Veterinary Surgeon – Wool

Veterinary Surgeon – Wool £50,000 - £65,000 per year Wool, Dorset Medivet Wool Full Time, Permanent

The opportunity

Heathlands (Medivet Wool) is a 4 vet small animal practice in a purpose built, spacious practice in the lovely Dorset countryside near the glorious coastline; giving ample opportunity for outdoor pursuits, water sports and access to nearby towns of Dorchester, Weymouth, Poole and Bournemouth.

We have a strong team ethos; focusing on providing great clinical care coupled with a high level of owner communication and customer care. We are well equipped with diagnostic, imaging and surgical equipment and blessed with both motivated nursing and front of house teams.

We are now expanding our practice and looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our amazing team, working alongside a a highly experienced Branch Partner in this idyllic location!

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary up to £70,000 per annum
  • Lead vet contribution scheme – make up to an extra 20% of your base salary per quarter
  • CPD allowance and 3 days paid CPD leave per year
  • 5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Payment of RCVS, VDS & BVA fees
  • Funded certificate opportunities
  • 24 hour access to wellbeing and employee assistance program
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity leave
  • Leadership training
  • Pension scheme
  • Paid sabbatical after five years’ service
  • Colleague purchase scheme
  • Hapibenefits – A range of discounts on shopping, entertainment and meals out

Role accountabilities

  • Provide leadership and guidance to the veterinary team, fostering a positive and collaborative work environment.
  • Ensure all team members provide quality and ethical care to all patients and clients.
  • Conduct thorough examinations and diagnose medical conditions, formulating effective treatment plans.
  • Perform a wide range of surgical procedures.
  • Prescribe medication.
  • Offer expert advice to pet owners, addressing their concerns and discussing treatment options.
  • Ensure compliance with veterinary ethics and relevant statutes, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintain patient’s medical records.
  • Uphold compliance with all legal and ethical standards in veterinary medicine.
  • Assist in recruiting and training new veterinary staff with the support of the relevant support centre teams.
  • Manage the performance, budget and overall profitability of the practice with support from regional teams.

Your skills and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine (BVetMed) or equivalent.
  • Registration with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) to practice in the UK.
  • Understanding of relevant veterinary laws, regulations, and RCVS guidelines.
  • Proficiency in diagnosing and treating a wide range of medical conditions in animals.
  • Surgical skills for performing routine and complex procedures.
  • Knowledge of anaesthesia protocols and pain management.
  • Ability to provide compassionate care and ensure the well-being of animals.
  • Knowledge of animal behaviour and communication.
  • Strong diagnostic skills and experience in using diagnostic equipment such as X-rays, ultrasounds, and blood analysers.
  • Effective communication with colleagues and ability to explain medical conditions and treatment plans clearly to clients with empathy and compassion.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with other veterinary professionals, including veterinary nurses and support staff.
  • Critical thinking skills to diagnose complex cases, make informed treatment decisions, handle emergency cases and provide critical care to animals.
  • Adherence to high ethical standards in veterinary practice.

About us

We’re always looking for people who aspire to stand out in their field and it’s this vision and enthusiasm that forms the foundation of how we work. Our mission to deliver progressive, around the clock care means our employees have the very best equipment and treatment options available. We recognise the amazing work our people do and we strive to offer the best possible reward package in the veterinary sector.

Job number: VET01811