Permanent Veterinary Surgeon - Bedford

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    Basic start salary £35,000-£60,000 (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Jack Stapley

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -062023-28869

  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:


Permanent Veterinary Surgeon - Bedford

Type: Small Animal

Location: Bedford

Practice Type: Progressive, certificate encouraging and supportive independent SAVH

Facilities: They are approved by the Canine Hydrotherapy Association, are Gold Standard members of the Rabbit Welfare Association, an ISFM Cat-Friendly Clinic and are an RCVS-accredited Small Animal Veterinary Hospital with the Practice Standards Scheme.

Role: Are you a Small Animal Vet looking for an opportunity to grow and develop your skills in a friendly, well-established independent SAVH, where your contributions are valued and your development is encouraged? This might just be the position you’ve been looking for!

Hours: This is a full or part-time, permanent position, working up to approximately 40hrs per week over 3,4 or 5 days. Saturdays are 1-in-4.

Role Purpose: GP small animal – first opinion. They are looking for someone who would also be happy to:

  • Actively contribute to practice meetings
  • Mentor other vets
  • Be involved in protocol development

Person Specification: The successful candidate must:

  • Be keen to develop and progress their general practitioner small animal skills
  • Be enthusiastic about supporting team development and mentoring of new grad/junior vets
  • Have natural warmth and empathy, and get a genuine sense of satisfaction from helping others
  • Be self-motivated and dedicated but have fun too
  • Want to provide a high standard of veterinary care
  • Be a problem-solver
  • Recognise when to ask for help and has the confidence to do so
  • Shows natural resilience and stays calm under pressure
  • Remains patient flexible and adaptable
  • Show a fair degree of courage
  • Be someone who would like to contribute to the development of our business
  • Be a team player and is prepared to help colleagues
  • Be proactive and creative in coming forward with new ideas
  • Be fully registered with the RCVS and eligible to work in the UK



  • Improved ultrasound skills – adrenals, pancreas, FNA guided biopsies.
  • Diagnose and treat pericardial effusions
  • Take and interpret ECGs
  • Perform blood transfusions
  • Treat and manage more complex medical cases
  • Be confident with chemotherapy protocols


  • Unsupported pyometra, splenectomy, enterectomy, enterotomy, gastrotomy, caesarean, enucleation, tail and digit amputations, thyroidectomies.
  • Perform full-mouth dental extractions.

Salary: Basic starting salary £35,000.00-£60,000.00 (commensurate with experience)


  • RCVS annual retention fees
  • VDS cover
  • Company pension
  • 28 days annual leave including Bank Holidays (pro rata), rising by 1 day per 2 full calendar years (up to a maximum of 5 days)

 After successfully completing 6-month probation

  • BUPA Healthcare (corporate scheme). After 5years of continuous employment, the practice pays your monthly subscription
  • Contribution toward gym subscription
  • Contribution towards Petplan pet insurance
  • Discounted professional veterinary fees
  • Generous annual CPD allowance. Further development is encouraged and nurtured!

Ref: JN -062023-28869

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