Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Salary:

    £28,000 Raising with Experience

  • Contact:

    Camilla Beese

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -022018-447

  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Expiry date:


We are currently working with an exclusively small animal practice with four independent surgeries run by their own teams of experienced vets. They are looking for a full-time permanent Veterinary Surgeon to care for and develop one of the branch surgeries in Exeter, Devon. 

The Practice: 
The branch practice is a well-equipped, modern surgery with a team of one nurse and one receptionist working is support. This is predominantly a sole charge position. The practice prides themselves on their personal, friendly caring service and the high clinical standards they achieve to provide the very best healthcare for pets. The surgery is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac but is easily accessible from the surrounding main roads, and they have their own enclosed car park. The surgery has separate dedicated cat and dog kennels, sterile operating theatre, is equipped for dental treatments including extractions and has a small but well-equipped laboratory for the best care of their patients. The clinic is “cat-friendly” and has dedicated cat only consultation times by appointment. 

The practice has its own state of the art Veterinary Hospital, equipped with the latest technology and facilities, enabling the team to provide the highest standard of care, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per week. More complex cases from the branch surgeries can be followed up at the hospital. 

The Role:
This is a full-time, permanent, Veterinary Surgeon position, working a 4-day or a 4.5-day week, between 8:30 am and 6:30 pm. There is a full weekend rota of 1:8, and an out of hours rota of 1:8. 
The role is predominantly sole charge, taking leadership of one of the branch practices, with some cover of another practice also required. The vet will be required to undertake consultations and perform routine surgeries with the support of a registered veterinary nurse. 

The Candidate: 
The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic Veterinary Surgeon, preferably with at least 2 years’ experience, who enjoys working as part of a friendly, motivated team. They must be competent and confident in routine consults and operations. 

In return, the practice can offer a salary of £28,000 increasing with experience, along with £1,000 CPD allowance and 24 days holiday. 

Role: Permanent Veterinary Surgeon
Type: Small Animal 
Hours: Full-time
Weekends: 1:8
Out of hours: 1:8
Sole charge: Yes
Salary: From £28,000 increasing with experience 
Ref: CB/27989

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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