Veterinary Surgeon

Veterinary Surgeon

Overdale Veterinary Practice, Buxton | Buxton, ENG, SK17 6LP, GB

Posted 11 days ago

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Posted on 11/07/2022
The Role
An exciting opportunity has become available for a mixed discipline veterinary surgeon to join us at Overdale Veterinary Practice in Buxton. The mix is approximately Small 65%, farm (mostly beef and sheep but some dairy) 30% and equine 5%. The role would primarily be based at the Overdale branch in Buxton with the very occasional help to our sister practice in Ashbourne. The role would suite either a new graduate (who could enrol on the IVC vet academy) or a more experienced vet looking to advance their mixed practice skills.
We are flexible and would consider both full time and part time applicants. The full-time role is based on a 40 hour week over 5 days per week, between 8:30 am – 5:30 pm. We undertake our own on call (calls answered by external call centre) for both large and small animal work, with a small animal nurse on call to assist. The standard on call rota is 1 in 7 weekends (TOIL in the week following) and weekday on call spread between all the vets. Saturday morning consulting on a 1 in 7 rota, with TOIL given. A new graduate will be supported and mentored, with back up available for out of hours work.
Salary for the role is up to £54,000 depending on experience
About Us
Overdale is based in the picturesque spa town of Buxton, nestled in the Peak District. The clinic has a classical mixed practice feel about it, with the ethos of providing a high standard of clinical care to our clients across the board.
We have 3 small animal consulting rooms (2 vet and 1 nurse), one dedicated operating theatre, an imaging suite (digital x-ray, ultrasound and endoscopy), prep area with dental facilities and in house laboratory. We have separate cat and dog kennels.
The large animal work at Overdale is very varied from larger dairy farms to the smaller beef and sheep farms, plus a lot of small holdings. The work consists of routine herd health work (Easiscanner with goggles and screen) and general ambulatory work. We do our own TB testing although there are 3 lay testers, shared with our Ashbourne clinic, to lessen the load. We do bull and tup fertility testing. There are accredited BVD, Johnes and TB accredited vets and perform TB advisory visits for our farmers. Many of our clients are farm assured and CHECS/MV accreditation is also encouraged. We have a busy lambing period with a lambing club for our farmers.
On the equine side we are undertake 1st opinion work. Our vets undertake pre-purchase examinations, portable x-ray for lameness workups, and routine surgery including castrations, and general 1st opinion emergency work.
About the Team and Culture
We are currently a 5FT and 3PT vet team ranging from 1 year to 16 years of experience. We have small animal medicine certificate holders, with another in progress. This gives a wide breath of skills and experience which enables us to support and mentor new additions. We are a nurse training practice and have 4 FT & 4 PT qualified nurses, with several ECC certificate holders. On reception we have a dedicated team who manage the front of house.
With the Peak District literally on your doorstep you can undertake a wide variety of outdoor pursuits in your leisure time, including rock climbing, cycling, angling and walking. Buxton also benefits from the Buxton Opera House which has a very good line up. If you are missing the big city then Manchester is only a short train ride away. There is a lot to do in Buxton and we are a very social practice and frequently have nights out, BBQs and weekend activities.
Applicant Requirements
We are looking for either a confident and experienced vet capable of sole charge when needed, or a new graduate vet who wants to enter the IVC graduate academy and develop their skills as an all-round general practitioner. Good communication skills are a key asset for any candidate to be successful, as is the ability to work well within a team.
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:
Work-life balance
5 weeks annual leave including bank holidays
Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
Your birthday as a paid day off
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
£1200 CPD allowance with 40 hours paid pro-rata
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
Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
Discounted staff pet care
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.
Any questions before applying?
Speak to Summer Aiken from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.
Summer Aiken
Talent Partner (0) 7977 242 401