Veterinary Surgeon Required At Park Veterinary Centre, Watford
7 months ago
Up to £50,000 + Car
Park Veterinary Centre
Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Here at Park Veterinary Centre, we are looking for an Equine Veterinary Surgeon to join our team. The main duties will include ambulatory equine general practice for example colics, lameness, injuries, medicine, and geriatrics. The role will also include being responsible for your own first opinion cases but there will be support available. There will be travel involved but the locations are fairly local. The role can be physically demanding as the successful candidate will be dealing with horses.
The rota involves working 4.5 days per week but this can be flexible. The shifts usually range from 9:00am-6:00pm over 4 days then 9:00am-1:15pm for 1 day a week. The rota does involve out of hours and weekends. The overnight duty is for emergencies only and that will be 1 night per week. The weekend duty is currently 1 in 4 for emergencies only or it could be 3 in 8 if preferred with time off in the week.
Salary will be up to £50,000 + Car
We are based in Watford with excellent transport links to London. We are adjoining an area of outstanding natural beauty of the Chilterns. The welfare of our patients is and always will be our priority. We have a main surgery at 256 Cassiobury Drive for both small animals and a separate ambulatory equine/large animal clinic, as well as a popular branch Practice at Katherine Place.
We are fully equipped with an ultrasound scanner, endoscopes, Dremel dental power tools, Dremel hoof power tools, laser, physio machines, practice laboratory and much more.
Across our practices, we have 4 Equine Veterinary Surgeons, 8-9 Small Animal Veterinary Surgeons, 14 Registered Veterinary Nurses and 6+ Nursing students. There is also 40 Support Staff! We have Vets with Certificates in Small Animal Medicine, Equine PHD, and CertCHP.
Our Equine Practice provides a very personal and professional service. We have extremely friendly colleagues and a good reputation for a good, honest ethical established practice. We also support our local scouts, orchestra, hospice, Macmillan fundraising and we sponsor local equine events!
We are looking for a dedicated and professional qualified Equine Veterinary Surgeon who is friendly and delivers the best care to our clients. We would prefer an experienced Vet, but we are able to support a new graduate. Applicants must have a Full Driver’s License.
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 use BH4764 as a reference when applying for this role.
Address: 256 Cassiobury Drive, Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom