We are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our enthusiastic and supportive team. The position is mainly based in King’s Lynn, at our main practice, London Road Veterinary Centre, with one day per week consulting only at our branch surgery, The Hollies, based in Downham Market. You will receive lots of support from our Clinical Director, our well-established 6 Vet team, the Practice Manager, and the Nursing and Reception team.
Full-time Veterinary Surgeons work a 4-day week, although part-time applications will also be considered. The shift patterns include one 8:30am - 17:30pm, 9:00am-18:00pm, 8:30am - 18:30pm, one shift 8:30am - 19:30pm. There are no out-of-hour duties. You will be part of a fair weekend rota of 1 in 5 weekends.
The Salary for this role is up to £50,000 depending on experience.
We are a two site, small animal practice, with one branch which is consulting only. The practice has been established since the 1930’s and has evolved over the years with the changing pace of veterinary medicine to offer a modern service with a well-established reputation. We are located in a busy market town close to the beautiful North Norfolk coastline. We are an hour’s drive from Norwich and London is 90 minutes away by train.
We have a really good mix of experience in our veterinary team, which includes an Advanced Practitioner in Cardiology and two of our Vets currently studying towards PgCerts in Internal Medicine and Dentistry and Oral Surgery. We are actively encouraging our Vets to further their knowledge and passion towards a chosen topic and we are happy to fund and support any post-graduate studies. Our Vets work closely with each other, offering advice to their colleagues and working up cases together to achieve the best possible results for our patients. We see a varied caseload and our Veterinary Surgeons have clinical freedom and are well supported by our proactive and experienced nursing and reception teams. We hold daily ward rounds, monthly vet meetings and clinical governance meetings, regular in-house, and external training sessions. We have a wide range of diagnostic and surgical equipment. We are a silver ISFM accredited practice with a strong emphasis on patient care and a Fear Free approach for all our patients.
Our team consists of 6 Veterinary Surgeons. We have a certificate holder and Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Cardiology, whilst two of our other Vets are currently studying towards PgCerts in Internal Medicine and Dentistry and Oral Surgery respectively. Our well-established, experienced nursing team consists of 6 Registered Veterinary Nurses and 1 Student Veterinary Nurse which are supported by our team of 5 Patient Care Assistants. One of our Patient Care Assistants holds a COAPE level 2 Diploma in Animal Behaviour, being able to offer a wide array of behavioural services to our client base.
We are working with Cats Protection Downham Market AC, seeing a varied medical and surgical caseload, with one day per week dedicated solely to this work. We also have a longstanding history of caring for RAF Marham’s Military Working Dogs.
We are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon who is confident in dealing with the varied caseload that a small animal practice has to offer. This would include routine and non-routine surgical and medical procedures, diagnostics, and consultations. A surgical bias is desirable but not essential; further studies in this field would be actively encouraged and supported. We are willing to offer a relocation package for the right candidate.
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.
If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.