Full Time Small Animal Vet near Rugby


Julie Powell

Our client has a successful, well-respected practice in the heart of Rugby. They are now looking for a Full Time Experienced Vet to join them.

The practice is within close range of some beautiful countryside locally and the Cotswolds and Peak District easily close enough for day or weekend trips. They are well situated with easy access to the major transport networks to Birmingham and London in less than an hour.

You will be based in one site with no branch work. There are five consulting rooms, a large main waiting area and a specific waiting room for cats. There are separate cat kennels, separate large dog kennels and even a separate small furry ward too. There are two dedicated sterile theatres and two dental/dirty stations within the practice. Along with the usual equipment the client has also invested in:

• Digital AGFA Radiography
• New IMS Digital Dental Radiography
• ESOATE MyLab Ultrasound with Cardiac probes and full-colour Doppler
• Tonopen Ocular Tonometry and SlitLamp
• IDEXX Catalyst Biochemistry and Procyte Haematology
• ECG machine and IMEC multiparameter monitors
• Four Humphrey ADE Anaesthetic Circuits
• Gima Electrosurgical Unit

There is a great team of eight Veterinary Surgeons and eight fully qualified Veterinary Nurses supported by five receptionists, a Practice Manager and two practice admin supports. There are people studying for ophthalmology and feline medicine certificates as well as vets that have several areas of interest in Orthopaedics, Soft Tissue Surgery, Ophthalmology, Imaging, Cardiology, & Internal Medicine.

The client really encourage their staff to follow their interests and build up their own area of expertise. Case and client continuity are of paramount importance.

As a team, they pride themselves on being supportive and friendly with the ability to refer internally to colleagues with specific interests or skill sets. Importance is placed on structuring the day to allow time for all the jobs that a vet must do - not just consulting and operating.

The successful applicant will be joining a busy practice with lots of varied cases and support, but with the opportunity to follow their own areas of interest.

The working pattern for this position will be 40 hours per week across 4-days with the same day off each week (3 days, 8.30-7pm, 1 day 8-6pm). There is a healthy mix of consulting, operating and work-up time as well as regular time set aside for admin work, phone calls, lab reporting etc. They have 15-minute appointment times, with generally 8 appointments followed by a break.

On-call is limited to just 7-10pm on weeknights only. They do have the option of keeping inpatients on site after 10 pm or transferring to their OOH provider. Weekends are usually Saturday until 1pm, however this can sometimes be a bit longer if there are emergency procedures to do in the afternoon. There is very minimal Sunday work (inpatients only if they haven't been transferred). The OOH shifts are shared on a 1:6 rota basis with the other vets.

The ideal candidate would have a minimum of 2 to 3 years veterinary experience. The successful candidate will have an interest in internal medicine and be confident with routine surgeries and dentistry.

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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