Small animal veterinary surgeon with interest in surgery

Closing date 31-08-2022

We have an exciting opportunity for a confident veterinary surgeon to join our friendly team at Salford Companion Care!
Salford, United Kingdom
Veterinary surgeon
British Pound Sterling
35,000 - 60,000 pa
Small animal
Permanent
Full-time
Overseas sponsorship

The role

How the role has come about
Needing to grow our legendary team.
Job description
Based within a thriving Pets at Home store on the Regents Retail Park, the practice is well established with a great caseload mix and flow of potential new clients.

We are conveniently located within easy reach of Manchester City Centre, with excellent transport links to the shops, restaurants, and Manchester International Airport.

The bright, air-conditioned surgery is purpose built to industry leading standards and has state of the art equipment including ultrasound, blood machine, x-ray, haematology, BP, operating theatre and in-house lab. By joining us, you’ll become part of a progressive surgery dedicated to providing the highest standards of care to clients and their pets.

We are a team of 20 colleagues with 4 permanent Vets plus 3 specialists that works alongside. We have Antonio Nocco our Senior Vet with over 25 years experience and all the other Vets have over 4 years' experience. 3 of them are doing small animal surgery certificates and 1 is into orthopaedic qualification.

We are very happy to provide to the vet that will join a certificate qualifications after they have passed the 3 months of probation period. We are doing TPLO and all soft tissues surgeries alongside with our routine surgeries. We have another 2 external specialist that work alongside with us. One is a heart specialist and one is an internal medicine specialist.

We are looking for a full time 40 hours per week and rota can be either be 4 full days 10h a day with 1 hour full paid lunch and then 1 day off during the week. Or 5 days 8 hours depends on candidate preference as we are flexible with this. 1 weekend in 4 and this will add an extra day off during the week when works weekend.

The ideal candidate will have good general small animal surgical and diagnostic skills along with a desire to explore and complete full work up on cases.

You'll have the support of a great, experienced nursing team and proactive non-clinical colleagues. The practice provides full support and encouragement and allows clinical freedom for continued personal growth and development.

We are looking for someone confident, friendly and enthusiastic with strong communication and interpersonal skills.
You will receive all the above benefits and much more, including paid memberships (RCVS and VDS), exclusive company discounts and rewards - including 20% off at Pets at Home, and the Vet Group.

If you share our passion for delivering outstanding pet healthcare, exceptional customer service and would like to join our team, then we would love to hear from you!
Benefits
Competitive salary depending on experience
Relocation package
Enhanced pension
Funding of certificates
We have a very generous CPD offering which we encourage and support our colleagues to undertake, including long term courses.

About you

Minimum experience required
  • 1 – 3 years
Personal attributes and ideal qualities
We are looking for someone confident, friendly and enthusiastic with strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Specific experience, knowledge and skills
The ideal candidate will have good general small animal surgical and diagnostic skills along with a desire to explore and complete full work up on cases.

About us

Workplace overview
Hello and welcome to Companion Care Vets Salford, we are a state of the art veterinary surgery located inside your local Pets at Home store in Salford.

Our practice is located within easy reach of Manchester City Centre and we work with Orthopaedics, Internal Medicine and Heart Specialist alongside our permanent team, that are supported by us in further certificates studies. We are looking forward to more growth, and in the next few months we are looking at expanding our practice, by adding an additional two consult rooms and extra surgery room and expanding the reception and rebranding to Vets4Pets from Companion Care.

Here at Salford Companion Care we have an amazing international team with colleagues from England, Greece, Italy, Spain, Malaysia, Romania and Poland and we work so well together and have become more than colleagues we become more like a family.

We are a team of 21 colleagues and it’s amazing to know that we will continue to grow. We have 5 vets including my business partner and the JVP , 3 Student Nurses, 3 veterinary care assistants, 3 nurses including the head nurse, 1 Client Care Manager and 5 Client Care Assistants and myself the JVP and Practice Manager.

When I started in Salford 3 years ago, we didn’t have a stable team and the practice was being clinically supported by locums. There was little team interaction at that time, but now we’ve slowly grown and have a great team and finally we have become more like a family and we are more than happy to have you part of our amazing journey.
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Apply for this role

To find out more or to apply for this role use the email address below. Include your CV and covering letter if you are applying.

Madalina Obreja - madalina.obreja@vets4pets.com