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 -072018-5138

  • Published:

    12 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:

    2018-12-03 00:00:00

This could be the opportunity that you are looking for. We are working with a client with a practice based in Oldham, Lancashire that is looking to recruit a small animal Lead Veterinary Surgeon (with a medicine bias) on a full-time permanent basis. This position has excellent partnership opportunities.

The Practice:

This well-established business of 17 years has a large and varied client/patient base which is still growing. This small animal practice is based at a very convenient location with ample car parking and close to the motorway network.

The bright, air-conditioned surgery is purpose built to industry leading standards and has state of the art equipment including x-ray, ultrasound, haematology, BP, ECG, operating theatre and in-house lab. The team are very motivated, enthusiastic and welcoming and currently have 1 permanent vet and a regular locum, 4 nurses and 2 reception colleagues. By joining them, you’ll become part of a progressive surgery dedicated to providing the highest standards of care to clients and their pets.

The Role:

This is a full-time permanent position for a Lead Veterinary Surgeon. This position is 40 hours per week including 1 in 3 weekends, Saturday 09.00 – 18.00 and Sunday 11.00 – 17.00 but no out of hours.

The Candidate:

The ideal candidate will have good general small animal surgical and diagnostic skills along with a desire to explore and complete full work up on cases to compliment the current vet team who have special interests in orthopaedics. The practice provides full support and encouragement and allows clinical freedom for continued personal growth and development. They are looking for someone confident, friendly and enthusiastic with strong communication and interpersonal skills.

CPD is encouraged and funded, with opportunities for certificates. A relocation package is also available for the right candidate.

In return, our clients’ can offer:

Excellent career opportunities and development due to our varied case load

• Competitive salary commensurate with experience 

• Contributory pension scheme 

• Generous CPD and funding of certificates for the right candidate 

• Paid memberships (RCVS, VDS) 

• Childcare vouchers

• Exclusive company discounts and rewards


Role: Permanent Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small Animal

Start: ASAP

Hours: Full-Time

Out of hours: None

Sole charge: Yes

Salary: Competitive -Subject to Experience

Ref: JN -072018-5138

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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