Full or Part Time Veterinary Surgeon near Peterhead, Aberdeen

Location Peterhead
Discipline: Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon
Contact name: Julie Powell

Contact email: julie@brightleaf.co.uk
Job ref: 7391
Published: 22 days ago
Our client is a busy, single site practice providing first opinion companion animal care, working from purpose-built premises in rural Aberdeenshire. They are now looking for a Full or Part Time Small Animla Vet preferably with a surgical bias but this is not essential.

They are a progressive, forward-thinking team who genuinely enjoy working together. They are encouraged to follow & develop their own interests and passions. Further training or certificate study is encouraged and supported. The clinic is a RCVS Accredited, VetGDP, VN Training Practice with ISFM Cat-Friendly Clinic Accreditation. The team use Fear Free techniques to help improve the experiences of both clients and their patients. 
 
There is a light, spacious waiting room, 4 consulting rooms, one of which is a dedicated nurse consult room. There are 2 operating theatres (one of which is dirty ops/x-ray room). They have dental x-ray and currently have a vet and nurse proactively reviewing/upgrading the dentistry provision with the aim of introducing staged dental procedures and improved preventative dental care. The in-house lab comprises Idexx analysers and microscope. They have ultrasound, therapeutic laser, endoscopy, electrocautery, suction, tonometer, and selection of orthopaedic kit (sufficient to allow fracture repairs & cruciate surgery by MMP or TPLO). For downtime, the team have a large kitchen/staffroom area with direct access to an enclosed yard area with outdoor kennels for their own dogs to be during the working day. The practice premises lie on the outskirts of a village in rural Aberdeenshire. They are fortunate enough to have access to great outdoor spaces right from their door with The Formartine & Buchan Way, Aden Country Park and Pitfour Lake on the doorstep. It’s only a short drive to the coast, mountains, and forests of Aberdeenshire. They also within easy reach of the city of Aberdeen (40 min drive).

The team of 6 Vets work alongside a team of 6 RVNs and 2 VCAs. The clinical team is supported by the Reception team, Practice Administrator, Pharmacy Assistant and Practice Manager. In addition to a surgery certificate holder, they have a vet currently working towards her medicine certificate, two vets who are trained in acupuncture, an RVN who has a special interest in rabbit care and another who has helped us gain their ISFM Silver Cat-Friendly Clinic accreditation.

The nurse team support the vets doing second vaccinations, librela, cytopoint, solensia, zycortal, ARTU injections, blood samples, blood pressure assessments, therapeutic laser and bandage changes in addition to a wide range of nurse clinics (well puppy, weight management, dental, socialisation, diabetic). Some of the team members have also set up a Green Team with the aim of reducing the Practice’s environmental impact. 
 
They are now looking for an experienced, confident Veterinary Surgeon to join the supportive team, working full-time or part-time. A keen interest in surgery would be beneficial, the role will comprise a mix of both consulting and general surgery including dentistry with at least one dedicated ops day every week. They have fortnightly practice meetings both within the teams as well as whole team meetings. These are a great opportunity for discussion and sharing of thoughts and ideas to help them to continuously grow as a team and improve their service.

The full-time vets work up to 40 hours per week across 5 days with shifts between 9:00-20:00 with 1:4 weekends (Saturday 9:00-13:00 & Sunday 9:00-12:30), Part time can also be considered for this role. There out of hours is covered by Vets Now Aberdeen.  The client has a flexible approach towards rota patterns and working hours to help the team members maintain a healthy work life balance. They are happy to discuss your individual needs to help in finding an arrangement that’s best fit for both parties. 
 
Salary 
Up to £65,000 negotiable depending on experience, plus a welcome bonus of up to £1500 and relocation allowance up to £5,000. 

 
The ideal candidate will be capable, driven and who works well in a team. Someone with great interpersonal skills who takes pride in delivering high quality service and care to their clients and patients. They would very much welcome someone who wanted to bring their strengths and ideas to the team to help further expand their expertise and services. Must be RCVS registered.  Although accommodation is not currently available with this position, the client is happy to assist in whatever way they can to determine suitable options, if required.

For more information on this role or if you would like to apply then please contact Juliep@brightleaf.co.uk or give me a call on 01422 433900.

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