Permanent Surgical Veterinary Surgeon - Ashford, Kent

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    Competitive Salary and Benefits

  • Contact:

    John Watchorn

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -042022-24704

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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Permanent Surgical Veterinary Surgeon - Ashford, Kent

Type: Small Animal

Location: Ashford, Kent

Practice Type: Part of a group - that is made up of a hospital and two branch practices

Services: They offer premium veterinary services to the South Kent region whilst taking referrals from other larger group practices in the local area. Theirr branch practices are well equipped for the day-to-day cases that present but also some of the more challenging cases. 

Team Info: Their group is made up of up to 12 full-time Vets and 24 Nurses (18 RVNs, 4 SVNs, and 2 kennel assistants). their hospital is staffed with Veterinary Surgeons and RVNs studying certificates in ECC, Anaesthesia, Medicine, Surgery, and Diagnostic Imaging. All their practices work hard to strive for excellence but in a relaxed and friendly environment. Many of their staff have been in place for years and are passionate about providing excellent customer and patient care. They have a supportive and encouraging ethos embedded into their culture. 

Role: They require a budding Veterinary Surgeon to join their team, complementing their PgCert (SAS) holder and other veterinary surgeons to offer surgical services to clients in South Kent.


  • The role is 4 days per week with shift patterns from 8 am-6 pm, 9 am -7 pm, 10 am-8 pm and a duty inpatient shift from 11 am-9 pm.
  • 1:7 weekends with time off in lieu.
  • No primary out-of-hours covers, just cover of inpatients with dedicated night nurses on site.

Applicant Requirements:

  • They are looking for someone with clinical experience with at least one year of UK veterinary experience.
  • Attainment of a surgical certificate [BSAVA PgCertSAS, CertAVP (GSAS), or PgCert (SAS)] or near completion of a certificate would be ideal and experience in orthopaedics and/or laparoscopy would be ideal.
  • Additional clinical interests can be supported through their high hospital and branch caseload.

Salary: they are offering a competitive salary that is reflective of skills, experience, and certification status.


•  5 weeks paid holiday, not including bank holidays

•  5 days of paid CPD leave

•  £1250 CPD Allowance per annum

•  Private Medical Insurance

•  VDS Membership paid

•  BVA Membership paid

•  Service based holiday entitlement increases

•  Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave, and surrogacy pay

•  Enhanced paternity pay

•  Birthday leave

•  Discounted veterinary fees

•  My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships

•  Cycle to Work scheme

•  Pension

•  CPD/training support

•  Paid bereavement leave

•  Company sick pay

•  Employee opinion survey

•  Free uniform in a number of roles

•  Annual pay reviews

•  Social events

•  Sponsorship for overseas employees

•  Academy & Leadership courses

•  Focus on employee wellbeing

•  Relocation packages

•  Career progression opportunities

•  Free flu jabs

Ref: JN -042022-24704

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