Full Time Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon - near Ipswich


Julie Powell
Our client based near Ipswich is looking for a Full time Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon to join them.

Ideally you will have a flexible working approach as you will be asked to work across both of the sites which are based 6 miles apart. The clinic has all the usual toys including great x-ray and ultrasound facilities, separate cat and dog kennels and theatre facilities where orthopaedic work is being carried out. The client strongly encourages case continuity. There is an excellent support team (receptionists, nurses, etc) and the lovely profile of long-standing clients in a well-off and educated part of the UK. The practice is located is lovely countryside and very close to the sea whilst only just over one hour from London and Stansted airport

There are currently six veterinary surgeons one who is a certificate holder on ophthalmology and one on internal medicine. Two vets with around 30 years’ experience each, another with 10 years’ experience and a new grad who has just joined the team, so you can guarantee you will have a lot of support. In addition there are 4 RVN's and another 3 who will qualify this year, plus a large support team of VCA's and receptionists to make a vet’s life easy.

They are now looking for two vets to share between the two sites, you will have a focus in either of the below;
Surgical: you will be an experienced surgeon able to take advanced soft tissue and orthopaedic procedures, with some consulting depending on volume of surgical work.
Clinical: Keen diagnostic imaging and a very strong bias towards customer care and high clinical standards.

The focus for both will be to help our existing teams provide great customer and patient care. You will be at certificate level or keen to work towards this, or they would also consider a very experienced first opinion colleague who wants to provide great service towards the end of their career. Full time shifts would be 40 hours across 4 days. 1:4 Saturdays recovered as TOIL the following Friday, so you get a lovely long weekend. No out of hours work required. The rota is fixed several months in advance (unless in exceptional circumstances) and you will only work at one site per day. Salary would be up to 60,000 depending on experience.

Ideally you will be a people person who is happy to work with both clients and the team. You will have ample experience to bring to the role and be able to provide a new set of skills to the existing team. Flexibility and understanding of different business models will be a bonus.
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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