Exotics Veterinary Surgeon

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The Role

EXPERIENCED EXOTIC VETERINARY SURGEON We have an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated veterinary surgeon looking to join our popular, 2 centre Small Animal & Exotic practice. The rota is a 4-day working week with equally shared weeknight on call for in-patients only. The available position is flexible dependent on interests and experience; sole Exotics or SA/Exotics. For further information about Animates please visit our website: www.animates.org.uk

About Us

Animates has great equipment and facilities including a busy and dedicated Exotics premises with species specific wards allowing us to be able to cater for the extensive existing caseload. Capnography and ventilation are routinely used for anaesthesia. We have 5 “Outstanding” RCVS Practice Standards Awards. Our overnight emergencies are seen by Vets Now. However, inpatients remain hospitalised overnight during the week cared for by dedicated night staff, with a vet on call, and if necessary are transferred to Vets Now on Saturday evening. We are close to Stamford and Peterborough with a 1-hour drive to locations such as Cambridge/Lincoln/Leicester.

About the Team and Culture

We currently have a fantastic, team of 12 vets (including ophthalmology and ECC certificate holders) and 18 nurses (8 RVN, 7 SVN, 4 VCA), with 9 support staff. The team enjoy working together to deliver an excellent level of customer and patient care. We pride ourselves on supporting each other and encouraging development

Applicant Requirements

Excellent opportunity for enthusiastic and motivated veterinary surgeon looking to join our popular, 2 centre small animal & Exotic practice. Certificate holder preferred but candidates’ part-way through or with exotics experience wishing to start a certificate will be considered. Desire to provide an excellent level of customer and patient care is paramount.

Because our employee’s matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from: Work-life balance
  • 6.6 weeks annual leave, including bank holidays
  • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
  • Your birthday as a paid day off
  • Private medical insurance
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
  • Non-accidental injury support
  • £1,250 CPD allowance with 5 days paid pro-rata
  • Certificate support
  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
  • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
  • All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
  • Quality Improvement Programme
Professional Memberships
  • BVA membership
  • VDS cover
  • RCVS fees
  • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Discounted staff pet care
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.