Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location

    Bradford, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Salary:

    £33,000-£47,000 Package p/a (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Ella Snowball

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  • Job ref:

    JN -012020-13948

  • Published:

    5 months ago

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We are working with a charity practice in Bradford that is looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join them on a full-time permanent basis.

The Practice:

Founded in 1917 by animal welfare pioneer, Maria Dickin CBE, PDSA is the UK’s leading veterinary charity. Operating through a UK-wide network of 48 Pet Hospitals, PDSA provides low cost and free veterinary care to the sick and injured pets of people in need and promotes responsible pet ownership.

The hospitals are well equipped with the likes of ASIF Kits, Endoscopes, Digital Xrays, Ultrasounds and ECG equipment - just to name a few! They have a very varied caseload with great opportunities for Surgical and Medical development. 

The Role and Candidate:

Do you have a business mind and a social heart? Would you love to do a job that gives you an overwhelming feeling of satisfaction knowing that every day when you walk through the door you’re contributing to a lifetime of wellbeing for every pet? 

If so, PDSA has a great opportunity for you. As the UK’s leading veterinary charity they exist to treat the sick and injured pets of people in need, and every member of their team is essential in fulfilling this mission.

this is a full-time permanent role where you will be working 37.5 hours per week. The shifts are on a rota with the earliest start of 08:30 and the latest finish of 18:00.

The Remuneration Package:

In return, our client is offering a package worth between £33,000-£47,000 p/a (DOE) that includes:

  • Allocated CPD funding of 37.5 hours
  • Excellent career opportunities/development
  • 37.5hr working week
  • 5 weeks holiday per year
  • Paid statutory holidays
  • Travel allowance
  • Life assurance 4 x annual salary
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Private medical insurance (after 12 months service – permanent employees only)

The Summary: 

Role: Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small Animals

Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

Weekends: TBC

Out of hours: TBC

Salary: £33,000-£47,000 Package p/a (DOE)

Ref: JN -012020-13948

We are working with a well-equipped and friendly small practice in the Hammersmith and Fulham area of West London, that is looking to recruit a permanent Registered Veterinary Nurse to join their team. This is a Head Registered Veterinary Nurse role where you will be leading a team of 3 other nurses and a part-time CCA.

The Practice:

With a Branch partner and 2 extra vets, the branch has Ultrasound, ECG, Digital x-rays, In-house blood analysis, and dental x-ray. They run 15-minute consultations which enable them time to be really thorough.

Our clients' mission 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: 

As a full-time employee, you will be working 40 hours per week with the standard 1 in 3 Saturday shift between the clinics or a 1:6 weekend shift in the hospital, as well as a fair share of bank holidays and on-call (with time back in Lieu). They can offer part-time hours for this role for the right candidate.

You will be involved in all aspects of nursing and previous experience working in a small animal practice is required. In this role, you will be responsible for a variety of nursing duties as well as sharing best practices with your team and helping to support and develop the student nurses in your practice.

The Package:

Our client is offering a salary up to £30,200 p/a (including London weighting allowance), dependent on experience and benefits that include:

  • Generous CPD allowance and in-house CPD available
  • Ongoing training is provided as relevant to your role,
  • RCVS and VDS fees paid,
  • 25 days paid annual leave,
  • exclusive company discounts and rewards.
  • You will be in a friendly, supportive environment within a rewarding role.

Skills and Experience:

Essential Attributes:

  • Registered Veterinary Nurse as defined by RCVS
  • English language skills
  • Computer literate
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively
  • Proven empathy with patients and clients
  • Demonstrate initiative in patient welfare
  • Understand duties that may and may not be undertaken by PCAs or student nurses.

Desirable Attributes:

  • Driving licence
  • Demonstrable ability to work in a team
  • Demonstrable ability to work under pressure
  • Attention to detail
  • Small animal practical experience and realistic job expectations


Role: Permanent Head Registered Veterinary Nurse

Type: Small Animal

Hours: Full-time (Part-time may be considered)

Weekends: Yes, as above

Salary: Up to £30,200 (including London weighting allowance), dependent on experience.

Ref: JN -032020-14877

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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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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