The Role

An exciting opportunity has become available for a full or part time Veterinary Surgeon at Rufford Veterinary Group. We are a busy small animal practice, set across three branches, based in Merseyside. Due to us having a large team and excellent support network we can accommodate full or part time applicants and can offer various flexible shift patterns. Our current full-time vets tend to work three 9-hour days and one 6-hour day. We also have part time vets working one or two days a week. The rota involves 1:4 weekends on duty, with time off in lieu.

Out of hours is outsourced to Vets Now from 7pm, 7 days a week. A working weekend involves a morning of consulting on both Saturday and Sunday, and only one of the weekend days providing cover until 7pm.There is a bonus paid for cases seen between 1pm and 7pm on a Saturday and Sunday.

Holiday allowance is 33 days per year including Bank Holidays, a day annual leave for birthday and length of service days (pro rata for part time).

Your role would involve working in our small animal team performing routine consultations, diagnostics, and surgical procedures. A busy surgical caseload gives the opportunity to gain experience in more complex surgical procedures if desired.

Salary £40,000-60,000 DOE

About Us

This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to join our friendly 12 Small Animal Vet team which is well supported by brilliant RVNs and excellent lay staff. A number of our Vet team hold additional qualifications including certificates in Medicine and Surgery. 

The location is semi-rural at the gateway to North Wales and the Lake District with easy access to rail and motorway links and striking distance to Liverpool and Manchester. The practice is well equipped with the usual tools e.g. Digital x-ray, in house laboratory, blood machines, ECG, ultrasound scanner, endoscope, Digital x-ray etc. which allows the opportunity to work up cases. Advanced soft tissue, ophthalmic and orthopaedic procedures are performed in house. Advanced ultrasonography is provided by visiting specialists. A generous benefits package includes CPD allowance, RCVS fees, VDS membership, BVA membership and Private Health care. Competitive salary dependant on experience.

Applicant Requirements

Applicant should be a Veterinary Surgeon and possess a relevant academic qualification (MRCVS). Experience is preferable, but not essential. You should have a professional approach to providing an excellent clinical service to our clients, possess good communication and interpersonal skills and be self-motivated to work independently or as part of a team. You will have the support of your colleagues, but also the clinical freedom to work up your own cases. Developing areas of special interest is encouraged with a generous CPD allowance.

Benefits (subject to pro rata) 

. Relocation package up to £5,000

. Welcome bonus up to £1,500

· 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 focussed on employee wellbeing

· Relocation packages

· Career progression opportunities

· Free flu jabs

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.

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