Fixed Term Veterinary Surgeon Required At Kilbarchan Veterinary Practice
Up to £55,000 DOE
Kilbarchan Veterinary Practice
Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, United Kingdom
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our friendly and supportive team here at Kilbarchan Veterinary Practice!
Required for single site small animal role. You will work as part of a supportive team with 5 experienced vets (mix of full and part-time) and 4 qualified nurses. The role would usually include a mix of consulting and procedures/ops.
The diary is well managed with care to ensure breaks, time for reporting results/prescriptions and lunch hours are protected. Slots are kept for 'on the day/emergency' appointments in order to protect from overbooking. Consults are currently allocated 20 minutes with double appointments for more complex cases. The nurses also consult alongside the vets including nurse clinics and laser therapy sessions.
Although we are advertising for a full-time candidate at 40 hours per week there is some degree of flexibility in this. Typically, the 40 hours would be worked over 4 days with the same day off every week allowing you to pursue hobbies and maintain a work life balance. Saturday mornings are shared equally between the vets and will be no more than 1 in 4. OOH is covered by a local OOH provider and no inpatients are kept overnight.
Salary for the role is up to £55,000 depending on experience.
The practice is well established in the community having been present for over 30 years therefore has a loyal client base. Kilbarchan is a leafy, pretty conservation village situated in an excellent location close to Glasgow Airport, with a short and pleasant drive to Glasgow City Centre. It is also only 30 minutes to the coast in one direction and from Loch Lomond in the other allowing great opportunity for outdoor pursuits. If you have a dog, there is a park local to the practice and we would be open to you bringing your dog to work with you.
We have all the usual equipment including digital x-ray, ultrasound machine, on-site bloods and recently acquired dental x-ray machine. We will support any particular interest or skillset and would happily add more specialist equipment if requested.
About the Team and Culture
The most important thing for us is that any prospective candidate fits well into the team, we have a supportive and dedicated caring environment, with a focus on excellent patient care. We would be open to more recently qualified candidates as well as experienced vets.
Essential requirements would include excellent client communication skills, a friendly and enthusiastic attitude, and a desire to provide a patient focused service with a team approach.
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:
6.6 weeks annual leave including bank holidays
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
£1500 CPD allowance with 40 hours paid pro-rata
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
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. Quote BH6960 as a reference when applying for this role.
Address: 11 Steeple Street Kilbarchan, Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, United Kingdom