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Veterinary Surgeon

Kernow Veterinary Group - Lostwithiel
Lostwithiel, Cornwall
Competitive Salary
Closing date
25 Jul 2022

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The Role

We are looking for a small animal Veterinary Surgeon full time or part time with interests in both consulting and surgery. We work in a supportive team environment and encourage and support you to develop your own interests and study towards a certificate is very much supported.

•    Lots of equipment including ultrasound, digital x-ray, dental x-ray, endoscopy and tonometry and have an in-house blood machine in every surgery.
•    Our standard appointment times are 15 minutes, but we have extended these to 20 minutes under Covid.
•     Our full-time vets work a 4-day week.  
•    Separate night team so there are no overnight OOH calls
(in-patient cover only). Our weekend rota is 1 in 10 weekends of dayshifts only plus 1 in 10 Saturday mornings.
•    5 weeks holiday plus Bank Holidays plus Birthday leave
•    Ability to bring dog to work
•    Company pension
•    Company health insurance
•    Some subscriptions paid

About Us
We are a large practice situated in beautiful mid Cornwall, close to the Eden Project with plenty of beautiful beaches and coastline nearby. We have five small animal surgeries and a large animal department. Two of our surgeries have ISFM silver cat friendly status and all our surgeries have General Practice RCVS Practice Standards status. We have excellent 24-hour nursing care at our Lostwithiel Hospital and pride ourselves on offering a high standard of patient and client care. We are a friendly team with a very low turnover of vets. We have several certificate holders across the group.
Although we are part of IVC, our own Clinical Directors are responsible for making all local management decisions.

Applicant Requirements
We are looking for a Vet with some experience who is looking to increase their case responsibility. We would love to hear from you whether you want to work full-time or part-time. The right applicant will be confident with excellent communication skills and the ability to work well within a team. Developing client bonds and case continuity is very important in this role. There is clinical freedom to work up your own cases and the caseload would support studying towards a certificate.

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 BH4593 when applying for this role.

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Formed from the merger of Harleigh Vets, Pelyn Veterinary Group and Churchend Veterinary Centre, Kernow Farm and Equine is the new force in the provision of high quality veterinary care in Cornwall. We believe that the pooling of our resources allows us to combine the traditional values of a local veterinary practice with the wider range of services offered by the bigger specialist practices.

We now have four centres across Mid-Cornwall in Bodmin, Lostwithiel, St Austell and a pick up facility in Wadebridge. The merger has produced a large vet practice dedicated to farm and equine work with each vet bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge to this new enterprise. We believe that local knowledge is important - our vets have lived and worked in Cornwall for many years.

We are able to offer a broad range of services both in the agricultural and equine sectors. Our agricultural vets look after farms ranging from the thousand cow dairy units to small hobby farms, and this is our strength. We already have staff with expertise in dairy herd health, mastitis control, lameness investigations, fertility issues and long term health planning.

We have vets with particular skills in sheep and beef medicine and others actively involved with support for small holders. Our equine vets deal with everything from teeth rasping and vaccinations, to lameness investigations and minor surgery.

Modern farming requires a team approach to maximise farm profitability. We believe that the changes we are implementing will allow us to continue to be an important part of that team. Kernow Farm and Equine, working together with you, is the way forward for the future provision of veterinary healthcare.

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