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Linnaeus Hospital Veterinary Surgeon (Buckhurst Hill, London) in Buckhurst Hill, United Kingdom

Job Title : Veterinary Surgeon

Salary : Up to £60,000 per annum (FTE) depending on experience

Location : Buckhurst Hill hospital

Job Type : Permanent

Hours : 40hours per week over 4 days (set day off each week). Part time applications welcome.

1 in 4 Saturdays on rota (alternating between and full and a half day).

No nights, no on call and no Sundays.

Opportunity to work as part of a collaborative 4-5 vet team in our Buckhurst Hill Hospital, in London. Accommodation available if required.

Situation in Northeast London, Our Buckhurst Hill hospital is ideally Located just a 3 minuet walk from the Buckhurst Hill, Central Line tube station, offering great transport links into the City. Equally, the Hertfordshire and Essex countryside is close by, and the beautiful Epping Forest is right on our doorstep.

Currently we have a team of robust general practice clinicians, however further pursuit of one’s own special interests are encouraged and supported. We have a visiting ultrasonographer once weekly to retain our more complex medicine cases in- house. We have an ongoing, excellent relationship with peripatetic orthopaedic/ soft tissue surgeon(s) who are happy to support with orthopaedic and soft tissue cases- including interpreting those challenging orthopaedic xrays!

There is a self-contained flat available within the group for either short or long-term accommodation if required.

Your role and responsibilities

We are looking for an experienced, dedicated veterinary surgeon who strives to provide the best level of care for all our patients and their owners. You will have the ability to communicate confidently with associates at all levels which is important to us.

You will be able to prioritise your work based on clinical priority and importance. The successful applicant can expect to work in a happy and supportive environment, from our dedicated experienced nurses, patient care team right through to our client care team.

Your role and responsibilities will be to:

Ensure assessment of all cases, formulating and implementing preventative, diagnostic and treatment plans as appropriate. Work collaboratively with colleagues within the practice to do the same.

Ensure all treatment is carried out in accordance with practice protocols.

To ensure the clinical team maintains regular communication with clients regarding case progress and clients are advised of case costs and informed consent is given.

Ensure complete clinical records are maintained including correct and complete charging out of goods and services.

To work alongside and delegate tasks as required with other clinical and support staff.

Our Team are looking for a veterinary surgeon who shows: -

  • Professionalism, integrity and ethical standards

  • Client care skills showing professionalism and empathy

  • Good time management skills

  • Confident in own abilities but prepared to listen to and learn from associates.

  • Inquisitive prepared to question the status quo whilst maintaining respect for the views and decisions of your line manager and those further up the management hierarchy

  • Resourceful in seeking guidance and problem-solving Skills/Qualifications.

Benefits include:

  • 5 weeks holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave

  • No Sundays, OOH or on call.

  • RCVS and VDS fees paid

  • External CPD funded

  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program

  • Career progression opportunities

  • Staff discount schemes

  • Life Assurance

  • Enhanced sickness pay

  • Enhanced equal family leave

  • E-car salary sacrifice scheme

  • Employer contribution pension scheme

  • Wellness program including:

  • Employee assistance program

  • Recruitment referral reward scheme

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Free annual Flu jab

  • Eyecare voucher scheme.

About us

Palmerston Veterinary Group is a busy first opinion practice with a long-established support team and client base. We are proud to have joined the Linnaeus group, we have maintained our core values of prioritising patient care and giving our vets clinical freedom.

The main hospital is based in the lovely leafy Buckhurst Hill, on our doorstep is the famous Epping Forest, beautiful boutiques and cafes that are all within walking distance from the hospital. Buckhurst Hill is on the central line, so we are in a great location for associates to travel into central London after work for a drink with friends or much needed retail therapy.

We want you to enjoy working with us and feel we can provide a great working environment and can offer a well-managed diary with plenty of time to catch up with admin time, The practices are fully equipped with modern technology, advanced techniques, and practice.