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Ambleside Veterinary Clinic – Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon, Worcester, Worcestershire

Worcester Worcestershire Independent

Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon required in Worcester to help with the following –

Responsibilities

  • To carry out consultations and give medical treatment to a range of small animals
  • To educate clients on safe guarding, health and welfare of their animals
  • Work to prevent disease and the spread of disease
  • To undertake surgical operations and the necessary tasks associated with the procedure such as anaesthesia, monitoring and research
  • Carry out tests such as x-rays, blood samples and ultrasounds
  • Immunisation against different types of disease
  • Euthanise old and terminally ill animals
  • Handle and administer drugs accurately and in accordance with professional and health and safety guidelines. Dispose of any waste involved competently following professional guidelines and recording all drugs administered to patients
  • Handle and process laboratory samples
  • Carry out occasional home visits when required
  • To work within a rota system for emergency and out of hours veterinary cover
  • Complete passports and relevant paperwork for animals travelling abroad
  • Maintain patient records
  • Liaise with clients to keep them informed of on-going treatment options and costs involved
  • To undertake duties as may be directed from time to time by the Director or senior staff
  • Undertake CPD regularly to comply with RCVS regulations

 

 

Skills

  • Practical
  • Pragmatic
  • A thorough methodical approach
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Works well under pressure
  • Enjoys working in a team
  • Strong work ethic
  • Caring and compassionate
  • Strength and stamina

 

Hours would be approx. 37.5 hours per week with vets sharing blocks of appointments and procedures, then time is taken off on rota. Monday to Friday opening hours are 8:00 – 19:00.

We have an on-call system which will be a 1:3 ratio, with the aim of making this a 1:4 in the next 12 months. The weekend hours on this rota are:

Saturday AM ~ 8:00-12:00- consults/ emergencies

Saturday PM ~ 18:00 emergencies only, sit and wait system

Sunday PM ~ 18:00 emergencies only, sit and wait system

On call all of that weekend.

If you are interested in applying for the position please email your CV and covering letter to [email protected].

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