Permanent Equine Veterinary Surgeon - Stowmarket

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  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


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  • Salary:

    Competitive Salary and Benefits

  • Contact:

    Ella Snowball

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -052023-28679

  • Published:

    10 months ago

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Permanent Equine Veterinary Surgeon - Stowmarket

Job Title: Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Mixed animal practice - Independent

Location: Stowmarket, Suffolk

Facilities: The practices are fully equipped, including SA CT, Physios, hydro pools and tanks, grooming lounges, agility, dog trainers. The practices have a range of additional facilities for the team to draw upon

  • Behaviourists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Hydrotherapy pools and instructors
  • Agility instructors and dedicated arena
  • Large pet shops on the sites
  • Large animal and equine shop  
  • Grooming facilities on the sites
  • Deliveries free of charge to all customers
  • Practices own publication to promote good pet care and the practices services

Team: 25+ Veterinary Surgeons and 35+ RVNS

Role Summary: They are looking for an experienced equine veterinary surgeon to join their team of five equine and large animal veterinary surgeons. The group has 26 veterinary surgeons and a new intake of graduate vets each year who join the equine and small animal teams.

Duties: As an equine veterinary surgeon, you will routinely cover the treatment of horses and donkeys.

Work to include (not exclusive)

  • Lameness work ups
  • Dentistry
  • Endoscope
  • Minor surgery
  • Radiography
  • Routine work
  • Blood samples
  • Vettings
  • JMB measurements
  • Vaccinations
  • Wound management
  • Health checkups
  • Skin conditions
  • Stud work (if interested)

Hours: Full-time, with a start time of 08.15 am

  • The day starts at 08.30 and finishes at 17.30, with an hour for lunch.
  • One night a week on call (emergencies only): 17.30 – 08.30 the next day.
  • Two weekends in six, with two days back as days off: 08.30 Sat – 08.30 Monday.
  • A nurse takes the emergency phone calls and will contact the vet if necessary.

Essential Skills and Qualifications:

  • MRCVS qualification
  • RCVS registration
  • Up-to-date CPD record
  • You must have a strong work ethic and provide a high standard of clinical service.
  • You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to develop a great rapport with both clients and team members.
  • Being a team player is highly important for the role along with good organisational skills.
  • Full UK driving licence.
  • You will enjoy working within a busy practice with a wide variety of cases.
  • Emergency out-of-hours work may include an occasional small holding animal (i.e. goat/alpaca).

Salary: The successful applicant can expect to work in a happy and supportive environment with excellent remuneration and CPD packages, as well as a flexible rota.  

Benefits: Full benefits package available - will be discussed fully in the interview

  • Salary is dependent upon experience.
  • They are very flexible with terms and can work out a package to suit each individual.
  • CPD allowance and days off – individual to your skills.
  • Holiday entitlement is flexible for the number of weeks required.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Monthly practice breakfasts.
  • Regular social events for whole team.
  • RCVS/BEVA fees reimbursed.
  • VDS fees paid.
  • Accommodation available.
  • Equine team meetings.
  • Bike to work scheme.
  • Electric vehicle scheme.

Ref: JN -052023-28679

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