Permanent Veterinary Surgeon - Hitchin

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    Up to £63,000 (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Ella Snowball

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -102023-29933

  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Expiry date:


Permanent Veterinary Surgeon - Hitchin

Type: Small Animal

Location: Hitchin

Practice Type: Part of a group

Facilities: Equipment/service includes laparoscopy, digital radiography, echocardiology, and a comprehensive in-house lab. The practice has an active program of Quality Improvement driven by in-house analysis of working practices. 

Team: They are a very experienced team including several certificate holders, a full RVN team, and support staff with a strong team ethos. 

Role: The practice has an opportunity for an enthusiastic veterinary surgeon to join the team on a permanent basis. This role would suit an experienced vet who is confident with a mixture of both consulting and operating.

Hours: The full-time vets generally choose to work a 4-day week (10-hour days on shifts between 8 am and 7 pm) with some Saturday mornings and weekend work. There are no standard OOH or telephone duties for this role although occasional requirements to care for low-dependency boarders on a Sunday (not on Bank Holidays). They are also happy to accommodate part-time applicants for this role who are looking to work 2 or 3 days per week.

Applicant Requirements: They are a busy practice with a high and varied caseload, which would suit someone who is keen to undertake further development.  

Salary: Up to £63,000 depending on experience

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave
  • 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
  • £1250 CPD allowance with 5 days paid pro rata
  • Certificate support
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Access to Vetlexicon
  • All Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
  • All Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via Care Fund
  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
  • Quality Improvement Programme
  • 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 -102023-29933

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