Permanent Full-Time Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:

    2018-12-03 00:00:00

  • Salary:

    £35,000-£45,000 p/a (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Martin Wilson

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -022018-139

  • Published:

    19 days ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:

    Martin Wilson

We are recruiting on behalf of an independent veterinary practice, who are looking for a Permanent Veterinary Surgeon to join their team on a full time basis. (Would consider part-time if necessary). Our client is based in Durham and they are an independent small animal practice.

The Practice:

Our client provides a professional, compassionate and efficient service to their clients whose animals, both companion and working, are their prime concern. They aim to achieve a working environment that is positive, progressive, informative, cheerful and helpful for both clients and colleagues alike.

The Role:

If you would like to work in a modern, well equipped, spacious practice and you're looking for an amazingly varied caseload including the challenge of caring for rabbits, rodents, reptiles and birds you’ll certainly find it here. The team of vets have special interests in behaviour, sports and agility dogs, laboratory diagnostics, advanced surgery and alternative therapy (acupuncture).

The role is full time with a varied shift pattern on a 5 week rota - an average of 38-40 hours per week.

This involves work at both the main site and 2 branch practices close by (around 20 minutes away) and weekends as detailed below.

The Candidate:

The ideal candidate will be competent in routine consults and surgery and have at least 1-2 years’ experience in practice.

Our client are offering a competitive salary and holiday package, plus a generous CPD allowance with scope to pursue special interests to support or complement the existing team.

Salary on offer is Competitive - dependent on experience, plus bonus scheme.

Hours: Full time 38-40 hours per week

Weekends: WE: 2:5 - either Sat 08:00 - 17:00 Sun off, or Sat 09:00 - 13:00 Sun 09:00 - 13:00, day off in lieu when weekend is worked

Out of hours: None

Sole Charge: Some when in branch

Skill Level: Experienced with routine veterinary procedures and confident with sole charge

Ref: JN -022018-139

We are an equal opportunity agency and look forward to assisting you with your future career aspirations. We have an experienced team of consultants that are ready to give you support and advice on applying for veterinary opportunities.

To qualify for this position, you must be fully registered with the RCVS and eligible to work in the UK.

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