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Veterinary Surgeon Required At Highcliff Vets

1 month ago
9 months ago

Salary is up to £65,000 PA depending on experience.

Highcliff Veterinary

Taylor Findlay

Hadleigh, Ipswich, United Kingdom

The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic Veterinary Surgeon to join our friendly and supportive team. The full-time role is a 4-day week with 1:3 Saturday mornings. There is no OOH. We offer 15-minute appointments or multiples of this depending upon the case need. Clinic times run from 8.30am until 12pm with appropriate rest breaks, 2pm until 4 pm then 5pm until 6.45pm, 6pm on a Friday. Typically, each vet will have at least one full operating session each week when they will start on the operation list first thing in the morning with help from the consulting vets starting mid-morning.
There is a real team approach to helping with the operation workload, so it is completed in good time. Rest breaks tend to be taken together which engenders a good sense of team spirit. Cases can be discussed, and this helps support vets with their workload and sharing of knowledge and experiences. The surgery typically has 3-4 vets working each day with 2 vets on a Saturday morning so you will never work alone.
Salary is up to £65,000 PA depending on experience. Welcome bonus and relocation package on offer!

About Us

Our Hadleigh clinic is based in the heart of the small Suffolk market town of the same name, close to the coast and only an hour’s journey to London by train from nearby Manningtree. The surgery is based in a Grade 2 listed building with a modern purpose-built extension encompassing two operating theatres, separate dog and cat kennelling, prep area and diagnostic imaging suite. The building is fully air-conditioned with piped anaesthetic gases. It also has a separate isolation kennelling area in our enclosed car park.
We are RCVS GP status accredited, a Cat Friendly Practice and a TP Nurse Training centre. The facilities include digital x-ray, ultrasound, video endoscopy/bronchoscopy, fully equipped laboratory facilities and multi parameter monitoring equipment, radio surgery, Class IV K laser, Tonometry and Bair Hugger.
Richard Pettit is the Clinical Director in this branch having worked at Highcliff for 27 years. He has a special interest in Orthopaedics and regularly undertakes TTA and stifle surgeries and fracture repairs requiring few orthopaedic referrals. We have a part time vet who is an Advanced Practitioner in Diagnostic Imaging working each week. We actively encourage certificate study having several vets currently enrolled.
We also have a visiting Cardiology Diplomat helping us improve our overall cardiology knowledge and care.
We are a friendly and sociable practice enjoying meeting up outside of work and have been lucky to have people returning to work for us over the years. Feedback from staff members always highlights the high level of support and encouragement that they have received from Highcliff during their time working with us.

Applicant Requirements

Our ideal applicant will have UK veterinary experience and be competent at routine operations and dentistry and offer a good quality first opinion service to our very friendly clients.

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

Professional Memberships

⦁    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 BH5168 when applying for this role.

Tel: 07977243724
Address: 96 High Street, Hadleigh, Ipswich, United Kingdom

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