Veterinary Surgeon (12 Month Maternity Cover) Job, Canterbury, England, UK

Canterbury - Vet Surgeon (12 Month Maternity Cover) - Up to £62,000 DOE - Canterbury

Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job Ref: 13546
  • Posted on May 9th 20182018-05-09

Vet Surgeon - (12 Month Maternity cover)

Salary package up to £62,000 DOE

Working nights and weekends? Yes, but it’s still the best job in the industry.

Let’s be honest, working as an out of hours Emergency Vet is challenging. With unsociable hours and a diverse range of cases, a career in emergency and critical care will test your clinical and surgical skills. Yet with unpredictability comes opportunity. With a Veterinary Surgeon role at Vets Now you will be exposed to cases you simply wouldn’t experience in general practice.

Delivering high standards.

The Canterbury veterinary team are motivated by driving clinical excellence and providing pet care at a time when it’s needed most. Being a Vet Surgeon will involve triage, emergency and lifesaving treatment. If you’re looking for routine operations and daytime hours, this isn’t the job for you. You will work between 12 – 15 shifts per month with a mix of weekday nights, weekend day and nights and bank holidays, working no more than three shifts in a row.

What's in it for you?

Recognising hard work is really important to us. Our employees are our greatest asset which is why we offer a first class benefits and rewards package that includes:

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave
  • Pension contributions
  • Professional membership fee's
  • Free holiday accommodation in Arran
  • 50% discounted staff pet care plan
  • Death in service of twice your annual salary
  • Membership of employee wellbeing programme
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Company maternity, paternity and adoption pay scheme
  • Your birthday as a day off

As well as providing a competitive package of rewards and benefits, we also take pride in celebrating our successes. This includes hosting an annual awards ceremony for those who have exceeded expectations. Clinical staff are also encouraged to attend our annual ECC Congress, the largest in the UK, which features an array of internationally accredited speakers, delegates and exhibitors.

You’ll never be alone at Vets Now.

Our supportive UK network of emergency clinics and specialty hospitals work in collaboration to ensure that we can offer the best emergency and critical care in the country. Whether it’s sharing best practice or seeking advice on a particularly complex case, you will never be alone at Vets Now.

If you are an MRCVS registered Veterinary Surgeon with a solid foundation in general veterinary practice, we want to hear from you. Contact Allison on 01383 841181 or email for more information.

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Why Work at Vets Now?

Rewards and benefits

As part of the Vets Now team your package will include RCVS membership, EVECCS and IVECCS membership, VDS cover and access to a contributory pension scheme.

Exciting caseload

Working in emergency means no two shifts are the same. You'll see a wide and diverse caseload that will give you the opportunity to use all of your clinical skills.

Owned and run by vets

Vets Now was established by our chairman Richard Dixon, a vet who wanted to help the profession by meeting the growing demand for out-of-hours emergency care. We still put the profession at the heart of everything we do.

Career development

No matter what stage you’re at in your career we’ve got the openings that will help you grow and develop. Whether you want to expand your clinical skills or move into a management role we will support you.

CPD and training

You'll receive a generous CPD allowance and access to one of the most innovative training programmes in the profession. Our team of emergency and critical care specialists shape our clinical training and every year we host the UK’s largest ECC congress.

Working out of hours

We look after our teams, no matter what time of the day or night they work. Working out of hours will give you the opportunity to spend your days doing the things that fit in with your lifestyle.

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