F/T Permanent Assistant Veterinary Surgeon - Washingborough - Lincolnshire

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Competitive DOE - Veterinary Surgeon
Ref: 2094 Date Posted: Thursday 01 Nov 2018
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We have an exciting opportunity for a veterinary surgeon to join our clients hospital in Lincolnshire.

Join a well-established small animal practice located in the quaint village of Washingborough close to the beautiful city of Lincoln. You will have good links to Doncaster Airport which is approximately a one hour drive away and East Midlands International Airport can be reached in one hour 20 minutes’. Direct trains to central London are accessible from nearby Newark and Grantham stations.

This is a great opportunity to work alongside a committed team of devoted vets and a large team of enthusiastic nurses and reception staff. Our client promotes growth and development within the role as well as excellent career prospects. Advancement to a certificate qualification would be actively encouraged.

Key Details:

  • Hours Monday to Friday: 9.00 – 7.00 (4 days per week)

  • Weekends: 1 in 3  or 1 in 4 weekend rota – Saturday mornings until 13:00.

  • Computer System: RX Works

  • Sole charge: will be expected at the weekends.

  • OOH: None

  • Other: They are interested in your ideas and ensure plenty of client contact during nurse clinics.

  • Free parking


The successful candidate will ideally have at least 2 years UK small animal practice (or UK equivalent) experience. In return they will provide strong mentorship, fantastic packages (see below) and the chance to be involved in cases using state-of-the-art technology. They provide all of this whilst you continue to develop your career and get the most job satisfaction. They are seeking an enthusiastic team player who has a passion for delivering outstanding care to their patients, as well as a first-class service to their clients.

Package & Benefits

  • Package Salary range: £DOE

  • Fees: RCVS, VDS and BVA fees paid, BSAVA fees paid for New Graduates

  • Accommodation: £6,600

  • Vehicle or Allowance: If you take a vehicle it’s tax free and worth around £4500 (petrol, insurance, MOT, tax etc are all covered); if you opt for the allowance instead, it’s £2500 in cash, but taxed

  • CPD: £1500 per annum plus 3 days off, with extra certificate funding;

  • Further Training: There are a fantastic team of in-house trainers who deliver customer service and communication training, how to handle difficult situations and giving/receiving feedback training – free of charge!

  • Pension: Company pension scheme

  • Holiday: Working life balance is of the utmost importance and offer 5 weeks’ holiday plus Bank Holidays.  Part-time opportunities are available for most roles!

  • Internal Schemes, discounts etc: Every member of staff has access to great discounts for supermarkets, shops, holidays etc (which can be very substantial!); They have their own staff cost saving scheme for pet treatment and offer great discounts on pet food. A lot of vets are also on commission, so they actively benefit from the hard work they put into the practice

  • Staff related awards etc: These can be spent on a variety of goods and services!

  • Career progression: Excellent career paths available employees wanting to take a different direction and progress into roles such as Lead Vets, Area Managers, College Lecturers, HVN’s, Clinical Coaches Regional Directors or, becoming part of the Practice Development team – and so much more!

  • Wellbeing/Support Management: A pioneering ‘Buddy System’ is in place where every new vet is allocated a Mentor, who will look after them in the first year and ongoing support is provided from a team of close-knit Area Managers and Regional Directors, all of whom who are fully trained in dealing with mental health issues.

  • Clinical Support: They also have a tight internal clinical support network, with access to some fantastically skilled vets (for example, one of their surgeons is doing elbow surgery that isn’t done anywhere else in the UK), and equipment, such as their own CT and MRI units, and their very own radioiodine unit in London for hyperthyroid cats.

Must haves:

  • MRCVS registered and qualified

  • Possess the right to work in the United Kingdom.

  • Excellent communication skills

  • 24 months Small Animal post-grad UK experience

What happens next?

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply with your latest CV.  Alternatively, contact us to find out more details or to have a confidential discussion about this or other opportunities.

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