Veterinary Surgeon Graduate Development Programme Stratford-upon-Avon 2024

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Stratford-upon-Avon
£35,500

Vets for Pets Stratford-upon-Avon is in a historic town located in the picturesque countryside of Warwickshire. It is famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespear. With its charming Tudor style building, cobblestone street and tranquil River Avon flowing through it’s heart, Stratford-upon-Avon offers a delightful blend of history, culture and natural beauty.

After recently going through a rebrand, our practice provides excellent facilities giving you access to all the equipment and space you need to care for your patients. Ideally situated in one of the new Pets At Home concept stores, we have built an excellent reputation locally and see a varied caseload from our loyal client base. You will be joining a vet team with more than 40 years experience!

The role

The role will give exposure to a wide variety of surgical and medical cases. We do a lot of neutering for gaining basic surgical skills, plus more advanced soft tissue surgery, and we have visiting orthopaedic surgeons for orthopaedic cases. Our award-winning, 2-year programme is designed by vets to give new graduates like you, the best possible start to your practice career.

Joining one of our network of UK practices, you’ll train on the job with experienced Veterinary Partners and Practice Owners, at a pace that works for you. We’ll find you a role that suits you, in terms of location and culture fit. And, with Vets for Pets and Companion Care practices of all shapes and sizes across the country, there’s a perfect place for everyone!

With our support, and emphasis on your wellbeing, you can realise and maintain your full potential in an environment that encourages a healthy work/life balance too.
You’ll be supported from day one by a dedicated Vet GDP Advisor, as well as the graduate and clinical teams, and online by 1,300+ vets within our clinical community.

You’ll also be able to take paid leave to attend the tailored CPD events we hold. The high-quality events we deliver as part of the programme usually comprise subjects such as practical dentistry, practical surgery, radiography, dermatology, cardiology, and more.

As you build your confidence in caring for pets and their owners, you’ll grow your own client base and see continuity of cases with the support of your wider team. You will have a phased approach to sole charge and better still, when you’ve finished the programme there’s a career waiting for you, either with the practice you trained at or within our wider community/network.

What we offer

As standard we offer all the benefits you’d expect from a major employer (pension, healthcare, paid memberships, life insurance, competitive salary etc.) plus a few more!

  • 2-year programme, no financial/contractual tie-ins
  • Competitive starting salary with reviews after each year on Programme
  • Professional memberships paid – practice dependent
  • Exclusive lifestyle and shopping discounts with up to 30% off at Pets at Home, Pet Plan insurance discount, cycle to work scheme and more
  • Approximately 10 paid CPD days (clinical & non-clinical) per year
  • Dedicated Vet GDP Advisor in practice and access to wellbeing support
  • Fully funded London Vet Show tickets during the 2nd year on programme
  • Access to our clinical academy for further development after programme completion
  • Relocation and immigration support for overseas candidates - relocation packages from within or outside the UK, including visa sponsorship if wanted (we’re an A+ rated sponsor) – practice dependent

Pets just see people. Just like pets, we embrace everyone’s differences. We work to break down barriers, attract and develop diverse talent, and create a culture that allows everyone to be the best they can be.

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