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SA Veterinary Surgeon for Mixed Practice - Hospital and Branch work - near Morpeth, Northumberland

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Steph Ward
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon to join our clients Mixed Animal team near Morpeth in Northumberland.

The main, purpose built, hospital is based on the outskirts of Morpeth - it is a lovely facility with a huge waiting room, 6 consult rooms, laboratory, cat, dog, small mammal, and exotics wards. They have 4 large operating theatres with separate radiography, dental and ultrasound suite, and an onsite hydrotherapy unit.

The equine and farm departments are based out of the main hospital making it a busy and sociable workplace. The team of Vets are supported by a large and dedicated team of nurses, nursing assistants, reception and a hydrotherapist.

In total the group has 7 branches based across Northumberland, they have 25 vets and 22 vet nurses working to complete this varied caseload, including certificate holders in exotics, surgery, medicine, cardiology and behaviour to support and encourage development in the team. They aim to provide a supportive and progressive working environment to allow the right candidate to excel.

This branch is located about 15 minutes north of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in a beautiful market town and just 10 minutes from amazing beaches, hills, castles, shopping, and nightlife - all of which adds to the social lives of all staff and helps to achieve that all important work life balance.

The ideal candidate will be a small animal, either a senior vet wishing to develop their skillset or a younger vet wishing to benefit from access to experienced, knowledgeable and supportive colleagues.
You will need to enjoy working as part of a team and also be able to do some branch work as the sole vet (a receptionist and at least one nurse will always be present). The benefit this large team is that they can tailor this role to suit the correct candidate; either consulting based, or surgical roles can be created.

The role will be split between the main hospital site and one branch surgery. The 4-day week rota is fixed ensuring continuity to clients and staff. Most working days are between 8.30-6 pm. Occasional evening shifts will be rewarded with time off during the day. The out of hours work is all based at the main hospital in Morpeth and is staffed 24/7 with nurses on site. OOH shifts included one weeknight every other week and weekend work on a rota shared between all staff. The weekends are shared between 3 on-call vets.

You can expect a generous salary dependent on experience plus benefits, including;
Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service
CPD paid days and allowance
Enhanced family friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay

If this role sounds of interest please email your CV through to [email protected] or give me a call on 01422 433900.

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If this vacancy isn’t quite right for you, please visit www.brightleaf.co.uk to view a full list of our current vacancies. You can also sign up for email alerts to receive news of new vacancies the second they are posted.

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.

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