Senior Veterinary Surgeon Required At Spring Lodge Veterinary Group In Witham, Essex
4 months ago
Spring Lodge Veterinary Group
Witham, Essex, United KingdomWe are looking for an experienced Senior Veterinary Surgeon to join us at Spring Lodge Veterinary Group in Essex. The role involves 40 hours per week based on a 4-day week, within a rota system of 8am - 7pm. Our vet team work varying shifts between the hospital and branches, with branch continuity prioritised for both staff and clients. At the hospital, vets share consulting duties alongside ward shifts and surgical time. Ideally the new team member would have a medical and imaging bias to complement our surgery certificate holder. We are a host practice for Vets Now, therefore no night cover is required. We run an emergency only overlap service at the weekend, strictly for our own clients, from 2pm-5:30pm on Saturday and on Sunday from 8am to 5:30pm. This is based on a 1:10 rota. There is also a Saturday morning rota consulting session, based on a 1:3or4. Part time applications will also be considered.
We are a RCVS accredited small animal hospital in Witham, Essex with 5 other accredited branches all a short drive from the hospital. 3 of these branches are ‘stand-alone’ branches with facilities to image and operate. The other two branches are ‘consulting only’ branches which feed into the main hospital. The hospital has a full in-house lab, separate isolation, cat and dog wards. We have an orthopaedic theatre, lots of surgical kit including laparoscopic equipment and various endoscopes. All x-ray machines are digital, 3 of the sites have an ultrasound machine and other items are often added to our kit list. Our facilities allow us to offer an interesting and varied case load that keep us excited and challenged. We are also proud to be an ISFM Cat Friendly Clinic as well as a RWAF Rabbit Friendly Clinic. We are well known in the area and are active in the community, and often sponsor local events. Although we are a big team we are a close team, with many members of staff having been part of the Spring Lodge family for many, many years. During non COVID times we like to let our hair down regularly with a good party or just by celebrating each other’s personal event. The main hospital in Witham is in walkable distance to a main line train station for easy access to London and is within driving distance to the East coast. We have a good mixture of surrounding countryside and town and we are only half an hour to Stanstead airport.
We have a fantastic, friendly team of vets, nurses and support staff, that have a wide range of interests, and who provide support to each other whilst working within our busy clinics. We have 11 FTE vets, including certificate holders and others working towards certification. Our vets enjoy using their clinical freedom on a wide range of both surgical and medical cases. Of our 16 nurses, a high proportion are RVN's, and include surgical nursing diploma holders and degree holders. Our nurses enjoy lots of responsibility within the practice, allowing our vets the time to concentrate on their clinical skills and client care. We are a training practice and like to be involved in supporting the next cohort of vets and nurses. The clinical team is supported by a fantastic team of 4 VCA's and a dedicated reception team.
We require an experienced, confident, and enthusiastic vet, with previous sole charge experience. We are looking for someone with the ability to fully work up a range of medical and surgical cases, who shares our desire to provide the best care possible for both patients and owners. Teamwork and excellence in client communication should be high on your agenda. Alongside all round consulting and surgery skills we would love to find a candidate that has a strong interest and background in internal medicine and/or imaging that we could support in fully utilising their skills and knowledge.
Benefits (subject to pro rata)
• 5 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays
• 5 days paid CPD leave
• £1250 CPD Allowance per annum
• Private Medical Insurance
• VDS Membership paid
• BVA Membership paid
• Service based holiday entitlement increases
• Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
• Enhanced paternity pay
• Birthday leave
• Discounted veterinary fees
• My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships
• Cycle to Work scheme
• CPD/training support
• Paid bereavement leave
• Company sick pay
• Employee opinion survey
• Free uniform in a number of roles
• Annual pay reviews
• Social events
• Sponsorship for overseas employees
• Academy & Leadership courses
• Focus 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 BH3498 when applying for this role.
Address: Powers Hall End, Witham, Essex, United Kingdom