Job Title – FT Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon

The Role

We are a busy small animal practice who see a wide variety of cases. You will have full clinical freedom and work cases up to a high standard. We have an experienced vet team (86 years between them) who will support and guide for newly qualified vets but this role also allows for autonomy for the experienced practitioner. We have 12 fantastic RVN’s who are competent, happy,friendly and supportive.

The hours are approx 39 hours per week over 4.5 days with 1:6 full weekend(sat 9am till 3pm/sun 10am-12pm) and 1: 6 saturday mornings(9am till 1pm). Our out of hours cover is provided by Vets Now but we have the facilities to look after inpatients.

The Practice

The premises is housed in a converted chapel and is characterful with some original features. The consulting rooms are large and airy with climate control and the practice is well located within the town centre. A second branch was opened in Staveley in 2014 due to continued business growth and has since undergone extensive renovations to provide a clean and modern working environment. Both practices have all the facilities and equipment you would expect in general practice including digital xrays, tonometer, digital otoscope, endoscopy and ultrasound.

We are RCVS PSS accredited GP Status and an RVN training centre affiliated with Nottingham Trent University.  We have 2 certificate holders in Exotics and Dermatology. We are a member of the Linnaeus Graduate Program and well placed to offer the support candidates require.

Our team is a close knit group who regularly socialise together allowing for a working environment that is both professional and fun. We eat a lot of a cake and make a big fuss of birthdays and special occasions because we genuinely care about the milestones in the lives of all of our team members.

Location

Chesterfield is a pleasant market town situated on the edge of the Peak District National Park. We have a wide variety of night life, social activities and shops to suit everyone. Easy access to the M1 for Sheffield,Nottingham and Derby. We have good rail links to most major cities with frequent services direct to London.

Package

A successful candidate will ideally have at least one year of experience with good surgical skills, be a good team player and have an excellent command of English.

Candidates can expect to receive a salary commensurate with experience, within the range of £30,000 to £50,000 per year, all VDS and RCVS fees are also covered. There is an allowance 6 weeks of holiday per year, plus bank holidays and a CPD allowance of 3 days per year (pro rata). Further study to the level of RCVS certificate can be funded and is strongly encouraged.