Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Salary:

    Competitive - Subject to Experience

  • Contact:

    Martin Wilson

  • Contact email:

  • Salary high:


  • Salary low:


  • Job ref:

    JN -082018-5306

  • Published:

    12 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:

    2018-10-01 00:00:00

If you’re a friendly, happy, proactive and newly graduated Veterinary Surgeon we’d love to hear from you. We are working with a practice in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire that have a position for a permanent Veterinary Surgeon to join their new Graduate Development Programme.

The Practice:

This practice offers the latest state-of-the-art equipment, to ensure prompt diagnoses and the most effective treatments. Their modern surgery has been designed to industry leading standards and has state of the art equipment including in-house operating theatre and laboratory, digital x-ray, specialist dental equipment and much more. They offer a full range of treatments from health checks to emergency operations and they are always committed to providing exceptional veterinary services. You will be joining a vet who specialises in exotic medicine and surgery and another that has a keen interest in soft tissue surgery. They also have an enthusiastic, supportive clinical team of 2 experienced RVNs, SVNs and VCAs in addition to 2 client care advisors and 1 client service manager. The team take pride in their work while at the same time creating a friendly, family feel to the day job.

The Role:

This is a permanent role for a Veterinary Surgeon. Your rota will be flexible – Our clients’ will accommodate your hours where they can. Weekend work will be something you will eventually do as a 1:2 rota but not until you’re ready. There are no OOH duties. All your professional fees will be paid as well as a company pension and discounts. Our clients’ will provide you with a really firm grounding in all aspects of small mammal, exotic medicine and surgery. In fact, an interest in exotics would be great as they have extensive exotics work in their practice.

Your responsibilities will include:

Thoroughly follow all Clinical protocols for common medical presentations and routine preventative consultations.

30-minute consults until you learn the system.

Learn and perform basic surgical procedures under one-to-one guidance.

Use on site diagnostic lab equipment, ultrasound and digital x-ray.

Thoroughly follow all aspects of Customer Service protocols so we maintain our client feedback scores.

Maintain diagnostic ratios to improve clinical outcomes.

Present clients with clear, honest recommendations so they make the right choice for their pets.

Communicate honestly during one-to-one feedback sessions so we can learn your successes and support your challenges.

Make evidence-based decisions.

Learn dental radiography.

Make progress surgically.

Examine all body systems in every patient, every time.

Explain basis for actions and decisions when required.

Effectively gather client data.

Thoroughly complete administrative processes.

Decisions are informed by client interest regardless of finance factor for client.

Contribute to our practice protocols by sharing your thoughts.

Think ahead about diagnosis to minimise risks to patient health.

The candidate:

About you:

You take ownership of your own development including CPD.

Are respectful, compassionate and empathetic towards yourself and others.

You accept making mistakes is part of being a great vet, are willing to hold up your hands when you do and learn from them and use them to grow.

Process and high quality are your middle names.

Recognise everyone is perfectly capable of making a mistake and when things don’t go as planned, it simply offers an opportunity to improve.

You think a lunch break is a good idea (wellbeing is important to us).

You are keen to avoid a first job where promises do not live up to reality.

You grab opportunities to develop when specialist practitioners visit.

You love a learning environment.

You love working with Idexx lasercyte and catalyst, ultrasonography, digital radiography, surgical theatre, dental unit, and visiting specialists.

You value evidence based on facts.

You enjoy trustful communications with colleagues.

Feedback is your development tool.

You would never wait to be given jobs - there is always something to do.

You happily share your experience of any learning activities.

You are driven and active.


Role: Graduate Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small Animal

Start: ASAP

Hours: To be discussed

Out of hours: None

Sole charge: Not initially

Salary: Competitive – Subject to Experience

Ref: JN -082018-5306

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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