Veterinary Surgeon

IVC Evidensia

Ipswich, England, United Kingdom


£60k (annually)

Vet Surgeon

Aug 18

The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic Veterinary Surgeon to join our friendly and supportive team. The full-time role is a 4-day week with 1:3 Saturday mornings. There is no OOH. We offer 15-minute appointments or multiples of this depending upon the case need. Clinic times run from 8.30am until 12pm with appropriate rest breaks, 2pm until 4 pm then 5pm until 6.45pm, 6pm on a Friday. Typically, each vet will have at least one full operating session each week when they will start on the operation list first thing in the morning with help from the consulting vets starting mid-morning.

There is a real team approach to helping with the operation workload, so it is completed in good time. Rest breaks tend to be taken together which engenders a good sense of team spirit. Cases can be discussed, and this helps support vets with their workload and sharing of knowledge and experiences. The surgery typically has 3-4 vets working each day with 2 vets on a Saturday morning so you will never work alone.

Salary is up to £60,000 PA depending on experience. Welcome bonus and relocation package on offer!

About Us

Our clinic is close to the coast and only an hour’s journey to London by train. The surgery is based in a Grade 2 listed building with a modern purpose-built extension encompassing two operating theatres, separate dog and cat kennelling, prep area and diagnostic imaging suite. The building is fully air-conditioned with piped anaesthetic gases. It also has a separate isolation kennelling area in our enclosed car park.

We are RCVS GP status accredited, a Cat Friendly Practice and a TP Nurse Training centre. The facilities include digital x-ray, ultrasound, video endoscopy/bronchoscopy, fully equipped laboratory facilities and multi parameter monitoring equipment, radio surgery, Class IV K laser, Tonometry and Bair Hugger.

Our Clinical Director in this branch has a special interest in Orthopaedics and regularly undertakes TTA and stifle surgeries and fracture repairs requiring few orthopaedic referrals. We have a part time vet who is an Advanced Practitioner in Diagnostic Imaging working each week. We actively encourage certificate study having several vets currently enrolled.

We also have a visiting Cardiology Diplomat helping us improve our overall cardiology knowledge and care.

We are a friendly and sociable practice enjoying meeting up outside of work and have been lucky to have people returning to work for us over the years. Feedback from staff members always highlights the high level of support and encouragement that they have received from the team during their time working with us.

Applicant Requirements

Our ideal applicant will have UK veterinary experience and be competent at routine operations and dentistry and offer a good quality first opinion service to our very friendly clients.

Benefits (subject to pro rata)

•               5 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays

•               5 days paid CPD leave

•               £1350 CPD Allowance per annum

•               Private Medical Insurance

•               VDS Membership paid

•               BVA Membership paid

•               Service based holiday entitlement increases

•               Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay

•               Enhanced paternity pay

•               Birthday leave

•               Discounted veterinary fees

•               My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships

•               Cycle to Work scheme

•               Pension

•               CPD/training support

•               Paid bereavement leave

•               Company sick pay

•               Employee opinion survey

•               Free uniform in a number of roles

•               Annual pay reviews

•               Social events

•               Sponsorship for overseas employees

•               Academy & Leadership courses

•               Focus on employee wellbeing

•               Relocation packages

•               Career progression opportunities

•               Free flu jabs

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.

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