Veterinary Surgeon

Island Veterinary Associates, Stafford
Permanent, Full time and/or Part time
Up to £60,000 depending on experience, up to £5,000 relocation support, plus benefits

Posted on 17/01/2024

Veterinary Surgeon
Island Veterinary Associates, Stafford
Up to £65,000 depending on experience, up to £5,000 relocation support, plus benefits 

There’s no better time to join our friendly team!

Island Veterinary Associates are looking for a dedicated GP Vet to join their team! The successful candidate will carry out several vet duties including First Opinion veterinary Consults, Vaccinations, Health Checks, Neutering, General Surgery and Diagnostics to name but a few!

We are happy to accept both full/part-time applications for this role, working on average 40 hours across 4 days per week, on a shared rota with a fair shift pattern. You will be required at work 1:6 Saturdays and there is no out of hours however you may need to cover inpatient care should the need arise. 

About Us

We are a friendly, small animal practice based in the county town of Stafford, surrounded by the beautiful countryside that will appeal to the outdoors type, such as Cannock Chase great for mountain biking or Hiking or just Dog walking. However, we also have great links to public transport and excellent rail access to anywhere in the UK.

Newly refurbished premises – 5 consulting rooms with large waiting area based in prominent position our new practice is light and airy with a large clinical space upstairs including two large theatres, central prep room, Dental room and imaging room. We have top rated arthroscopy, Laproscopy, and endoscopy equipment. Excellent ultrasound machine, in house lab along with all the normal equipment.  Supportive and friendly team we have 2 certificate holders in Small animal surgery as well as another training, with a specific interest in orthopoaedics.  

Based in county town of Stafford with excellent rail and road access to the major cities.

About the Team and Culture

By far the best thing about our practice is our fantastic team, we have 7 vets who are supported by 7 registered veterinary nurses, 2 Certificate holders in Small Animal Surgery, Feline Medicine and imaging, 5 of our RVN's have been here for 10+ years.

We are a friendly and close-knit team and we like to discuss cases, to share knowledge and skills to help everyone develop in their role.

Applicant Requirements 

Our ideal candidate is a first opinion veterinary surgeon who has some experience working in a practice. You will be dedicated to putting animal care at the heart of everything that you do and fit seamlessly into our friendly team. An interest in medicine would be an advantage however, this is not a deal-breaker.

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 -

Work-life balance
•    6.6 weeks annual leave
•    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

•    £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
•    All our Vets get £1250 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
•    Infection Prevention and Control Programme
•    Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships
•    BVA membership
•    VDS cover
•    RCVS fees

•    Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
•    Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
•    Discounted staff pet care

For a confidential chat or to discuss this role in more detail, please contact Hannah Williams, Talent Partner, on / 07977252868.
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Island Veterinary Associates, Stafford

115 Wolverhampton Road, Stafford, Stafford, ST17 4AH, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Small animal