Veterinary Surgeon- Join a first opinion animal practice

Location Leicester
Discipline: Veterinary Surgeons
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £36k-£55k
Contact name: Paul McCay

Contact email:
Job ref: PMC4069
Published: 10 days ago

​Here at Lloyd & Cowan we are working closely with a practice in Leicester who are looking for a new colleague to join them as an all-round GP Vet. 
They are a first opinion small animal practice, consisting of 3 Vets, 3 RVNs, 2 SVNs, 2 kennel assistants, 4 receptionists, and a practice manager. They are an RCVS Accredited practice, and ISFM Cat Friendly.
They are striving to establish a passionate team, all working towards the same goals of patient care and offering a wide range of medical and surgical options.

Ideal candidate:

As a first opinion practice, they would like someone who is happy covering consultations, surgeries, and managing in patients, all of which are shared amongst the vets on a rota. 
Their other vets or JVPs are always available for assistance with cases, or just to have someone to bounce an idea off, so you would never be left in the lurch!


The consult rooms are spacious, with plenty of storage for your favourite tools of the trade, and all have their own scales, sinks, vaccine fridges and heater/air con! 
Their routine appointments are 15 minutes, and for more complicated cases or euthanasias, they allow for double appointments. Their reception team are very good at their jobs, and are able to triage calls effectively. 

Their surgical cases include routine neuterings, lumpectomies, and dentals but they also have a diverse range that includes orthopaedics (where appropriate), splenectomies, foreign body surgeries, caesareans, etc. They are open to expanding on this further, dependant on the Vet’s surgical skills! 

They have some lovely new equipment in practice, including microscope, diathermy (with monopolar and bipolar capabilities), and hand held dental x-ray, and are looking to upgrade their current ultrasound machine, orthopaedic kits and in house urine analysis. 
They also have the latest in house Idexx analysers, including haematology, biochemistry and Snap test machines, and are able to deal with most things in practice.

Working hours:

The position is for a 40 hour week, over 4 or 5 days, with a 1 in 3 Saturday. They are open Monday-Friday 8am-7pm, and Saturdays 9am-5pm. They do open on Bank Holidays, 9am-5pm, which are shared on a rota.
They do not do any OOH work, as this is covered by their local OOH service provider. 

They are keen to find the right person to join their team so they are more than happy to discuss rotas and individual needs. 

They do provide the usual ‘pizza lunches’ etc. for when they want to celebrate something, but they would rather show their appreciation with a fair and competitive salary, open discussions and job satisfaction. 
Their standard holiday allowance is 224 hours per year, including bank holidays, and this increases to 264 hours after being with them for 2 years.
RCVS and VDS fees are paid for by themselves, and CPD funding is also available on top of the in practice sessions, with both monetary contributions and allocated days. 
As well as a contributory pension scheme, there are additional benefits including high street discounts and colleague discounts.

The salary for this positon is £36,000-£55,000, dependent on experience and eventual rota needs.