverpool and Cheshire with easy access to North wales.

Our close-knit team is made up of 7 Veterinary Surgeons, 7 Registered Veterinary Nurses and a team of 6 Receptionists. We provide a high standard of care, and we value and encourage professional growth for all our staff. We encourage staff discussion and input through monthly meetings and regular appraisals. Amongst our Vet team, we have two certificate holders. We also have regular nights out and chippy Fridays along with a half-day shopping at Christmas.

Applicant Requirements
We are looking for an experienced Veterinary Surgeon with an interest in surgery. The successful candidate will have strong communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:
•    Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service
•    CPD paid days and allowance
•    L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
•    Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
•    Private Medical Insurance
•    BVA Membership paid
•    VDS cover
•    Birthday leave
•    Discounted veterinary fees
•    Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Service-related company sick pay
•    Sponsorship for overseas employees
•    Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
•    Relocation packages
•    Career progression opportunities

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 BH4711 as a reference when applying for this role.

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John Dinsdale has been a veterinary surgeon in Widnes since graduating from Glasgow University in 1984. He later bought the practice in Liverpool Road and subsequently moved the surgery into the current purpose built building in Ditchfield Road where he now has a further four Veterinary Surgeons working in his team.

Our philosophy is to provide the most up to date treatments and diagnostic facilities combined with a traditional caring and personal service.

One of the best ways for us to care for your pets is to help to prevent illness. This aspect of veterinary medicine is one that we at Andale take very seriously. Our aim is to enable your pets to enjoy a longer, fitter, healthier and more active life through continuous monitoring and intervention only as and when necessary.

Our surgery is equipped with the most modern and up to date facilities. We pride ourselves in ensuring that our staff get the best training available to keep them up to date in the treatments and techniques available.

We have an extremely professional, highly qualified, long serving and caring team with many of our staff having worked for us for over 10 years.

My wife Janet (Practice Manager and Co-Director) and I would like to thank you for choosing Andale for your pet's health care. We look forward to building a long standing supportive relationship with you and your pet.

Our Surgery has recently achieved the distinction of becoming a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Accredited Small Animal Tier 2 Practice.

Find Us
0151 423 1388
Ditchfield Road
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