Job ID: 13236
Job Title: Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon - Flexible Hours
Region: South West
Profession: Veterinary Surgeon
Category: Small Animal
Start Date: ASAP
End Date: Ongoing
Job Description: Excellent opportunity for a veterinary surgeon to join the inclusive, friendly, and supportive team at a RCVS accredited small animal training practice in Truro.
The practice has gone from strength to strength since opening 14 years ago and is now an extremely successful business, having built a fantastic reputation within the local community and providing a first-class service and consistently receiving 5 star reviews from their loyal and ever growing client base.
Their strongest asset is their team, many of whom have been with them for over 4 years and some for over 10 years and as a team, they pride themselves on not only providing excellent care to their clients, but also to each other!
As well as being supported by the practice owner who holds an AVP certificate in surgery, with special interest in orthopaedics and minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery, you’ll also be working alongside 2 strong GP vets. There is also an outstanding team of 4 nurses and 2 student nurses with the clinical team also supported by an equally brilliant and welcoming team of 5 client care advisors and their Practice Manager, who is also a RVN and Mental Health First Aider.
Days are structured well with 15-minute consults as standard with 30 minutes given for more complicated cases or for graduates. They have one vet operating each day, with their consults starting later in the afternoon. They also make sure there are plenty of on the day ‘run over breaks’ to catch up, as well as emergency slots. The practice owner is a tremendous support to the team with plenty of regular catch ups during the week to discuss cases, and with clinical meetings also held every 6 to 8 weeks.
The hours are flexible and they're happy to discuss these around what you’re looking for to achieve a good balance between home and work but will include a shared weekend rota of 1 in 3 Saturdays, which is kept to routine appointments with no ops.
The practice itself has been newly expanded and refurbished with a new building and equipment that offers a lovely bright and airy environment to work in with all the equipment you’d expect from a solid GP practice, in addition to separate cat and dog wards and two theatres.
Based in an ideal location in Cornwall, they are surrounded by wonderful scenery and some of the best beaches in the country within 15-20 minutes’ drive. Truro has great access to the A30 and the A390 which connects the city to Falmouth, Redruth, Liskeard, and Plymouth.
Included in the package on offer:
• Salary up to £60,000 FTE, commensurate with experience
• 5.6 weeks annual leave as standard (pro-rata for part-time).
• Paid memberships including RCVS and VDS.
• Life Assurance 4 x Annual Salary.
• Contributory Pension Scheme.
• Dedicated CPD allowance including support towards Certificates.
• Cycle to Work Scheme.
• Access to Colleague Assistance Programmes – Retail Trust, Port of Call and MHFA
• Exclusive company discounts and rewards