Permanent Veterinary Surgeon - Blackburn

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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

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -062022-25390

  • Published:

    25 days ago

  • Expiry date:


Permanent Veterinary Surgeon - Blackburn

Type: Small Animal

Location: Blackburn, Lancashire

  • The area has great transport links and is within 1 hour of Manchester and Liverpool airport and you can be in London within 2hrs on the train.
  • Lancashire has a good mix of rural vs city, and it boasts some of the best-hidden gems of walking country and a broad selection of traditional pubs 

Practice Type: Part of a group - they are a 19-branch practice situated across Lancashire.


  • They have 6 operating branches in addition to their main RCVS accredited hospital
  • All their branches are accredited by the RCVS under the Practice Standards Scheme.
  • they are a well-equipped multi-site practice with a CT scanner, Endoscopy, Digital X-ray, Dental radiography, and multiple surgical suites as well as an onsite hydrotherapy centre.

Team: Their core senior team is made up of certificate holders in Medicine, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, and Surgery and they actively encourage and support Certificate study. They have a talented team of 25 Veterinary Surgeons, 15 Registered Veterinary Nurses, and 5 Animal Nursing Assistants. 

The Role: An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Vet Surgeon to join an RCVS accredited hospital. They pride themselves on delivering the highest quality care to patients and the clinical team is instrumental in delivering that ethos. 

Duties: You will see a great mix of both routine and emergency medical and surgical cases and will be fully supported by an experienced team

Support: They are dedicated to offering career development opportunities for all of their people including support for those who wish to pursue a certificate. They want to underpin their commitment to career development by investing in their people to be the employer of choice for all veterinary professionals in the Lancashire area


  • Core opening hours are 08:00-19:00 Monday to Friday and Saturday 08:00-12:00.
  • They have the flexibility to accommodate part-time working options and would be open to discussing the best options that work for you and working with you to accommodate the pattern you need.
  • They work in partnership with Vets Now for their out-of-hours service however, you will occasionally be asked to provide cover at an enhanced hourly rate.

Weekends: To be discussed

Salary: Competitive Salary of up to £60,000 p/a (DOE)


  • Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service
  • CPD paid days and allowance
  • L&D opportunities through the Group Academy
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • BVA Membership paid
  • VDS cover
  • Birthday leave
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Service-related company sick pay
  • Sponsorship for overseas employees
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities

Ref: JN -062022-25390

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