Veterinary Surgeon/Senior Veterinary Surgeon

Job Description

The Role

We have a very rewarding position for a Veterinary Surgeon/Senior Veterinary Surgeon to be part of a dedicated team striving to provide the best in veterinary care in Newton Abbot. The role has become available due to one of the veterinary team moving to a referral centre within IVC Evidensia to pursue referral aspirations. It is very much about work life balance and a supportive environment, to create a positive atmosphere in which to work in, at Kingsteignton Veterinary Group. We would expect that the post holder would work a 4 day week, although other options may be possible. We have a dedicated external OOH service but you will be required to be back up on call for visits and inpatients, one day a week, one Friday in 4 and one weekend in 4. There is a generous CPD budget and advanced certificate study is encouraged. Within this role there is likely to be some time spent at another local IVC Evidensia practice which provides first opinion and referral services.

About Us

Kingsteignton Veterinary Group is a very well-respected veterinary practice known for its high standard of patient care and client care. The practice is equipped to a high level with excellent diagnostic imaging facilities including ultrasound, radiography, and dental radiography. The practice has access to CT locally if needed. We offer exotic medicine and surgery as well.

The practice has a team of experienced clinicians and you can easily liaise with colleagues with interests and further qualifications (certificate/AP/Specialist) in a range of areas including exotics, cardiology, medicine, dermatology, soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, endoscopy, ophthalmology. You will be encouraged and supported to develop your own interests. Newton Abbot is close to the moors and the sea with great cycling routes and sites to go hiking running kayaking swimming paddle boarding and sailing. We are a busy, close-knit friendly team with a passion for providing the very best care to our patients and clients.

Applicant Requirements

This role could suit applicants with a variety of different backgrounds and experience: strong clinical and social skills are central to what is required. We are open to applications from candidates with certificates and particular areas of interest; to those who may be keen to have a leadership role within the veterinary team; and also, to more recent graduates.

Benefits (subject to 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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Newton Abbot, Devon, United Kingdom

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