29 July 2022

Veterinary Surgeon - Grimsby (Charity)


up to £56,870


Lincolnshire, East Midlands

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Veterinary Surgeon, Grimsby animal hospital
Permanent, 2 x full time roles and 1 x minimum of 21 hours to full time considered

This amazing charity supports sick, injured and homeless pets and care for more than 40,000 animals every year through rehoming, veterinary and education programmes. The hospital based near Grimsby is in a fantastic location, close to the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds and beaches with low cost standard of living including housing. The area has excellent schools and good transport links, with Humberside airport being only 20 minutes away.

What is the role?

Are you looking for the opportunity to work in a modern hospital with active encouragement to pursue your interests, supported by managers who are visible and approachable, fantastic RVNs and a big team that enjoys working together? Are you looking for a better work/life balance with support from an excellent, well-structured organisation?

This practice provides veterinary treatment for pets of clients whose financial circumstances do not allow them to afford private veterinary fees. The range of work carried out is the same to that in private practice, they pride themselves on offering an excellent, round the clock level of care to our patients and their owners. Their facilities including digital X-Ray, ultrasound, endoscopy, multiparameter anaesthetic monitors , infusion pumps, bear huggers, large inpatients facilities with separate cat, dog, small animal and isolation wards.

They hold monthly clinical governance discussions and have developed an award-winning set of clinical guidelines to assist vets in decision making. High standards are important  and so is the ability to discuss cases openly where lessons have been learnt, within a safe, non-judgmental environment.

As an organisation they recognise that they work within a profession where compassion fatigue is a risk. Regular reflective rounds, one to ones with you manager and providing an environment for the team to get together and process difficult events, are just a few of the ways in which they promote and support mental well-being.

They are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon with a caring attitude to animals and owners and the ability to communicate well with colleagues and clients.

The hospital sees a high caseload of emergency and critical care cases, both surgical and medical, so it is desirable that you have some small animal experience. The role will be on a shared OOH rota with sole charge required for night and weekend shifts with time off in lieu like for like on a rolling rota. On average you will work 40 hours per week.

What is required?

• Member of Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

It would also be great if you have:
• UK small animal or mixed practice experience
• UK driving licence
• Experience in small animal surgery and consultations
• Confidence to work sole in charge

Salary: £37,130 - £56,870 per annum FTE dependent on experience plus £2,500 Recruitment Allowance per annum.

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