Full Time Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon - near Barnet


Steph Ward

Our client has a busy 24 hour RCVS accredited Small Animal Hospital in Barnet and are looking for a Full Time Vet to join them on a permanent basis.

The practice is based in the heart of Barnet with shops and tube lines going into London. There is a sister branch nearby where you may be required to work on occassions.

The current team of 15 Veterinary Surgeons, 17 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 7 Veterinary Care Assitant's, a Reception Team, and a Practice Manager and see a varied caseload. The practice has fantastic facilities including x-rays, dental x-rays, laparoscopic equipment, hydrotherapy, a full range of endoscopes, and ultrasonography.

The current Vets hold certificates in cardiology, Surgery, and Small Animal Internal Medicine. The nurses also have certificates in Anaesthesia, ECC, and Exotics.

The team are now looking for a full time Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon and your duties will include consulting and operating but this will differ throughout the working week. The rota will involve working 42.5 hours per week over 4 days. The shifts range between 8:30am-7:30pm with weekends being on a rota basis; 1 in 6 Saturday mornings until 1/2pm and 1 in 6 full weekends (Sat anad Sun 8am-6pm).
As part of this role you will also be required to cover 1 week of nights every 8-10 weeks, starting at 6pm and finishing at 8am. A QVN and VCA will be on duty with Vet and they will take the phones, triage inpatients and call the vet on-call if required. Its best to assume the Vet will be in practice from 6pm to 11pm . When everything is under control the vet has the choice of going home or staying in the duty room. This is a 7 day shift of nights and you will be then back on your day routine the day after.

You will be required to work at the main hospital and 1 or 2 of the branches - everyone covers the odd shift at other branches depending on holidays/cover.

Ideally you will be a qualified Veterinary Surgeon who has experience being in sole charge with a Nurse or Veterinary Care Assistant. The candidate must also be experienced working in a hospital environment.

Salary is dependent upon experience plus 28 days holiday (on a 4 day week this amounts to 5 weeks holiday, 6 bank hols and 2 extra to make up for the bank hols you work)

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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