Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location

    Dover, Kent

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Salary:

    £30,000-£50,000 p/a (DOE)

  • Contact:

    James Haswell

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -022020-14322

  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • End date:

    2020-03-10 00:00:00

  • Expiry date:


We are working with a mixed animal practice in Dover, Kent that is looking for a Veterinary Surgeon with at least 6 months post-graduate experience, however, they will also consider recent graduates who have an interest in exotics/wildlife/zoo work. This is a full-time permanent position within a mixed practice where you will see a varied caseload (small animal, exotics, farm, zoo work, wildlife), so the ideal candidate will have an interest and/or experience in one or more of these areas.

The Practice:

The practice boasts excellent facilities, brilliant nursing staff, and a friendly and supportive team. This is a great opportunity for those wanting to consolidate their skills in domestic species, whilst expanding their knowledge of our more unusual patients. You will be joining a community of passionate veterinary professionals committed to providing truly exceptional care. They are set on building something extraordinary: creating the most forward-thinking and innovative place in the veterinary industry. This is a 6 vet practice that is part of 4 local branch surgeries based along with Kent coast. These practices boast truly mixed caseload comprising of small animals, exotics, farm, zoo work and plenty of wildlife! The practice is also involved in community projects and work with the RSPCA.

The Role and Candidate:

This role will be based at the Dover practice, which is the main practice, however, this role covers consulting duties at 3 other local branches, which are a mere 10-15 minutes away from the main practice.

The successful candidate will work 45 hours a week over 5 days, Monday - Friday 09:00-18:00. This shift pattern includes 1:5 weekends. You will be on-call from Friday evening (19:00) until Monday morning (09:00). You are required to attend the practice on Saturday (09:00-13:00) and Sunday (09:30-10:00) to cover the drop-in clinic.

Our client offers outstanding career progression, including post-graduate study and partnership. They are growing rapidly and it is an exciting time to join them - they encourage growth and development within your role and are truly committed to you achieving your goals!

The Remuneration Package:

In return, our client is offering an excellent package that includes:

  • A very competitive salary of up to £50,000, dependant on experience
  • Accommodation allowance of £9,600
  • Vehicle or £2,500 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 and partnership opportunities
  • A colleague of the month awards, Hills staff feeding schemes, plus many more benefits available!


Role: Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small Animal

Hours: Full time, 45 hours per week

Weekends: 1 in 5

Out of hours: Yes, please see above

Sole charge: Some

Salary: Excellent Salary and Benefits

Ref:  JN -022020-14322

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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