Permanent Full or Part-Time Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location

    Dorchester, Dorset

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    Generous Salary and Excellent Benefits

  • Contact:

    Ella Snowball

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -012019-8367

  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Client:

    Independent Practice

  • Contact:

    Ella Snowball

We are currently recruiting on behalf of a mixed practice in Dorchester that is looking to recruit a permanent small animal Veterinary Surgeon. The hours for this role are flexible and could be full or part-time depending on the right candidate. They are looking for a vet with medical and surgical experience that is comfortable in a sole charge position.

The Practice:

Our client is a family owned busy Veterinary Practice that provides a friendly, caring, high-quality vet service to pet owners, farmers, and smallholders in West Dorset and South Somerset. Our client has two practices in the Dorchester area and a third another in nearby Somerset. They are an independent, non-corporate, graduate friendly mixed veterinary practice with 20 employees. Their practices are modern, purpose-built with onsite physiotherapy/hydrotherapy facilities and fantastic equipment that includes:

  • Full idexx in-house lab
  • Ultrasound
  • Digital x-ray
  • Endocrinology
  • Video Endoscopy
  • ECG and Lazer
  • Plus much more

The Role:

This is a permanent role for a small animal veterinary surgeon, that can be either full or part-time (between 24 and 40 hours per week). The shifts are various, depending on hours worked. The out of hours requirements are 1 night per week and 1 weekend per month on call. The weekend rota is 1 in 4.

Your typical duties will include consults and operations with sole charge, so you must be comfortable with this. There will be an element of branch work and there are 6-10 miles between the branches.

In return, our client is offering a generous salary that is dependent on experience and benefits that includes:

  • 5 weeks annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • 5 days funded CPD
  • Certificates are supported
  • RCVS and VDS fees
  • Pension

The Candidate:

Our client is looking for a veterinary surgeon with at least 1-year post-graduate experience. You will be a strong team member who is willing to cover all aspects of the veterinary role and muck in as required. They are looking for an empathic and warm candidate that is self-motivated, dedicated but that has a great sense of humour.


Role: Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small Animal

Hours: Full or Part-time (24-40 hours per week)

Weekends: Yes, 1 in 4

OOHs: 1 night on call per week and 1 weekend a month

Salary: Generous salary and benefits package

Ref: JN -012019-8367

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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