Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location

    Portsmouth, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:

    2019-05-13 00:00:00

  • End date:

    2020-05-01 00:00:00

  • Salary:

    Competitive salary and benefits (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Nicola Baird

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -022019-8787

  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Contact:

    Nicola Baird

We are working with a state-of-the-art purpose-built clinic in Portsmouth that has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Veterinary Surgeon. This is a full-time permanent role that would suit a small animal vet with 2-3 years experience.

The Practice:

Our client is a low-cost, high-quality veterinary healthcare provider, offering a full range of affordable small animal veterinary services to clients, operating a no appointment, walk-in clinic system. They offer a range of clinical services from preventative healthcare through to complex medical, surgical and orthopaedic procedures. They have superb, spacious, purpose-built surroundings with two operating theatres, six consulting rooms, digital x-ray, and an up-to-date Idexx in-house laboratory.

The Role:

This is a full-time permanent role where you will be working 40 hours per week, working shifts between the clinic opening hours (please note that as the customer base grows the opening hours will change). You will also be part of the weekend rota too, working 1 in 3 weekends, you will receive time off in lieu during the week for weekends worked.

In return, our client offers an excellent package that includes:

  • Salary up to £36,000 per annum (2-3 years experience)
  • 33 days holiday including bank holidays
  • 5% Pension Contribution
  • Cyclescheme 
  • £1,500 CPD allowance per annum / 5 days off
  • VDS Fees covered
  • RCVS membership
  • Free lunch every Friday
  • Well structured rota
  • Good work-life balance and a great place to work.

The Candidate:

You must have good surgical experience and be confident working sole charge at times. You must be passionate about delivering top quality veterinary and customer care.

You will be supported to develop your skills and will have the opportunity to progress as our client is a young, growing, thriving company with lots of new opportunities emerging.

They are looking for a vet that continually improves their professional knowledge and experience and is an excellent communicator, understanding that educating pet owners about their pets’ welfare is just as important as providing high-quality treatment.

The Summary:

Role: Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small Animal

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours a week 

Weekends: 1:3

Out of hours: None

Salary: Excellent Salary Package and Benefits

Ref: JN -022019-8787

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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