Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location

    Chessington, Surrey

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Salary:

    £45,000-£55,000 p/a (DOE) plus benefits

  • Contact:

    Ella Snowball

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -012020-13839

  • Published:

    almost 2 years ago

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  • Client:


We are working with an independent small group of practices that offers veterinary services to dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, small furry pets and exotic pets across the Chessington area of Surrey. Our client is looking to recruit an experienced Veterinary Surgeon that has at least 2 years of post-graduate experience.

The Practice:

Our client is a fully equipped and expertly-staffed small animal practice that is supported by their own award-winning emergency service. They provide veterinary care for dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, small furry pets and exotic pets. The services they offer include:

• In-depth Consultations with highly experienced vets and vet nurses

• Pet Health Checks

• Healthy Pet Club – all vaccinations and routine parasite controls at a big discount, plus 6-monthly health checks and many other benefits!

• Home Visiting Service: where they visit clients or patients that are unable to come to the practice.

• Full surgical and medical facilities

• 24-hour Emergency cover by their own vets at a practice that is just 10 minutes away.

• ‘Keyhole’ spays for female dogs – safer and kinder!

• EVERYTHING a patient needs from a veterinary practice!

The Role:

This is a full-time permanent where you will be working a mixture of shifts during the week of 3 x 09:00-19:00 and 1 x 09:00-12:30. With no out of hours and only 1 in 2 Saturdays 09:00-12:00, this role offers a great work/life balance.

Your day to day duties will include ops and consultations and you will work alongside a fellow vet, 1 RVN and 1 receptionist. There will be periods of sole charge so you must be comfortable with this.

In return, our client is offering a very competitive package that includes:

  • Generous salary of between £45,000-£55,000 p/a (dependent on experience)
  • CPD allowance of £1,000
  • Pension
  • RCVS fees paid
  • 5.6 weeks holiday - with an extra day for every year worked

The Candidate:

Our client is looking for an experienced veterinary surgeon that is competent in all first opinion work and that is comfortable with periods of sole charge. You will have a good bedside manner with excellent client communication skills. The role would suit a vet that is very ambitious and there is a possibility of partnership in the future for the right candidate.

The Summary:

Role: Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small Animal

Hours: Full-time

Weekends: 1 in 2 Saturday mornings 09:00-12:00

OOH: None

Sole Charge: Yes

Salary: Excellent Benefits Package (DOE)

Ref: JN -012020-13839

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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