We are looking for full/part-time veterinary surgeons to join our busy small animal practice in Taunton, and our branch in Wiveliscombe. Our veterinary team operates on scheduled tasks with everyone having a chance to develop their skills and interests. Days consist of a variety of surgical work, lab work, clinical investigation, imaging, and dental work. We also run 15-minute consultations throughout the day, ensuring you have plenty of time for admin tasks, client phone calls, lab reporting, general case investigation, and discussion!
Our full-time vets work four weekdays per week (opening hours 9am – 7pm) and a maximum of 1:4 weekends (Saturday 8.30am-1pm in practice and 1pm-7pm on call, Sunday 8.30am-7pm on call) on a rota basis. We use an OOH provider for all night cover. We are happy to consider flexible working patterns for part-time candidates.
The salary is up to £47,000 depending on experience.
We are a well-established small animal practice in Somerset, with our main premises in Taunton and a smaller branch in the nearby town of Wiveliscombe. Taunton is a thriving town within easy reach of the coast, as well as Exmoor and the Quantocks, whilst also being conveniently placed for access to the M5 and nearby cities of Exeter and Bristol. Our practice is fully equipped for small animal first opinion work, and we are constantly improving and upgrading our clinical facilities to provide the highest standard of care for our patients. We are very fortunate to have a wonderful and engaging client base, and we are dedicated to providing a stellar service to them.
About the Team and Culture
With an emphasis on integrity, communication, and kindness, our dedicated team of six vets, five registered veterinary nurses, and twelve support staff all work closely together to provide exemplary care for our patients and clients. As a team, we believe in actively supporting and encouraging each other to build confidence, develop skills, and pursue interests in a calm and professional environment. We work with many local and national charities, including doing some work for our local RSPCA wildlife centre and holding events to raise funds for a variety of causes. Our team members also take the time to engage with our community by giving talks at local schools and holding open days.
We are happy to consider qualified candidates with all levels of experience whether you are just finding your feet in practice, returning after a break, or simply looking for a new challenge in an engaging and supportive environment.
Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:
- 6.6 weeks annual leave including bank holidays
- £1350 CPD allowance with 40 hours paid pro-rata
- Certificate support
- RCVS fees paid
- Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service
- 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 well-being
- 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.
If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch. Please use BH6917 as a reference when applying for this role.
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