Permanent Exotics Veterinary Surgeon - Portsmouth

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  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    Up to £60,000 p/a (DOE)

  • Contact:

    John Watchorn

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  • Job ref:

    JN -072022-25846

  • Published:

    30 days ago

  • Expiry date:


Permanent Exotics Veterinary Surgeon - Portsmouth

Although they are predominantly a small animal business, this clinic has a high level of exotic patients, they are therefore looking for either a dedicated exotics vet or a small animal surgeon with a keen interest in exotics.

Type: Exotic Only or Exotic and Small Animal

Location: Portsmouth

Practice: This group was born with the belief that veterinary healthcare should be made accessible to everyone. They have grown to 8 clinics across the UK. They do things differently and challenge the status quo when it comes to pet health. They believe in making a positive change to the pet health industry by offering clients exceptional care and support with fair and value pricing.

Team: They currently have an exciting opportunity to join the team at their wonderful Portsmouth clinic

Facilities: Their clinics are some of the best around. The space and facilities here will let you tackle a diverse caseload, building your clinical skills and helping more animals and their humans enjoy life together.

All their clinics and facilities are purpose-built, giving you everything you need to deliver a wide range of care under one roof. Each clinic has its own separate dental, x-ray, lab, and ultrasound suites. Each also has at least two operating theatres, six consulting rooms, and an open, spacious prep area, as well as separate dog and cat recovery wards and walk-in isolation. They also have a cosy and comfortable staff room where you can relax during breaks and enjoy your free lunch each Friday.


  • They truly believe in the value of great General Practice vets; expert practitioners that are omni-capable and act as a pillar of their local community to support the wellbeing of the people and animals in their care.
  • Reporting to the Clinical Director and working side by side with their clinical and non-clinical teams, their vets are key to achieving their ambitions of better clinical outcomes through early diagnosis.

Duties: As well as always thinking of ways to improve the care that they provide and develop the centre, your core duties will be to –

  • Practice outstanding medicine, surgery, and emergency care. Be a role model general practitioner that consistently demonstrates a diagnostic-driven approach to animal care
  • Consistently perform Gold Standard consultations. Intuitively ‘read’ the client & patient to anticipate their needs. Influence the clients to follow your first-class, expert advice
  • Build high trust relationships with clients to achieve better compliance and therefore better clinical outcomes for the animals in your care
  • Confidently recommend further medical progress checks until we are satisfied that there is a full resolution and ideally a diagnosis has been achieved
  • Utilise their bespoke menu of diagnostic panels to assess the most common clinical presentations. Read, interpret and evaluate findings and use these to create and confidently recommend an agreed treatment plan.

Shift Pattern:

  • Full-time, 37.5 per week over four days
  • Only 1:4 weekends
  • No OOH

Experience/Skills: In order to be successful in this exciting post, you will be –

  • A first-class vet. With a firm understanding of the importance of a “diagnostic-first” approach – they do not advocate symptomatic therapy
  • An individual who enjoys engaging with clients and their pets and understands the benefit of augmenting the owner-pet bond. Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication within a consultative environment
  • Demonstrates a professional, confident and calm approach – inspiring confidence in the clients and team. Enthusiastic, positive, and resilient

Salary Offered: Competitive salary of put to £60,000 p/a Dependent On Experience


  • Salary dependent on experience
  • 33 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Flexible working pattern
  • Group – Values in Actions Awards
  • 5% Pension Contribution
  • Cycle scheme
  • Mindful Living Courses
  • Continuous professional development
  • Group Income Protection
  • Group Life Cover
  • Compassionate leave on the loss of a pet
  • Employee Discount at The Vet and a reward scheme including external discounts
  • Help@Hand Scheme
  • Free food Friday’s

Ref: JN -072022-25846

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