Veterinary Surgeon Required At Manor Veterinary Clinic In Folkestone, Kent
Manor Veterinary Clinic
Folkestone, Kent, United Kingdom
We are looking for a dedicated and passionate Veterinary Surgeon to join our team! The position is full time across a 4 day week with 1 in 3 Saturday morning 9-1, with half day in the week to compensate. No out of hours. Vets Now cover.
We perform operations in the morning, finishing by 1pm (most days!), then consults start at 2.30 until 6.30. The vets have time in the afternoon consults to write up notes and contact clients (and to have a tea break). We have a large prep area with our ultrasound machine, x-ray and dental x-ray. There are 2 theatres with multi-parameter monitoring. Cases are varied and interesting. We have 6 qualified nurses and one student so there is always someone to help and they are always happy to take your blood tests for you. Consults are 15 minutes long, with double appointments for complicated cases and euthanasia to give you time to deal with the clients and not rush.
We are in a large, purpose built building with lots of parking. There are 4 consult rooms, one of which the nurses use for their consults. We have a large dispensary and laboratory area where we can perform in-house blood tests. The prep area has our ultrasound, dental x-ray and kennels so pets can be monitored as they are recovering from their anaesthetic. There is a tub table for dental procedures. Off the prep area are 2 theatres and the x-ray room and another door leading to our main kennels and cattery which are separate so no dogs upsetting the cats! We also have an isolation kennel. There is a grassed, contained, outside area where in-patients can be walked in safety (there's also a picnic table where you can find staff having their lunch on a sunny day).
We currently have the equivalent of 4 full time vets. Our senior vet will be given the CD position in October. We are a friendly bunch - Violeta has now passed her small animal surgery certificate and is a great teacher. As we have 2 practice managers, we do our best to keep the vets admin work to a minimum. We always complete insurance claim forms, we arrange referrals and do our best to keep the stress levels down.
We are happy to look at any level of experience - ideally you will be someone who can perform routine ops on your own, but that is not compulsory as we are happy to support the right candidate, whatever your experience. We have peripatetic surgeons come to the practice for orthopaedic surgery and a cardiologist so there are opportunities to see them at work.
We try to make sure that vets are able to follow their cases through. There are always lots of goodies in the staff room - our clients are really generous – so you won't lose weight!
There are 7 nurses, 6 qualified and 1 student. They are a very strong team who run nurse clinics. We're hoping to re-start our puppy parties as soon as possible, which the nurses run on Saturday morning. We also have our reception team who have been with the practice forever. They are always willing to help. We have always held lots of charity events but unfortunately, have not be able to recently. Our 10th annual practice open day was cancelled in March 2020, we're hopeful for March 2022!
This position would be ideal for your first move after graduation. Ideally, we would like someone who can perform routine operations confidently. The current vet team are more than happy to assist our new colleague to grow into the role and you will be encouraged to achieve your ambitions.
Benefits (subject to pro rata)
• Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service
• CPD paid days and allowance
• L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
• Enhanced family friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
• Private Medical Insurance
• BVA Membership paid
• VDS cover
• Birthday leave
• Discounted veterinary fees
• Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Service related company sick pay
• Sponsorship for overseas employees
• Initiatives focussed 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.
Please quote BH3490 when applying for this role.
Address: Pent Road Shearway Business Park, Folkestone, Kent, United Kingdom