Full Time Small Animal Vet based 17 mins from the Suffolk coast

Our client owns a group of 6 small animal practices in the Suffolk area. Due to their continuing success and for the welfare of the current team, they are looking for an additional two vets to allow a better work/life balance.

The client shows a real commitment to putting the vets and nurses and their well being at the for front of what they do. The owners are currently in the process of reducing the hours that the current team are working to 40 and taking the working week to 4 days.

They are looking for 2 experienced Veterinary Surgeons to join them. Support in operating can be provided but ideally the candidate will be confident and competent in performing all routine surgeries as well as procedures such as c-sections, dentals, pyometras and enterotomy/cystotomies. However, they are open to a consult only role. Certificate holders or vets with experience/interests in cardiology, medicine or surgery would be an added benefit but this is not essential. Further work towards a certificate/career progression is desired.

The group strongly believe that hospitalised animals should not be transported between an out of hours provider, therefore there will be some inpatient care. This will be on a rota basis with TOIL following a weekend worked which will be a maximum of 1:4 weekends. There will be a nurse as a first point of call with the vet contacted as a back up.
Ideally they are looking for full time applicants but can be flexible with regards to hours and part-time applicants would be considered. However, contribution to the weekend rota is mandatory. You will be working between the main hospital and 1 – 2 branches allowing you develop relationships with clients and their pets. The hospital typically runs with 3-4 vets per day performing a mixture of consulting and operating. The 5 branch surgeries have all been recently renovated and offer daily consultations with 1-2 routine ops mornings at the larger branches. Branch work is normally sole charge with the ability to refer cases to the hospital if needed. The group are well equipped with high quality ultrasound including cardiac probe and ECG, digital radiography, CT scanner, electrocautery and therapeutic K-laser. They have multi-parameter monitoring for anaesthetics and have a good range of surgical equipment including for all general orthopaedics.

The ideal candidate will have some previous experience and although the client can accommodate a consult only vet you must be confident with sole charge. Vets are encouraged to retain their own cases to improve client communication and improve job satisfaction. The team is looking for vets who want to share their experiences with them and look to grow with the practice. The team have regular practice meetings to discuss new ideas/address any issues that arise and also work towards ensuring all members of staff receive regular appraisals and 1-1 sessions with management

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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