Part-time Veterinary Surgeon Required At Highcliff Vets, Brantham
9 months ago
The salary will be up to £35,000 PA depending on experience
Cattawade Nr. Manningtree, Brantham, United Kingdom
Here at Highcliff Vets, we are looking for a part-time Veterinary Surgeon to join our established, friendly, supportive team, who enjoys the challenges of first opinion veterinary practice as well as guiding recent graduates. A typical day starts at 08:15am with reassessing any patients returning from Vets Now and admitting patients for operations. All patient admissions are made by the veterinary team allowing our dedicated team of Registered Veterinary Nurses to focus on caring for our in-patients and preparing our day patients for surgery.
We offer 15-minute appointments as a minimum to allow Vets to provide a first-class service to clients and appointments are available for clients throughout the day with vets having staggered breaks throughout the day. Typically, you would have one session on "operations” each week allowing you to book in cases you have seen to operate on or work up; seeing cases through is encouraged in an environment where plenty of support is available if required. The final appointments of the day are booked for 18:45pm allowing ample time in the evenings to maintain a healthy work-life balance and there is no sole-charge work.
This is a part-time position, working 18.75 hours a week over 2 days. There will be 1 in 3 Saturdays mornings until 13:00pm.
The salary will be up to £35,000 PA depending on experience. There is a welcome bonus and relocation package on offer!
We are a purpose-built practice overlooking the beautiful Stour Estuary. Situated in the heart of Constable Country, the beautiful scenery made famous by the work of John Constable is close by for those who like outdoor life; the coast and Alton Water Reservoir is also on hand for those who enjoy life on the water.
The surgery is fully equipped including digital radiography (including separate dental radiography in a bespoke dental suite), ultrasonography, piped gases, multi-parameter monitor, flexible and rigid endoscopy, cautery, class IV laser therapy, tonometry, and forced-air warming for patients.
Manningtree and Mistley, just a stone's throw across the Stour Estuary from the practice, have great independent shops, bars, pubs, bakery, and restaurants as well as a supermarket and main-line rail station, with Liverpool Street just an hour away. We are midway between Ipswich and Colchester and each town offers plenty of opportunity for sporting and cultural pursuits, between them being home to Ipswich Town Football Club, Dance East, Mercury, and Wolsey Theatres as well as the fabulous Colchester Zoo. Stansted Airport is in easy reach at 50mins by car and the port of Harwich is just 15 miles away for those who enjoy travel to Europe and beyond.
There are five FTE Veterinary Surgeons, clinically supported by seven FTE Registered Veterinary Nurses as well as six Support Staff. Practice Management is shared with the site surgery at Hadleigh, some nine miles away.
Certificate study is encouraged, be that RCVS Cert AVP or GP Certificates; recently completed and in-progress Certificates include Medicine, Surgery and ECC. Within our team, we have a certificate holder in imaging which allows internal referral for more in-depth abdominal ultrasound in particular, and a monthly visit from a Cardiology Diplomate not only provides excellent care for our patients but allows up-skilling of Cardiology knowledge within the team.
We pride ourselves on our friendly, collaborative approach as we believe that allows us to best care for our patients and ourselves. We do a lot of work with local Cat Rescue Charities and regularly see Greyhound Trust dogs. We have for several years supported a local charity providing care and accommodation for adults with learning disabilities and like to attend local agricultural shows.
Prior experience of veterinary work in the UK is required and ideally, the successful candidate may hold or have started a Certificate although consideration will be given to less experienced Veterinary Surgeons demonstrating a genuine passion for first-opinion veterinary care.
Because our employee’s matter
We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from -
Work life balance
- 6.6 weeks annual leave
- Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
- Your birthday as a paid day off
- Private medical insurance
- Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
- Cycle to Work scheme
- Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
- Non-accidental injury support
- £1350 CPD allowance with 5 days paid pro rata
- Certificate support
- Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
- Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
- All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
- All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
- Infection Prevention and Control Programme
- Quality Improvement Programme
- BVA membership
- VDS cover
- RCVS fees
- Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
- Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
- Discounted staff pet care
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 BH5217 when you apply.
Address: Factory Lane, Cattawade Nr. Manningtree, Brantham, United Kingdom