Veterinary Surgeon

Veterinary Surgeon

Alphavet Veterinary Centre, Risca | Risca, WLS, GB

Posted 14 days ago

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Posted on 21/11/2022
The Role
Alpha Veterinary Centre is looking for an experienced Veterinary Surgeon to join their Risca branch offering gold standard care to our pets and Clients. This role is an excellent opportunity for a vet who wants to develop abilities and focus on any special interests, as we hope to expand the types of services we can offer. You will need to be well organised, enjoy working within a team and be motivated. We actively encourage certificates and are keen to develop your skills to a top standard. The successful candidate will be joining our supportive team, who strive on giving the pets in our care a gold standard service.
We would consider flexible working for this position. We are very lucky to be the only practice in the UK that has a VetsNow 24/7 site running alongside us in the Langstone building. VetsNow specialises in emergency critical care, covering the OOH in our area, and our teams regularly share cases and work together.
The salary for this role is up to £65,000 depending on experience + £5,000 relocation allowance + benefits including Private Medical Insurance, RCVS Fees and Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
About Us
Risca is a well-established practice located in a small friendly town, with lots of local amenities close by. At Risca, we are 100% SA, whilst our branch in Langstone is also a referral hub for orthopaedic and spinal cases. We are also very lucky to be host practice to a VetsNow 24/7 site, so we have a huge range of cases and opportunities. We have excellent facilities including 3 consulting rooms, digital x-rays, ultrasound, and high-quality dental equipment including dental x-ray.
Our Langstone branch is located just off the M4 corridor in Newport and takes referrals in orthopaedics and spinal cases. Langstone has recently been refurbished, to include separate dog and cat wards, and a dental suite, along with X-ray/Ultrasound, flexible and rigid endoscopy, laparoscopy, harmonic scalpel, and orthopaedic and spinal equipment.
About the Team and Culture
Our wonderful team is made up of 5 vets supported by 14 nurses, 2 veterinary care assistants and 9 receptionists/admin team. We have two surgical certificate holders, who take referrals in orthopaedic and spinal cases. We strongly encourage the personal development of our staff, including gaining certificates and CPD, which is funded along with all IVC benefits. You will have strong support from an experienced management team - an excellent, efficient reception team and an exceptional, super-friendly nursing team who are hungry for knowledge and keen to achieve the highest standards of care.
Applicant Requirements
We are looking for an RCVS Veterinary Surgeon with competence in all routine medical and surgical procedures. Specific interests are welcomed and encouraged, so just let us know where your passions lie. We would love another passionate, experienced vet to bring their own unique skills and ideas for a happy team dynamic. You will be passionate about providing gold-standard patient care to our clients and their pets.
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
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
£1500 CPD allowance with 50 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
RCVS fees
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 Jim Dixon from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.
Jim Dixon
Talent Partner