Minster Veterinary Centre are looking for an additional small animal vet to be based from either our Burton Joyce and Calverton sites or potentially our Newark and Bingham sites. Ideally we are looking for a candidate with enough experience to be comfortable with sole charge for both consulting and routine surgery but a confident recent graduate may also be very suitable.
The position can include a mix of surgery and consulting or primarily consulting/medicine work ups if preferred. The position has no mandatory out of hours work but would ideally some daytime weekend work on a rota basis (1 in 5). The weekend days are compensated with rota’d days off in the following week. Evening and out of hours work would certainly be available if preferred. We can also accommodate someone preferring a mixed vet role.
Our Burton Joyce branch is currently having an extension to allow an increased surgical workload and have the majority of days with 2 vets on site. The extension is allowing for an increase in size for the dog ward, cat ward and a dental suite to go along side the current prep, x-ray, theatre and 2 consult rooms. Our Newark site underwent a large extension last year.
We are a fiercely independent, client friendly practice in Nottinghamshire with 4 fully functioning surgeries and two branch practices.
We are continuing to expand our staffing levels to try and ensure a sensible workload. We have a bustling and friendly work place with a fantastic team attitude that we endeavour to prioritise. We have included a testimonial from one of our vets who is moving to a new type of role with the PDSA to try and show that its not just the management who think we are nice!
We have a great mix of experience with certificate holders, vets currently studying for certificates and several of us with 8-15 years experience who are happy with the shorter titles! We also have a very enthusiastic mixed team who cover the on call work currently with plans of 24 hour vet care at the Newark practice in the immediate future.
As you should expect from any good employer we are looking for people to fit in to a friendly and helpful team dynamic, who can be an asset to the practice while progressing both personally and professionally while enjoying a team atmosphere.
We encourage clinical freedom and allow staff to find a role or niche they enjoy within the practice and all of our positions have the flexibility to adapt to areas of clinical interest and we expect roles to evolve over time.
As a practice we like to be progressive in our approach to diagnostics and as such have a very good range of diagnostic equipment with an appetite for investing in equipment that will be utilised.
Across our surgical sites we have; digital x-ray with dental xray, digital endoscope/rhinoscope, ultrasound, ECG, suction, k-laser, digital cytology, multiparameter monitors and recently upgraded Idexx lab equipment at all branches alongside an in house microbiology lab run through Southwell. We can perform in house orthopaedics including TPLO, have an in house cardiologist and a part time ophthalmologist and many other fantastic vets!
We encourage relevant CPD with a focus on areas of personal improvement and interest. We have a standard 5 days of CPD allowance and study for certificates is welcomed and funded as part of your CPD allowance.
We have returned to booking optional CPD evenings at local pubs with great food to keep you up to date with new products, the days of trying to squeeze in lunch and learns are gone!
Generous package based on experience and role can include; house, car, phones, broadband, society membership and VDS cover.
Please contact Jackie
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I have worked at Minster Vets for nearly 4 years. I started 2 weeks before the Covid-19 national lockdown in 2020 so they would have been entitled not to keep me on. However they made space for me and the support this practice gave all staff during those times was impeccable.
That trend has continued through my time at Minster and is part of what makes the practice special. They have gone above and beyond to be flexible if I’ve needed time off at short notice. They have supported me when things haven’t gone to plan. They will never ‘throw you under the bus’ if things go wrong. They even let me come in to work remotely in my other job when my laptop wouldn’t work at home! They encourage staff to find their niche in whichever area of veterinary medicine they are drawn to.
There are some things that you can assess during a tour of the practice or in an interview – like equipment, structure of the day, salary, holiday etc. Of course these aspects are really important and form part of the decision making process when considering a new role. However what you may not be able to get a sense of is the ethos of a practice. What I’d like this testimonial to convey is that the moral code of Minster Vets is absolutely where it should be for both clients and staff and if I come back to general practice I wouldn’t want to work anywhere else.
Jim Kellow BVM&S MRCVS (19 years qualified)