Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location: Sidmouth - Devon, Devon
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #764

Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon – Sidmouth, Devon – £50-70k

Kindness, openness, and support –three things that this practice has in abundance, and they are recruiting.
If you are stuck in a rut, thinking about your future, and looking for a new supportive home where you can develop look no further than here. Regular CPD is offered and encouraged, whilst certificates are fully supported.
Not only is it set in the beautiful county of Devon, it is a progressive independent with an experienced team of veterinary professionals, offering clinical freedom, and autonomy.
It is no secret that being a vet is hard work. You’re a vet, you know. The more cases you work on, the more adept you get. Developing through experience.  But it can be long and demanding hours, that can offer little work-life balance.
At this practice, they do not believe in working their vets ‘into the ground,’ that’s why they have scheduled breaks throughout the day and 20-minute consults as standard, to allow you to build relationships and give the best possible care you can to each patient.
 We will start with the person and fit the role around you whether you have one or ten years experience.  With a growing practice and a strong loyal client base that’s growing weekly, you will be involved right from the start.
The rota’s fair and sensible: 38-hour, 4-day week with a fixed day off. One weekend in four. When you are on the weekend rota you will cover Saturday morning consults in practice between 9 am – 1 pm, and the OOHs until 6:30 pm, as well as on-call Sunday 8:30 am – 6:30 pm, therefore the ability and confidence to do sole charge is a must.  
In the last PSS report they were commended on the level of care they took over all of their staff.  That’s the beauty of being independent, they are not in the cross hairs of corporate life, there are no clinical targets for vets, and no one telling you to do more lab work let’s face it the job is tough enough without adding additional stress.
Most importantly, you want to develop, you want to be part of a team working together towards a shared goal. You want to use the skills you have and develop the ones you are less experience in, you want to progress.
Interested to know more? Ask any questions. We’ll answer.
Want to be a better vet, with a more enjoyable work/life balance? There’s an apply button there.
Send me your CV – don’t worry if it’s not up to date – and I’ll get back to you.
 

Veterinary Pathologist

  • Location: Sidmouth, Devon
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #677

Fancy working for a Charitable Organisation in a great location

Veterinary Pathologist

Salary, dependant on experience and discussed at interview

Location: Honiton, South Devon

Job Ref: 677

At Vetfinders we are helping practices grow and find their next hire. These are exciting times for the charity and we now have an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated individual with excellent interpersonal skills to join our Veterinary Department at our fully equipped hospital at Brookfield Farm, near Honiton, as Veterinary Pathologist.

With a strong understanding or experience of the pathology of equids, you will provide a high-quality anatomical pathology service and disseminate key scientific findings to improve understanding of donkeys and their welfare.

Role

If you feel you have the qualifications, skills and experience to fulfil this varied and rewarding role, and would like to play a major part in driving the evolving programme of change taking place within the charity, we would love to hear from you. This is a full-time, permanent contract starting on 1 November 2022, working 37.5 hours per week. Core hours will be 08.00-16.30, Monday-Friday, with flexibility required for on-call out of hours attendance as required. The working pattern for this role will combine working on site and working from home under our guiding principles for such roles. There may be occasions when the post holder is requested to work at another location considered reasonable by the Charity.

Your principal duties within this multifunctional and vital role will include –

  • Performing thorough post mortem examinations, and collecting and submitting appropriate diagnostic samples from resident animals.
  • Reporting on histopathology from post mortem tissue and clinical tissue samples, ensuring the accurate and timely recording of post mortem and histopathology reports on the Donkey Sanctuary’s clinical database and liaising with the Veterinary team, and other interested parties, on the findings as required.
  • Acting as a source of advice on how to perform, and interpret findings from post mortem examinations undertaken outside of the Donkey Sanctuary.
  • Supporting the veterinary team with disease surveillance, monitoring causes of death in Sanctuary animals and reporting on these as required.
  • Ensuring production of timely and informative summaries of data related to deaths of Donkey Sanctuary animals and sharing information on the significance of the findings of such examinations with others including the veterinary and executive teams.
  • Advising the Donkey Sanctuary and external bodies (inc. veterinary surgeons, welfare officers and donkey owners) on donkey and mule pathology and diagnostics, including contributing to meetings and conferences, tuition of visitors to the post mortem room and laboratory, tuition of Donkey Sanctuary staff and others.
  • Providing pathology training (both practical and via presentations) to interns, veterinary surgeons and students.
  • Representing The Donkey Sanctuary at external meetings and working groups to enhance The Donkey Sanctuary’s profile with organisations/individuals on a national and international basis as a Centre of Excellence relating to donkey and mules.

