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TitleVeterinary Surgeon
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Friendly, passionate practice on the Fylde Coast looking for a new vet to join us to give us more time off to relax and enjoy.

Do you feel that GP practice is the right fit for you? Are you just starting off on your veterinary adventure? Or maybe you’ve mastered the basics and are just looking for the right practice to grow? Do you like clients and their pets? Do you enjoy seeing the routines and the regulars? Are you ready to be challenged to stretch and grow- both as a clinician and as a person? If so, then read on because we may have the perfect job for you…

Working with all our vets we have put together this advert to attract the right person to our team. Rowan Vets evolved from another practice about 15 years ago and since then has grown exponentially; with all the gizmos you would expect from a modern practice and two buildings which are modern, airy and great to work in.

We are a tight knit team who work to high clinical standards but we are not at all scary. We welcome new blood enthusiastically and are keen to learn from fresh ideas. We are now at a point where our directors Ruth and Drew need more time to focus on management stuff and so we need a new vet to help us manage the clinical work.

So, what can you expect from us? Well firstly we’ll give you great support and training. We work to a high standard and tailor each clinical plan to the individual patient; we think this is especially important when it comes to pain management.

We approach our work with enthusiasm and a passion to keep getting better at what we do so that our patients benefit. We review and update our practices, incidents and protocols and chat through these in a no blame way. We don’t want to be right, we want to get things right. We are developing a culture of accountability with regular and honest feedback, so we need someone who is willing and open to reflect on this. When our team makes mistakes we’ll acknowledge them, say sorry and fix it. Team harmony is the most important thing to us.

We are trying to create a great working environment where we care about each other as much as we care about pets and clients. We want humble team-mates that are willing to learn and grow. This doesn’t mean boring, our team are great fun and there is a strong social side to our Rowan team.

We’re constantly trying to improve our team’s lives and so recently we have moved our emergency out of hours work to a local practice. We still look after our inpatients, because we believe this gives them the best care. Our vets are all on the rota for this. We also cover the emergency clinic every Tuesday night and we’ll want you to do that about once a month. Don’t worry about that, we’ll give you all the back up you need and we’ll also give you the day off afterwards to recover.

You can expect a fair wage. We’re a small business but we want to pay our people fairly, so we have a package that includes salary, funded CPD (which we’ll tailor to you), discounted pet care and external counselling support, if needed.

Back to you! The main thing we want is someone who gets the Rowan culture and what we are trying to achieve. We’re looking for a vet with up to 2 years experience who loves people and pets. We want to embed an enthusiastic vet into our team and we are happy to help and support them through their early years. We need you to have confidence in your ability to grow and learn, but most importantly to fail and then get better. We’ll be there to support and cheer you on the way. We need someone that is optimistic, has charisma and who is good at building trust both with clients and their teammates. We want you to be willing to spend time with clients to help them decide what the right thing to do for their pet is.

We do have guidelines and expectations about how you work, but we’re not looking for someone who will work themselves into the ground. You should know how to look after yourself first and foremost, because we want a happy and healthy environment. If you break, no-one wins.
We want you to come into our team and bring new ideas and fresh enthusiasm. Don’t worry if you’re a new graduate, you have the most up to date ideas. We want you to work with us to advance our standards of care.

You’ll be able to manage your time and priorities so that you get your work done each day.

So in our practice, what’s ok:

• To feel good about you – we want this to be true in a big way
• To respect and like us – your Rowan family
• To like and respect clients and want to help them make the right decisions
• To want to make money – we are not ashamed about this, it’s important, just not the most important thing
• To ask for help – whether just qualified or just about to retire, we all need help so this is not only ok, it’s encouraged. It builds our trust in you
• To have a passion to learn and grow as a vet
• To be social with your colleagues, we’re a very sociable bunch
• To really care about what you do here
• To not be perfect – none of us are and that’s ok. We all fail but we all try to learn from these failures
• To be happy and enjoy your work
• To leave on time
• To enjoy your time off
• To have a lunch hour

What’s not ok:

• To care so much about the job that you don’t take care of yourself. We really care about you and don’t want you to break
• To decide that something is too hard for you to master (bitch spays take some working on!)
• To not fully engage with your team, we want you to share the ups and the downs of our work with us
• To stay late to finish your work, you need your time off
• To miss your lunch hour
• To stagnate and not be constantly learning

So if you’ve got to the bottom of this advert (well done) then let’s tell you about the role:

We need a fulltime vet to join our seven vet team. You will be consulting at our Kirkham and Blackpool surgeries, performing routine surgeries, x-rays, dentals and medical work ups.

You will look after our inpatients overnight about once a week and one weekend in six, but you’ll get the Monday off afterwards. You’ll do emergency work at our out of hours clinic approximately one night a month (with back up).

If after reading all this you might be interested then complete, in full, the application form Application Form along with your CV and a short cover letter to

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Exoticcross logoRowan Veterinary Centre
Type of vacancyFull Time
Recruitment agencyNone
Job referenceVet8
Date approved06/11/2019
Closing date05/12/2019
Minimum experience needed1 - 3 Years

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