Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location

    Basildon, Essex

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Salary:

    Very Competitive Salary and Benefits

  • Contact:

    Tracy Atkinson

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  • Job ref:

    JN -012020-13884

  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • End date:

    2020-04-04 00:00:00

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We are working with a well equipped friendly small animal veterinary practice that is looking for an experienced Veterinary Surgeon to join them on a permanent full-time basis. They are looking for a competent First Opinion Practitioner that is confident in a sole charge role.

The Practice:

This practice boasts great equipment and access to CT imaging, Endoscopy, and Ultrasound, including Doppler Ultrasound at a nearby sister practice. They have recently been awarded the highest accolade in the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme for its high standards of veterinary care and 'outstanding' customer service.

Our clients' mission is to deliver progressive, around the clock care means their employees have the very best equipment and treatment options available, including in-house MRI machines and state-of-the-art operating theatres.

They provide ongoing support to their teams, both in practice and through a dedicated training centre. This empowers you to get the very best from the advanced equipment while being on your journey to veterinary excellence.

The Role and Candidate:

This is a full-time permanent position, where you will be working 39 hours a week over 4 days, thus providing great work-life balance. This shift pattern includes 1:3 half weekends (Saturday/Sunday) or 1:6 full weekends.

This role will be most suitable for a competent First Opinion Practitioner and will function in an environment where colleagues support each other, by sharing skills and knowledge, to give patients the best outcomes. You will be supported and encouraged to work to high medical and surgical standards.

This role will involve a mixture of running the hospital, consulting patients and also some surgery. As such confidence working sole charge is essential.

The Remuneration Package:

In return, our client is offering an excellent benefits package worth circa £65,000 p/a that includes:

  • A very competitive salary depending on experience 
  • Accommodation allowance
  • Vehicle or vehicle allowance
  • £1,500 CPD allowance with 3 days CPD leave, and in-house CPD training
  • VDS, RCVS, BVA fees paid
  • 5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Fantastic career progression


Role: Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small Animal

Hours: Full-time, 39 hours over 4 days

Out of hours: None

Weekends: 1:3 half weekends or 1:6 full weekends

Sole charge: Yes

Branch work: No

Salary: Excellent Salary and Benefits Package

Ref: JN -012020-13884

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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