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Locum Veterinary Surgeon Darlington March Ongoing

6 days ago

£290 - £340 Per day

Vet Seekers

David Maclellan

Darlington, County Durham, United Kingdom

We are recruiting a Locum Veterinary Surgeon to join a small animal practice in Darlington.

This is an ongoing position working 4 days per week with a 1:3 weekend rota. This comprises of one full weekend of Saturday and Sunday nights and the one-half weekend Friday night and Saturday morning until 1pm. There is one day and night duty in a week and the weekends worked can count as days worked with time off in lieu during the week if required.

The working hours are Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm and 9am – 7pm if on duty. The practice offers 10-20-minute consultations. There is no sole charge work involved except when the Vet is on call. The practice boasts two branches so there maybe a requirement for consultation work at the branch practice close by.

About the practice

They comprise of a team of 4.5 Vets along with 8 nurses. The nurses also do a night shift rota, and they answer the phone and look after in patients.

This is a first opinion practice, and the role will involve a mixture of both consultations and surgeries. The surgeries are mainly routine.

There is accommodation available if required which is a flat at the branch surgery or there are in house facilities for overnight stays at the main practice.

The role is available from March ongoing and will most likely be for several months if required.

They are fully equipped offering a range of facilities including ECG, Ultrasound, In house laboratory and digital x-ray.

Key Details:

Type: Small Animal
Start Date: Mach 2021
End Date: Ongoing
Hours: Monday - Friday Full time 9am – 7pm 4 days per week
Weekends: 1:3 Weekends on call along with ½ weekend on call rota
Sole Charge: None only when on call
OOH: Yes
Branch work: Possibly some for consultations only if short staffed
Computer System: Robovet
Consultations: 15 Minutes
Team: 4 Vet 8 Nurses
Accommodation: Available in practice flat

About them

Independent small animal practice
2 Branches
Fully equipped with modern facilities such as ultrasound, ECG, Digital X-Ray, Endoscope and in house laboratory
Accommodation is a practice flat at branch surgery
Overnight facility available at main site when on call if required
Supportive friendly team

Must have:

• RCVS registered and qualified

• Possess the right to work in the United Kingdom

• 6 months related experience

What happens next?

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply with your latest CV. Alternatively, contact us to find out more details or to have a confidential discussion about this or other opportunities.

T: 0333 014 7374



Office hours are 8:30am–7:00pm or email us outside of these hours and we will respond ASAP.

Vet Seekers act as an employment business and an employment agency for the supply of locum and permanent staff for the veterinary industry throughout the UK and overseas.

Tel: 0333 0147374
Address: Darlington, County Durham, United Kingdom

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