Veterinary Surgeon required at Strathmore Vets

Location
Andover, Hampshire
Salary
Up to £65,000 depending on experience
Posted
16 Sep 2022
Closes
16 Oct 2022
Ref
BH7012
Sector
Practice
Contract Type
Permanent

The Role

We are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our amazing team of 7 Veterinary Surgeons, 7 Veterinary Nurses, a Veterinary Care assistant, a practice manager and 4 receptionists. 

We run our own out of hours service on site. Right now, every Vet has one night on call per week and one weekend every five. Vets have a half day off following the weeknight on call, working on a four-and-a-half-day rota per week. 

Vets will not need to stay on the premises while on out of hours shift. We have an on-call mobile phone where we receive calls from our clients. We assess first over the phone and we decided if we need to meet the client at the clinic, or the case can be safely seen the following day during normal hours. We always have a Veterinary Nurse on duty alongside and vets have the whole Friday off after doing a weekend on call. We never work longer than 8.5 hours a day, including one hour of lunch. 

We do have two separate wards, for canine and feline inpatients, plus an isolation ward. Our cat ward has been designed to the highest standard of feline medicine. 

We have two theatres, a room for x-rays and ultrasound, a large preparation area for nonsterile procedures where we also get our patients prepared in view of their sterile procedures, a dental table with dental unit and dental x-ray for dental work and endoscopies, a dedicated room for end of life and a Laboratory area.

Salary

The salary will be up to £65,000 depending on experience. 

About Us

We are all general practitioners, some of us already hold or are in the process of getting an International Certificate done, and every member of staff is encouraged and supported to increase their own skills and knowledge in everyone's main area of interest. 

The practice is very close to the town centre. We love our big garden that surrounds the whole building. We benefit from a very large parking area and the reception has two separated waiting areas, one for dogs and one smaller for cats. We are a very successful training practice. It allows us to train staff to the high standard we aim. 

We have two main consult rooms, with big bright windows facing the garden, and one ophthalmic room.

We also have a fully equipped staff room, with kitchen, sofa, and armchairs, and two officers both used by clinical and non-clinical staff. 

Andover is a medium sized market town surrounded by beautiful countryside. It has great connection to airports, London, and other cities such as Southampton. Beaches are just one hour away by car. 

We employ seven Veterinary Surgeons, seven Veterinary Nurses, one Veterinary Care assistant, a practice manager and four receptionists. We also have a University Student nurse working with us full time.  

Applicant Requirements 

We would definitely recommend you to come and visit us, before taking any real decision to see what a family orientated work place this is. 

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:

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 including bank holidays
  • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
  • Your birthday as a paid day off

Wellbeing

  • 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

Development

  • £1250 CPD allowance with 5 days paid
  • 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

Additional

  • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Discounted staff pet care
  • Relocation allowance

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 and quote reference BH7012.

To apply, please email your CV to Bartosz by clicking the apply button or call 07977242349 for more information.

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