The Role

Thurston Veterinary Centre are looking for a confident vet to join their friendly team on a maternity cover contract . Our ideal candidate will be confident working a mix of consults and all routine surgeries and will also have an interest in providing support to the less experienced vets within the team. The shift pattern is covering 40 hours per week, this could either be 5 x 8 hr days or 4 x 10 hr days, working between the hours of 8:45 am till 6:45 pm. There is no out of hours. Weekend work is negotiable but ideally 1 in 4 weekends. The salary for this role is up to £55,000 depending on experience.

About Us

We are a rural practice split across two sites, we are situated between Stowmarket and Bury St Edmunds, with good links to larger cities of Cambridge and London. Our practice is kitted out with all the routine toys and are currently upgrading several areas. We pride ourselves on being a welcoming team that believes everyone has an important role to play and we enjoy seeing everyone succeed.

About the Team and Culture

Our current team is made up of 2.6 FTE experienced vets, 1 second-year graduate and 2 first-year graduates. We have 4 registered veterinary nurses, 3 student veterinary nurses and several experienced support staff. Each of the more experienced vets have special interests in different areas and several are certificate holders, we also work with visiting specialists to offer orthopaedic and more complex soft tissue surgeries in house.

Applicant Requirements

We would love an experienced vet who is comfortable with working in a busy practice and able to support the development of those less experienced.

Benefits – Subject to Pro Rata:

  • Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service
  • CPD paid days and allowance
  • L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • BVA Membership paid
  • VDS cover
  • Birthday leave
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Service-related company sick pay
  • Sponsorship for overseas employees
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities
  • 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.

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