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Full time Surgical Bias Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon for a Hospital in Kent

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Julie Powell

Our client is a hospital in Kent who is looking for a full time Surgical Vet to join their team.

The hospital benefits from on-site CT, Kyon TPLO/TTA kit plus ALPS plates, upgraded ultrasound (Imotek 3) and Karl Storz scopes (gastroscope, bronchoscope, arthroscope, laparoscope. Many of the vets and nurses are embarking on advanced certificates including ECC, Medicine, Anaesthesia, Surgery and Diagnostic Imaging. There are inpatient rounds daily at 1:45pm to discuss inpatient care and any interesting hospitalised cases or work-ups booked in that day.

There are a total of 12 vets across three sites, with up to six vets in on one day at the hospital. At present there are 18 RVNs (both full-time and part-time), four student nurses and two kennel assistants.

The team is now looking for an additional Veterinary Surgeon to join them, complementing the PgCert (SAS) holder and other veterinary surgeons to offer surgical services. The role is 4 days per week with shift patterns from 8am-6pm, 9am -7pm, 10am-8pm and a duty inpatient shift from 11am-9pm. 1:7 weekends with time off in lieu. No primary out of hours cover, just cover of inpatients with dedicated night nurses on site.

The ideal candidate will have clinical experience with at least one year being in the UK. You will have a surgical certificate [BSAVA PgCertSAS, CertAVP (GSAS) or PgCert (SAS)] or near completion of a certificate. In addition, experience in orthopaedics and/or laparoscopy would be ideal. Additional clinical interests can be supported through the high hospital and branch caseload.

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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