Veterinary Surgeon - Maternity Cover

Spring Lodge Veterinary Group, Witham
Fixed Term, Full time
Competitive Salary

Posted on 17/11/2020

The Role

We are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join us for a fixed term contract covering maternity. We have 6 sites working around a central, accredited Small Animal Hospital in Witham. The role involves 40 hours per week based on a 4-day week, within a rota system of 8 am – 8 pm. This role encompasses varying shifts and clinic duties but branch continuity is prioritised for both staff and clients. We are a host practice for Vets Now, therefore no out of hours cover is required. We run an emergency only overlap service at the weekend for our clients only, from 2pm-6pm on Saturday once we have closed, and on Sunday from 8am to 6pm. This is based on a 1:10 rota. There is also a Saturday morning consult session, based on a 1:3/4 basis. 

About Us

We have a fantastic, friendly team of vets, nurses and support staff, that have a wide range of interests, and who provide support to each other whilst working within our busy clinic. We can offer excellent surgical and medical facilities as well as an interesting and varied caseload. We have all the usual kit that you would expect from a hospital standard clinic and undertake in-house orthopaedic procedures alongside laparoscopic spays and other laparoscopic procedures. We have 12 FTE vets, one of which is a certificate holder in surgery, 16 nurses, with a high proportion of RVN's, including surgical nursing diploma holders. Plus 4 VCA's and a dedicated receptionist’s team. 

Applicant Requirements

We require an experienced, confident, enthusiastic vet, with previous sole charge experience and the ability to fully work up a full range of medical and surgical cases. They would have a clear focus on client communication and a desire to provide the best care possible for both patients and owners. Teamwork and excellence in clinical care should be high on their agenda. You will have exceptional all-round practice skills, with the ability to work sole charge when required. Any additional skills would be very welcomed. You must have excellent customer care focus and appreciate the importance of good communication with our stakeholders.

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Paige Suckley

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Spring Lodge Veterinary Group, Witham

Powers Hall End, Witham, Essex, CM8 2HG, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Small animal