Veterinary Surgeon

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Up to £65,000 a year
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Company pension
Cycle to work scheme
Employee discount
Private medical insurance

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Small Animal Vet to join our friendly team in Plymouth. This is a Day Vet role where there is an opportunity to take on a varied caseload to suit your interests, whether this is medical or surgical, working in sole charge as well as within the wider team. Plymouth Veterinary Group is a first-opinion multi-site practice with a flagship Hospital and 4 branch surgeries serving all areas of Plymouth. The Hospital is 24/7 365 days per year providing an out-of-hours service for other feeder practices within the area. The practice is well equipped with Digital X-ray, Ultrasound, Laparoscopy, and other diagnostic equipment enabling most first opinion cases to be treated in-house as well as accepting referrals for exotics. Our vets work up to 40 hours across a maximum of 4 days per week with a share of Saturdays or full weekends with breaks built into the rota throughout the day to allow time for callbacks and the follow-up of cases. The salary for this role is up to £65,000 depending on experience. Plymouth is Britain’s Ocean City and presents excellent opportunities for land and water-based activities as well as a vibrant cultural scene, with good access to the Southwest or Europe. There are not many better cities in which to live and work so if you are looking to relocate, we can offer you full support with this too. Our Vets are supported by a team of registered veterinary nurses, student veterinary nurses, animal nursing assistants and reception and admin staff as well as a dedicated overnight clinical team for our Out of Hours Service. We are looking for someone with a real passion for small animal work who can carry out routine surgeries, client consultations and work up cases with the full support of the wider team who hold certificates in Exotics and Surgery and others who are working towards dentistry, imaging and medicine where required. We fully encourage CPD and further qualifications and pride ourselves in fostering a learning environment for all staff to be able to reach their full potential. 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
  • £1250 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.