Full Time Small Animal Vet - near Andover


Julie Powell

Our client has 3 recently refurbished branches, with a main branch near Andover and 2 other branches nearby. They are now looking for a Full Time Small Animal Vet to join them.

The main practice has 5 consult rooms, a separate dog and cat waiting area, dedicated ultrasound room, prep room, x-ray room, 2 theatres, dog kennels, cat ward and isolation ward. The practice has all the usual toys including new ultrasound, digital x-ray, dental x-ray, endoscopy and an in-house lab. All 3 branches sit within a stone’s throw from the countryside, but also have fantastic links to London and the coast within 1hr 30mins. As well as easy access to the West Country and Wales (both within 2hrs drive). The team has a real family feel to it, all the staff support each other which has been so important over the past 18 months with growing expectations from clients. There are 11 veterinary surgeons who make up 8 FTE roles. The vet team has a vast amount of experience across all fields and are very supportive of one another. There are multiple certificate holders within the vet team in dermatology, small animal medicine, acupuncture and Western Herbal Medicine. The nursing team comprises of 10 RVNs, many of whom have trained at the practice. They are very fortunate to have a cardiologist hold clinics once a month and also work alongside a wonderful physiotherapist.

The role can be either consulting only or a mix of consulting and operating. The vet will oversee their own cases as well as sharing caseloads with other team members. This role will be ideal for a vet who is comfortable with sole charge at one of the branch surgeries and is happy to help and support the younger vets.

The client is open to full or part time applications. Full time hours are 38.5 hours per week, working across 4/4.5 days. You will be required to work Saturday mornings 8-12 on a 1:4 rota, plus one 10 pm check on a Friday, on a 1:8 rota, other than this there is no out of hours work.

The ideal candidate will bring with them their own personality and area of interest to help expand the practices’ range of services. They are keen to support any future development in the form of CPDs and certificates. The client is open to applications from individuals who would like to operate and consult but are equally happy to receive applications for individuals who are keen to only consult. A team player is a must, a good sense of humour and good baking skills would be great too!

If this is role sounds of interest please email your CV through to [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.