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Full-Time Veterinary surgeon - Bridport, Dorset

Bredy Veterinary Centre
Bridport, Dorset
Excellent salary package, commensurate with experience.
Closing date
21 Jul 2022
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New or recently qualified additional Vet required to join great team of 7 vets & practice that enjoy providing high standards of care for their patients. Mixed SA/farm 75/25% practice. Good work-life balance, 1 in 7 rota nights/weekends (1st & 2nd on-call so great support).  4.5-day weeks (& 1 in 7 weeks are 4-day weeks).


Coastal West Dorset, 2 miles from the beach at West Bay, 10 miles from Lyme Regis, 15 miles from Dorchester, 20 miles from Weymouth.

There are lots of holidaymakers who come to this area as it really is beautiful – with beaches, coastal walks/cycling, lovely places to visit & plenty of hills and picturesque countryside too. Bridport is a bustling market town with a market twice a week & a leisure centre with swimming pool. There are various events on through the year.

You get to enjoy driving around this lovely area whilst out on house/farm visits & admire the views!

The Practice

  • Friendly, supportive, great team of people – our team is a great asset
  • Approx 75% SA, 25% farm animal
  • Currently 3 Directors who run an independent practice & 4 assistant vets (2 are part-time), with a wealth of experience who enjoy working with each other & genuinely support each other
  • Fabulous nurse team - all RVNs
  • Great reception and support team who really care
  • We enjoy showing off our team with our up-to-date website
  • We are a busy practice with a great variety of cases & lovely clients
  • Purpose-built spacious practice on one site, which extended in 2012. We have a lot of space inside & out. Separate staff & client car parks
  • We have a great reputation locally and acquire new clients through local recommendations
  • Open 8.30-6pm Mon-Fri and 9-1pm Sat
  • We have RCVS Tier 2 PSS for small animal & farm animal (last inspection 2021)
  • Our aim is to excel in patient and client care & communication as well as look after each other
  • We all enjoy doing our best and performing high standards of care. We strive to improve whenever we can. We discuss any interesting/difficult cases & learn from those that haven’t gone so well in order to improve
  • We hold regular meetings for the whole team & within each department
  • We have our own IT support so that any problems get fixed quickly

Small Animal:

  • We have 4 consulting rooms
  • We have a spacious prep room with several work stations, dog, cat & isolation wards, 2 theatres (1 dental theatre including dental X-ray), imaging room (digital X-ray, ultrasound & rigid endoscopy), piped oxygen
  • Lots of other equipment: BP Doppler, ECG, in-house blood machine, microscope, orthopaedic equipment, infusion pumps, etc
  • We are cat friendly (International Cat Care Silver level Cat Friendly practice) with separate waiting areas for dogs & cats with stands for cat baskets & a separate cat ward (see our virtual tour on our website)
  • We see quite a few holidaymakers over the summer months and associated coastal problems such as dogs falling from local cliffs, dogs swallowing fish-hooks & Adder bites

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Farm Animal:

  • Dairy, beef, sheep as well as other species & small holders
  • CHECS/SAHPS herd/flock accreditation schemes, BVD ‘Stamp it out’ & Red Tractor Health Schemes
  • There is some TB testing, but it is minimal because we have a lay2 TB testers (ATTs)
  • Interherd use & 2 Easi-scanners
  • Farmer training & meetings

The Role

  • Full-time veterinary surgeon, average 37 hours/week (plus on-call)
  • 15 min consultations
  • Combination of consultations, surgical mornings, farm calls and house visits
  • We encourage you to take your lunch break & finish on time whenever possible
  • 1 in 7 1st on call & 1 in 7 2nd on call, for weekday nights & weekends
  • Back-up from 2nd on-call vet & nurses available
  • 4.5-day week (1 afternoon off each week Mon-Thurs for 6 out of 7 weeks, then 1 in 7 weeks (after a weekend 1st on call, 4 day week with no weekday nights on call (all 5pm finishes) & a long weekend off Fri, Sat & Sun)
  • Every week has minimum of two 5pm finishes
  • Fri night on-call is only for the 2 vets working that weekend (so if you’re off for a weekend, you finish Fri 5pm)
  • Last consult is 5.45pm every weekday

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Successful Candidate

We are looking for an enthusiastic vet who wants to work in a progressive mixed practice.

We would like a team-player, as well as someone who can work well on their own, to high standards.

We would welcome someone who wants to be part of a happy team & feel appreciated.

We would like someone who enjoys seeing clients, communicates well and wishes to offer an excellent service to them and their pets/herd/flock.

The Package

  • RCVS, BVA & VDS membership
  • Access to practice memberships as well as practice library eg ISFM, BCVA, BSAVA
  • Business & CPD mileage at 45p/mile
  • Landline phone rental
  • Mobile phone provided
  • 5 days funded CPD (interests are encouraged), up to £1250
  • Pension (auto-enrolment) 3 % employer & 5 % employee contributions
  • 25 days holiday +  bank holidays (& day of in-lieu of a bank hol worked 1st on call, half day off in lieu of bank holiday 2nd on call)
  • Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme 24 hour helpline see
  • Regular staff and vet meetings
  • Discounts for staff pets
  • Flu jab annually (optional)

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Bredy Veterinary Centre is in the friendly coastal town of Bridport, in picturesque west Dorset. We are an independent practice with our own emergency service & aim to provide you with the best possible health care for your animals, large and small alike. We will endeavour to explain all the available treatments and care options clearly, and we will engage with you and treat your animals, as we would like ourselves and our animals to be treated. We take particular pride in our friendly and approachable staff. You can be sure that you will speak to and see one of our vets when you need to ring us in an emergency when the practice is closed. We are an RCVS accredited practice, for both small animals (pets) and farm animals – this means that our practice has voluntarily undergone regular  inspections by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. These inspections ensures the practice provides and maintains high standards of veterinary care in all aspects including nursing care, hygiene, 24 hour emergency cover, staff training, facilities, management and health and safety. The practice expanded in 2012. The purpose-built practice doubled in size, enabling a large reception and waiting room, an extra consulting room, new dog and cat wards, an isolation ward, new diagnostic imaging room &  2 new operating theatres including a dental theatre.

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