Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon - near Canterbury


Julie Powell
Our client has a young progressive practice, with a great friendly enthusiastic team. They are now looking for a Full Time Senior Vet to lead the team.

The practice has dr- xray, dental x-ray as well as ultrasound. There’s a separate dental suite, two clean operating theatres and separate imaging. Located close to great restaurants a vibrant high street, and right on the beach. As well as there are also good links to London and are only 20 minutes from the city of Canterbury.

The team consists of 5 Veterinary Surgeons, 9 Nurses and an additional 5 support team. There is a vet who is a medicine certificate holder and the vision of encouraging and supporting more certifications.

This role would also be of interest to someone who is ready to take that next step into a leadership role as Clinical Director. Day to day you will be consulting or performing surgeries, supporting the other vets, organising the vet rota, as well as holding responsibility for clinical auditing and veterinary appraisals. You will also be involved in helping the practice manager with day to day running and problem solving. You will lead the team and take the practice forward, working with the practice manager closely in expansion and development.

You will need to work 45 hours over a 5-day week with shifts between 9-6 or 10-7. You will work 1:5 weekends which includes a Saturday and Sunday morning of consulting, for this you will get a day in lieu the following week. There are no out of hours duties. You will be someone who has good, sound veterinary knowledge to be able to support other vets in the practice. Previous management experience is not essential but preferred. You must also have excellent communication skills, a passion for leadership and an innovative approach to the role.

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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