• Veterinary Surgeon

    Location: Highlands, Ashford Road, Tenterden, Kent Hours: Full time Practice: Cinque Ports Tenterden Salary: £54,000 per annum, Up to and dependent on experience Practice Details Cinque Ports Tenterden

If you are a current Linnaeus Associate, you will need to apply internally. In order to do this, please contact our Talent Acquisition team (details can be found via The Link) and someone will be in touch to discuss and progress your application.

Salary: Up to £54,000 D.O.E

Location: Cinque Ports Vets,Tenterden, Kent

Job Type: Permanent

Hours: 40 hours per week over 4 days, 1 in 5 Saturday rota, no OOH.

We are actively seeking an experienced veterinary surgeon to join our dedicated team at our Tenterden site.

Tenterden is a 2 Vet practice and is fully equipped with advanced facilities including a surgical suite, dental x-ray, digital x-ray, new ultrasound, and in-house blood analysis, providing you with all the tools necessary to excel in your role and work up cases. With access to Vets Now at the Cinque Ports Kingsnorth branch for overnight inpatient care, you will have the opportunity to deliver exceptional care in a supportive environment. We are looking for an ambitious individual who is committed to clinical excellence and thrives on building strong connections with clients and patients.

At Cinque Ports, we are committed to fostering your professional development and offering a wide range of challenging cases. You will handle a mix of consults, operational shifts, and periods of sole charge, all while benefiting from the extensive support and expertise of the wider Cinque Ports Group.

We asked our locum vet what they liked about working at Cinque Ports Vets..

‘Working at Cinque Ports Vets is fabulous! It's all about great organisation, communication, and flexibility to all levels. It is not always easy to find these characteristics in such a big team where everyone knows what is going on at any time of the day. Receptionists handle every call with remarkable experience. Nurses deal amazingly with the care of the patients from the admission until the discharge. People are really helpful, and everyone do their work in a way that the days run smoothly’.

We have so much to offer and are looking for a like-minded vet to complement our already incredible team.  Cinque Ports is not just another vet practice, we are a group of practices that has a role to fit every vet. Whether in our busy hospital as a surgeon or in one of our branch practices where everyone knows your name and you know your clients on a first-name basis, we are a practice that is proud of what we do and who we are. We are ok with change and embrace it as a team! 

Benefits

  • 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays and Birthday Leave 
  • RCVS and VDS fees paid 
  • External CPD funded 
  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program 
  • Career progression opportunities 
  • Staff discount schemes 
  • Life Assurance 
  • Enhanced sickness pay 
  • Enhanced equal family leave 
  • E-car salary sacrifice scheme 
  • Employer contribution pension scheme  
  • Recruitment referral reward scheme 
  • Wellness program including:  
  • Employee assistance program 
  • Eyecare voucher scheme 
  • Free annual Flu jab 
  • Cycle to work scheme 

About Us

Cinque Ports is an RCVS-Accredited Practice with extensive surgical, diagnostic, and medical facilities across 6 sites in the Kent/ East Sussex area. The hospital at Kingsnorth is an RCVS-Accredited Hospital and has Gold ISFM Accreditation and provides emergency care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with VetsNow onsite providing continuity in cases and patient care. We offer keyhole surgery, laser therapy, and acupuncture treatments. You will be supported by a full and experienced team of Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVN), that carry out both nurse consults and vaccinations.

We are excellently equipped including in-house lab, ECG, Endoscopy, ultrasound, radiography, separate dental room for all procedures dentistry x-ray, separate client care area, digital radiography, doppler ultrasonography, in-house laboratory, laparoscopic equipment, and video endoscope and bronchoscope.

Our experienced team holds a wealth of knowledge and has interests in surgery, radiography, anaesthesia, feline behaviour, and dentistry, we have visiting referral ophthalmologist and feline medicine specialist.

We use team steps, which enable us to minimise communication errors within the teams here a Cinques Ports. We are a very sociable team and actively encourage team get togethers including bowling, nights, and days out, and Christmas parties are not to be missed.

We are proud that Cinque Ports are working towards their Bronze accreditation from Investors in the Environment (iiE).

At Linnaeus, we are committed to supporting the physical and mental health of all our Associates. We have an amazing team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across our practices and central support office in addition to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available for everyone.

To apply, find out more information, or arrange a confidential chat contact Lissa at lissa.semerdak@linnaeusgroup.co.uk or call 07523268918.

Part of an amazing global family

Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets. We are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team. Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.

The future of the veterinary world is at the heart of everything we do. We are all individual but two important things bring us together: a commitment to excellence and our passion to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

Linnaeus is owned by Mars, that makes us part of their 70,000 Veterinary Health Associates who spend their days thinking about the 400 million pets of the world and how to improve their lives. Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets.

Our Associates are fundamental to our success and we are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team.

Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.

Linnaeus is an equal-opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, we are committed to fostering a culture that is inclusive and diverse for all our associates.

If you would like to apply for this role, please click the Apply Button or for more information, please feel free to reach out directly to our Talent Acquisition team at [email protected]

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