Consult Only Veterinary Surgeon
The Rowe Veterinary Group, Bradley Stoke
Salary up to £60,000 (FTE) depending on experience
We understand that flexibility and doing what you enjoy is essential to maintaining a long and happy career. We are recruiting for a consult only role offering flexibility in terms of hours and shift patterns. We are looking for someone who could work between 3 and 5 days per week working ideally 9AM-3PM, mornings are essential, but your rota could be flexible to suit which can be discussed at interview. There are no weekend requirements for this role unless you want the opportunity to join our first opinion team covering our own daytime emergencies at the hospital.
Why choose us?
Our team at the hospital is very focused on coaching and development and we have several vets with further training in this area. We encourage personal development (including funding certificates where desired) and are happy to spend time training our vets in hospital work, ultrasound, surgery, dentistry, or whatever interests you! We encourage a collaborative working culture where we share ideas and support each other. Several of our vets have Certificates in medicine and surgery, whilst others are currently working towards them. We enjoy supporting our new graduates and have EMS students on a regular basis enabling us to give back to the veterinary community. We have made several changes to ensure vets are able to take lunch breaks and leave on time; these include employing twilight vets, removing the last consult of the day, structuring rotas to allow for admin time and driving a culture that challenges, rather than champions, staying beyond your finish time.
About the Team and Culture
Our tier 3 RCVS-accredited hospital provides excellent facilities including digital x-ray, dental x-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound, endoscopy and more. We pride ourselves on clinical excellence whilst also providing a patient-appropriate, compassionate service for our clients. You would be joining a well-established team of 10 other Veterinary Surgeons, a strong, experienced nursing team and a fantastic support team. As part of the team at Rowe, you will benefit from access to our referral department who offer services in Medicine, Ophthalmology, Surgery, Oncology, Orthopaedics, Imaging, Neurology and Dentistry. We also have our own dedicated and experienced OOH team providing continuity for patients.
Our Ideal Person
We are looking for someone with a passion and drive for consulting as you will see everything from sick pet emergencies as well as all your routine general practice appointments seen at our hospital. You should feel confident in dealing with routine and more complex presentations, with the ability to build client rapport to build a regular caseload. You will become part of a large, collaborative team in a hospital environment.
Because our employees 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
- Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
- Your birthday as a paid day off
- Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
- Private Medical Insurance
- Cycle to Work scheme
- Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing, including discounted gym membership
- Non-accidental injury support
- £1250 CPD allowance with 40 hours 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
- 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