Permanent Veterinary Surgeon Charity Hospital Wolverhampton - West Midlands

£33,000 - £48,000 - Veterinary Surgeon
Ref: 5442 Date Posted: Thursday 20 Feb 2020
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We are recruiting a permanent full-time veterinary surgeon to join a hospital practice in Birmingham. This is 37.5 hour per week working over 5 days with no weekends or evenings. The role offers a great work / life balance as the hospital closes at 6pm and there is no on call. This is a great opportunity to treat a wide variety of medical and surgical cases and exposure to more complex cases offering the vet an opportunity to continuously develop their skill set and knowledge. The Hospital is located close to all local amenities and transport links. CPD is actively promoted and encouraged and the practice welcome discussions on the CPD allowance in more detail.

Key Details:

•             37.5 Hrs  working week

•             Veterinary Surgeon's typically work incremental shifts from 8am-4.30pm to 10am-6.30pm and vet nurses from 8am-4.30pm to 9.30am to 6pm.

•             No OOH, as this is fully outsourced - Vets Now do night cover on site.

•             The caseload is varied and would make a great opportunity for someone completing a certificate or looking to further develop their skills. 

•             They have the work / life balance sorted

•             Clinical staff typically work 1 in 6 Saturday mornings from 9-12 and receive time off in lieu the following week

•             Pets and people at the heart of what they do UK wide


About the Role:

•             They are seeking a Veterinary Surgeon (VS) for the delivery of an efficient, professional and caring service to all the hospitals clients and to provide a high standard of customer service and clinical care whilst also promoting pet wellbeing and delivering preventive services.

•             The hospital building is well equipped with plenty of consulting space allowing them to meet the demands of this busy small practice.

•             The caseload is very varied on a day to day basis

•             They are a friendly welcoming team that are very supportive.

•             They aim to promote a healthy life for all their pets by preventing, educating and treating sick and injured animals with passion and compassion.

•             Responsible for managing cases cost-effectively, encouraging financial contributions from clients


About Them:

•             As the UK’s leading veterinary charity, with 48 Pet Hospitals, they strive to improve pets’ lives – through prevention, education and treatment.

•             Every year their dedicated vet teams carry out 2.7 million treatments on 470,000 pets.

•             Their national network of around 120 high street shops help us to provide these treatments through selling both donated and new goods.

•             They believe that they work better together, so everyone from their vets, volunteers, shop teams and to office support colleagues - are driven into the help improve the lives of every pet.


•             Salary - £33,281 - £47,227 pro rata per annum

•             Hours 37.5 Hours per week full time permanent

•             CPD is encouraged and self-development is actively encouraged

•             Allocated CPD funding of 37.5 hours

•             Excellent career opportunities/development

•             5 weeks holiday per year

•             Paid statutory holidays

•             Travel allowance

•             Life assurance 4 x annual salary

•             Contributory pension scheme

•             Private medical insurance (after 12 months service)


Must haves:

•             RCVS registered and qualified

•             Possess the right to work in the United Kingdom.

•             Excellent communication skills

•             1 years’ 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.

T: 0333 014 7374



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