PERMANENT VET SURGEON FOR BUSY ESSEX HOSPITAL – EXPERIENCE ESSENTIAL

Permanent day experienced Veterinary surgeon required full-time

To start June onwards (can be flexible)

4 week days – 8 hour shift

one weekend in 3 – 9 hour shift

Equal to a 39 hour week on average.

4 bank holidays to be worked per year as part of a team of 5 Vets

Shift times are between 7am and 11pm

No OOH

No sole charge

Busy Hospital, 23 vets (including part-times) with approx. 35 nurse, 20+ receptionist plus admin team and separate OOH staff.

No car-parking on site for new employees due to lack of space and priority for clients.

We are an accredited RCVS Hospital , we have a busy and varied caseload, it is a fun and supportive environment where we encourage all team members to be involved clinically and socially.

CPD is funded and encouraged with £1500 to spend plus 4 paid days to attend courses as standard (enhanced CPD funding is considered for specific certificates).

For a permanent role we really do need someone with experience and they must be confident and competent to perform casearian, GDV and pyometra type surgery without assistance. Support is always there for all tasks so this is just being mentioned to give an idea of the level we require for this vacancy, rather than specify a number of years qualified.

We also have a lot of brachycephalic owners and breeders in our local community and within the wider regional area, so although we do not encourage this breeding,  it is imperative that the successful candidate is able to work with these patients in a compassionate, non-judgemental and professional manner, and share our aims to improve the welfare of the individuals presented to us, and to participate in educating pet owners to understand the problems associated with the breeds, and improving breeding standards of these animals on a wider level.

Another important and sometimes different aspect to our practice that is worth mentioning (there are others!)  is that we base our nutritional advice and preventative healthcare approach on species-appropriate natural feeding, which is centred on feeding raw meat-based diets to dogs and cats.  It is an increasingly active and large part of work that complements our high standard of clinical care, so the ideal candidate would be one who already has an interest or experience of this, or one who is willing to learn and embrace this concept.

To apply please email your CV and cover letter to Emily@fortis-vets.com

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