Veterinary Surgeon

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Up to £60,000 a year
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Weekend availability
Every weekend
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Company pension
Cycle to work scheme
Employee discount
Private medical insurance

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The Role An exciting opportunity has become available at Wellpets, they are seeking their final Veterinary Surgeon to join their well-equipped first opinion, small animal practice in Sittingbourne, Kent. The daily workload includes a variety of first opinion consultations and surgery whilst being involved in clinical governance, mentoring/coaching of other vets, clinical staff and also liaising with the Practice Manager. You will be required to work 40 hours per week over 4 or 5 days, we like to give you the option! The shifts can be flexible depending on potential candidate requirements and include 1:4 weekends (Saturday & Sunday). There are no out of hours with this role to promote a healthy work life balance. Salary Up to £60,000 depending on experience. About Us Wellpets are a group of 3 small animal branches in Kent and we are looking for an enthusiastic and caring Vet to work at our busy practice in Sittingbourne in Kent. We have excellent facilities such as, digital x-ray, dental x-ray, ultrasound, and brand-new in-house lab with a well-established team of friendly staff at all of our branches. With great train links to London, award winning Blue Flag beaches and Elmley Nature Reserve nearby, Sittingbourne is a lovely place to be. About the Team and Culture We have a long-standing team of 4 Vets, 3 RVN, 1 SVN, 2 ANA and 5 support staff working across our 3 sites. Our Vets interests vary from medicine, orthopaedic surgery, ultrasound. We also have a Vet with a GP certificate in Cardiac Ultrasound. We encourage our Nurses to use their skills and knowledge within practice through nurse clinics, advising clients about their pet’s health and welfare and supporting the Vet team. Here at Wellpets we have a supportive ethos where we truly value each other. They industry is not always easy, so we like to make sure we support each other through the day to day with positivity, encouragement, and warmth. We are very much a community-based group and often get involved in a vast array of community events. Applicant Requirements We are asking that our new Vet is experienced in small animal medicine and surgery. We expect good communication skills and confidence with clients. A positive, can-do attitude is also important along with being able to work as part of a friendly busy team. 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
  • 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.