Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Salary:

    £45,000 DOE

  • Contact:

    Emily Naden

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  • Job ref:

    JN -122018-8120

  • Published:

    5 months ago

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  • Start date:

    2019-01-07 00:00:00

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We are working with a client based close to Cambridge that is looking for a small animal Veterinary Surgeon to work on a full-time permanent basis. This role is to work alongside the current Lead Vet with a view to taking over from him in the future

The Practice:

Our client has practices across North London, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire, which includes four 24-hour emergency hospitals and a specialist referral centre in London. They have nearly 300 staff, including specialists in Soft Tissue Surgery, Dermatology and Emergency and Critical Care, staff with certificates in feline practice, and residency trained consultants in anesthesia and analgesia and internal medicine. Due to the various sizes of our client's practices, the pace of work ranges from a quieter practice through to a busy hospital. This practice is a branch practice in the middle of constant growth and has a very family friendly feel.

The Role:

This is a permanent full-time position, working an average of 45 hours per week. Our client is looking for a future Head Vet to work towards a slow transition as the current Head Vet looks to retire in the next 2-3 years.

Your main responsibilities will include:-

PATIENT/CLINICAL CARE - Delivering a high level of clinical care to standards in conjunction with the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme (Including but not limited to holding consultations and diagnosing animals, performing surgery, administering anesthesia, undertaking scans, prescribing and euthanases where necessary)

CLIENT CARE - The delivery of client satisfaction to an exceptional level as defined by the group. This includes making all your interactions with clients fully focused on delivering value, exceptional service and warmth to the clients

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT – Making sure that your work fully supports the Head Vet’s objective of ensuring the hospital runs effectively and efficiently

TEAMWORK – Working within the Vet teams and wider hospital team, to contribute your skills, efforts and personal strengths to help ensure a harmonious team ethos at all times

The Candidate:

Our client is looking for an experienced Veterinary Surgeon that has a strong small animal medical and routine surgical experience. You should be experienced in face to face consultations with the ability to lead when the situation requires it and have worked sole charge in a busy hospital or practice. They are looking for a vet with self-awareness, positive attitude and receptive to change, you will also have effective communication skills with the team and clients.


Role: Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small Animal

Start: ASAP

Hours: Full Time 45 hours a week

Weekends: Yes - included on the rotation at a nearby sister site.

Sole charge: At times

Skills: Must be an experienced small animal vet with animal medical and routine surgical experience. Be experienced in face to face consultations and the ability to lead if the situation requires.

Salary: Flexible salary of up to £45,000 p/a - Depending on Experience

Ref: JN -122018-8120

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:

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