Permanent Veterinary Surgeon - Norwich

  • Location

    Norwich, Norfolk

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    Salary range £30,000-£50,000 (FTE)

  • Contact:

    John Watchorn

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -012022-23488

  • Published:

    21 days ago

  • Expiry date:


Permanent Veterinary Surgeon - Norwich

Our client is looking for a positive, enthusiastic, and passionate Veterinary Surgeon to come and join their wonderful team of vets, nurses, and support staff. 

The Practice:

They have a supportive, experienced team and across the Norwich group with certificate holders in surgery and ophthalmology and four other vets currently studying for certificates. They have a brand-new ultrasound, digital x-ray, dental x-ray, endoscopy, tonometry, slit lamp, multi-parameter units for both theatres, and a full in-house lab.

This is a very busy small animal first opinion practice with 4 consulting rooms, a theatre, prep room, imaging room, dog and cat wards, isolation, and a lovely new reception area with separate cat and dog waiting areas.

They have a varied caseload with the ability to work up cases in-house and clinical freedom to do so. They are always looking to improve standards with regular clinical meetings, journal clubs, and CPD. They are always striving to improve the work-life balance and the mental health of the team. They have recently appointed a mental health first aider and are implementing the BVA good workplace guide. 

The Role and Candidate:

  • A full or part-time veterinary surgeon. They are flexible with the hours.  
  • Someone confident with all routine first opinion work, however, there would always be support available for those needing support in some areas. 
  • Positive team player.
  • Organised and structured
  • Good ability to manage time well.
  • Passionate and the willingness to provide excellent patient and client care.
  • Ideally, for a full-time position a 4-day week (9am-7pm with an hour's lunch) and a set day off each week but they are happy to discuss other options.
  • 1:4 weekends (Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 10.30am-4.30pm)
  • No Out of Hours
  • Good communication skills. 

The Package:

  • A positive, happy and supportive working environment.
  • Competitive salary scale appropriate to experience - Salary range £30,000-£50,000 (FTE)
  • A wonderful team of 4 vets, 4 RVNs, 2 students RVNs, and lots of support staff.  
  • A qualified dog behaviourist who offers in-house behavioural consultations and puppy classes. 
  • Zero tolerance policy on inappropriate behaviour and language from clients and staff.
  • 20-minute appointments slots for all types of appointments.
  • Good work-life balance
  • Strongly promotes recycling 
  • Open to part-time working
  • Clear job descriptions and expectations
  • Regular pay reviews
  • Regular career development reviews
  • Generous CPD per annum of £1000 with added support towards certificates.
  • Excellent Clinical Support
  • Free In house Learning and Development CPD Portal
  • Regular Vet and Nurse Clinical Club meetings
  • Certificates and Special Interests supported and encouraged.
  • Encourage non-clinical CPD (leadership and development)
  • Encourage feedback and ideas to move the business forward
  • Paid membership for RCVS, VDS
  • Companion Pension Scheme
  • 40 % veterinary staff discount
  • 5 weeks holiday per annum, increasing to 6 weeks after 1 full years’ service(Jan-Dec).
  • Your birthday off as an additional days holiday (or within a month of that date)
  • 1-week full pay sick pay after 1 full years' service increasing with length of service(Jan-Dec).
  • No OOH
  • Exclusive colleague discounts including High Street retailers and restaurants.

Ref: JN -012022-23488

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