A veterinary degree with MRCVS, together with a certificate in veterinary pathology – ACVP, ECVP or FRCPath – (or pending examination results), and a completed veterinary pathology residency, is essential, as are an understanding or experience of laboratory techniques relevant to equines, excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively at various levels and experience of presenting to an audience and teaching skills to others.

The Practice

The Donkey Sanctuary is an international animal welfare organisation, offering care and protection to donkeys and mules worldwide. We are working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering, and their contribution to humanity is fully valued. We are achieving this by transforming the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people worldwide through greater understanding, collaboration and support, and by promoting lasting, mutually life-enhancing relationships.

The Donkey Sanctuary is a Disability Confident Employer.

The Donkey Sanctuary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people (children and adults), and expects all staff and volunteers to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to safer recruitment processes, including an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check where required for the post.

This is a great chance to be involved in an organisation surrounded by a motivated supportive team helping you to do the work you are trained to do.

Interested? Be 1st … Apply now!

Head of Veterinary Services (Clinical Director).

  • Location: Sidmouth, Devon
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #676

Fancy working for a Charitable Organisation in a great location

Head of Veterinary Services (Clinical Director).

Salary, dependant on experience and discussed at interview

Location: Honiton, South Devon

Job Ref: 676

At Vetfinders we are helping practices grow and find their next hire. These are exciting times for the charity and we now have an excellent opportunity a self-motivated and highly professional individual to lead our Veterinary Department at our fully equipped hospital at Brookfield Farm, near Honiton, as Head of Veterinary Services (Clinical Director).

With proven experience of working at a senior level in equine practice, and a real role model with demonstrable motivational skills, you will lead the veterinary team – responsible for the clinical care of the all our donkeys and mules that are resident on our seven farms within a 30-mile radius of Honiton – in maintaining high standards of clinical care through excellent clinical governance and decision-making.

Role

If you feel you have the qualifications, skills and experience to fulfil this varied and vital role, and would like to play a major part in driving the evolving programme of change taking place within the charity, we would love to hear from you. This is a full-time, permanent contract starting on 3 October 2022, working 37.5 hours per week. Core hours will be 08.00-16.30, Monday-Friday, with flexibility required for onsite attendance 4 days out of 5, and for evening and weekend working as part of the on-call team rota.

Your principal duties within this multifunctional and rewarding role will include –

  • Providing leadership and day-to-day management of the veterinary team, which includes vets, nurses, grooms, equine dental technicians and admin.
  • Supporting the team in the provision of high-quality clinical care (veterinary or nursing) to all animal’s resident at The Donkey Sanctuary.
  • Overseeing the management of the laboratory and New Arrivals Unit via line management of the lead veterinary surgeons responsible for these teams. Providing expert opinion and guidance in all matters relating to donkey health.
  • Providing excellent clinical governance ensuring compliance with the practice standards scheme.
  • Acting as a role model in maintaining a culture of teamwork, good communication and collaboration.
  • Developing and delivering the strategic objectives for the department.

A veterinary degree with MRCVS or nursing degree with RVN, together with experience of managing a clinical team and of equine medicine and surgery is essential, as are a flexible leadership style, the ability to deliver evidence-based improvements within a clinical setting and to inspire each member of the team to reach their full potential, and a welfare driven attitude to veterinary medicine. Experience of working for an equine charity is desirable.

The Practice

The Donkey Sanctuary is an international animal welfare organisation, offering care and protection to donkeys and mules worldwide. We are working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering, and their contribution to humanity is fully valued. We are achieving this by transforming the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people worldwide through greater understanding, collaboration and support, and by promoting lasting, mutually life-enhancing relationships.

The Donkey Sanctuary is a Disability Confident Employer.

The Donkey Sanctuary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people (children and adults), and expects all staff and volunteers to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to safer recruitment processes, including an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check where required for the post.

This is a great chance to be involved in an organisation surrounded by a motivated supportive team helping you to do the work you are trained to do.

Interested? Be 1st … Apply now!