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Veterinary Surgeon

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  • Job
    Mid, Senior & Expert Level
  • Truro

Our RCVS accredited small animal training practice in Cornwall, Truro Vets4Pets has an excellent opportunity for a veterinary surgeon to join our inclusive, friendly, and supportive team!

“In 2016 I decided to purchase my own clinic and since then I can only say how proud I am of my teams and how incredible they are. We have grown together and continue developing personally and professionally.” Raúl M. Galván(MRCVS Cert AVP GSAS), Practice Owner at Truro Vets for Pets

The practice has gone from strength to strength since opening and is now an extremely successful business, having built a fantastic reputation within our local community and providing a first-class service and consistently receiving 5 star reviews from our loyal and ever growing client base (click here)

Our strongest asset is our team, many of whom have been with us for over 4 years and some for over 10 years and as a team, we pride ourselves on not only providing excellent care to our clients, but also to each other!

Owner and veterinary surgeon Raul Galvan, qualified from Cordoba in Spain before moving to the UK in 2007 and becoming the owner of Truro Vets4Pets in 2018. Raul holds an AVP certificate in surgery, with special interest in orthopaedics and minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery.

As well as being supported by Raul, we also have an outstanding team of nurses with our clinical team also supported by an equally brilliant and welcoming team of 5 client care advisors as well as our Practice Manager, RVN and Mental Health First Aider.

Our days are structured well with 15-minute consults as standard with 30 minutes given for more complicated cases or for graduates. We have one vet operating each day, with their consults starting later in the afternoon. We also make sure there are plenty of on the day ‘run over breaks’ to catch up, as well as emergency slots. Raul is a tremendous support to the team with plenty of regular catch ups during the week to discuss cases, and with clinical meetings also held every 6 to 8 weeks.

The hours are flexible and we’re happy to discuss these around what you’re looking for to achieve a good balance between home and work but will include a shared weekend rota of 1 in 3 Saturdays, which is kept to routine appointments with no ops.

In joining our team and supporting a great community and client base, we are looking for a colleague with solid GP experience, a team player with great communication skills and someone who shares our passion for providing the highest level of veterinary care.

The practice itself has been newly expanded and refurbished with a new building and equipment that offers a lovely bright and airy environment to work in with all the equipment you’d expect from a solid GP practice, in addition to separate cat and dog wards and two theatres.

Based in an ideal location in Cornwall, we are surrounded by wonderful scenery and some of the best beaches in the country within 15-20 minutes’ drive. Truro has great access to the A30 and the A390 which connects the city to Falmouth, Redruth, Liskeard, and Plymouth.

What we’re offering:

  • Salary up to £60,000 FTE, commensurate with experience
  • 5.6 weeks annual leave as standard (pro-rata for part-time).
  • Paid memberships including RCVS and VDS.
  • Life Assurance 4 x Annual Salary.
  • Contributory Pension Scheme.
  • Dedicated CPD allowance including support towards Certificates.
  • Relocation Allowance. (Direct applicants only)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Access to Colleague Assistance Programmes – Retail Trust, Port of Call and MHFA
  • Exclusive company discounts and rewards through our reward hub– including 20% off at Pets at Home, The Groom Room and Vet Group

We want our colleagues to be as diverse as our clients. Our teams are inclusive and celebrate difference, so if you meet our role requirements, we’d love to hear from you.

To find out more about this exciting opportunity simply call Laura on 07790 372441 or email WestVet@vets4pets.com. Alternatively, you can also apply below.

Location: TR1 3LN

Pets just see people. They aren’t biased and they don’t discriminate. We take our inspiration from pets, and we value and respect difference in all its forms. Our aim is to reflect the diversity of the communities we operate in, and every colleague can help us achieve this. We encourage our people to be themselves so even if your skills and experience don’t perfectly align, if you think you can make a unique contribution through your values and behaviours, we want to hear from you!

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Vets for Pets and Companion Care are our brands within The Pets at Home Vet Group. We are part of the Pets at Home Group plc, which also includes Pets at Home retail stores and Groom Room salons. Together, we are the UK’s leading pet care business, providing pet owners with everything they need to be able to look after their pets. We are proud to be one of the largest veterinary groups in the UK with a national network of practices of all shapes and sizes run by our Joint Venture Partners (JVPs). As of December 2020, The Pets at Home Vet Group operates 440 small animal veterinary practices across the UK, including standalone and in-store practices, employing a total of 5,929 clinicians. We believe in giving Veterinary Surgeons, Nurses and Practice Managers the opportunity and freedom to take control of their own career and future by owning and running their own practice. We are the home of joint venture partnership for ambitious veterinary surgeons in the UK veterinary market, we are committed to delivering first class service and high standards of care. Our practices are supported by dedicated business professionals based in our Support Office in Swindon, which employs 239 colleagues who have the expertise to help them thrive. We were extremely proud to be announced the winners of the 2020 Institute of Student Employers Award’s Best Graduate Onboarding and Induction Activities Programme category, in recognition of our two-year Graduate Development Programme. Designed by vets with extensive practice and industry experience, we help develop medical, surgical and professional skills.