Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location

    Ashford, Kent

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:

    2019-04-01 00:00:00

  • Salary:

    £40,000+ plus benefits (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Emily Naden

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -022019-8717

  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Contact:

    Emily Naden

We are currently working with a client based in Ashford, Kent, who is looking to recruit an experienced, full-time Veterinary Surgeon on a permanent basis.

The Practice:

This friendly surgery is one of a group of branch practices across the area and offers on-site Out of Hours emergency care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year provided by Vets Now. You will be joining a busy practice with 6 Vets and 6 RVNs who are passionate about providing a friendly, caring service. Practice facilities and services include: 

  • General surgical and orthopaedic procedures
  • Dentistry
  • Radiography including B.V.A Hip and Elbow Canine Health Schemes
  • Ultrasonography including pregnancy diagnosis
  • Echocardiography, ECG and cardiology consultations
  • Endoscopy
  • In house laboratory facilities for blood testing, urine analysis and cytology
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Laser Therapy and Acupuncture
  • Ophthalmology
  • Feline medicine referral and endoscopy consultancy

The Role:

This is a full-time role working 4 days a week with shifts of 08:30 -18:30 Monday to Friday with one late shift until 19.30. There is also a weekend rota of 1 in 6 Saturdays from 08.30 - 16.30. There are no Out of Hours requirements.

Typical daily duties will include a mixed shared rota of consults and ops. Opportunities for progression to Head Vet are a possibility for the right candidate. In return, our client is offering a competitive salary of £40,000+ and a benefits package subject to experience.

The Candidate:

Our client is looking for a Veterinary Surgeon with at least 4 years experience and who holds a certificate in small animal surgery. You will have good all-round veterinary skills, be surgically experienced and passionate about providing a high level of care. Joining a busy, friendly team, you should be a strong team player with a good sense of humour. As an experienced vet, you will be happy supporting team members with less experience


Role: Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small Animal

Hours: Full-time - 4 days a week

Weekends: A rota of 1 in 6 Saturdays

Out of Hours: No

Sole Charge: Some

Branch Work: Some, but only to cover holidays and sickness

Salary: Competitive salary of £40,000 + and a benefits package subject to experience

Ref: JN -022019-8717

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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If this position is not for you but you know someone who might be suitable refer them to us and receive £250 if successful

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