Full Time SA Vet in Buckingham

Our client is a successful a small animal practice with an excellent reputation, who are looking for a full time small animal vet to join their team in Buckingham.

The practice provide a friendly, supportive environment to staff with a varied caseload along with the capacity to advance and enhance your skills. The team consists of six Veterinary Surgeons (5 FTE), five nurses and two trainee nurses providing first class veterinary care at the site. The practice is open for consultations 7 days a week and are well equipped to deal with both routine and more complex cases.

The surgery is equipped with full diagnostic, laboratory, surgical and hospitalisation facilities. The practice prides itself on combining investigating and treating their patients to the highest clinical standards but with referral to specialists when appropriate. They perform their own cardiac scans, endoscopy (rhinoscopy & otoscopy through to colonoscopy), laparoscopy (90%+ of spays are “keyhole”), fracture repair and stifle TTA’s; and improve the quality of our surgical procedures and outcomes with bipolar diathermy, harmonic scalpels and “Enseal” equipment. Dental x-rays are available at both sites with air-driven equipment, sharp instruments and “Vet-tome” to make “dentals” a pleasure rather than an arduous chore.

All of the vets are actively encouraged and assisted to develop the high level medical and surgical skills that are realistically achievable in general practice, which in turn cements the trust and rapport of the loyal and expanding client base.

The team is looking for a capable, charismatic, and highly motivated Veterinary Surgeon. The successful applicant will have the ability to work sole charge and an appropriate skills matrix. This is the opportunity for either a less experienced applicant to build on their core skills in a supportive environment or for a more experienced applicant to move into a more senior/leadership role in due course.

This is a full-time role with a 1:4 weekend rota and time-off in lieu. One half-day off every week and a long weekend after every weekend worked. The client feels it is essential to provide continuity of care for their patients and offer our own “twilight” OOH cover for emergency cases until 10pm and overnight hospitalisation of any ongoing cases as required. You will work 1 night a week on call, alongside an experienced RVN. These twilight shifts offer you the opportunity to develop your ECC skills, whilst still affording ample downtime. “Back up” is always available if required as they understand that it is not ever in anyone’s interest to be without more experienced advice or assistance if required. Salary range of 40,000 - 55,000 depending on experience.

  • Ability to work sole charge
  • Good clinical, inter-personal and communication skills
  • Enjoy interacting with and fulfilling the needs of clients and their pets
  • Capable of handling more complicated consultations and cases
  • Competent surgical skills (e.g. Caesarean section, pyometra) without supervision/assistance
  • Able to work sole charge both one day a week at our branch surgery (routine neutering, dentals, and non-complex day-surgery) and at weekends.
  • The desire and ability to improve and progress your skills further in general first opinion practice - it doesn’t have to be mundane and can be fun, rewarding and very fulfilling!

For more information on this role or if you would like to apply then please contact [email protected] or give me a call on 01422 433900.

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Bright Leaf Recruitment is a recruitment agency specialising in veterinary recruitment. We have been placing exceptional veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses in great roles around the United Kingdom, Dubai and Australia since 2010. Our team of expert recruiters have over two decades of experience in the veterinary recruitment industry.