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Veterinary Surgeon

GKG Vets
Newbury, Berkshire
Salary up to £60,000 depending on experience, plus generous relocation allowance
Closing date
29 Jul 2022

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The Role

We are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our friendly small animal practice.

We have a main practice in Newbury and branches in Thatcham and Kingsclere. Kingsclere is consults only and Thatcham is a mix of consults and neutering surgeries.  The role if full time would be 40 hours per week spread over 4 days with 1 in 3 Saturdays, though we are happy to consider other work patterns and job shares. No OOH work required.

Duties for a Veterinary Surgeon include but are not limited to consultations and first opinion surgery.   We are keen to work up our cases as thoroughly as possible and have the support of experienced team of RVNs to help with this.  Our RVNs also carry out a wide variety of nursing clinics to compliment the veterinary team.  We also have a team of Receptionists to provide a friendly welcoming face to our clients.

We are offering up to £60,000 DOE F/T and a generous relocation allowance

About us

We are a well-equipped small friendly practice who love learning and teaching, established for 62 years on our current site we really are part of the community. Sharing all our knowledge is something we love to do, your opinion and input matters to us. We live and breathe by our unique team approach, and we thrive with that ethos. Large numbers of our clients have been registered with us for many years and these long-term relationships are key to our success and always remain important to us, we truly believe in a cradle to grave relationship with our clients. The vets are split across three branches, but the nursing team, work most of the time in Newbury and work in Thatcham on a rota basis.

What Emma our locum nurse has to say about us - “What I love about your practice is you truly value everybody’s contribution”.

Applicant Requirements

We are looking for a warm, friendly Veterinary Surgeon who would like to offer care that fits with our ethos. The successful candidate will be capable and confident in all routine surgery and medical cases.  We are looking for someone with great communication skills - both with clients and the rest of the team.  There is very much the opportunity to develop the role to suit you, we encourage CPD and for you to develop your own areas of interest. We will also consider new graduates.

A car driver is ideal as there will be driving necessary between the branches.

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 focussed on employee wellbeing

•             Relocation packages

•             Career progression opportunities

•             Free flu jabs

As a BAME and LGBT+ 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 use BH5766 as a reference when applying for this role. 

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We have surgeries in Newbury, Thatcham and Kingsclere. All are well equipped and professionally staffed to provide the best of care for our clients.

We understand how frightening it can be when a pet is sick or injured. We appreciate that this can be made worse if you have to travel to a strange place to see a vet you don't know. So we run our out of hours emergency service with our own vets in our Newbury Surgery. 

We are all pet owners ourselves and fully understand just what important members of a family they are.

Our aim is to give the best advice to keep pets healthy and we offer a comprehensive program of preventative care for a long and active life. And if a pet does fall ill or has an accident, they can be assured we are always there to provide a quality caring service.

Find Us
01635 40565
43 St Johns Road
RG14 7PS
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