Veterinary Surgeon AlphaPet, West Meads
AlphaPet Veterinary Clinic
West Meads, Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Looking for a full or part time small animal vet. Happy to build the role around the right individual.
School hours/early/late shifts/Saturdays/consult only - all considered.
Willing to support a return to work post career break/extended breaks/maternity leave or a new grad.
We offer a supportive environment. We are wanting to build our team, develop individual interests and confidence to pursue individual passions.
Full time would be a 4 day week, with one in four Saturday mornings. Currently no Out of Hours.
Happy for an informal chat, or for people to locum to get a feel for the clinic first.
We are a well-established Veterinary Hospital in West Sussex on the Southern Coast of England and have been providing services to our community for 28 years. We have 2 branch clinics within a 20-minute drive and ample, free car parking at all 3 sites. Our surgery is loaded with all the usual toys including; Digital Xray, Ultrasound, Endoscopy, Cryosurgery, Radiosurgery and a fully equipped lab.
Our location boasts a fabulous coastline and plenty of wide-open space on the South Downs for country walks. Bognor is an entertainment hub with Butlins and Hotham Park, as well as a local cinema, multiple pubs and places to eat. Heaps of seaside shops and fun, including the pier and promenade train rides! There is a multiplex cinema in Chichester, with a bowling alley and various big-name restaurants, and on the outskirts, you can even try your hand at water sports! We have local transport links to trains that service Gatwick and London and a short drive to Portsmouth will give you plenty of outlet shopping and links to the ferries to the Isle of Wight and France. If you fancy some history, there is also the historic town of Arundel with the Castle, lake and quaint little shops.
About the Team and Culture
Our surgery is made up of a large, evolving team of 5 Veterinary Surgeons, 3 Long term locum Vets, 7 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 3 Student Veterinary Nurses and 5 Animal Nursing Assistants plus, a dedicated team of receptionists and admin support. We have several team members working towards their certificates in a number of areas, and we pride ourselves on being a progressive practice that actively encourages and supports personal development.
We are enhancing our client-based support by gaining our Cat-Friendly status (ISFM) along with personal cat-friendly professionals on all staff, becoming a Rabbit Friendly Practice and gaining our Fear Free Professional status, all in the aid to reduce stress and anxiety within our patients. We are a certified Bee Friendly practice, with the aim to enhance our Eco-friendly approach and sustainability. We also work closely with a local wildlife hospital, so treat a diverse range of wild animals. Some of our staff are members of British Divers Marine Life Rescue, so we’ve even had the odd seal.
The successful candidate will be interested in building strong client relationships, have exceptional clinical standards, and enjoy working within a team with some sole charge. The ability to thrive in a busy small animal hospital would be an advantage. Certificate holders, or someone who would like to study towards one, would be desirable. We are looking for a motivated individual, with good communication skills and excellent patient care.
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
As a BAME and LGBTQ+ 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 BH5296 when applying for this role.
Address: 11-17 The Precinct, West Meads, Bognor Regis, United Kingdom