Experienced Veterinary Surgeon

Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, England
Tameside Veterinary Clinic
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Full & Part-Time
Tameside Veterinary Clinic

Tameside Veterinary Clinic is on the lookout for an experienced Veterinary Surgeon to join our team of 11 (FTE) Vets and is looking to study for a surgery or dental certificate.

The previous Covid-filled 2 years have been tough. As a practice, we have gotten older and wiser.

We asked our team what they wanted and then we delivered:

  • A better work-life balance – so we now close on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
  • No more staying late – everybody gets afternoon ‘admin time’ for reporting those results or speaking to owners.
  • No more rude customers – one strike and you’re out… A warning letter for inappropriate behaviour. Repeat offenders then get a sacking letter.
  • Clear career development – career pathways for every position, from trainee Receptionists, right through to experienced Vets.
  • Support and mentoring – regular line manager conversations, discussing and implementing change within an agreed timeline.

Team member quote – “I have been with Tameside Veterinary clinic for 4 years and have loved every single second here. From the opportunities of growth, both clinically and managerially, to the fantastic team we have here, I would 100% recommended taking a role with us. You feel surrounded by support from our 11 strong Vet team, not to mention our outstanding nurse and reception squads. With the chance to work not just in first opinion practice, but also spending time at the nationally recognised Dogs Trust rehoming centre in Manchester, where I have adopted two dogs from myself since being here, this opportunity is too unique to miss.”

We can offer you:

  • Salary up to £55,000 (pro-rata), depending on experience
  • Hours – 4-day week with a flexible shift pattern, 15-minute consultations and sacred break times throughout the day
  • Regular operating days
  • No OOHs
  • Focus on employee wellbeing, including a wellbeing champion, team sports day, pumpkin-carving competition, and an art club
  • Avid fundraisers for local and national charities: Fruity Friday, Harvest Festival, sponsored walk, Easter-bonnet competition
  • ‘Employee of the Month’ award decided by nominations from the entire team
  • Practice social events
  • 1 in 4 Saturdays, no Sundays or Bank Holidays
  • Holidays – 5 weeks plus Bank Holidays
  • Opportunity to buy and sell holiday
  • Enhanced sick, maternity, and paternity pay
  • Certificate study hugely encouraged and fully funded (9 of our Vets either hold certificates or are on their way there)
  • CPD allowance £1750/annum with 5 days paid – more if you’re a certificate holder
  • Career progression opportunities and regular development reviews
  • Annual pay reviews
  • Paid memberships
  • Benefits such as company pension, Health Shield, and various discounts including retail and gym membership
  • Company sick pay
  • Heavily discounted treatment for your pets.

What we need from you:

  • A desire to work as part of a team, assisting with junior colleagues to reach their absolute fullest potential
  • Brilliant customer service skills
  • Experience working in a small animal, first opinion clinic
  • Confidence with both consulting and routine surgeries
  • Great communication skills
  • Ambition, passion, and motivation
  • RCVS registration and right to work in the UK.

We strive to be inclusive to all minority and diverse groups, and as a BAME and LGBT+ inclusive employer, we would love to hear from you.

We are committed to fostering a positive, supportive culture through our values of |Support| Respect| |Collaboration| Approachable| Commitment|

We know that to be a Veterinarian is so much more than a job, it is a way of life and we see our team as a work-family with a common goal to provide outstanding care to our patients and their families. So, if you are looking for a change, we could be the practice for you.

To apply, please send your CV to Loren Shearing through the apply now link at the top right of this listing.

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