Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon -Yorkshire

Park Veterinary Hospital
Sheffield, Yorkshire
Salary of £34,000-£60,000

Job Details

One of our fab vets is following her dream into the world of neurology, so we are looking for a like-minded person who shares our passion for patient care. We started as a small first opinion practice 37 years ago and have grown to be the only hospital status practice in Sheffield, and remain proudly independent, providing the highest standard of care to all our patients, clients, and team. Donna and Carmel liked working at the practice so much that they bought it in 2007, and have since opened a branch practice in Hathersage, providing veterinary care in the Hope Valley and surrounding villages of the Peak District. Our RCVS accredited hospital offers excellent facilities including digital and dental x-ray, ultrasound, video endoscopy and a fully equipped laboratory.  We also have critical care facilities, an isolation ward and provision for exotic species, as well as all of the equipment and services you would expect from a RCVS accredited hospital. We want you to come to work and enjoy what you do and being part of a friendly, inclusive and supportive team goes a long way. We are a sociable bunch and enjoy getting together outside of work, whether it’s nights out enjoying the nightlife Sheffield has to offer or judging the village pet show, there is plenty for you to get involved in. There is also a long tradition of scarecrow making at the Hathersage Gala week, and Melanie, one of our nurses, lets her creative juices run wild each year with the annual scarecrow theme – we won 2nd place in the competition this year!   We are a close knit, dedicated team of 8 vets, 6 RVNs, 3 SVNs, 2 ACAs, 4 receptionists and office team. We are looking for a vet with some experience, or a confident new grad who is looking to develop their skills in a busy first opinion practice. We can offer you the chance to start your veterinary journey with an exciting and varied caseload whilst our team, led by our GDP Advisor, Carmel, will provide the mentoring and support you need to gain experience and spread your wings.   We believe in encouraging career progression, so if you are looking to undertake a certificate or have an area of special interest, we will fully support you in achieving your goals. Our team of vets can offer the ‘Full Monty’ of expertise – Carmel is a small animal Advanced Practitioner and has a certificate in surgery, Matt and Tiago are both undertaking a dermatology certificate and Katie is working towards her ophthalmology certificate. We also have the assistance of several visiting surgeons, including David and Nick who look after the orthopaedic cases, Annelies who has a certificate in small animal medicine and Vicky, a cardiology certificate holder runs our cardiology clinics. Our full-time vets work a 4-day week.  We provide our own OOH service, which is only for registered clients and is more than often quiet with just a few telephone calls, which you can answer at home. There is always an experienced RVN in practice 24/7 to look after any in-patients and to provide you with assistance if you are called out with an emergency.  New graduates and less experienced colleagues will have an experienced vet acting as second on call for advice and assistance when required.  The weekend on-call rota is just1:7/1:8 with an early finish after the on-call weekend, and an additional day off the following week, giving you a long weekend off work.   It’s a great area to live; within a 10-minute drive of the practice you can be enjoying the beautiful Peak District, where you can escape for lots of outdoor activities, including walking, running, cycling and climbing, surrounded by the stunning views of the Dark Peak moorlands and the Hope Valley. We would love you to speak to our vets about what it is like to work here so that you get an honest opinion from the team and not just a great sales pitch (we promise we aren’t holding their pet’s hostage!). Salary is £34,000 to £60,000 depending on experience, 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays, CPD allowance of £2000, with certificates supported and funded, plus all the usual benefits.