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Veterinary Surgeon - Dronfield, Derbyshire.

Ark Veterinary Surgery, Sheffield
Dronfield, Derbyshire
Salary £32,500-£45,000 plus OOHs DOE
Closing date
15 Feb 2022

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The Role
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced veterinary surgeon to join our team here at Ark Vets. There is a large and varied case load of both medical and surgical cases and duties are split between consulting, operating, work ups, inpatient care and out of hours duties. Sole charge will be required during out of hours. We run 15-minute consults as standard to enable us to provide an excellent service to our clients and provide and exceptional standard of care to our patients. Postgraduate studies in all areas are encouraged and supported.

Details of hours and rota below.
•    Salary £32500-£45000 plus OOHs DOE
•    4-day week with one day off
•    OOHs until 10pm (OOHs paid as bonus)
•    1:6 weekends (week after 1/2-day Monday and Friday off)

About Us
Ark Vets is a thriving, progressive South Yorkshire/Derbyshire (Sheffield) practice. We are fully kitted-out at both sites with all the usual toys plus laparoscopic surgical kit and CO2 laser. We treat both small animals and exotic species (first opinion and referrals) and we are lucky enough to have the Peak Park on our doorstep, a great place to walk, run, climb, cycle or just enjoy the outdoors.

We have a team of 9 vets, they are supported by 10 RVNs and our client care team. We support each other and divide the workload equally. Our clients are at the forefront of what we do and we encourage a bond built on mutual trust and respect. This extends into our team too, as we all need each other to function effectively. We believe that time off should be just that, time away from the job to rest and recharge. We seek to balance our responsibilities to our clients with our own work-life balance.

Applicant Requirements
We are looking for a GP RCVS registered veterinary surgeon, who wants to develop and build upon their skills, a strong interest in small animal medicine would be actively encouraged. If you have already decided on a clinical area you want to focus on, please let us know how we can help you, including study to certificate level (70% of our vets either hold a certificate or are studying for one). We enjoy a collaborative approach to cases, so you should be happy to take part in clinical case discussions. However, you must be capable of working independently too. Positive energy and exceptional communication skills are essential.

•    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.

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We are your local, independent Veterinary practice, established more than 45 years. We have fully equipped surgeries in Dronfield and Killamarsh catering for all types of companion animals including exotic species.

We strongly believe that clients and patients value seeing familiar, friendly faces, and so whenever possible we will arrange for your pet to be seen by the same dedicated vet every visit to ensure continuity of care. 

We are proud to have been awarded RCVS tier II status as a small animal general practice. Our aim is to provide the highest standard of care for all pets, and their owners, including you in the decision making process at all times.

We are one of the few remaining practices in Sheffield and Chesterfield providing our own out of hours service. This means that in the event of an emergency outside normal surgery hours you are guaranteed to be seen by one of our own vets, with access to your pet’s medical records at the regular practices.

“We treat your pets as if they were our own!”

Find Us
07971 064401
187 Sheffield Rd
S21 1DY
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