Would you love to do a job that gives you an overwhelming feeling of satisfaction knowing that every day when you walk through the door you’re contributing to a lifetime of wellbeing for every pet?
Are you looking for a new challenge and want to be a part of our amazing team?
If so, PDSA has a great opportunity for you. As the UK’s leading veterinary charity we exist to treat the sick and injured pets of people in need, and every member of our team is essential in fulfilling this mission.
About The Role
We are now seeking a Veterinary Surgeon (VS), the role is responsible for the delivery of an efficient, professional and caring service to PDSA clients, providing a high standard of customer service and clinical care whilst also promoting pet wellbeing and delivering preventive services.
We also offer great benefits which include (pro-rata for part-time roles):
- Allocated CPD funding of 37.5 hours
- Excellent career opportunities/development
- 37.5hr working week
- 5 weeks holiday per year
- Paid statutory holidays
- Travel allowance
- Life assurance 4 x annual salary
- Contributory pension scheme
- Private medical insurance (after 12 months service – permanent employees only)
We are a friendly and motivated team of 8 vets working in a modern, purpose-built and well equipped Pet Hospital. We have a proven history with supporting and developing both new graduates and more experienced members of staff in both medicine and surgery. Our high case load coupled with postgraduate certificate holders on site lends us to being a hospital focused on teaching and staff development and which prides itself on high clinical standards.
The successful candidate will be an RCVS registered Veterinary Surgeon and responsible for updating their knowledge by attending regular CPD training. You will be involved in all aspects of clinical governance at the Pet Hospital, responsible for managing cases cost-effectively, encouraging financial contributions from clients, and making sure that PDSA resources are used appropriately.
The closing date for this vacancy may be brought forward should we receive sufficient candidates.
As the UK’s leading veterinary charity, with 48 Pet Hospitals, we strive to improve pets’ lives – through prevention, education and treatment. Every year our dedicated vet teams carry out 2.7 million treatments on 470,000 pets. Our national network of around 120 high street shops help us to provide these treatments through selling both donated and new goods.
We believe that we work better together, so everyone from our vets, volunteers, shop teams and to our office support colleagues – we are driven in our dedication and passionate about pets. Join us and help improve the lives of every pet.
PDSA is able to issue Certificates of Sponsorship for Tier 2 (General) Visas for suitable Veterinary Surgeon candidates. Sponsorship is subject to meeting all the criteria for the issue of a Certificate of Sponsorship, including being eligible to register as a Veterinary Surgeon with the RCVS upon arrival in the UK.
PDSA is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, adults at risk and all our colleagues and expect everyone who works for us to also share this commitment and to treat people with courtesy and respect.
To support this commitment, our recruitment & selection processes are robust and rigorous and all appointments will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate background checks
We are proud to be one of the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations. Our fantastic people have a genuine affinity with our cause which empowers them to make a positive difference to the world we live in every single day! Join the team and find out what it’s like to be in the Top 100!