Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location

    Hillingdon, West London

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    Commensurate with experience

  • Contact:

    Ryan Thwaite

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -092020-16621

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Client:

    Independent Practice

We are working with a well-established small animal hospital in the Hillingdon area of West London that is looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join them on a full-time permanent basis. Our client is looking for a vet that will hit the ground running, although there will be help available if required.

The Practice:

At this practice, they provide 24-hour emergency care for all their clients, with a duty veterinary surgeon that sees all out of hours calls at their fully equipped hospital. They hope that seeing one of the regular vets and if necessary, nurses in the familiar surroundings of the hospital, is a comfort to their clients at a potentially emotional time.

They are a first opinion practice which means there may be occasions where patients' best care is conducted by a specialist. Under these circumstances, they can arrange a referral to a specialist practice

Arrangements can be made for home visits should if there is a difficulty in bringing the pet to the hospital.

In this practice, they have a full range of Surgical and Medical facilities available on-site (with renovations planned in the near future) including:

  • General Surgery
  • Hospitalisation
  • Inhouse Laboratory
  • Inhouse X-Ray facilities
  • Inhouse Ultrasound facilities
  • ECG (Electrocardiology)
  • Endoscopy

Which allows them to provide a full service that you would expect from a Hospital Practice.

The Role and Candidate:

Our client is looking for a Veterinary Surgeon with at least two years in practice experience as they would be looking for the successful candidate to hit the ground running. You will be based at the main practice in Hillingdon but you will be covering the branches (all within 15 minutes of the main site) and you will need your own car for this.

The role is full-time and you will be joining the following rota:

  • 4 day week. 2 x 8 pm finishes, 1 x 6.15 finish, 1 x 5.15 finish per week.
  • OOH's are on a 1 in 5 rota. So 1 night per week on-call (occ 2 if on holiday rota), 1 Saturday am in 5 (8.30 am - 1 pm) and 1 full weekend in 5 (Saturday - 8.30 am - 6 pm in the clinic, then inpatients/phone, Sunday 9 am - Midday in the clinic and then inpatients/phones until Mon AM)
  • OOH's - you are not expected to stay in the clinic all night but will need to be within approx 20 mins + will need to do inpatient checks if needed. On-call with a nurse + bonus payment structure for any clients seen.

The Remuneration Package:

In return, our client is offering a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience and a benefits package that will be discussed in the interview.

Ref: JN -092020-16621

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