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:

  • Salary high:


  • Salary low:


  • Job ref:

    JN -082018-5583

  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:

    2018-09-24 00:00:00

We are working with a practice based in Orpington, Kent that is looking for a small animal Veterinary Surgeon to join them on a Full or Part-Time permanent basis.

The Practice:

The practice is based just 15 minutes from London Bridge and 15 minutes in the other direction you will find the beautiful Kent countryside! The practice also offers free onsite parking.

The Orpington practice has an extremely established and loyal client base. The team are proud of their strong local reputation and the relationships that they have built with their existing and new patients and clients. The team see a wide variety of cases and are recognised for their orthopaedic capabilities.

The practice offers excellent facilities and equipment including digital X-ray, a superb ultrasound, orthopaedic kit, in house laboratory and a laparoscopy tower to play with too. They offer a generous CPD allowance and encourage ongoing development so if you have a particular area of interest, this may be the practice for you!

You would be joining a friendly and supportive team made up of 4 vets, 6 veterinary nurses and a terrific reception team of 3. Due to the experience within the existing team, they can consider applications from newly qualified as well as experienced vets.

The Role:

This is a full or part-time permanent position for a Veterinary Surgeon. The practice can consider full or part time hours (min. 20 hours per week) with a 1 in 3 weekend rota. There will be occasional sole charge responsibility (once settled in) but no OOHs ensuring a great work/life balance. 

The Candidate:

You will be passionate about providing an excellent service and working as part of a highly-skilled team. You will also enjoy a variety of cases and have the ability to work these up to a high standard. Enthusiasm and energy are a must, as is a willingness to communicate with colleagues and clients, in the best interests of your patients. You will also have the opportunity to study towards a certificate as this is strongly encouraged.

In return, the practice offers:

Excellent career opportunities and development

Competitive salary commensurate with experience (circa. £50,000 per annum)

Contributory pension scheme 

Generous CPD and funding of certificates for the right individual

Paid memberships (RCVS, BSAVA and VDS)

Childcare vouchers

Exclusive company and High Street discounts and rewards    


Role: Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small Animal

Start: ASAP

Hours: Full or Part-Time

Out of hours: None

Weekends: 1 in 3

Sole charge: Yes

Salary: Circa £50,000 per annum subject to experience

Ref:JN -082018-5583

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

What happens next: Click APPLY to apply for this role and a member of our team will be in touch if you have been successful.

To discuss the role in more details:

Please call or email our team to discuss the specific details for this role such as practice details, exact location, salaries or any other queries you may have. Please also quote reference (above) when enquiring about this vacancy.

To have a no obligation confidential discussion or to enquire about other positions in this area please contact us today on 01423 701 321, alternatively email

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