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Small Animal Vet

Permanent Veterinary Surgeon - Abergavenny Monmouthshire

Independent clinic in Abergavenny are looking for a new small animal vet to join their team permanently. We can offer a satisfying role within a progressive, team driven workplace. Very little on-call. We live in a beautiful rural area within easy reach of Cardiff, Hereford and Bristol. We have loads of ideas to grow the practice but we cant do it without more vet power. Full time or part time considered, but must be able to do some weekend and evening shifts. Emergencies are dealt with by Vets Now after 10.30pm during the week and after 6pm at weekends. Rather than being on-call, vets do one shift a week from 1pm until 10.30pm, running an evening surgery and fielding any emergencies. Nurses do the majority of our in-patient care with vet back-up when needed. All vets consult and operate on most days. Your working hours will be made up of the following units: Normal Day- 8.30am-6.30pm (consult 9.00-10.30, tea break, operate 11.00-1.00, lunch, paperwork/messages 2.00-3.30pm, consult 3.30-6.00pm.) Late Shift 1.00pm- 10.30pm (finish any outstanding ops 1.00-2.00pm, paperwork/messages 2.00-3.30, consult 3.30pm-6.00pm, break, consult 7pm-9pm, tend to in-patients, emergencies, tidy up, finish 10.30pm) Responsible for in-patients overnight. Weekend Shift 8.30am- 6.00pm (consult 9.00-10.30am, and 3.30pm-6.00pm. Middle of the day free for emergencies/urgent ops) Responsible for in-patients overnight Team Features Currently 3 full time vets and 1 part-time locum. We have 6 RVNs, 2 SVNs, and 6 admin/reception staff. We are a VN Training Centre, and an RCVS Tier 2 Accredited General Practice. We hold monthly meetings (currently via Zoom) We utilise a profiling system called Contributions Compass, to help us to understand each others strengths, communication styles and skills. This helps us to work as a team and get the most out of the staff whilst maximising their job satisfaction. We are members of the Vet Dynamics Mastermind group- a business mentorship group which provides guidance and support as we develop the practice. We have over 600 clients registered on our Paw Club- a monthly direct debit scheme covering preventative healthcare and giving discounts.

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