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Veterinary Surgeon

Kernow Veterinary Group - Pelyn Vets - St.Austell
St Austell, Cornwall
Salary up to £55,000 depending on experience
Closing date
27 Jul 2022

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The Role

Here at Kernow Group Pelyn Vets, we are looking for a small animal Veterinary Surgeon with some experience who would like to continue developing their first opinion work alongside developing their interest in behaviour to help expand our behavioural referral service. You would be working alongside our Veterinary Behaviourist (RCVS advanced practitioner and CCAB for both dogs and cats) with full support and encouragement to achieve CCAB and then work with them to develop the behaviour referral side of the practice ( You would be part of a small friendly team working within a supportive small animal practice in rural Cornwall. The behaviour work would include:

  • Triage phone calls – giving initial advice and booking full assessments. 
  • We have an admin team to deal with referrals, answer phones and book calls.
  • Communication with referring vets.
  • Time to take on your own cases with support available if needed.
  • Support from an RVN working towards level 5 behaviour qualification to help with follow-up.
  • Some follow up work on ongoing cases.
  • Opportunity to develop your own interests and scope to introduce other services.

Rota: FTE: 4 days a week with 1 weekend of dayshifts in 10 plus 1 Sat morning in 10. No overnight on-call (in patient cover only).

The salary for this role is up to £55,000 depending on experience.

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.

We have 20-25 Vets across 5 small animal surgeries with approximately double that number of Nurses. We have cert holders in behaviour, dermatology, surgery, diagnostic imaging & vets working towards internal medicine, emergency medicine & dentistry certificates.

Applicant Requirements

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.

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 BH5702 when applying for this role.

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Our clinics and caring personal service mean that we have everything you need to keep your animals healthy and happy for years to come.

Kernow Veterinary Group are proud to be the only Veterinary practice to be a Healthy Workplace Employer and have recently received a silver award for our hard work and commitments to this. This workplace award is a county standard of good practice and a quality mark of health and wellbeing in the workplace. At Kernow Veterinary Group we are dedicated to continually improving as an employer and strive to develop health and wellbeing initiatives to support all our employees with both their physical and mental health.

Find Us
8 Kings Avenue
St. Austell
PL25 4TT
United Kingdom
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