Job ID: 12059
Job Title: Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon
Region: North East
County: County Durham
Profession: Veterinary Surgeon
Category: Small Animal
Start Date: ASAP
End Date: Ongoing
Job Description: Due to one of their vets relocating abroad ad exciting opportunity has arisen for a small anima, vet to join the welcoming and friendly team at a well equipped small animal practice based in the seaside town of Hartlepool.
The team is led by a practice partner who has a particular interest in soft tissue surgery and who is supported by 2 full-time and 1 part-time vets, an experienced nursing team of 5 RVNS including the practice manager, 1 SVN, 2 VCAs and an experienced reception team. Some of their nurses are currently working towards certificates in surgery and anaesthesia.
Due to the interests of their vet and nursing team the practice has a significant surgical caseload and in addition to variety you would expect in general practice, they also see a number of small furries. Their days are a mix of consults and surgery and they are happy to arrange the diary so you can get exposure and continuity of the cases or surgeries you want. Their diary includes appointments set aside for ‘on the day’ and ‘emergency’ appointments and is arranged with plenty of catch-up time so that you have the chance to write up notes, call clients and work up cases to a high standard. Working overtime is rare but if you do this will be paid or you will be given time back in lieu.
This is a part time role however full time hours can be accommodated if that’s what you’re looking for. They are also happy to discuss a flexible rota to fit around your commitments. The ideal candidate will be happy with routine consults and surgery and whether you are looking to develop a particular interest or take on more responsibility in a senior role they can support this.
The surgery is open 6 days a week, 8:30am – 7pm Monday- Friday and 9am-12pm on a Saturday and are closed Sundays. The weekend rota is 1 in 3 (potentially 1 in 4 for an experienced vet) and no OOHs will be required. Applications from overseas vets with fully funded visa sponsorship offered and help with relocation both in finding somewhere to live and offering a relocation package. Pay reviews are held bi-annually.
Included in the package on offer:
• Excellent career and development opportunities.
• Salary up to £60k (commensurate with experience)
• Relocation package
• 5.6 weeks holiday increasing to 6.6 after 2 years of service, plus your birthday off
• Generous CPD and funding of certificates for the right candidate
• Paid memberships (RCVS, BVA, VDS)
• Exclusive company discounts and rewards