Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location

    Northampton, Northamptonshire

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    Competitive Salary (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Ella Snowball

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -112019-13239

  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Client:

    Linnaeus Group

  • Contact:

    Ella Snowball

We are working with a lovely Veterinary Hospital in Northampton that is looking for an experienced small animal Veterinary Surgeon to join them on a full-time permanent basis. This role would suit a candidate with 3-4 years post-graduate in practice experience, an interest in medicine would be a bonus.

The Practice:

The practice has strong team values and actively supports continuous progression for their team through CPD, internal mentoring, as well as internal promotions. The practice is an RCVS Accredited Veterinary Hospital with facilities including:-

  • Digital Radiography
  • Blood Analysis
  • Full Surgical Facilities
  • Ultrasound Diagnosis, Endoscopy, and Laparoscopy
  • Orthopaedic and BOAS Surgery
  • Dentistry including dental X-Rays

They pride themselves on being a highly skilled and experienced team, offering their clients the highest standard of care by providing a comforting and loving environment to visit. No matter which part of the team their staff members are highly skilled and qualified, they look after their staff so that they can look after their clients.

The Role:

You will be working 4 days per week (44 hours), working shifts 08:30-18:45. You will also be part of the weekend rota, working 2 in every 8 weekends 08:30-17:00 consults only. The out of hour requirements are covered mainly by Vets Now but you will be required to do inpatient care and this is on a rota basis as follows:

1:8 weeknight inpatient duties 14:00-20:00 (inpatient care but no phones after 22:00)

1:8 weekend duties 08:00-20:00 Saturday and Sunday (inpatient care but no phones after 20:00) with a long weekend off the weekend after.

In return, our client is offering a competitive salary and benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive salary £40,000-£50,000 p/a (DOE)
  • 5 weeks holiday and birthday off
  • RCVS/BVA/VDS memberships paid
  • £1000 CPD allowance per year plus up to 5 days CPD
  • Certificates encouraged and funded
  • Pension
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Group benefits

The Candidate:

This is an exciting opportunity for a Veterinary Surgeon with 3-4 years post-graduate in practice to join an expanding team. You will be an experienced and enthusiastic Vet who wants to continue to develop your skills and progress in a thriving company that has lots of new opportunities emerging. You will be a team player with a positive attitude to learning and developing, with a great approach to giving and receiving support. An interest in medicine would be a bonus.

Ideally, you will have a good consulting experience, upselling of Health Plans, good ability to offer gold standard diagnostics, and surgical experience for routine procedures,

The Summary:

Role: Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small Animal

Hours: 4 days per week, 40 hours p/w

Weekends: 2 in 8

OOH: 1 in 8

Branch work: Yes

Sole Charge: No

Out of hours: None

Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits Package (DOE)

Ref: JN -112019-13239

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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