Veterinary Surgeon

Veterinary Surgeon

Celyn Vet Group, Holywell | Holywell, WLS, GB

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Posted on 06/09/2022
The Role
Celyn Vet Group are looking for a dedicated Veterinary Surgeon to join their busy team! Day to day you will predominantly perform consultations, as well as surgery, up to a level that you are comfortable with. The candidate will be responsible for ensuring that every patient is offered excellent health care and advice, alongside gold standard client care. You will be responsible for ensuring excellent communication, both within the team and with pet owners, and for completing day to day clinical admin, such as repeat prescriptions. Saturdays are consultations only, except for emergency surgery and we do not book any routine appointments so that you have plenty of time to offer a weekend service to the patients that need it most. You will be supported by a nurse, a receptionist, and an animal care assistant during these shifts.
We are looking for two, full-time veterinary surgeons, working 40 hours across 3.5 days per week, however, we are considering part-time applicants and are happy to discuss the best working pattern for you! There are no out of hours duties, and only 1 in 4 Saturday mornings.
The salary for this role is up to £55,000 depending on experience.
About Us
We are a two-branch, first-opinion, small animal practice, with a well-established client base in Holywell and Prestatyn. We are based just a 30-minute drive to Chester, with excellent train links to Liverpool, Manchester, London and North Wales. Prestatyn is only 15 minutes down the road from our Holywell branch, in a beautiful seaside town. There is so much to do locally, from watersports on beautiful lakes, shopping at Cheshire Oaks or climbing Snowdon at the weekend.
We play a huge part in our community, so much so that we are expanding our veterinary surgeon team to ensure that we can continue to offer excellent patient care, as well as an excellent work-life balance for our team. Our fantastic practice has had a significant upgrade in equipment, including brand new drip pumps, syringe drivers, multi-parameter monitors, doppler blood pressure machines, a Tonovet Plus and a brand-new ultrasound machine. We are also investing in dental radiography later in the year, to ensure that we can provide gold standard dental care to our patients at both branches. Our other facilities include digital radiography, IDEXX blood machines and microscopy at both branches also.
About the Team and Culture
By far the best part of our practice is our team, made up of 2 Veterinary Surgeons, 2 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 2 Student Veterinary Nurses, 2 Animal Care Assistants, 5 receptionists and a practice manager. We are extremely supportive of CPD and certificates to become an advanced practitioner, one of our vets is currently completing a certificate in dentistry, our head nurse is completing her certificate in anaesthesia and analgesia, and we have visiting diplomats in cardiology, imaging, and surgery. We are a friendly, supportive team, who strives to provide excellent care to both our patients and their owners. We are looking for like-minded team members who are keen to learn and share their skills and knowledge with the rest of the team.
Applicant Requirements
Our ideal candidate will have experience working within a first opinion practice and be confident in working in sole charge. A certificate or an interest in completing a certificate is desired, but not essential. You will have excellent written and spoken communication skills, and a motivation to provide high standards of care.
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
6.6 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
£1,200 CPD allowance with 5 days 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 Gavin Gallagher from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.
Gavin Gallagher
Talent Partner