First Opinion Veterinary Surgeon
We are looking for a first opinion Veterinary Surgeon to work across our Perton and Albrighton branches. There is also the potential for this role to be split into part time roles. It is key that the successful candidate/s are comfortable working in a sole charge environment, where support from the rest of the group is never far away. We offer a high-quality GP service in the branches, and they act as a source of clinical cases for our hospital. The successful applicant will carry out consultations and routine operations, be people focused and work hard at building client relationships. The role of our branches is to provide excellent veterinary services to their local community. An emphasis is placed on building relationships with clients to really understand their needs and those of their pets. Each branch has a consulting Nurse who, together with the Vet, should provide the first port of call for clinical and preventative advice. Our branch Veterinary Surgeons do routine surgery and dentistry. They do not hospitalise patients overnight. You will have the freedom to develop services and grow the branch surgery putting your own stamp on how things are run. If you have leadership skills, there is an opportunity for you to take more autonomy as a Branch Leader. We can also develop confident Vets, in these skills if desired. This is not essential for this appointment.
The hospital is a 24/7 small animal practice and the hub of St George's 7 local branches, offering gold standard clinical and client care. You will have the pleasure of working with a lovely and experienced team of people including certificate holders, veterinary surgeons, new grads, RVN's, ACA's and receptionists. We offer CT, ultrasound, endoscopy, physio, k-laser and a wide variety of cases and opportunities both surgically and medically. We are based in the city centre with excellent facilities to commute to and from Birmingham, Telford, Shrewsbury and parts of mid Wales.
MRCVS on the RCVS register, preferably with post qualification experience but could be suitable for a candidate with less experience if their competencies match i.e. strong communication skills, organised, client centric, decision making and general confidence. Own transport/driving license required as travel between sites required.
Benefits (Subject to pro rata)
- 25 days paid holiday not including bank holidays
- 5 days paid CPD leave
- £1250 CPD Allowance per annum
- Private Medical Insurance
- VDS Membership paid
- BVA Membership paid
- Service based holiday entitlement increases
- Birthday leave
- Childcare voucher scheme
- Discounted veterinary fees
- My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships
- Cycle to Work scheme
- CPD/training support
- Paid bereavement leave
- Company sick pay
- Employee opinion survey
- Free uniform in a number of roles
- Annual pay reviews
- Social events
- Sponsorship for overseas employees
- Academy & Leadership courses
- Focus on employee wellbeing
- Relocation packages
- Career progression opportunities
- Free flu jabs
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.