Small Animal Vet Required At Donnington Grove Vets
Donnington Grove Vets
Thatcham, Berkshire, United Kingdom
We are currently looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our friendly, experienced Small Animal team - we have certificate holders in medicine, ophthalmology, imaging and surgery.
We have three well-equipped branches, all RCVS Accredited, including our hospital in Newbury. All branches are equipped for surgical procedures and digital diagnostic imaging. Your time will usually be split between the Hospital and one of the branches. There is no sole working with ample opportunity to operate or investigate cases every working day.
Consultations are at least 15 minutes – longer if required and there is generous time set aside during the day for phone calls, other ancillary veterinary tasks.
Working 4 days a week plus OOH Rota, which is shared evenly across a large team of vets with full back up when on-call. Night duties are 1:15 and weekends are 1:7. Phones are answered by our nursing team who are on site 24/7 to look after inpatients. We are proud of the excellent OOH service we provide to our patients, and the case load brings in a selection of interesting surgical and medical cases.
Salary range £38,000 to £60,000 per annum depending on experience.
Our main Hospital is based in Newbury which is a thriving town in West Berkshire, with many restaurants and only a 45-minute train journey to London Paddington. Situated on the edge of the North Wessex Downs AONB, it also provides beautiful local countryside for long walks with our canine friends. The Branches at Tadley and Thatcham are both located within a short distance of Newbury and are fully equipped for surgical procedures and digital diagnostic imaging. Our team is made up of 15 Vets and are supported by a team of 29 Nurses and Nursing Assistants.
We are looking for a vet who is RCVS registered with experience of working within a busy practice. Certificate holders are welcomed and opportunity to study further is encouraged.
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 focused on employee wellbeing
• Relocation packages
• Career progression opportunities
• Free flu jabs
Accommodation package: up to £11,400 per annum provided for rental payments (tax and NI free) or £10,017 added to salary if living in owned accommodation
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 BH4313 when applying for this role.
Address: 10 London Road, Thatcham, Berkshire, United Kingdom