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Veterinary Surgeon

The Mobile Vet Surgery
Isle of Wight
Competitive Salary
Closing date
20 Jul 2022
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The Role

We have multiple amazing opportunities for enthusiastic and dedicated Veterinary Surgeons to join our flexible family friendly team. We are very open to discussing the hours that suit you – whether you’re considering a full-time, part-time, term-time or solely on call contract. Many of our staff work flexibly with the potential to add extra hours to supplement your base salary. One thing is certain though, we close at 5.30pm and we ensure that the team does finish on time.

The on-call rota is shared equally between vets for weekend and weeknight duties, all hours will be considered upon application and we’re currently working on minimalizing the on-call duties.

Ensuring you have a work life balance to explore and make the most of this beautiful island is important to us. We are happy to accommodate specific interests so you can make this role your very own with options to perform more surgery or more consultations, other vets prefer to be out on the road more doing home visits.

We would look to pay up to £70k per year for an experienced full-time vet. We can offer a relocation allowance to help get you set up and settled on the Island and a generous welcome bonus that could be used to really explore what is right outside your door, maybe a new cycle or a surfboard

About Us

We are a flexible family friendly practice on the beautiful island of the Isle of Wight. Not only will you get the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art equipment which includes a CT scanner, laparoscopic surgery, video endoscopy, new ultrasound and that is without mentioning the fact we are building a brand-new surgery. Also, a fantastic team within a people centric environment, we share, we help, and we encourage your development. If development is your thing, then we encourage you to do it with the enhanced CPD allowance, coupled with a solid team of experienced vets, this is a chance to really take your career to the next step.

While you aren’t at work you soon come to realise you are living somewhere quite special and unique. You may only be 3 miles off the south coast, an hour from the mainland with 80 ferry crossings per day, but right on your doorstep you have the coastal scenery, sailing, surfing, paddle boarding, golf, horse riding and some beautiful pubs - which we sample together on our regular team socials. Some of the best walking and cycling routes the UK has to offer are right on the island. Quality of life and work life balance are second to none. Who would of thought you are only 2 hours from London via train.

Team, team ,team - this is something we love to talk about! This ethos is integral to be the best and give the best to our clients and patients. It enables us to be flexible, to support you and your family commitments and it also opens the door for the future prospects of taking on a director’s role within the practice.

We invest in you, equipment, clients and patients and always believe in open communication and honesty. Doing the right thing is fundamentally important to us. We always push the boundaries and ensure we are thinking about new ideas to challenge the current status quo in the veterinary industry. We strive to be leaders and not followers and take pride in being different from the rest so we can continue to provide the very best of care for our patients.

Applicant Requirements

Preferably you will have experience as a veterinary surgeon in clinical practice. We would welcome candidates that are happy to work flexibly in a team environment and who are keen to enhance their skillset with additional CPD. Applications from newly qualified graduates are also welcome.

Benefits (subject to pro rata)

• 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
• Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
• Birthday leave
• Discounted veterinary fees
• My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships
• Pension
• Paid bereavement leave
• Company sick pay
• Annual pay reviews
• Sponsorship for overseas employees
• Relocation packages

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 BH4533. 

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Dan is an IOW local having grown up in Wootton Bridge and attending school at Ryde High School. On finishing his A-levels, he attended Bristol Vet School and after graduating in 2005 he joined a mixed practice in Wiltshire, where he worked for a few years before returning to the Island with his wife Kirsty (who just happens to be a veterinary nurse!)

Kirsty is a professionally qualified Veterinary Nurse with 10 years experience. She has always strived to provide excellent care for all animals whether under anaesthesia or in hospital, she loves the personal touch and providing the TLC that’s required. Kirsty has obtained additional qualifications to better herself and is registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) meaning that you can stay content that your pets are under the very best of care when in her hands.

The surgery has been custom designed by Kirsty and Dan from scratch.

The interior houses heated kennels for comfortable recovery of patients immediately post surgery prior to them being returned to their home. Sliding out from beneath the kennel is a veterinary walk on scales which will accurately weight patients up to 200kg.

The vehicle has been designed with operations in mind. To this effect there is a wall mounted anaesthetic machine with oxygen and all the necessary monitoring equipment, to include pulse oximetry (assessing oxygenation of patients), blood pressure monitoring equipment and more!

All the necessary surgical tools and consumables are housed in the built in cupboards where, carefully stowed are our analysis machines and microscope amongst other laboratory/diagnostic equipment to help diagnose our patients ailments whilst on the move.

Also neatly contained within the mobile surgery is a dental machine with polisher and scaler to keep your pets teeth in pristine condition.

The onboard dispensary ensures that we have medication at hand, be it flea/worm treatment or more specific prescription medication. Anything we do not have can be obtained the very next day for you.

Roaming internet and access to veterinary software allows us to keep our patients records at our fingertips, whilst a mobile card machine makes payment quick and convenient for our clients.

Being mobile we do not have a direct electricity source so kindly request access to a standard plug socket to plug into the mobile surgery, although we have a back up generator for use as necessary.

Find Us
The Mobile Vet Central Base & Reception
Isle of Wight Pet Centre
Watergate Road
Isle of Wight
PO30 1XP
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