Veterinary Surgeon

IVC Evidensia

Blackburn, England, United Kingdom


£55k (annually)

Vet Surgeon

Sep 13

The Role

At the practice, we are looking for a confident and experienced Veterinary Surgeon to join our team. The role will involve undertaking a share of consultations and surgery, although the balance of these can happily be discussed with our Clinical Director to suit your ideal role. An area of interest would be encouraged, and funding for certificates can be available. There is plenty of scope for somebody with a special interest to receive internal referrals to build their case log and work towards further qualifications.

We are looking for a full-time Vet, although part-time candidates are encouraged to apply also. The hours of work will be from 9:00am to 7:00pm, four days a week. You will have a place on our Saturday rota (8:00am-5:00pm) alongside 4 other colleagues and gain a lieu day the following week for Saturday work. There are no out-of-hours with this role.

The salary for this role is up to £55,000 depending on experience.

About Us

We possess digital x-ray, a separate theatre and prep area, surgical electrocautery, haematology, and biochemistry capabilities in-house, a modern laptop ultrasound machine and the option of a visiting specialist ultrasound service at all sites for those more complex cases. We are within easy traveling distance of cities such as Manchester and Preston, whilst also towns such as Ramsbottom and Clitheroe, depending on whether you are into jam scones, raves, or somewhere in between!

One of our strongest suits is our lovely, well-established team. We have trained all of our own nurses and a number of them are still with us after decades! Working alongside our Senior Nurses are our newer qualified RVNS and Student Veterinary Nurse team. We have a supportive and highly experienced Vet team including prior experience in orthopaedics, exotics, ECC work, and soft tissue surgery. There is a whole team culture of trying to do our best for patients and their owners, whilst making coming to work as enjoyable for one another as we can.

We have three full-time Vets and three part-time Vets, a strong new graduate already on board for September, and are seeking to add a fifth full-time Veterinary Surgeon. Our Head Nurse is supported by a Deputy Head Nurse, five other Registered Veterinary Nurses, and 3 Student Veterinary Nurses.

Applicant Requirements

We are looking for a confident and friendly Veterinary Surgeon who will enjoy coming in to build relationships with clients and colleagues, provide exceptional clinical standards, and relish the caseload this busy surgery will bring. Whilst case discussions are encouraged, and wider support is readily available, we require a vet who would be able to work confidently in sole charge when needed, handle most general practice presentations, and take the lead in organising their time and team. A certificate holder would be valued, someone wanting to work towards a certificate is also encouraged to have a discussion with our Clinical Director on what support we can provide.

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:

  • Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service
  • CPD paid days and allowance
  • L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • BVA Membership paid
  • VDS cover
  • Birthday leave
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Service-related company sick pay
  • Sponsorship for overseas employees
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities

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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