We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Veterinary Surgeon to join our team. A normal day would consist of two hours consulting and two hours operating in the mornings with an hours break for lunch and then consulting in the afternoon. There are no night duties at St Mary's as we are covered by Vets Now. The rota is Monday to Friday 9:00 – 18:30 (with one half day each week), plus a 1 in 3 Saturday morning. There are regular clinical meetings and frequent informal case discussions. Appropriate support is supplied, dependent on the needs of the successful candidate.
St Mary's Veterinary Clinic is a small animal clinic based in Dorset, with ready access to the Jurassic coast and New Forest, with good air and rail connections from the nearby towns of Bournemouth and Poole. We have an in-house laboratory, Digital X-ray and Dental X-ray facilities, modern ultrasound, endoscope, bronchoscope and other toys. Most cases are dealt with in-house but we have a close support from Southern Counties Veterinary Services, one of the largest referral centres in the UK. We are renowned for being a caring, family feel practice and have cat friendly status.
We are a 3 Vet, 6 Nurse practice and are part of the IVC graduate training academy. We also pride ourselves on being a nurse training practice. We have an exceptionally friendly team all with a great sense of humour. If you want to take part in the regular eating of cake and biscuits, you have to be quick, and, have very sharp elbows.
The successful candidate should be able to work to a high standard and have experience in consulting, routine surgery and case work ups. You must be able to cope with sole charge, although in general, this will only happen on a Saturday morning. Appropriate support and training is available.
Benefits (subject to pro rata)
• 5 weeks paid holiday plus bank holidays
• 5 days paid CPD leave
• £1250 CPD Allowance per annum
• Private Medical Insurance
• VDS Membership paid
• BVA Membership paid
• Service based holiday entitlement increases
• Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
• Enhanced paternity pay
• Birthday leave
• Discounted veterinary fees
• My Benefits – various discounts including retail & gym memberships
• Cycle to Work scheme
• CPD/training support
• Paid bereavement leave
• Company sick pay
• Employee opinion survey
• Free uniform in a number of roles
• Annual pay reviews
• Social events
• Sponsorship for overseas employees
• Academy & Leadership courses
• Focus on employee wellbeing
• Relocation packages
• Career progression opportunities
• Free flu jabs
As a BAME and LGBT+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long term health conditions, and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.
If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.
Ferndown, Dorset, United Kingdom