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Head Veterinary Surgeon – Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire.

Village Vets Whittlesford
Whittlesford, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Highly competitive salary
Closing date
11 Feb 2022

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Job Details

Fantastic opportunity to head up our Whittlesford hospital in Cambridgeshire.

The Practice

Village Vet Whittlesford is a well-established, purpose built small animal hospital. Our facilities are modern and well equipped with full digital diagnostic facilities, on site laboratory, full operating theatres, separate dog and cat hospital wards. We have a very experienced and empathetic team of vets, nurses and support staff, many with extra qualifications, to ensure that clients receive the best care available. We take pride in our excellent reputation for friendliness and a high level of expertise.

The Role

We are looking for a dedicated Head Veterinary Surgeon to take the lead and steer our superb, hardworking team at our hospital in Whittlesford Cambridge.

The suitable candidate must be RCVS registered and have 5+ years’ experience as a veterinary surgeon. Previous leadership experience would be an advantage. Your focus would be on staff well being and excellence in patient care while continually aiming to move the business aspects forward.

This is a full-time role with a 42-hour week. Current rota is 4 days a week, 1 in 4 weekends.

Night work is covered by our dedicated night staff so there are no actual night duties, however all vets are part of an Extreme Incident Rota (EIV) where you are on standby as second back up to the night team in the event of an extreme incident. Only 3 weeks over the year. If called in you will be compensated financially with time back in lieu.

Support is provided by the Clinical Director and Regional Support Manager and includes all aspects of the job. A personal and practice bonus scheme is in place. Further studies and pursuit of certificate qualifications is supported and encouraged.

Successful Candidate

Veterinary Surgeon.

We will consider Veterinary Surgeons with a variety of experiences.

The Package

Benefits include;

  • Highly competitive salary.
  • Village Vet Bonus scheme.
  • Great rota.
  • Certifications encouraged and funding available.
  • 25 days per annum plus bank holidays plus Birthday Day.
  • £1000 CPD allowance with 5 days off to attend (Higher budget/courses negotiable).
  • RCVS fees paid.
  • VDS Membership.
  • Staff discount scheme.
  • Workplace pension scheme.
  • Generous sick pay allowance.
  • BUPA Employee assistance programme for 24/7 wellbeing support.
  • Dedicated line management with development pathway.
  • Linnaeus free CPD including monthly film readings/journal clubs.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Eyecare vouchers.

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We are an RCVS accredited veterinary hospital and can offer a wide range of services from preventative health care plans to emergency life saving critical care. We have on-site laboratory facilities as well as a full complement of diagnostic tools including digital X-ray, ultrasound, and endoscopy. We also have dedicated high spec theatre and dental suites with integrated dental radiography.

The Whittlesford hospital also offers separate cat, dog and isolation wards to ensure your pet has a safe, low stress and comfortable experience whilst hospitalised with us.

‘Laparoscopic’ or ‘keyhole’ surgery is also available for certain procedures with laparoscopic spays becoming an increasingly popular choice by our clients when deciding to neuter their pets.

Our caring and compassionate team of highly experienced vets, nurses and receptionists strive to ensure you and your pet have the best possible experience from the moment you first contact the hospital. Many of our dedicated staff have additional qualifications ensuring your pet always receives the highest standards of care. We also benefit from a range of specialists who visit the practice on a regular basis to attend to your pet’s individual needs.

Find Us
39 Station Road West
CB22 4NL
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