Experienced Small Animal Vet near Grantham


Steph Ward

Our client is looking for a new experienced small animal vet to join their team near Grantham. The practice is looking for an additional vet as one of their team members is returning home to Europe. The business is also growing and due to this continued success, this is the ideal time to find a new team member.

This is a full time role for approximately 40 hours per week, generally working 4.5 days but this can be a four day week if you would prefer. The practice is also open to applications from part time candidates, with shifts and hours to suit the right people. There are no OOH's, Bank Holiday's or full weekends offering an excellent work/life balance. Vets Now provides the out of hours and weekends consist of Saturdays only, on a 1 in 4 basis, with time in lieu in return.

You will be joining a 4 vet team. The practice works to 15-minute consultations minimum and extended consults can be catered for, for more complex cases. The diary is organised with plenty of room for appointments, emergency block offs/on the day appointments, breaks, catch ups and time for phone calls. There is also a fairly constant stream of tea and coffee to keep you going. The practice has a range of equipment including dental machine, digital x-rays, and ultrasound. The team is friendly and supportive, and have a wide range of knowledge across the Vets and RVNs. The team pride themselves on discussing cases and sharing opinions, communication is a really important part of the day to day and they encourage openness and teamwork but also the freedom to explore your own cases as you wish. CPD is a generous allowance and encouraged for personal progression and that of the practice.

The client two practices are close together but are close to the town centres. Both practices are equipped with digital radiography, ultrasound, ECG, as well as all the basic necessities for a first opinion practice. They have a visiting referral orthopaedic Vet, who joins them on a need to basis to perform some surgeries for them. Both practices have a separate dog and cat ward to minimize the stress for our inpatients. They are both equipped with reasonably sized theatres and consult rooms and offer generous reception waiting areas. They have a range of loyal clients, many of which are insured which offers great opportunity to work to a high standard. There are also clients with lower incomes so it is important to be able to adapt to suit, so that they still receive the best care they can give. Overall, the clients provide an interesting and varied caseload.

The role is not currently suitable for a new graduate Veterinary Surgeon, as candidates will be required to work independently without support at times. They will need to be able to undertake all manner of routine consults and surgeries on a sole charge basis. The practice is seeking a competent experienced Vet who is able to work by themselves.

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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