Veterinary Surgeon Required At Orwell Veterinary Group
Up to £55,000 DOE
Orwell Veterinary Group, Grange Farm Vet Hospital
Kesgrave, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Here at Orwell Veterinary Group, we are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our team. The role which consists of a mixture of consulting and operating time. Some consulting may be at one of our branch sites. The successful candidate will also attend clinical team meetings, clinical governance meetings and other projects to support the business.
Most of our Veterinary Surgeons work 4 x 10-hour days, but we understand that this doesn't suit every individual, so we are more than happy to discuss working patterns to suit your individual needs. This role would involve a 1 in 5 Saturday morning rota. This is only to consult for emergencies, and not routine consulting. We are a VetsNow host practice, so there will be no out-of-hour shifts required by our Vets.
We strongly believe in creating a good work-life balance, so we are happy to discuss part-time work.
The salary will be up to £55,000 depending on experience.
Orwell Veterinary Group is made up of our Grange Farm Hospital, and three branch surgeries in and around the Suffolk town of Ipswich. We are located close to the beautiful Suffolk countryside and nearby beaches, with good transport links to London, Cambridge and Norwich.
Our Tier-3 hospital provides an excellent consult, theatre, and hospitalisation setting in a purpose-built site. Our branch sites are consulting only. The hospital has designated canine, feline, and isolation wards, a large prep room, two operating theatres, as well as a dental suite and imaging room. Our equipment includes a video laparoscope, endoscope, ultrasound, digital radiography, digital dental radiography, and IDEXX in-house laboratory equipment.
We currently have 10 Veterinary Surgeons, 7 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 2 Student Veterinary Nurses, 2 Animal Care Assistants, 2 Practice Managers, 1 Reception Manager, 1 Head Receptionist, and 9 Receptionists.
Within the Vets there are 3 certificate holders (medicine and surgery), with 2 Vets currently undertaking certificate qualifications (medicine and dentistry). 4 of the Nurses are currently studying for certificates also (medicine, surgery, ECC, and dentistry).
As a practice, we get involved in community events every year such as fun days, school careers fairs, and educational visits.
We are willing to accept applications for a candidate with any level of experience, as for us, it is more about the candidate than the level of experience that they can bring the team. Less experienced candidates would be fully supported by a very experienced team. The candidate must have a valid Veterinary degree and be registered with the RVCS. A valid UK driving license is preferable but not essential. The practice is happy to support VISAs and VISA applications.
We are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to expand our team due to an ever-growing client list, it is not necessary for that candidate to be a certificate holder, or even have a desire to complete a certificate. We would just like a colleague who loves what they do and provides great clinical care. If the candidate would like to study for a certificate, then this would be fully funded and encouraged.
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 BH4769 as a reference when applying for this role.
Address: 1 Tommy Flowers Drive, Hartree Way Grange Farm, Kesgrave, Suffolk, United Kingdom