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Consulting Veterinary Surgeon - Hyde

White Cross Vets, Walkden
Hyde, Greater Manchester
Salary is up to £60,000 DOE/pro rata part time
Closing date
20 Jul 2022
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The Role

Our Hyde practice is currently experiencing an exciting period of growth and development, and as result we have a fantastic new opportunity available for a veterinary surgeon who is looking to take the next step in their career.  This role would be suitable for someone who is a confident general practitioner but has a keen interest in developing themselves in a consult only role.  This role will also work closely with the HVN to drive the continued development of nurse consultations, to complement the veterinary team and to provide an outstanding service to the pets under the team’s care. 

This role provides an opportunity for someone to take the next step in a consult only role whilst being fully supported, by a multidisciplinary team.  We are keen to consider full time and part time applicants, with a share of Saturday mornings (0830-1230 TOIL given for each weekend worked).  Out of hours is provided by Vets Now.  Our teams work-life balance and wellbeing are always top priority at White Cross Vets, so if this is of interest, we’d love to discuss the specifics further with you.

At White Cross Vets, we have 21 clinics across the UK.  All of our clinics have teams with different interests, with team members undergoing further training by certificates or having those that have achieved certificate status.  Being part of something bigger, offers a fantastic level of support on a wider group level and allows us to grow and develop a higher quality first opinion pet care, whilst providing internal career progression opportunities. 

Salary is up to £60,000 DOE/pro rata part time

About our Team/Culture

One of the best parts of working at Hyde is the enthusiastic team who work closely together.  We love to bond over our shared love of food with regular meals out together, along with regularly partaking in some serious competition with the local pub quiz and “Breakout” rooms.  There are also some very active members of the team, who join forces in training for 10k’s and our weekly Fitbit challenge.      

About the Practice

Our veterinary team enjoy all aspects of general veterinary practice and have a wealth of experience. Our Clinic Director has an internal medicine certificate and alongside our other two Senior Vets, loves to tackle all aspect of soft tissue surgery. One of our Senior Vets has a certificate in dentistry and is offering a referral service to the White Cross Group. In addition to this our fourth vet has a keen interest in exotic pets. The team are extremely passionate about providing a gold standard first opinion service and feel that having a vet with a consultation bias, would offer support and development in this area

The Hyde practice has a close link with our Walkden clinic with the Clinic Director at Hyde also being the Clinic Director at Walkden and this increases the services we can offer even further.

The Hyde practice has great facilities including 4 consult rooms, cat ward, dog ward, operating theatre, digital x-ray, dental x-ray, ultrasound and access to endoscope if needed.  There is a fantastic opportunity for the successful candidate to lead consultation development, alongside the HVN.  As a group we fully support further training/certification.  

Applicant Requirements

This vacancy has been released due to continued growth at Hyde and therefore it’s important that the successful candidate has the following skills/attributes:

-        Experienced candidate; minimum 5 years’ experience

-        Drive to work towards clinical excellence within first opinion practice

-        Passion for small animal medicine

-        Confidence in making strong clinical recommendations and being able to coach less experienced team members in making these

-        Confidence in supporting less experienced team members with further medical work ups, which will arise from clinical recommendations

-        Leadership qualities to enable successful support of less experienced team members

-        Quality; the desire to provide a high standard of veterinary medicine, to the pets under our care

-        Integrity; working with the clinical team to drive the strong White Cross principles that the group adheres to, in an honest manner

-        Responsibility; to the pet’s under our care, making strong and confident clinical recommendations with the support of the team and the White Cross group

-        Growth; to be passionate in wanting to progress your clinical knowledge and skill development, which in turn contributes to the growth of the practice and the clinical team

-        RCVS registered

Benefits (subject to pro rata)

We have many stand out benefits available to us, as an example our leave benefits are listed below (not just a generous annual leave allowance – paid donation days, wellbeing days, CPD days, peternity leave, birthday off, and more!). Did we mention work life balance is top of our agenda?

.        Relocation allowance up to £5,000

.        Welcome bonus up to £1,500

·        Increasing holiday based on length of service

·        Five fully paid days to volunteer for a charity of your choice

·        Focus on employee wellbeing with fully paid wellbeing days issued

·        5 days paid CPD leave with a £1500 CPD allowance per annum, alongside the opportunity for fully funded certificates.

·        The opportunity to enrol on Leadership and Management Apprenticeship programmes and being fully supported in this.     

·        Up to four days PETernity leave, for when that new furry member joins your family

·        Birthday day off

·        Enhanced family friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/share parental and surrogacy pay

·        Your pets can benefit from out Complete Wellness Plan too.  Up to 3 pets free on our wellness plan (free consults, vaccinations, flea, worm, and more)

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 then please get in touch. Please quote BH5239 when applying for this role.

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In 2008, Tim returned to the UK to develop White Cross Vets within the North and Midlands, alongside his father Craig.

Between 2009 and 2010 we opened White Cross Vets clinics in: Alvaston, DerbyKing’s Health, BirminghamRedcar  and the Walkden vet practice, Manchester. In 2011, we opened our Coulby Newham vet practice, Middlesbrough and the West Derby vet practice, Liverpool. The vet practice in Northampton  also joined the group.

Between 2012 and 2014, we opened a second Leeds veterinary practice in Roundhay  and a second Liverpool vet in Gateacre, as well as the Bloxwich vet practice, Walsall; the Wolstanton vet practice, Newcastle-under-Lyme  and the Tividale vet practice in Sandwell, West Midlands .

In 2013, White Cross Vets achieved 48th place in the Sunday Times Best 100 Small Companies to Work For list. In 2014, we moved up to the 45th best place to work for, becoming the only UK veterinary practice to achieve the maximum 3 star Best Companies.

Throughout 2015 we provided quality care for more than 1,500 pets every week whilst we continued to be the best employer for vets and nurses in the UK – a fact that was confirmed when we made the top 20 in the Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to work for list. We continued to expand our services by opening our 14th vets in St Helens in May.

In 2016 we tripled the size of our vets in Derby, the practice now boasts two operating theatres, the latest diagnostic equipment and space for over 25 inpatients, six days a week – take a virtual tour of the best vets in Derby. In March we achieved a double milestone welcoming our 150th team member into the White Cross family and being named in the Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For list for the fourth year in a row. A busy twelve months was completed with the opening of two more purpose-built practices caring for the cats, dogs and rabbits of Widnes  and Wolverhampton.

2017 began with the arrival of two prestigious awards. The inaugural SPVS Wellbeing Award recognised our philosophy for supporting our team members physical and mental wellbeing, and for a record fifth year in a row, we were named in the Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For list.  In September we achieved two more milestones with our 200th team member and the opening of our 17th veterinary practice in Eccleshill, Bradford.

At the beginning of 2018 we opened purpose built veterinary practices in Newton, Hyde near Manchester and Handsworth, Sheffield with our 20th site scheduled for the end of the year. Other highlights saw us welcomed into the Independent Vetcare family and receiving accolades from the SME National Business awards for Best Employer and Overall Winner. To further enhance our reputation as the employer of choice in the veterinary profession we strengthen the benefits on offer to our team by introducing Peternity leave – two paid and two unpaid days to help a new pet settle into their fur-ever home

We will continue to create more purpose-built veterinary practices across the North of England and the Midlands in the near future.

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