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Veterinary Surgeon

Shield Veterinary Centre Ltd
Southampton, Hampshire
Salary up to £50,000 depending on experience.
Closing date
10 Feb 2022

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The Role
We have an exciting opportunity for a Veterinary Surgeon to join us at Shield Vets, Hedge End Veterinary Centre!

We are looking for a qualified vet to work full time with us, ideally working 36-40 hours across 4/4.5 days. You will be required to work 2:5 Saturday mornings but there is no out of hours work.
The salary for this role is up to £50,000 depending on experience.

 About Us
Shield Veterinary Centre is across two sites, one in Hedge End between Portsmouth and Southampton and one in the beautiful medieval village of Bishop's Waltham - home to a famous medieval palace. Both clinics are well equipped with ultrasound, digital radiography, digital dental radiography, endoscopy and Idexx laboratory machines (Catalyst and Procyte) and we have two consulting rooms at each site as well as dedicated theatres.

However, the best thing about our clinic is not our equipment, it is our amazing team! There are 6 FTE veterinary surgeons with experience ranging from 3-36 years qualified, all of which are excellent, all-round clinicians. We have 10 FTE nurses across the two sites allowing us to have a 3:1 support to surgeon ratio. We have 4 FTE receptionists across the two sites and multiple official veterinarians.

If you like walking and cycling, there is no place better than the New Forest, more into paddle-boarding? We have excellent rivers to do so and the ocean!
Applicant Requirements
An experienced veterinary surgeon is required with RCVS membership. The right to work in the UK is essential.
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 quote BH4632 when applying for this role.

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The Centre was established in 1986, as David Frere-Cook fulfilled his long held ambition of setting up and running his own Veterinary Practice.

Still living today in the house in which he was born; David qualified from Bristol University in 1981 and immediately joined the Royal Army Veterinary Corps for a three year short service commission. He then spent two years as an assistant in a small animal practice in North Hampshire before putting up his plate, as the first residential practising veterinary surgeon, in Bishop's Waltham.

The rest, they say is history. The Practice has grown steadily over the last twenty years. A major structural expansion and upgrading of facilities in 1997 coincided with the shedding of the equine side of the practice and it's evolution into an entirely small animal practice.

Find Us
01489 896734
Victoria Road
Bishops Waltham
SO32 1DJ
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