Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Salary:

    £35,000 - £50,000 per annum (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Camilla Beese

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -022018-161

  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:


We are currently recruiting on behalf of an independent small animal practice in Darlington, who require a Veterinary Surgeon to join their team on a permanent basis. They would prefer a full-time vet, but part-time applicants will be considered. 

The Practice: 
The practice aims to provide a warm and friendly environment to provide the best possible care to their patients. They have a main surgery and a branch located 10 miles away, with a team of 2 full-time vets, 2 part-time vets and 9 nurses working in support. The practice has modern, up-to-date facilities including a fully-equipped modern theatre as well as a digital x-ray suite. They have an in-house lab, ultrasound equipment, ECG, endoscope, all suitable for not only larger pets such as cats and dogs but also smaller companions such as rabbits and guinea pigs. 

The Role: 
This is a full-time role is working 4 days per week, between 9 am and 5:30 pm, with one night on-call per week. There is a weekend rota of 1:4. 
There will be some sole charge branch work required, as well as during any out of hours work. 
Although this is a full-time vacancy they will also consider part-time candidates. 

In return, the practice is offering a salary of between £30,000 and £50,000 plus CPD allowance, RCVS and VDS fees paid for, 25 days holiday, and pension scheme. 

The Candidate: 
The ideal candidate will be friendly and proactive and will fit in well with the existing team. They are looking to receive applicants from vets with at least 2 years’ practice experience. You must be confident with sole charge as this is required during out of hours and when consulting at the branch surgery. 

Role: Permanent Veterinary Surgeon
Type: Small Animal 
Hours: Full or Part-time 
Weekends: 1:4
Out of hours: 1 night per week
Sole charge: Some required
Branch work: Some required 
Salary: £30,000-£50,000 Full-time (DOE) + excellent benefits 
Ref: CB/27974

To qualify for this position, you must be fully registered with the RCVS and you must be eligible to work in the UK.

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