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Veterinary Surgeon - Norfolk

Employer
Broadland House Veterinary Practice
Location
Norwich, Norfolk
Salary
Salary from £35,000 to £70,000
Closing date
22 Jun 2022
Phone number
07708XXXXXX

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Sector
Animal Health, Small Animal, Veterinary
Job Type
Surgeon
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Broadland Veterinary Practice

In a world where we all turn to our tablets and screens for advice and validation of our clinical choices, how about switching off and looking to an experienced surgeon for mentorship? The lovely Hilary Warner, owner of our fantastically friendly Broadland House Vets, is just that. With over 30 years of experience under her belt, she is here to support you and nourish your skills as you join our long-standing team for years to come.

Our practice is very flexible and relaxed, and really tries to accommodate everyone’s individual needs. This role could happily suit someone looking for part-time or flexible working. Do you need to walk your dogs or pop to check on your horse each day? Not a problem - the rota can be designed around you! If you have finished consulting for the morning and feel you can get more work done at home, then please feel free to pop out for a while to make your calls, write your notes and come back for the afternoon.

Do you need to start a little later and finish a little earlier for other commitments? Please don’t feel like we would be put off by these requests – we will make it work! What we are really trying to say is that we look after our colleagues and want you to be happy here and we will work with you to make that happen.

Equally if you are early on in your career and are looking for a friendly practice to build your confidence, this would be the perfect practice. Support is here in abundance. Hillary’s wealth of knowledge and years of experience put her in an excellent position to offer guidance on those real head-scratcher cases. Would you like to get stuck in with all the juicy surgical cases (including liver lobectomies and nephrectomies)? Then Hilary is the mentor for you!

Broadland House was started over 45 years ago and with Hilary at the helm for the last 11, our small but mighty practice packs a punch when it comes to a really interesting, once-in-a-career caseload. We are looking for a surgeon to join us on a full- or part-time/ flexible working basis and not only will Hilary be there to support you, but you will also be backed by our four RVNs, one SVN, two auxiliaries and two wonderful receptionists. You will even have your own theatre nurse, Dave, who will look after you during the surgical day and make sure the nursing team have your patients prepped by the time you need to start ops.

There is plenty of kit for you to get your hands on including digital x-ray and a Storz endoscope plus rhino- and broncho- scopes, and dental x-ray is next on the list. Hilary has a special interest in heart scans and puts our lovely Sonoscape ultrasound (with four probes plus colour doppler) to good use. She is also happy to see referrals from local practices.

Two of our RVNs have been here for over 15 years and the practice feels like a family and this is why people enjoy working here so much.

Practice administrator, Sarah says ‘I really enjoy working for a person that I trust 100% and that I know is giving the best she can at all times. Hilary puts herself out so much and the team and the animals always come first’.

Locums Nick and Alex were booked in for just two months but ended up staying 20 months because they liked the practice so much and the only reason, they moved was due to relocation, but they don’t have a bad word to say about Broadland.

‘We very much enjoyed our time in Norfolk working within a small close-knit team at Broadlands House; the practice is well equipped with a very loyal and friendly client base; it’s also situated in the heart of the Norfolk Broads with beautiful coastline only 10 minutes away, so there was always plenty to see and do.’.

We’re also very lucky to have loyal and lovely clients, when so many practices are struggling, we really do have the best - just look at all our lovely google reviews. We are really social outside of work and finally managed to celebrate Christmas properly last year with a great night out and we even got in a sunny Easter Egg hunt this year too!

Broadland Veterinary Practice

The full-time rota is based on a 40hr week with 1 night per week on call (a sleeping shift where you have the phone at home) and a 1:4 share of the weekends, with the Saturday consults finishing at 12pm. All the on calls are very quiet and Hilary is always ready to back up.  All the usual fees are paid for (RCVS, VDS, BVA/BSAVA) and there is a flexible CPD budget. The salary range is from £35,000 for a newer graduate and up to £70,000 for an experienced surgeon or certificate holder. The practice remains fiercely independent, and would like to remain so, there is a real opportunity of partnership for the right person. Hilary also lives in the old rectory nearby and there is accommodation in a separate annex at the rectory for up to six months to get you settled and on your feet if you need and visa sponsorship is also available.

You will have plenty of time for a good work-life balance and to explore all that beautiful Norfolk has to offer. You will be only a 20 minute drive away from of stunning beaches like Horsey Gap Beach, which in the winter is home to an incredible sight - a colony of grey seals! 

We are only 20 minutes from Great Yarmouth and Norwich and you can even get into central London by train within 2 hours. 

Broadland Veterinary Practice

Please don't hesitate to call us for an informal chat or click the apply button now!

 

 

Company

We are a small animal vets practice based in Stalham, Norfolk.

Here at Broadland House vets in Norfolk we are a dedicated team of vets and nurses who are committed in providing a high level of veterinary care. We have a genuine love of animals and are here to help and advise you with any questions or concerns that you may have. We work together to give you a personal service by ensuring that you are greeted by a veterinary professional whenever you come into the practice or when you talk to us over the phone.

Broadland House vets in Stalham has been a veterinary surgery for more than 45 years. It was first owned by John Millar in the late 70's called 'J.A Miller Veterinary Surgeon', and to start with was a mixed animal practice, treating both farm animals and companion animals.

In 1983 Peter Dobromylskj started work alongside John and then in 1987 Peter became a partner. John retired in 1991 and in 1992 Sarah Lloyd, Peter's Wife, joined the partnership. Sarah became the principal in 2006 when Peter moved on from the practice and Hilary who had been locuming at the time, became a Veterinary Assistant.

In 2008 Hilary joined the partnership alongside Sarah and became the principal in April 2011 when Sarah moved on from Broadland House.

Jane Francis, who joined the practice in 1992 is the longest serving member of the present veterinary team and is our head nurse.

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Broadland House Veterinary Surgery
33 High Street
Stalham
Norfolk
NR12 9AH
GB
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