Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location

    Rugeley, Staffordshire

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    Competitive salary and benefits DOE

  • Contact:

    Ella Snowball

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -122019-13570

  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Client:

    Linnaeus Group

  • Contact:

    Ella Snowball

We are working with a well established Veterinary Practice based in Rugeley, Staffordshire, who is looking for a full-time Veterinary Surgeon to join them on a permanent basis. 

The Practice:

This is a progressive first opinion practice that is committed to excellence. They are well-established, having been in operation for 40 years. Their 2 branches are purpose-built and designed to provide the most comprehensive veterinary care as well as a 24-hour emergency service. The current team consists of 5 Vets, 7 Nurses and 5 admin staff. The practice facilities include:

  • Large, spacious reception and waiting area
  • Large and small animal pharmacies
  • Three consultation rooms at the Rugeley branch
  • Fully equipped operating theatre
  • Diagnostic imaging room with digital X-Ray machine and two portable ultrasound scanners
  • Dental suite equipped with specialised dental table and ultrasonic dental scaler, polisher and drill
  • Large kennel area for in-patients
  • Laboratory

The Role:

This is a full-time role working 40 hours per week over 4 days with a shift pattern of 3 x 9-hour shifts and 1 x 11-hour shift. Weekends are on a rota of 1 in 3 Saturday mornings 08.30-12.00 where there may be some sole charge. The role consists of a mix of consults and operations and there may be some branch work to provide holiday cover but there are no out of hours responsibilities. In return, our client is offering a competitive salary and benefits package, depending on experience, including:

  • Pension
  • 5 days CPD
  • VDS and RCVS fees paid
  • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • A relocation package may be available

The Candidate:

Ideally, you will have at least 1 year's experience. You should be conscientious, be able to build a good rapport with clients and work well as part of a team. Good surgical skills and the ability to use your own initiative are also important.


Role: Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small Animal

Start: ASAP

Hours: 40 hours per week over 4 days

Weekends: 1 in 3 Saturday mornings 08.30-12.00

Out of hours: None

Sole charge: Some

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits depending on experience

Ref: JN -082019-11947

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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