Permanent Veterinary Surgeon - Henley-on-Thames

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    £30,000-£60,000 p/a (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Sue Hanson

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -122021-23475

  • Published:

    3 months ago

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Permanent Veterinary Surgeon - Henley-on-Thames

Role: Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small Animal

Location: Henley-on-Thames area of Oxfordshire

Practice: They are a truly independent 100% small animal practice, with their main site in the beautiful town of Henley-on-Thames, and a small branch nearby. They enjoy a semi-rural location, meaning that they have excellent access to both the rolling hills of the Chilterns and the bright lights of Central London (via a quick train ride). 


  • The candidate they are looking for will have already been employed in small animal practice for a minimum of two years, and have a basic competence and confidence in general medicine and surgery.
  • You should be looking for a busy practice in which you can broaden their scope and hone your skills by learning from a vet and nurse team whose experience ranges from 39 years to one month!
  • They also expect to learn from you, as veterinary medicine moves on at a giddying rate, and you will have learned stuff that they haven't.
  • They are a naturally collaborative team and you will be expected to ask questions and make suggestions too.

Hours: Full-time

  • When they say independent, they mean it - and that does mean that they cover their own out-of-hours service and provide 24/7 hospitalisation for their patients.
  • They believe this provides the best possible patient care, and also gives their vets the most job satisfaction as they can keep ownership of their cases through to completion.
  • They also acknowledge that you could choose to work in a practice that doesn’t include these less popular shifts - but you don't know what you’re missing! Some of the most exciting and rewarding cases happen in the middle of the night or on a lazy Sunday afternoon, but if you find yourself faced with something a bit too exciting for one vet to handle, or simply something you have not done before, then there will always be a colleague willing to come to the rescue.
  • Their night nurses remain in the building overnight and take the incoming phone calls, look after inpatients and call you if needed.
  • Having said all that, they are also recruiting for a dedicated night vet to take some of the shifts and free up more daytime hours from the vet team. If you might be that night vet or know someone who is looking for night work then please do get in touch.

The Package:

  • Salaries start from £30,000 (newly qualified) increasing to £60,000 (for the most experienced) with annual pay reviews. 
  • £3k annual CPD allowance. They encourage our staff to develop and use special fields of interest. Where possible, they will provide a rota that allows you to work in the areas that you are most interested in - which of course benefits both you and patients.
  • BHSF Health Insurance (health cash plan which covers dental and optical treatments as well as a range of therapies. You can also claim back on things like hearing aids or overnight stays in hospital - plus much more. 
  • Bring your dog(s) to work
  • Generous staff discount for your own pets
  • 30 days paid annual leave (including bank holidays) - with service-based increases
  • Bank holiday supplement for shifts worked, which are shared equally within the team.
  • Pension
  • Company Sick Pay (long service benefit)
  • Birthday Leave
  • Paid Professional Fees (RCVS, VDS)
  • Uniform 
  • Annual Flu Vaccination
  • Social Events - in the past these have included boat trips up the Thames, afternoon tea, lockdown bingo (!), a limo trip to the West End, and a gorge scrambling trip to Wales.

Ref: JN -122021-23475

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