Job ID: 9695
Job Title: Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon
Region: Yorkshire and Humber
County: West Yorkshire
Profession: Veterinary Surgeon
Category: Small Animal
Start Date: ASAP
End Date: Ongoing
Job Description: We are currently working with a client who are looking to recruit a permanent veterinary surgeon to join the team at their Wakefield based hospital and surrounding branches.
You will be working alongside a team of 16 vets and benefit from plenty of clinical support with collaboration and a team ethos encourages across all departments.
This is a friendly, appreciative and supportive team, looking for the right person with shared values. The role includes a mixture of consulting, case workup and surgery. They actively encourage the development of team members, providing training, easily accessed support and clinical guidance. There is a superb team of nurses including 16 RVN's, many of whom have additional post graduate qualifications. They also benefit from dedicated receptionist support, many of whom hold BVRA and Customer Service qualifications. They have a highly motivated client base and a claim direct facility is commonly used, supporting access to healthcare for all.
The practices are well equipped benefitting from Digital X-ray at the two largest sites and Ultrasound at all primary branches (S6/S8 from IMV x 3). IM3 dental machines at all operating sites. Abaxis lab equipment at all sites. Endoscopy, Multiparameter monitoring, Tonopen, Bair Hugger, and Ventilator available at the main hospital site.
The team are amazing, friendly, a bit loud and fun. They enjoy each other’s company and are regularly rewarded with treats, picnics, Christmas parties etc and more. Afternoon tea delivered to all sites and a mobile ice cream trike are some of the treats they've done this year. There is a wellbeing group who offer extensive support to ensure both mental health and physical health are kept in the best possible condition. They want teams to be happy and healthy!
This is a full time position with a standard rota that benefits from a 4 day working week with one in four weekends. OOH's run Monday-Friday 5pm – Midnight, with on call till 8am for in patients only. The OOH rota is 1:9 currently.
Holidays include 5 weeks standard holiday plus bank holiday entitlement, plus an additional buy and sell scheme. Whilst Bank Holiday cover is required throughout the year, this is shared equally amongst the team and they fully close the practice on Christmas Day allowing everyone to enjoy the day with their family.
Salary depending on experience: £35,000- £60,000, additional certificates/experience may negotiate a higher salary bracket.
Accommodation and vehicle can be provided as part of a package. CPD allowance of £1750 per annum, VDS and RCVS retention fees funded. Staff discount scheme, Pension and Healthshield available. Enhanced sick pay, enhanced parental leave and cycle to work scheme.
Part time applicants are also welcome, and they are happy to discuss different working patterns. Post graduate certificates in all disciplines are welcome and there is the opportunity to undertake funded certification for those who are interested.