Veterinary Surgeon

Glaven Veterinary Practice, Holt
Permanent, Full time
from £30,000 for a new graduate rising to £60,000 DOE

Posted on 11/08/2021

Glaven Vets are looking for a confident Veterinary Surgeon to join our friendly and supportive team. We have the beautiful Norfolk countryside and coast on our doorstep and want you to be able to enjoy it as much as we all do!

A standard working day starts at 8.30 and finishes at 18.30. We have different shift patterns, as follows:

  • 9-12 consult then 2-3 then 4-5.45
  • 9-12 consult then 4-5.45
  • 8.30-4 in theatre (you dictate your breaks) then consult 4-5.45

1 in 6 Saturday mornings; Saturday mornings consist of consulting 9-12, if any inpatients require to be cared for over the weekend the vet is responsible for transferring these to our out of hours provider after consults, although this happens infrequently.

We have outsourced out of hours however alongside the nursing team there is some inpatient cover Monday to Friday. The diary is a mixture of operating and consulting time at our main branch in Holt with a couple of half days between 9 – 11am or 14.00- 18.00 sole charge consulting at our smaller branch in sunny Wells-Next-The-Sea. Admin time is provided between consulting, however, if additional is needed we will always work to accommodate our vets’ needs.

The majority of our team work four days a week with a fixed day off, however, if you have something else in mind, come and talk to us, we are open to both full time and part time applicants. Salary starts at range from £30,000 for a new graduate rising to £60,000 for someone who is comfortable with all areas of veterinary practice to include sole charge with maybe a specialist qualification or mentoring and leadership experience. A 5K Golden Hello and relocation package is also on offer for the right candidate.

About Us

We are a team who like to work collaboratively and support each other with a focus on wellbeing and development. Our dedicated wellbeing champions organise regular social and fundraising events for the practice, including a supper club and annual Macmillan coffee morning, as well as, Wellbeing and Training mornings.
We are usually a team of 6 Veterinary Surgeons, along with a couple of wonderful locums who regularly cover so our permanent staff can take their annual leave allowing us to work at a sensible pace. If you have an interest in a particular veterinary area we will endeavour to ensure you are given the support and funding to pursue those interests.
Our nursing team with 6 super RVNs, 1 (soon to be 2) amazing SVNs and 2 awesome VCAs, all of whom are dedicated to patient care and work to support the vets including undertaking consults. We benefit from RVNs with special interests in canine and feline behaviour, ECC and breeding.
Successful candidates would ideally have mentoring experience, preferably in surgery, and enjoy case discussions whilst also benefiting from clinical autonomy. We have two OVs and two VetGDP qualified vets.
Our practice management team are qualified Mental Health First Aiders.

Applicant Requirements

You will be a fully qualified Veterinary Surgeon, enabling full UK

MRCVS status. Ideally you may have some experience, so someone who may be looking to move from their first practice since graduating or someone who is looking to expand their experience of small animal practice to include leadership. Interest in developing surgical experience would be an advantage. You will be encouraged to develop your specific interests and we will support you every step of the way, including the study to certificate level.

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.

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Any questions before applying?

Speak to Taylor Findlay from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.

Glaven Veterinary Practice, Holt

Oakland House, Old Station Way, Holt, NR25 6DH, Norfolk, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Small animal