Permanent Veterinary Surgeon - Leicester

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    £36,000-£55,000 p/a (DOE)

  • Contact:

    John Watchorn

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -062022-25443

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Permanent Veterinary Surgeon - Leicester

Type: Small Animal

Location: Leicester

Practice Type: They are a first opinion small animal practice - They are striving to establish a passionate team, all working towards the same goals of patient care and offering a wide range of medical and surgical options.

Team: This is a friendly team consisting of 3 Vets, 3 RVNs, 2 SVNs, 2 kennel assistants, 4 receptionists, and a practice manager. 


  • They are an RCVS Accredited practice and ISFM Cat Friendly.
  • The consult rooms are spacious, with plenty of storage for your favorite tools of the trade, and all have their own scales, sinks, vaccine fridges, and heater/air con! 
  • They have some lovely new equipment in practice, including a microscope, diathermy (with monopolar and bipolar capabilities), and handheld dental x-ray, and are looking to upgrade our current ultrasound machine, orthopaedic kits and in-house urine analysis. 

Role: As a first opinion practice, they would like someone who is happy covering consultations, surgeries, and managing in patients, all of which are shared amongst the vets on a rota. 


  • Their routine appointments are 15 minutes, and for more complicated cases or euthanasias, we allow for double appointments.
  • The reception team is very good at their jobs and is able to triage calls effectively. 
  • Their surgical cases include routine neuterings, lumpectomies, and dentals but they also have a diverse range that includes orthopaedics (where appropriate), splenectomies, foreign body surgeries, caesareans, etc.
  • They are open to expanding on this further, depending on the Vet’s surgical skills! 

Hours: The position is for a 40-hour week, over 4 or 5 days, with a 1 in 3 Saturday. They are keen to find the right person to join their team so they are more than happy to discuss rotas and individual needs. 

Shifts: They are open Monday-Friday 8 am-7 pm, and Saturdays 9 am-5 pm. They do open on Bank Holidays, 9 am-5 pm, which is shared on a rota.

OOHS: They do not do any OOH work, as this is covered by their local OOH service provider. 

Skills/Exp: They are looking for a recently graduated or experienced Veterinary Surgeon who is seeking a new challenge to expand their forward-thinking and ambitious team. This is a great opportunity for someone who would like to join a general practice that has high standards of patient and client care, with the potential for future progression within the team. They have a generous CPD allowance and there is the opportunity for funding and support for someone who may like to pursue a certificate.

The Package:

  • The salary for this position is £36,000-£55,000, dependent on experience and eventual rota needs. 
  • Their standard holiday allowance is 224 hours per year, including bank holidays, and this increases to 264 hours after being with them for 2 years.
  • CVS and VDS fees are paid for by themselves, and CPD funding is also available on top of the in-practice sessions, with both monetary contributions and allocated days. 
  • As well as a contributory pension scheme, there are additional benefits including high street discounts and colleague discounts for both within the practice

Ref: JN -062022-25443

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