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Veterinary Surgeon - Maternity Cover

Wellpet Veterinary Practice
Competitive Salary
Closing date
16 Jun 2022
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The Role

Here at Wellpet Veterinary Practice, we have an excellent opportunity for a confident Veterinary Surgeon to join our team. You will be based 50/50 between our two lovely practices, Shenley and Edgware. We are looking for someone who has an all-around knowledge and who can manage all the normal Vet duties including occasional sole charge, (another Vet will be available at the other surgery).

This is a Full-Time or Part-Time role on a temporary / contract position (Maternity Cover) with the opportunity for extension. Our vets work 39 hours per week over 4 days. The shifts include 9:00am-7:30pm, or 10:00am-6pm and one day off every week with Fridays on a 1:4 rotation, with no out of hours. We can be flexible on shift patterns.

About Us

We have two lovely surgeries, one in the middle of Shenley Park, opposite a beautiful apple orchard, with fabulous tea rooms just a minute’s walk away! Our Edgware surgery is more urban, both have friendly clients, with a large uptake of insured pets. Both surgeries are well equipped, with our main work done at the Shenley premises (x-rays, scans etc). We have a great local reputation and enjoy being very much part of the local community.

Currently we have 4 Veterinary Surgeons, a Practice Manager, 7 Registered Veterinary Nurses and 2 Receptionists. You couldn't find a friendlier team! We have amazing staff retention; most have been here for many years. Everyone is super supportive, clinically, physically, and emotionally. We have great clients, almost all of who have come to us from a personal recommendation, and we are renowned for the personal attention we give to our patients and their owners. We are looking forward to getting involved again with community projects, such as local dog shows and school visits. Several of our staff bring their own dogs with them to work and we can always find a peaceful place for them to settle down!

Applicant Requirements 

We are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon with some experience as this role will sometimes require you to work on your own. We don't need any further qualifications apart from MRCVS, but we would be happy to encourage an applicant who is looking to do a certificate etc. Good humour and the ability to laugh along with the team on those tougher days is definitely a benefit!

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 BH5630 when applying for this role.

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The Practice was established at the Shenley site at least 60 years ago, it was taken over by husband and wife team Glen and Jo Foley in 1999. Since then investment in staff and equipment has grown the practice into what it is today. Family owned and run, we pride ourselves on being honest, fair and compassionate. Providing personal one-to-one care, we try to ensure YOUR vet is the one you see and trust.

Find Us
01923 856740
Orchard Villa
Porters Park Drive
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