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Full Time Small Animal Vet in hospital near Ashford in Kent

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Julie Powell

Our client has a busy tier 2 small animal practice located in Ashford, Kent. The clinic is just 30 minutes from London on the high-speed train, 15 minutes from the coast and Eurotunnel and just 15 minutes from the beautiful city of Canterbury.

The practice has some excellent facilities offering laparoscopic procedures and on-site CT scanner. The practice has a caring and supportive culture and there is plenty of opportunity to learn from both senior and visiting colleagues. They encourage the sharing of CPD and best practice and hold regular meetings to ensure that they are delivering the best care for both the patients and clients. The welfare of the team is very important to the client and they constantly strive to ensure a good work-life balance and supportive working environment. The current team consists of 8.2 FTE veterinary surgeons supported by 12 RVNs, 3 SVNs, 2 kennel assistants and a dispensing assistant. There is a Client Care Manager who heads up a team of 12 receptionists and an insurance administrator. One of the senior vets holds a CertAVP and they are being joined by a surgery certificate holder in October and other vets are studying for certificates in imaging, anaesthesia, and internal medicine. They have visiting specialists in orthopaedics, ophthalmology, and cardiology. They are currently supporting APHA with vet checks for the importation of Ukranian pets and the teams regularly take part in charity events.

The role involves a mix of general first opinion consults and operating on a shared rota with the rest of the team. Some branch work may be required in their other local practices, which will be sole charge, supported by a RVN and reception team. CPD is actively encouraged and funded, with more than half of the vets currently studying for certificates.

The hours for this role are 40 hours per week across 4 days with one regular day off weekly. You will be required to work 2 in 7 Saturdays and there are no OOH. Salary for the role is up to 50,000 per annum depending on experience. This role is ideal for MRCVS seeking to develop their skills in a busy and supportive environment, who is confident with sole charge and with general level of surgery.


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