Small Animal Vet for an Independent Hospital near Bishops Stortford

Discipline: Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon
Contact name: Julie Powell

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Job ref: 7114
Published: 3 months ago
Are you a vet who wants to learn and develop your skills in a supportive caring environment ? If so our client has a progressive 14 vet, Independent, RCVS accredited veterinary hospital and they are now looking for a full time position Small Animal Vet to join them.

There is a friendly close knit team of vets with many years of experience between them.  There are several hold post graduate certificates (surgery, medicine, ophthalmology, dermatology and CertAVP) and they have Advanced Practitioners in Medicine and Surgery. Currently, there are 2 vets enrolled on certificates (ophthalmology and medicine) and they also offer expertise in behaviour. The hospital sees a very wide range of cases and vets are able to perform a high standard of workup and treatment, with support and full clinical freedom. There is a superb, dedicated, caring nursing team of 17 and wonderful, helpful admin staff. The team focus is very much on achieving successful clinical outcomes for their clients rather than hitting ?financial targets.

The client knows that starting a new job can be challenging, so you will have a full day induction and be allocated to a buddy vet to provide assistance to get you going. They also have an active clinical Whatsapp group for vets to join and support each other. Frequent in-house lunch and learn style CPD is organised to complement external CPD courses. All vets have blocked off breaks on the diary during consulting times and for lunchtime, as well as allocated admin time. There is a lovely comfy large staff room with sofas for relaxing in and chatting with colleagues.
The hospital is very well equipped with ASIF, mono/bipolar cautery, multi-parameter anaesthetic monitors with capnography, digital x-ray, rigid and flexible video-endoscopy, doppler ultrasound, 24 hour in-house laboratory, tonometry, operating microscope and slit lamp. There is also have a fully equipped dental suite with a high speed dental drill, dental x-ray and loupes. There is an onsite hydrotherapy and laser therapy.
The practice is based in a vibrant market town set in rolling rural countryside. It has an excellent train service to London Liverpool Street making it an easy town to commute to/from London or other nearby towns e.g Cambridge. It also has excellent local schools and being only 15 minutes from Stansted airport, keen travellers will find it easy to jet off for the weekend . They have been serving the local community in this area for over 120 years.

What they can offer you:
  • Competitive salary depending on experience, over £70,000 p.a. + bonus to the right candidate.
  • Part time of Full time position available.
  • The client would consider candidates who do not wish to join the on call rota.
  • 5 weeks holiday + 2 extra paid CPD days for attendance courses.
  • Support, encouragement and funding for anyone wanting to do a certificate.
  • Bonus pay for procedures carried out when on call.
  • Separate accommodation for vets should they wish to stay over when on call.
There is a rolling rota comprised of a 3 and 1/2  day week plus OOHS and weekends on a 1 in 9 basis.  On six weekends per year the rota gives you an extra-long weekend off from Thursday 1pm to Monday 8.30am. 
The practice do cover their own out of hours duties, which are only for registered clients of the practice, however the rota is designed sympathetically to accommodate this and is shared on a 1 in 9 basis.

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