Principal Veterinary Surgeon Job, Ashford, Kent, Southern England, UK

Principal Veterinary Surgeon Job - Ashford

Principal Vet

  • Job Ref: 13058
  • Posted on August 14th 20172017-08-14

Principal Veterinary Surgeon Job – Ashford

Total salary package up to £65,000 DOE plus a relocation package up to £5,000

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

We plan to open our Ashford clinic in January 2018 and are looking to build a team of veterinary professionals to lead from the front in delivering emergency and critical care at a time when its needed most and ensuring clinical excellence is maintained at all times.

Are you ready to lead the next generation?

Our Principal Vet Surgeons are leaders and mentors. They nurture and support emerging talent and help shape the careers of future generations. Vets Now are committed to investing in the career progression of our people and we expect our senior vets to be ambitious in their own journey too. Whether you want to take on advanced learning with an ECC certification or participate in clinical research that will shape the veterinary profession, Vets Now will support you.

Out-of-hours doesn’t necessarily mean out-of-reach

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 be fully supported by our District staff and will never be alone at Vets Now.

Diverse and exciting caseload

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 Principal Vet role at Vets Now you will be exposed to cases you simply wouldn’t experience in general practice.

Delivering high standards of emergency and clinical care

We are looking for MRCVS registered veterinary surgeons to relish the diverse caseload that ECC naturally brings, especially during busy nights and weekends. The rota pattern involves working two out of three weekends, with shifts compiled of weekend days, weekend nights and weekday nights (average 12-15 shifts a month). As expected with the nature of the role and a new clinic opening, we are looking for exceptional candidates only.

To find out how Vets Now Ashford can take your career to the next level contact Allison on 01383 841181 or email Allison.ballard@vets-now.com 



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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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