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Veterinary Surgeon - Maternity Cover

Thurston Veterinary Centre
Thurston, Bury St Edmunds
Salary up to £55,000 depending on experience
Closing date
22 Jul 2022
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The Role

Thurston Veterinary Centre are looking for an experienced Vet to join their friendly team on a fixed maternity cover contract. You will be confident working a mix of consults along & all routine surgeries along with having an interest in providing support to the less experienced vets within the team.

The shift pattern for this role is 3x 8 hour days, £40 per hour. This will be working between the hours of 8:45 am till 6:45 pm. There is no out of hours requirement, and no weekend work. Accommodation can be provided if required. 

About Us

We are a rural practice split across two sites, we are situated between Stowmarket and Bury St Edmunds, with good links to larger cities of Cambridge and London. Our practice is kitted out with all the routine toys and are currently upgrading several areas. We pride ourselves on being a welcoming team that believes everyone has an important role to play and we enjoy seeing everyone succeed.

About the Team and Culture

Our current team is made up of 2.6 FTE experienced vets, 1 second-year graduate and 2 first-year graduates. We have 4 registered veterinary nurses, 3 student veterinary nurses and several experienced support staff. Each of the more experienced vets have special interests in different areas and several are certificate holders, we also work with visiting specialists to offer orthopaedic and more complex soft tissue surgeries in house.

Applicant Requirements

We would love an experienced vet who is comfortable with working in a busy practice and able to support the development of those less experienced.

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 BH5689 when you apply.

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Two veterinary centres, one aim:
To provide our clients and their pets with the best possible care.

Our two practices are situated in Haughley and Thurston, serving Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket. Both of our veterinary centres are conveniently located and equipped to serve the local and wider communities. Each of our centres are staffed by a professional and caring team, all of whom are dedicated to the best interests of your pet’s health and you as a valued client.

Find Us
01359 232200
58 Barton Road
IP31 3PD
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