Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:

    2019-04-29 00:00:00

  • End date:

    2020-02-25 00:00:00

  • Salary:

    Between £30,000 and £50,000 (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Cathy Grimshaw

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -012019-8660

  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Contact:

    Cathy Grimshaw

We are currently recruiting on behalf of an independent small animal practice in Darlington, who require a Veterinary Surgeon to join their team on a permanent basis. They would prefer a full-time vet, but part-time applicants will be considered.

The Practice:

The practice aims to provide a warm and friendly environment to provide the best possible care to their patients. They have the main surgery and a branch located 10 miles away, with a team of 4.5 full-time vets, and 9 nurses working in support. The practice has modern, up-to-date facilities including a fully-equipped modern theatre as well as a digital x-ray suite. They have an in-house lab, ultrasound equipment, ECG, endoscope, all suitable for not only larger pets such as cats and dogs but also smaller companions such as rabbits and guinea pigs.

The Role:

This is a full-time role, working 4 days per week, between 09.00 and 17.30/18.00 (18.30 if on-call) with one-night on-call per week. There is also a weekend rota of 1 in 4, full weekends on call, and 1 in 4 half weekends.

There will be some sole charge branch work required, as well as during any out of hours work.

Although this is a full-time vacancy they will also consider part-time candidates.

In return, the practice is offering a competitive salary and benefits package, subject to experience, including:-

  • Salary of between £30,000 and £50,000
  • CPD allowance
  • RCVS and VDS fees paid
  • 25 days holiday
  • Pension scheme.

The Candidate:

The ideal candidate will be friendly and proactive and will fit in well with the existing team. The practice consists of a very experienced team, so happy to consider vets with all levels of experience, from a new graduate to a vet with lots of experience.


Role: Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small Animal

Hours: Full or Part-time

Weekends: 1:4

Out of hours: 1 night per week

Sole charge: Some required

Branch work: Some required

Salary: £30,000-£50,000 Full-time (DOE) + excellent benefits

Ref: JN -012019-8660

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

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