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Veterinary Surgeon required for SA Veterinary Hospital

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Steph Ward
Our client, a small animal practice in Lancashire, achieved the top tier Veterinary Hospital status from the RCVS and means they have the best equipment, team and processes in place to deliver outstanding pet care.

To that end you can expect to work in one of the UK’s best equipped hospitals. You will be supported by a professional nursing team and will be supported and encouraged to work cases up to a high standard. You can expect a case volume that allows you to grow as a veterinarian, without breaking you mentally or physically.

Practice facilities include Ultrasound, rigid laparoscopy, digital x-ray, digital dental x-ray, endoscope, tonometer pen, capnograph, infusion pump, syringe drivers, ECG, Doppler, Radiosurgery, cryosurgery, Idexx blood analyser - Catalyst, Vetlyte, Procyte, Snap reader. Microscope, centrifuge, hydrotherapy treadmill.

The ideal candidate will a confident communicator and remain calm when under pressure. You will be able to work well with clients and staff to achieve good outcomes and also have the desire to grow and be the type of person who seeks out feedback and opportunities to develop.
The team will definitely be happy to support you with this as long as you share the same goals - for example one of their vets is currently studying for their Cert AVP and so the team provide time off and financial support to help them be successful. This a full time role working 35 hours on a 7 week rolling rota. Weekends will be a rota and will then be followed by a three day week. At the moment the roles has no out of hours, which may change. There may be occasions when in patients may need to be checked on during the night.

In addition to this the candidate will need to be flexible. So, occasionally, if a case needs a little more attention or a rota goes sideways, you will be happy to get the job done or help a colleague out. But the team will always make sure you get time back, or money and genuine gratitude when this happens.

In order to be successful in this role you will need to be able to do the following:

*Deliver empathetic, trust-building consultations for wellness and ill/injured animals.
*Demonstrate critical thinking and decision making skills to create and implement diagnostic and therapeutic treatment plans.
*Dentistry (we use dental x-rays and perform extractions using surgical technique and will teach you how to do this if you don’t know yet.)
*Surgical skills - neutering, lump removal wound repair are the core skills we need. If you can do more or want to learn more that’s a bonus.
*Imaging skills - basic abdominal and thoracic radiograph interpretation. Ultrasonography is a bonus that would be highly regarded.
*Ability to build trusting relationships quickly and have high emotional intelligence.
*Good at “vet admin” (note keeping, client call backs and billing).

If this role sounds of interest please email your CV through to steph@brightleaf.co.uk or give me a call on 01422 433900.
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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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