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Veterinary Surgeon

Downland Veterinary Group
Emsworth, Hampshire
Competitive Salary
Closing date
6 Jun 2022

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The Role

We are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our team. The role is split between our Emsworth clinic and one other branch as part of a 15 vet team. You will work a 4 day week plus some Saturday mornings and occasional Saturday afternoon only. The are no OOH but one in nine weeks you will undertake a twilight shift working from 3pm to 9pm and then being on-call for in-patients only giving you time to devote clinical excellence to your on-going cases. An enthusiastic, progressive, clinically focussed team is waiting to welcome their next colleague. With fantastic support staff, and multiple certificate holders, we can offer progression in all aspects of first opinion work, whatever your interest areas, allowing you to work to the highest standards. We will also consider part time applications and are open to discussing hours that may suit you around family life. Salary is open for discussion with this role along with a generous relocation allowance.

About Us

Chichester is a beautiful, small city within West Sussex sandwiched between the stunning south coast and the South Downs. Fantastic outdoor activities available and yet central London only an hour away by train with great transport links to Europe. All of our surgeries are extensively equip and we strive for clinical excellence. We have multiple nurse training centres and within our group we have certificate holders in orthopaedics, surgery, medicine, cardiology and imaging. We also have vets with special interests in dermatology, oncology, ECC and dentistry making it an excellent learning environment.
The group is well embedded into the local area, having started in 1947. Across the group we have 33 veterinary surgeons, a nursing team of 70 and a further 74 support staff. We are looking for a first opinion vet to join our progressive team, but will always consider further teammates with additional skills or those looking to develop specific areas.

Applicant Requirements

We are looking for a progressive and friendly team member who has already obtained a degree of general clinical experience. A drive for clinical excellence, teamwork and clinic care are essential qualities.

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 BH5300 as a reference when applying for this role.

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Downland Veterinary Group is an independent group of six clinics located in Denmead, Havant, Emsworth, Chichester, Barnham and Bognor. We have been established for over 60 years and pride ourselves on offering our clients a first class, technically brilliant, personal service.  We offer excellent services and facilities from each of our clinics, including our hospital status clinic in Bognor.  We also provide our own 24 hour emergency services, choosing not to outsource it to a third party, ensuring that when you need us most, we will be there for you.

Find Us
01243 377141
71 Havant Road
PO10 7NZ
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