Permanent Veterinary Surgeon - Certificate Holder

  • Location

    Dudley, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • End date:

    2020-04-03 00:00:00

  • Salary:

    Excellent Package Offered

  • Contact:

    Paddy Wood

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -052019-11025

  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Contact:

    Paddy Wood

We are working with an independent accredited veterinary hospital in Dudley, West Midlands, with branch practices in the surrounding area, that is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced veterinary surgeon to join their team on a permanent basis. You will have a Certificate in Medicine or Critical Care (or actively working towards one) or be a Senior Vet with 5+ years experience in a first opinion practice.

Applicants with less experience but a keen interest in medicine are also welcome to apply, with the role being adjusted accordingly.

The Practice: 

The practice is an independent, small animal, first opinion and referral practice with a strong vet team of 15 including certificate holders in cardiology, dermatology, soft tissue/orthopaedic and surgery. The practice aims to deliver the highest standards of pet care and has won various awards for doing so. The vets have access to state of the art diagnostic equipment and 11 operating theatres. They pride themselves on being a family of vets for family pets, they have constantly pushed the boundaries on delivering the highest pet care through the caliber and qualifications of their Vets and Nurses. They commit themselves to have friendliness and professionalism at the heart of their Client Care teams. They are big enough to offer award-winning care, facilities and expertise for the Black Country's much-loved pets but small enough to care for client and employees alike treating them as unique individuals - family really does matter to them. 

The Role: 

This is a full-time, permanent position, working 4.5 days per week (part-time hours would be considered). The practice provides their own out of hours service in house, which for the vet is on an attractive rota of approximately 1:10 weekends with a 4-day weekend the following week. Overnight on-call duties are 1:10, fully supported with back up from the practice partners. There is on-site accommodation for on-call work if required. 

They consults are 15 minutes and they have their own team that deals with insurance claims and to give guidance where required. You will be working with the support of 15 vets, 24 RVNs on a ratio of 1:2, and the Client Care team on a ratio of 1:5.

The Package:

In return, the practice can offer an extremely competitive package that includes

  • Salary - Reflective of experience and very competitive
  • Pension
  • Health Plan
  • CPD allowance per annum for relevant external CPD inc BSAVA membership
  • Certificate funding when ready
  • RCVS/VDS membership funded
  • Staff discount on pet care 
  • Annual leave of 33 days per year (including Bank Holidays)

This is an excellent opportunity for career progression and development, with access to and support from Certificate Holders and an established mentoring program, off rota induction program, support for integration into the team, case opportunities from across the branches, along with long term career opportunities including certificate support and branch management. 

The Candidate: 

All applicants should be enthusiastic in all aspects of 1st opinion general practice veterinary care, including emergency care and consulting. You will be highly organised, a powerful team member and in receipt of excellent communication skills with clients, team members, and suppliers. With branches transferring into the hospital plus 24/7 out of hours care there is a variety of caseload to support clinical progression and be the master of your own development.


Role: Veterinary Surgeon 

Type: Small Animal 

Hours: Full-time

Weekends: 1:10

On call: 1:10 

Sole charge: Some

Branch work: Some 

Skills: Certificate holder in Medicine or Critical Care

Salary and benefits: Competitive salary & benefits package

Ref: JN -052019-11025

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



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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