Permanent Veterinary Surgeon - Chatham

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    Competitive Salary (DOE) up to £75,000

  • Contact:

    John Watchorn

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -072022-25928

  • Published:

    27 days ago

  • Expiry date:


Permanent Veterinary Surgeon - Chatham

Type: Small Animal

Location: Chatham

Practice Type: Part of a group

Team Info: They are a 5 Vet practice with a super support team of 3 RVNs, 1 SVN, 1 ANA, and wonderfully efficient receptionists. They have their Practice Principal who is dedicated to supporting the team, with a great focus of his being on work-life balance, development, and opportunity for the team.

Facilities: Their deceivingly large and airy practice boasts 4 consult rooms; a dedicated x-ray and ultrasound room; a large modern theatre and a prep room. This is a unique opportunity to join a super friendly team and work in a supportive environment that offers the scope for further development in your chosen area of interest.

Role: An exciting opportunity has become available for a Veterinary Surgeon, to join a supportive and friendly team here in the historic town of Chatham

Hours: Typically, this position is 4/5 days per week, with 1:3 Saturdays only, however, they understand that one size doesn’t necessarily fit all, and so we may be able to offer a degree of flexibility around this standard pattern. No OOH or On Call. Part-Time applicants will also be considered. 

Duties: You will be working closely with the Vet team, as well as the Practice Principal to champion high standards of patient care within the practice. Their deceivingly specious small animal practice is located just off the main high street, which provides a varied consulting caseload that will allow less experienced Veterinary Surgeons to hone their skills and will keep the experienced Vet stimulated! The opportunity to perform surgery will be accommodated on a rotational basis, and you will be fully supported by a long-standing and experienced nursing team.

Candidate: Their ideal candidate would have post-graduate experience. Both Full Time and Part Time applicants are welcome.

Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum DOE

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:

Work-life balance

  • 6.6 weeks number of holidays including bank holidays 
  • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
  • Your birthday as a paid day off


  • Private medical insurance
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
  • Non-accidental injury support


  • £1,250 per annum CPD allowance with 5 days paid pro-rata 
  • Certificate support (not standard, needs confirmed for each advert)
  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
  • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
  • All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
  • Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships

  • BVA membership
  • VDS cover
  • RCVS fees 


  • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Discounted staff pet care

Ref: JN -072022-25928

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