BUCKINGHAMSHIRE – Our clients are looking for a two full-time SA vets, one with exotics skills who want to be their clinical best in an environment that values individual pet care and excellent client care. A minimum of two years' experience is preferred. Sole charge only at branch and OOH but with RVN support and experienced vet and practice manager back-up. Our clients are a long-established friendly and busy mixed independent practice in the rural Chilterns with 16 vets and 19 nurses. There are separate SA and equine teams. The practice is Tier 2 RCVS accredited with great facilities and a varied caseload including a high number of exotics (two vets have a particular interest). Facilities include canine hydrotherapy, canine massage, pet shop and equine clinic. The branch surgery is consulting only, 6 miles away in Great Missenden. The standard working week is 4 days plus OOH, currently 1:8 nights, Saturday mornings and weekends with time off in lieu. You are on call from home and do not have to stay on site. Normal working hours start with an early shift at 8am (6pm finish), most days 8.30am to 6.30pm with a late shift once every 2-3 weeks (11.30am to 8.30pm) Each vet does half a day of consults (two blocks with a 30 minute break) and half a day of operating on most days. CPD encouraged and funded, including higher qualifications. Holiday allowance 23 days plus bank holidays (31 days), increasing with length of service. Accommodation available initially if required. Plus free lunches, staff dog kennels with daily walks in the woods and frequent social events!
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