Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Salary:

    Competitive - Subject to Experience

  • Contact:

    Karl Harker

  • Contact email:

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  • Salary low:


  • Job ref:

    JN -082018-5574

  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:

    2018-09-24 00:00:00

We are working with a practice based in Northampton, Northamptonshire that is looking for a Weekend Veterinary Surgeon to join them on a permanent basis.

The Practice:

Rated “Outstanding” by the RCVS across multiple categories including Emergency and Critical Care, Team and Professional Responsibility, Client Service, Patient Consultation Service and Diagnostic Service and rated “Good” in In-Patient Service, you would be joining an established and well respected team in the centre of Northampton. They have also just been accredited RCVS hospital, which is a great achievement!

The practice is based on the St James Road, just a 10 minute walk from Northampton train station which has direct trains into central London. There is free onsite parking and easy access to the M1 and A43 for vets preferring to commute by car. You enter the practice into a bright, spacious reception with separate dog and cat waiting areas. The practice has 5 air conditioned consult rooms, a large prep area, separate dog, cat and isolation wards, theatre, X-ray and ultrasound lab, pharmacy and colleague rest area.

The Role:

You would be joining a busy practice with a varied and interesting caseload including complex and orthopaedic surgery. The practice have a dedicated night team who provide OOH cover for six other practices as well as working closely with the RSPCA and other local charities. The team have built exceptionally strong and trusted relationships with their clients and they are looking for a vet who enjoys this side of the role just as much as the clinical responsibilities.

By joining this lovely team you will be working alongside 8 vets, 9 RVNs, 5 student nurses, 2 veterinary care assistants, 7 receptionists and a practice manager and assistant practice manager. The team benefit from having certificate holders in general practice and surgery with another two vets working towards their own surgical certificates. The partners are hugely encouraging of all further study and development and offer a generous CPD allowance.

As this role is in addition to the existing veterinary team, the partners are very flexible regarding the hours and rota. Ideally, the role would be to work every weekend (Saturday and Sunday) from 9am through to 5pm however they will also consider every other weekend, Saturdays only or shorter shifts (e.g. 4 hours).

The Candidate:

Our client is looking for a friendly and approachable vet with a genuine passion for animal welfare and client care. You will be confident with routine surgical and medical cases. You will be passionate about providing an excellent service and working as part of a highly-skilled team. Enthusiasm and energy are a must, as is a willingness to communicate with colleagues and clients, in the best interests of your patients. 

In return, the practice offers:

Enhanced annual leave

Competitive salary and CPD

Pension scheme

Exclusive colleague discounts

Pastoral care, emotional wellbeing and support

Paid memberships – RCVS, BVA, VDS


Role: Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small Animal

Start: ASAP

Hours: Part-Time

Out of hours: None

Weekends: Yes

Sole charge: Yes

Salary: Competitive – Subject to Experience

Ref: JN -082018-5574

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

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