Veterinary Surgeon (Maternity Cover)

Job Description

The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic Veterinary Surgeon to join our friendly and supportive team. The position is full time (5 days a week) 8am till 6pm. 1 in 4 Saturday (9 til 2pm). Day off in lieu for weekend worked. No OOH. This is a maternity cover position with the potential to lead to a permanent position. Part time/job share applications will be considered. Clinical director role also considered for the right candidate.

The role will involve a mix of consults and ops each week, with 15 minute consult slots starting from 8.30am, in blocks spread throughout the day which give ample time to follow-up cases. A dedicated operating day at least once a week gives that ability to follow-up your own cases. Support from experienced vets within the practice and group is also available.

About Us

Chapelfield Veterinary Partnership is a five site, multi-species practice. This role is based at our Long Stratton branch, 10 miles south of Norwich. Recently refurbished, we have an operating suite of a central prep area with two operating theatres, radiography room and dental room plus separate dog and cat wards, with walk-in kennels available for our patients. We also have 3 large consulting rooms. In this surgery, facilities include digital radiography, ultrasound, orthopaedic operating kit with endoscopes and laser surgical unit available in other branches. We are based in rural South Norfolk, with access to the bustling lights of Norwich only 20 minutes, as well as the superb countryside, beaches and wildlife of Norfolk and Suffolk are never far away. London and Stansted are within 2 hours.

The team at Long Stratton consists of 7 vets (part time and full time, 1 x Medicine Cert, 1 x Surgical Cert, 1 x Ophthalmology Cert in training) enabled by 4 vet nurses (3 x RVN, 1 x SVN). Our 5 receptionists, 2 dispensers, 1 practice manager, 1 debt manager + farm animal vets occasionally wafting into the building, make a close-knit, hard-working team dedicated to providing the best for our clients (pets and humans).

Applicant Requirements

We are looking for a hard-working team player with experience who is happy to adapt to Norfolk life but confident enough to bring new ideas. In addition to your excellent clinical and communication skills, you will need to be a people oriented person, who is willing to support and guide your colleagues.

Benefits (pro rata)

• 5 weeks paid holiday not including 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
• Pension
• 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.

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Long Stratton, Norfolk, United Kingdom

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