Join our talented, friendly, and supportive team in our lovely practice, located in a great part of the world.
You will be enthusiastic, positive and organised, with good communication skills, working with us to provide outstanding service for our patients.
Ideally you will have some UK experience, though we are a practice with a successful track record in mentoring new graduates.
A relocation package and welcome bonus make a move to us even more rewarding.
For a full-time role we offer a 4-day week, with 3 in 10 Saturday mornings from 8;30 am until midday.
There is no OOH or Sunday working required.
We are happy to consider applications from colleagues seeking part time or flexible working.
We are the host practice for the Vets Now service for the area, so that when our phones are diverted at 6;30 pm we have our inpatients well cared for on-site by a dedicated team.
Our vets working day is 8.30 am until 6.30 pm with 15-minute consultations between 9 and 11 am, before a break, then either helping out with ops or, sometimes, a block of 5 consultations during the day, before evening surgery starts at 4.30 pm, with the last appointment at 6.15pm.
All our vets have a dedicated operating day each week. There are always two vets operating, so support is always available.
We aim to have, and usually achieve, breaks during the day, and a decent lunch break.
We greatly value our team ethos, and there is always help and advice available with any challenging cases or situations from our clinicians who have experience and skill sets covering most areas, including certificate holders.
Case continuity is encouraged, as we recognise how rewarding the development of the client/pet/vet bond can be.
We have an 11 Vet team, of whom 6 are full time, supported by outstanding teams of RVNs[we are a training practice ], reception and management.
PREMISES AND LOCATION
The post is based in our main surgery; modern, purpose-built, and located on the northern edge of the historic town of Colchester.
The premises was recently extended, to provide among other things, a dedicated cat waiting area and consulting room, designed to ISFM recommendations.
There are separate cat and dog wards, and an isolation area.
We have a central hub arrangement from which clean theatre, prep area, dental suite and x ray room radiate.
We are equipped with new flexible endoscopes, digital tonometry, class 4 laser, echocardiography among the usual kit and are receptive to proposals for new equipment purchases.
We also have a small branch surgery 5 miles away across the Suffolk border in the beautiful Dedham vale.
A good work -life balance is key and with us there is plenty of time to enjoy life, with good access to London, Cambridge and the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB .
We are fortunate to have a good referral network including DWR/Cambridge /RVC/East of England referrals, all within an easy drive.
Relocation package /Welcome bonus
Salary depending on experience up to 55k
Holiday 6.6 weeks including bank holidays
CPD allowance of £1350 and up to 5 days p.a.
Private medical insurance
BVA membership paid
VDS membership paid
Weekday off each week
L and D opportunities through the IVC evidensia academy
Enhanced family friendly policies including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
Discounted Veterinary fees
Discounts on retail and gym membership
Service-related company sick pay
Sponsorship for overseas employees
Employee well-being initiatives
Career progression opportunities
As a BAME and LGBT+ 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.