Posted on 31/03/2022
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and proactive Veterinary Surgeon to join a happy, friendly, and well-established small team. We give our Vets the freedom to treat their patients how they judge best, and Senior Vets have a good level of autonomy in how to run their practice.
Workload at St George’s is structured at a steady pace and rest periods are adhered to. Practice outings and rewards are some of the extra bonus’s staff are offered. The role is for a caring and passionate Veterinary Surgeon with ideally 2 years UK experience, there will be sole charge work however, support from the wider group is always on hand.
Working two days per week (9:00am-6:30pm) with share of Saturday morning weekend shifts (9:00am-12:00pm). No out of hours. Salary range £40,000 - £50,000 pro rata
We are a small, friendly, supportive practice located with good transport links to Birmingham/Wolverhampton but within the beautiful countryside of Shropshire. Our practice does not offer OOH, Vets Now cover this, and we have and excellent relationship with practices in our Lockwood Veterinary Group (a 9 practice, 20 Vet group) for in- house referrals.
Several vets have already gained their certificates (Exotics, Surgery, Imaging), a roving Cardiologist specialist and Certificate studiers in Medicine and Surgery. Post qualification certificates for both Nurses and Vets are encouraged. We have a high percentage of qualified nursing staff and are also a nurse training practice. Our staff turnover is low and progression opportunities are encouraged to support this. We pride ourselves with excellent Veterinary care and customer service.
We have a full and modern lab equipment/blood machine(s). Digital X-rays facilities. Separate operating suite and dental equipment. Vet and modern nurse consulting room.
We are made up of 2 Veterinary surgeons, 3 nurses, supported by management as part of the Lockwood Veterinary group. Certificate holders in Exotics, Surgery, and Imaging. Roving cardiologist specialist. Certificate studying actively encouraged with vets currently studying both internal medicine and surgery.
· Previous UK veterinary surgeon experience desirable.
· Good all-rounder with skill sets to include routine surgery and consultations.
· Positive attitude and a team player.
· Brilliant communication skills
· 5 weeks 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
· VDS cover
· Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
· Enhanced paternity pay
· Birthday leave
· 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
· 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 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.
Speak to Gavin Gallagher from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.