Veterinary Surgeon Required At Swaffham Vets
4 months ago
Up to £55,000 DOE
Swaffham, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Swaffham Vets have an excellent opportunity for a Veterinary Surgeon to join their friendly and supportive team.
You will cover a range of duties including consulting and operating, with the support of our very experienced team of Registered Veterinary Nurses, as well as a surgical certificate holder. As a practice we foster a positive, welcoming, and supportive environment, making this role perfect for a recent graduate wanting to find their feet in the veterinary world!
You will work approximately 33.5 hours per week across 4 days, with shifts between 8:30am- 17:00pm. There is a 1:6 on-call rota weekend rota, Friday evening from 18:30pm you would be on call for emergencies only. Saturday Morning is for short surgeries with shifts between 9:00am-12:00pm and Sunday back to being on call for emergencies only.
The salary for this position is up to £55,000 per annum depending on experience.
We are a busy, small-animal practice dedicated to providing the best possible first opinion care for the pets of Swaffham and surrounding areas. Swaffham is ideally placed for a short drive to either Cambridge or Norwich and the nearby station at Downham Market has fast trains to London if the city life is for you. However, a twenty-minute drive north will take you to the beautiful North Norfolk coast if you are looking for somewhere more peaceful.
We are lucky to have built a fantastic reputation in the community by going that extra mile for our patients. We have all the usual facilities, digital x-ray, ultrasound, dental equipment, etc plus an extremely spacious building to house it all in.
About the Team and Culture
We are a 6 Vet practice with an excellent support team made up of 9 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 2 student Veterinary Nurses, 3 receptionists, and 1 kennel assistant. One of our Senior Vets holds a surgical certificate, and our Lead Vet holds a Veterinary business certificate. We are a very close-knit team and actively encourage case discussion across the practice, there will always be someone to lend a helping hand should you need support. We work closely with an independent rescue centre, fundraising and collecting donated food for the many rescue animals that live there. We offer every member of our team a day off each year to work at a charity of their choice, or a cause close to their heart.
We are fortunate to accept all levels of experience, from an experienced Vet to a newly graduated vet, but you must be RCVS registered. You will be willing and open to learning from an experienced team where required and have a friendly manner. The most important aspect is that you will put client care at the heart of everything you do and always aim to give a stellar service.
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:
- 5.6 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
- £1,250 CPD allowance
- 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
- 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 and quote reference BH6695.
Address: Unit 3 Tower Meadows, Swaffham, Norfolk, United Kingdom