Part - Time Veterinary Surgeon

Part - Time Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location

    Leigh, Lancashire

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Salary:

    Negotiable Salary (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Tracy Atkinson

  • Contact email:

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  • Salary low:


  • Job ref:

    JN -032019-9504

  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • End date:

    2020-03-18 00:00:00

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We have a fantastic permanent opportunity for a small animal Veterinary Surgeon on a part-time basis covering 4 branches in Greater Manchester.

The Practice:

All 4 surgeries have the most up to date laboratory equipment, their own theatres, US scanners and digital radiography facilities.  Our client is dedicated to the treatment and welfare of small animals in Lancashire & Cheshire. Their team of Vets provide a sensitive, competitively priced, approachable service for animals and pets at their sites.

Consultations are by appointment only, usually 10 minutes but 15 minutes for annual health examinations/ boosters. Longer consultations can also be arranged as appropriate. 

At Leigh, there are usually two Veterinary Surgeons working at any time (in the mornings one, occasionally two, operating, and one consulting, then afternoon or evening consult sessions. At the branch surgeries, consults are until 11 or 12 with operations afterwards. Each Surgery has a Nurse Manager / Head Nurse who looks after the day to day affairs with some supervisory staff management, so the Veterinary Surgeons can concentrate on clinical matters.

The Role:

This is a part-time position, 2,3 or 4-day working week Monday to Friday, (option to be discussed at interview) with days off during the week in lieu of any Saturdays or Sundays worked. One late night surgery (consults to 8 pm) and the remaining finishes will be between 4 pm and 7 pm, with possible free time during the day. Weekends are on a seven-week rota basis with three weekends off, two weekends working Saturday morning at either Bolton, Hindley or Sale, and the remaining two working at Leigh until 3.00 pm. Work one Sunday in seven, 10.00am to 3.00pm. Work-Life balance is important to the practice and the vet's rota reflects that. There are no out of hours, they use Pet Medics as their out of hours’ provider. Consultations are by appointment only, usually 10 minutes but 15 minutes for annual

health examinations/ boosters. Longer consultations can also be arranged as appropriate.

In return, our client is offering an excellent package that includes a negotiable salary, commensurate with experience and competence. Which is usually review after 6 months based on business performance and productivity. Holiday allowance is 22 weekdays per the calendar year. A Monday to Sunday holiday counts as five days’ holiday. The holiday allowance for the remainder of this year will be calculated pro

rata. Any weekends within a holiday are counted as weekends off within the weekend rota. Duties for Bank Holidays are worked in rotation by agreement and a day off during the week will be granted. Over the Christmas and New Year period it may not be possible to give a

compensatory day off for working one of the Bank Holidays during that week. If not, the extra day in lieu will be given the following week. An extra day holiday is granted for every 5 years of continued service. Membership of BUPA, subscription for the Veterinary Defence Society, The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and one other Veterinary related professional body will be paid by the company. There is also an allowance for Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

The Candidate:

The position will suit an applicant with some experience but who has a desire to focus on

continued learning in a helpful environment. They have multiple personalities in the practice who together form a happy and professional crew. The right candidate should be able to develop good interpersonal relations with both the staff and the valued clients – a diverse range of people. The practice is looking for someone generating enthusiasm by example, whilst being happy and efficient. The right candidate will

concentrate on clinical matters whilst recognising that they are a business focussed on excellent client/patient care and communication.


Role: Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small Animal

Hours: Part-time

Salary: Competitive Salary (DOE)

Ref: JN -032019-9504

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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Call: 01423 701 321




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