Small Animal role in a long-established, first-opinion, progressive practice. We work from a purpose-built facility and outsource our OOH cover.
We primarily treat first opinion cases however more recently we have begun attracting referrals in CT imaging, surgery and Behaviour.
This role may present an excellent opportunity for applicants with orthopaedic surgical experience or a willingness to further progress in this area (supported by an appropriate mentor- experienced certificate holder/advanced practitioner in Surgery).
We’re able to be really flexible in terms of days/hours but our full-time vets currently enjoy a 36-38 hour week spread over 4 days. These hours are averaged and include a share on the weekend cover rota (currently 1:9).
We have a great, experienced, friendly and supportive team that works to a high standard of clinical care and are actively engaged in clinical governance projects to ensure these standards are maintained. We were highly commended in this years RCVS Knowledge QI awards and hold monthly clinical-only meetings in addition to general team meetings. Someone with a progressive mindset and willingness to apply EBVM in the practice setting would be ideal. We would welcome someone with experience however the clinical team could also support a colleague who requires guidance and support. We have 2 VetGDP advisers within the team.
We are proud to be part of the VetPartners group and several of our clinical team are actively involved with the VetPartners Small Animal Clinical Board. Recently we were named VetPartners Practice of the Year.
We have lovely clients and this role would suit someone with great communication skills – but if things ever go a bit “off-piste” our clinicians are supported by a great management team (Practice Manager, Nurse Clinical Manager, Client Care Manager).
Hospitalised inpatients are looked after by an on-site nursing team supported by vets being available for inpatient care on a shared rota. Callbacks to the practice are rare (1-2 times per year on average) and typically this inpatient responsibility affects a maximum of 1 midweek shift per week and the weekend shifts (1:9)